Monday, November 21, 2011

Obama and the whining left


From Andrew Sullivan on the Dish:

"The one thing I noticed in my continental run-around this past week is just how mad liberals are at Obama. I remain as baffled by this anger as I am by Republican contempt for the guy. New York magazine has two superb essays that sum up my own feelings on both sides pretty perfectly---by Jon Chait and David Frum. Chait notes how systemic and eternal liberal disenchantment is, and how congenitally useless Democrats are in rallying round a leader, even one who has achieved so much in such a short time. Many Dems even now think Clinton was more successful in fighting the GOP in his first term than Obama has been. (Memo to the left: universal healthcare was achieved under Obama). But much of this is the usual Democratic limpness and whininess. If George Bush had taken out Osama bin Laden, wiped out al Qaeda's leadership and gathered a treasure trove of real intelligence by a daring raid, he'd be on Mount Rushmore by now. If he'd done the equivalent on the right of universal healthcare, he'd be the second coming of Reagan. But Obama and liberals?

"If I hear one more gripe about single payer from someone in their fifties with a ponytail, I'll scream."

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At 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"San Francisco and the whining Rob"

 
At 9:04 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Admit it. You have a pony tail! I'm not complaining about Obama, who I like, except for his dumb high-speed rail project. Fortunately for California, Congressional Republicans have cut off funding for that boondoggle.

 

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