Not really interested in getting into this firebagger/Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman is but a mere child thing (written by a worldly 28 year-old who has seen and done it all, man) but it is a sad fact of life that there are
some many within the Obama White House who see the liberal base as someone you call up every four years for a quickie fuck and then don’t return their calls or respond to their texts for another four years. Some of these people are (or were) major players like Rahm or William Daley and others are like OFA’s New Mexico State Director Ray Sandoval who plays the role of Guy Fleegman in our current drama.
I’ve said before that I believe Obama’s advisers are to blame for this sad state of affairs. Obama strikes me as the kind of guy who doesn’t like to lose, who goes for the sure thing. He seems to be sitting on his slim lead figuring that he can beat the least damaged clown to tumble out of the Republican clown car, and his people are no doubt encouraging this belief and, for all I know, they may be right. But I don’t know if the country can survive another year plus of half measures and less-than-they-seem proposals. What’s needed is something dramatic like a major public works /infrastructure jolt (hint, hint) that will put people to work and jump start the economy. And it seems like the only ones pushing for this is the “professional left” and DFH’s like Paul Krugman. Personally I haven’t given up hope for Barack Obama even though he has shown little inclination for bold gestures. I’ll still vote for him for no better reason than the fact that the alternatives range from abominable to “are you fucking kidding?”.
So all I can do is hope that he can change.
The fact that this makes me feel like a battered wife has not escaped my notice…