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Friday, September 17, 2010

Glenn goes nuclear on Obama

yes, it tends to really piss a person off when condescension and outright dissing are the means used to fend off criticism...

Last night, Barack Obama spoke at a $30,000 per plate DNC fundraising event at the "home of Richard and Ellen Richman, who live in the exclusive Conyers Farm development in Greenwich [Connecticut]'s famed 'back country' neighborhood," and said the following about liberal critics of his presidency:

Democrats, just congenitally, tend to get -- to see the glass as half empty. (Laughter.) If we get an historic health care bill passed -- oh, well, the public option wasn't there. If you get the financial reform bill passed -- then, well, I don't know about this particular derivatives rule, I'm not sure that I'm satisfied with that. And gosh, we haven't yet brought about world peace and -- (laughter.) I thought that was going to happen quicker. (Laughter.) You know who you are. (Laughter.) We have had the most productive, progressive legislative session in at least a generation.

So, just as Robert Gibbs before him explained (albeit more harshly), if you're one of those people dissatisfied with large parts of the Obama presidency, that's only because you have something wrong with the way you think (you need drug testing/you "congenitally see the glass as half empty"), and because you are saddled with extremely unrealistic, child-like expectations (you're angry that the Pentagon hasn't closed yet/bitter that Obama "hasn't yet brought about world peace: 'I thought that was going to happen quicker' (Laughter.)"). In other words, you're just a petulant, unreasonable, unrealistic, fringe child who doesn't appreciate the greatness and generosity he's given you (h/t Jane Hamsher).

delivering the solid piece he is known for, glenn backs it all up with solid citations...
Expert Consensus: Obama Mimics Bush on State Secrets

Talking Points Memo, April 9, 2009

In Warrantless Wiretapping Case, Obama DOJ's New Arguments are Worse Than Bush's

Electronic Frontier Foundation, April 7, 2009

Obama Upholds Detainee Policy in Afghanistan

Charlie Savage, New York Times, February 21, 2009

Who Are We?

Policies that were wrong under George W. Bush are no less wrong now that Barack Obama is in the White House.

Bob Herbert, New York Times, June 22, 2009

ACLU chief 'disgusted' with Obama

Politico, June 9, 2010

Obama's Home Affordable "HAMP" Program A Failure; Another Huge Wave Of Foreclosures Coming

Business Insider, June 22, 2010

Feingold sees similarities between Bush and Obama on intelligence sharing

The Hill, October 13, 2009

NY Times Reporter Confirms Obama Made Deal to Kill Public Option

Huffington Post, April 6, 2010

U.S. Approves Targeted Killing of American Cleric

New York Times, April 6, 2010

US used cluster bombs on Yemen civilians: Amnesty

AFP, June 6, 2010

Obama Signs Law Authorizing Suppression of Torture Photos

Washington Independent, October 29, 2009

Axelrod: President remains opposed to same-sex marriage

The Hill, August 5, 2010

Barack Obama orders 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan

BBC, December 2, 2009

so, tell me again just how much we should appreciate all the accomplishments of the obama administration...

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