Notes: 154 / 1 year ago
Barack, can we talk?
It’s me. I’m here in the Democratic base. It’s been a little testy between your people and my people lately, and I’m concerned that things might get out of hand. Worse, I worry that you don’t understand why.
It’s not that we don’t understand how government works, or that democracy runs on compromise. And it’s not that we thought you were some kind of messiah, who could turn the country around just by pointing in a new direction. (That slam on us was originally a Republican talking point, remember?)
Let me try to explain how it looks from our point of view.
This is absolutely brilliant, well-written, and perfectly explains why I’m so disappointed with President Obama. I hope that his advisers and reelection team somehow see it, internalize it, and act on it.