Is Barack Obama Bad for Blogging???

No Drama Obama.


Great for government maybe, great for the nation and great for the world, sure….

But who is thinking of the children bloggers?

Let’s face it. A big part of political blogging is complaining criticism. Criticism of policy, criticism of outrageous statements, criticism of strategy. And while Obama is far from perfect, the things to complain about are, relatively speaking, minor compared to the daily outrages of the Bush Administration that thrilled us so and gave us more fodder than a field full of spring clover scattered with republican bullshit.

Yeah sure he is continuing American Imperialism in the Middle East and Asia, but any responsible president would have to do that. Yeah he is not starting torture prosecutions, but, to tell you the truth, I wouldn’t either at this point. Which brings us to the real reason he is so boring.

“When your enemy is destroying himself, the best thing you can do is stay out of the way.”

And boy are they( Thanks Dick and Liz!) destroying themselves!

Look around at the blogs!!! You can read every goddam liberal blog today and barely experience a spike in your blood pressure, and where is the fun in that???

All we are left with is the traditional nagging liberal anxiety that tells us that SOMETHING must be wrong, because there is always something wrong.

Yeah, he is far from perfect, but…..dammit….he could be doing FAR worse.

And if he really cared about the blogs, he would be!


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    • RiaD on May 12, 2009 at 23:59

    you’re funny


  2. He forces the left to re-frame and prioritize their demands and far worse for the right: they need to come up with ideas which is going to be a big challenge.

  3. Obama doesn’t seem to be generating much energy for the right wing blogs either.

    But they try. And they FAIL.

    • Edger on May 13, 2009 at 00:20

    Because even though Bush’s outrageousness was what started me blogging, in my case it’s always been about criticizing the policies and actions, not so much the people behind them.

    It is interesting though how many on the left take any criticism of WH policies as criticism of Obama personally though – so in that sense many time it’s almost as if authoritarianism and wingnuttiness has been adopted by many on the left.

    Well, not almost…

  4. The bad consequences of the past eight years has piled up to such a mountainous height that it will take decades to blog about all of it, bring it to light, yell louder to repair the damage.

    Agree with UCC — we have to refine our message and continually keep the pressure on.  There’s more than enough to blog about, imo.  Wish there wasn’t.

    • Edger on May 13, 2009 at 00:36

    Yeah sure he is continuing American Imperialism in the Middle East and Asia, but any responsible president would have to do that.

    I have a hard time thinking that you’re saying that continuing American Imperialism is the right and responsible thing for Obama or any president to be doing, or that you agree with doing it… but that’s sure what it sounds like, the way you wrote that sentence.

  5. Get back to work, slacker!!! lol

    Personally, I think we should be taking the opportunity … every single time there’s a slight bit of downtime quiet time…  to get busy organizing and planning, in some of the more Behind The Scenes kinds of ways.

    Im still working on the recovery of my machine though, on and off…. can only do so much sorting and filing in one sitting. Oh, and now I guess my comp and my printer are no longer speaking to each other.

    so… theres the Whitehouse Subcommittee tomorrow morning (that Im not gonna try to write about) … and then I thought this was mildly interesting:

    Are you ready for Abu Ghraib, Act II? in Time mag yesterday, The Next Detainee Photo Scandal: Get Ready for Abu Ghraib, Act II.

  6. bad for the blogs or maybe the blogs are bad for Obama. While things are not as horrendous on the surface as the Bush Regime was it sure as hell smells like a bamboozle to me. What is different? The same Goldman Saks crew is overtly robbing the treasury blind,

    were still killing people cause the terrorist’s will get us,

    and no body’s restoring our laws, neither the civil and human rights ones or the regulatory ones. why don’t they repeal these odious Acts?

    We must have Stockholm syndrome because we are so glad the looneys are gone, that we have accepted the limitations of what the government dishes out. What could be done is not an any way radical, it is needed restoration not blind acceptance of fictions that mask the lack of movement. The blogs are still titling at the Darkside, leaving their legacy and agenda in place. A much pleasanter version of a republic run amok but not a nation of laws or one that invests or cares for the common good.

    The blogs now demand that you trust Obama, trust the new boss, who works for the same version of Corporate  Empire. The Constitution and Bill of Rights, along with checks and balance, is still in tatters with the same excuses used. Republicans are easy to fight as they are just blatantly evil. This new boss is charming and  speaks so eloquently while still operating on the same fictions and still marginalizing the voices that want real change and reform.            

  7. about what you’re saying.

    What I’m hearing is that the role of the blogs is to criticize the President. That was certainly true during Bushco and I would agree, to a lesser extent now with Obama.

    But is the President always the focus of political change? I will admit that I’m as likely to put alot of emphasis on that as anyone else. But I’ve appreciated your emphasis lately on the other barriers there are to the kinds of change we want to see in the world.

    Perhaps its time to start dreaming again – so that we know where it is we want to go and who/what stands in the way of getting there.

    • kj on May 13, 2009 at 03:29

    …and gave us more fodder than a field full of spring clover scattered with republican bullshit.

    and that’s not just a metaphor. could only guess it was the university field down wind, but we lived with the smell of 100% pure black gold manure wafing all day.  all day.  more than i’ve ever smelled on any field, ever.  gag-worthy.  bad.  bad.  bad.

    • kj on May 13, 2009 at 03:42

    there are other castles to topple.  😀

    my blogging began before blogs were cool.  it was all about bitching about Selection 2000.  then the build-up to the war, whoosh.  even with the last two elections, for me, nothing was as intense as that time. the world-wide energy trying to stop a war from happening. all SORTS of people coming to the net to write, write, write.  somehow, i still think that linked the world and as fucked as it’s been since, that link has held and will continue to grow stronger.

    i hate politics.  left and vowed never to return.  (hopefully)

    • kj on May 13, 2009 at 03:47

    she who laughs first, laughs last.  

    ~~old woman saying

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