The most frustrating thing for most of my friends and fellow Obama supporters was that they didn't actually listen to the guy when he ran in 2008. He said he wasn't going to be confrontational with Republicans and for the most part he hasn't been. He said he wasn't going to act as if the Exec branch ran the Legislature, and he hasn't done that. He said he was going to compromise instead of force his way, and for the most part, that's exactly what he's done.
I find it interesting to note how common is the useage of the fairly recently manufactured (and still unusual) word "meme" by the most ardent Democrats here. What causes this interesting observable difference between them and the equally disparate group of conservatives here?
Maybe Biden was the first indicator but what has disappointed me the most are his choices for many top level appointments. I thought of him as a Washington outsider and thought his lack of tenure was a good thing. I was very disappointed when he surrounded himself with folks like Rahm, Hillary, Geithner, Summers and Bernanke.
georgeob1 wrote:I find it interesting to note how common is the useage of the fairly recently manufactured (and still unusual) word "meme" by the most ardent Democrats here. What causes this interesting observable difference between them and the equally disparate group of conservatives here?
The theory of evolution---which liberals accept, conservatives feel uncomfortable about, and the "meme" concept builds upon.
Odd then that they only rarely refer to their own "memes".
i assumed he was kenyan
No, but I have the strong impression that many liberal advocates view themselves as more thoughtful, independent and beyond all that deterministic stuff than their conservative opponents. For my part, I think that they often (not always) are quite deluded and provide entertaining illustrations of Hans Christian Andersens's story about the Emperor's new clothes.
Yaknow, the funny thing about this topic, is that amongst my friends, I'm considered - and always have been - somewhat negative re: Obama. I remember warning people right off the bat that, no matter what he said, he'd be damn lucky to accomplish anything at all in the modern environment. Which subsequent events have proven to be mostly true.
When I started this thread I mistakenly clicked the "Ask a Question" button rather than the "Start a Discussion" button. Now I have this annoying "Select Answer" option on every post -- except my own. Since I can't make the logical choice and pick one of my own posts as the best answer, I have decided to use this power in the most irresponsible fashion possible. Therefore, I will give the award to the first post that I consider to be truly idiotic. Consider the gauntlet to have been thrown down.