Monday, June 21, 2010
Where Is The Love?
As Bob Dylan once sang, “The Times They Are A Changing.” Not long ago parents had their kids singing about how Obama was gonna spread happinesss and it honestly seemed as though the love fest would never end. His sycophants were virtually praising his every move.
But I forgot the refrain from another 60’s song that said “What goes up, must come down” and Obama’s stock seems to be falling.
It was one thing to watch John Stewart begin to point out that Obama was not all that he was cracked up to be. John’s a comedian and it’s his job to poke fun at politicians. Sadly he forgot that and spent his time letting us know that he believes that Sarah Palin is the dumbest person ever. Lately though he’s been pointing out Obama’s short comings and gasp….he’s not the only one.
Last week we saw Keith Olbermann leaving the Daily Kos because he was attacked there for mildly criticizing Barack Obama. Actually Keith was a little taken aback by the attack.
Now comes another left leaning site has begun tombstoning posters who do not follow a lengthy set of rules for posting on the site cautioning members not to tell people to shut up. This is because of a current wave of dissent from who are expressing dissatisfaction with Obama's poor performance as president.
They are disappointed because they see Obama as a president who ran on a message of change, hope and frankness is looking more and more like just another goddamn politician faking the appearance of mastery.
Name-calling against prominent Democrats. Calling Barack Obama "Barry" or some other name. I suppose calling him Barak Hussein Obama would be just over the top.
You can Broadly suggesting that there is no difference between Barack Obama and George W. Bush, or that there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans. You are not allowed to suggest that President Obama has perpetrated a "con job" or "fraud," or similarly over-the-top assertions of bad faith.
I hear another song coming on, que Earth, Wind, and Fire.
“And oh After the love is gone.
How could you lead me on
And not let me stay around
Oh Oh Oh after the love has gone
What used to be right is wrong
Can love that’s lost be found."