Quote from 22gawhitacre
The problem with the leftists is that all they see is Obama through rose colored glasses. Everything that is wrong is Bushes fault or the GOP being mean to poor Barry. Why if the mean ol' GOP would just get out of the way unemployment would be zero, cancer would be cured and people like Christopher Reeve would have walked again.
btw, if it would make you feel any better, 22ga, i DO indeed have a list of things i am NOT happy about from President Obama, he is not "perfect" and i do not think he is. but, then again, i never ever expected perfection in a human, nope, this is not the first presidency i have watched.
Still, despite the fact i DO have some things i am not stoked about, overall, i am most pleased with the overall results and legislation he has enacted, and overall, i have been very impressed and feel proud of the job he has done, overall.
but perfect, nope, i don't see it. Great, yes yes, i'll call him great, but i'll never call him "perfect". I think he tried far far too hard to focus on bipartisanship, far far too hard to win over the GOP, ("they're just not that into you, Obama, move on now") and some actions really bummed me out. Like having a bipartisan commitee "the gang of six" who nixed public option right outa the gate, oh wow, that one hurt, oh it did, i will admit it. Sent me reeling, i felt like a fool for a while, too, i'd had my dreams up too too high.
Some other things, too, i have not been stoked about, extending the bush tax cuts also surprised me, and bummed me out, and other things, too,
but, my list of disappointments, is far outnumbered,
by my list of things i am stoked about.
but, i am not stoked about everything Obama has done, or hasn't done yet.
Even with Bush, although overall he gave me breathing troubles to see him sending us into bogus wars, etc etc,
i can and will admit there were some things he did that i actually DID like. I admired his AIDS work, for one, just off the top of my head. Very well done, i thought. give me a while, i'll come up with other things i liked about Bush.
It's really not "all or nothing" for me,
EDIT, i now recall, years ago, some pal betting me i could not list 10 things i liked about Bush, but, i did come up with a list of 10 things. Okay, i did include i thought his haircut was decent for that type of hair, and that he seemed to keep himself physically fit near as i could tell,
but, i did come up with 10 things i liked about Bush.