From the page: So what has our newly-minted asshole president been doing for nine months?
Let's start with what he has not done. He has not found a cure for cancer, reversed climate change, ended poverty, brought peace to the Middle East, ended all wars, created enough new jobs, or created a single-payer healthcare system. These are big ticket items that no president will ever accomplish, so it is a little disingenuous to suggest a standard for Obama that does not apply to all past presidents or to future presidents. As Princeton economics professor Alan Blinder says in assessing what Obama has accomplished so far, "If he seems to have achieved little, it's partly because he set out to do too much." To which I would add, and we created an unrealistic agenda for what we wanted him to accomplish.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Read on, my friends. The only thing that Obama has not done is turn white. It's plain and simple racism.
I hate when people say he hasn't done anything just because they haven't been made millionaires or had their every dream come true
He's here to help a nation not one individual jeebus
Oh, how much we forget that Obama has done a great deal in his first year.
This a great article regarding President Obama and his actions during his first year. It mainly discusses how many people in the public criticize him for "doing nothing" and why their assumptions should be taken back.
Stumble upon please give us paragraphs for these long winded responses we must read.
From the page: There is a rising chorus of impatient progressive bloggers, some on these pages, calling Obama a failure and a do-nothing president only nine months into his first of four years as president. SNL's "do-nothing skit" on Obama may well have empowered some on our side to start playing on the fringes of the Limbaugh sandbox. While the charges and name-calling are not as vicious as the Limbaugh Lemmings, it has started nonetheless.
So what has our newly-minted asshole president been doing for nine months?
Again, even though this is a great blog, I have to say the best comes form the comment section: "Obama has [also] spent a minimum amount of time bragging about his accomplishments, a change of approach which in itself establishes another very important accomplishment. This administration's approach is beautiful and unique. Obama's efforts are focused on under-the-hood improvements that target the 'problems behind the problems'... getting more at the underlying deficiencies of our problems: the economy, the environment, international peace and personal security. His focus is on education, personal rights and freedoms, international relations, health, etc... Strengthening all these sets the stage for a very healthy and strong country and world. These are the tap roots of all our problems and it's the only real effective and intelligent approach. But it takes political confidence and insight to attack problems where they converge, deep at the roots, because the progress is slow at first and virtually invisible. It's an approach that takes a little faith and lots of wisdom to see and to initiate. Mark my words, in five years we're going to see progress on a deep and wide front as a result of this approach. Obama will get great bang for the buck going at it this way. It's how any complex problem or group of problems should be solved. This is the patient, extended-release, broad spectrum fertilizer we need. By contrast, the underlying philosophy of Obama's detractors is essentially that wealth is nature's solution for our every problem. It would be so cool if it were that simple, but nature doesn't run anything that way and neither should we. Barack is smart enough to understand that a thriving society needs health, food, shelter, education, freedom of expression, self reliance, art, etc, etc... That's a whole lot more than just money."
comment by jimfritzy on November 10 2009
Nikki, that was one of the dumber reviews I've ever read. To save my faith in humanity, I'll just tell myself you haven't read up on the subject....
Thanks for the list. I think it will be important to continue to track these improvements and changes in the coming years. As the Republican party throws their 'bots onto the machinery in an attempt to halt any and all change, they are also going to start a campaign to complain about the 'lack of change', or possibly the lack of change for 'real Americans'.