Robert Gentel wrote:
There's no reason for all this bile, Roger.
You act like a jackass to anyone who doesn't share your political views but whine about them responding in kind?
Read the thread a little better before snapping off responses, RG.
Here's my actual response to what he initially wrote:
What was wrong with his environment? He had solid majorities in both houses of Congress.
C'mon. The Republicans proved that anything less than 60+ in the Senate isn't a 'solid majority' anymore. When the other side is willing to abuse the rules and filibuster every single bill, very little can get done - and that which does ends up being heavily watered down.
Not only that, but Obama inherited a massive recession - caused primarily by a failure of the last group to do their job - and has had to deal with a huge variety of problems which could not possibly have been anticipated in the early part of the 2008 campaign.
That's acting like a jackass? That's giving someone a hard time?
Absolutely not. He posted a question, I answered the question without making a single comment about him whatsoever.
He then responded with a flip denunciation of my position; to which I responded in kind. And here you are giving ME a hard time about it!
I think roger's "bile" over the entire lifetime of this site doesn't equate to one week of yours. You could learn from him, he's one of the most respectful people on this site.
Well, that's in large part because he engages in no serious analysis or back-and-forth of opinion whatsoever. Just the occasional comment, based in right-wing ideology, typically with little supporting evidence or logic. And when challenged on it, he retreats from the field.
Easy to keep your hands clean when you don't play the game.