Today's local paper contains an article by Maureen Dowd in which she rakes President Obama over the coals for losing control "of his own narrative".
She praises "...the passion, lyricism, empathy and exquisite understanding of character and psychological context" that he shows in his memoir, Dreams From My Father, but then states that it is these very qualities that "...he has stubbornly resisted showing as president."
I am not completely happy myself with some of President Obama's behaviors as President - for example, his continuing efforts to placate and pander to Republican'ts who only want to obstruct, not to engage constructively in seeking solutions to the disastrous financial, military, ecological, legal, disasters ensuing from the Busheney years,
But given the number and ferocity of the many fires threatening our nation's very survival which he inherited, I believe is doing the very best that he can. His attempts to bind up the nations' overwhelming number of grievous wounds inflicted upon us by Busheney and the Stepford-wives-Republican'ts, deserve our appreciation and our gratitude.
In addition to all his many efforts to right the nation's Ship of State, President Obama is being subjected to nonstop personal attacks and criticism (just and unjust) from all sides. I admire his strength of character that permits him to get out of bed and go to work every day. It cannot be easy to live with such a constant barrage of innuendo, outright made-up lies, and snarky character assassination as he is subjected to on a daily basis.
It is easy to criticize; it is not easy to seek solutions to thorny problems that require real adults who actually care about helping solve America's problems more than they care about scoring political points. It is impossible to heal our broken government when there is no desire or willingness from the members of the minority political party to do anything other than obstruct, defame, and destroy.
Today's "Opposition Party" is just exactly that - not a "Loyal Opposition Party", but an obstructive oppositional ideologically driven unitary political party bent on destroying our President, the middle class, and our Constitution - so that they can complete their goal of establishing the corporatist theocratic kingdom they envision.
Sean Spicer’s Meltdown - It’s a great segment with Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. Also, digging the casual look that Joe is wearing today on television.
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