Political Anguish in the Age of Obama

Posted on February 13, 2010 by

Tell me I’m wrong, but a year into the Obama era, liberal, progressive and activist Democrats are more distraught than they were during the Bush presidency.

Policy and legislative failures by this white house and congressional majorities tell part of the story but can’t fully account for this malaise.

The best analogy I can come up with for the depth of disappointment is that of a promising romantic relationship which tanks.  All that hope and wishful thinking down the tubes.  You’re worse off than before, convinced that love will elude you forever.

But you decide to stick with the relationship and try to work out the problems.  And I suppose that’s what we’re doing with Barack.  Hoping he grows into the role.

The question is what to do with all that anger:

  • Blame our opponents
  • Beat up on Obama and the Dems
  • Feel sorry for ourselves

Let’s just say we’re in the process of sorting that out now.

These things take time, you know.

Comments (1)


  1. paul says:

    Brother Lou:
    Some relationships that tank deserve to tank; the person just isn’t who you thought s/he was. It’s hard to be honest and confront it, but best that you do. And as one looks back afterwards, you see all the indications you should’ve seen before. B.O. ain’t our champion domestically or internationally. And, in finding that out, perhaps worst of all, he’s alienated millions of those who rallied to him believing that there would be “change” and that corporate capitalists and their lackeys in govt. wouldn’t run things.
    Enuf. said.

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