I am still fuming over the loss of Ted Kennedy's seat in Massachusetts to someone who supports torture and does not support universal health care.
As if that weren't enough, there was this article in this morning's NY Times, which begins:
President Obama signaled on Wednesday that he might be willing to scale back his proposed health care overhaul to a version that could attract bipartisan support, as the White House and Congressional Democrats grappled with a political landscape transformed by the Republican victory in the Massachusetts Senate race."Might be willing to scale back"????
Are you kidding me? More than he already has?
I am sure there is a committee somewhere right now that is working on a monument to the Obama administration.
Whatever it is, it's going to have to have the ability to please everyone on both sides of the aisle while leaving everyone frustrated and angry. It's going to have to not offend anyone while being deeply offensive to all. It's going to have to promise change while offering the same-old-same-old wrapped up in a "colorful" new package.
It's going to have to offer hope while throwing many into despair.
I know the hole left by the previous administration is very deep and wide. The Bush Administration's legacy is one of rampant greed, insurmountable debt, hideous torture, wide-spread discrimination, and two unnecessary, stupid wars.
Admittedly, that's a lot to have to turn around in one year.
My grandmother used to say that if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
Will the real Mr. Obama please stand up? You know. The one I and many of us voted for?
Somebody find him, please, and throw him a shovel.
He seems to be getting in deeper and deeper every day.
I would hate to see the Obama Monument be that of a statue of him at the bottom of the Dubya Monument, broken shovel in hand, still calling for hope and change.
I wouldn't go visit.
It would break my heart.