Category Archives: Obama Betrays His Supporters


This is a tough time to be one of those folks who, at the time, thought voting for Barack Obama was a pretty good idea. Of course the alternative was unthinkable – four years of John McCain shouting “Get off … Continue reading

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Whatever Lola Wants

What can you say when the expected happens? Look – it happened. That’s about it. Those of us old enough to remember do remember what it was like that with the Yankees – they always finished first in the American … Continue reading

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Magnanimity and Maturity

Finally it came down to doughnuts:   Parts of the left continue to give President-elect Barack Obama flack for inviting the Rev. Rick Warren, head of the evangelical Saddleback Church in Southern California, to deliver the invocation at the inauguration … Continue reading

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Our New Pragmatist-in-Chief

The divorces were inevitable. Neither of the two wives understood. But some men are pragmatists – we go through life not getting all worked up about things, one way or the other. We do see why the other party is … Continue reading

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Crazy – Like a Fox

There’s that Sherlock Holmes story where the key to the mystery is the dog that didn’t bark, Silver Blaze:   Gregory (the hapless but eager Scotland Yard detective): Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Sullivan, Brutality or Brainpower, Conservatives Praise Obama, Obama and Torture, Obama Betrays His Supporters, Obama the Pragmatist, Obama's Cabinet, Obama's Cabinet Picks, Republican Civil War, Republicans for Obama, Republicans in the Wilderness, The Reasonable Right | Leave a comment

Ask For Real Change and You May Get It

It’s a rule, or should be – when people say they’re tired of the way things have been going, when they’re really fed up, and they throw up their hands and say they want real change, they only want the … Continue reading

Posted in Change Beyond Left and Right, Hegel, Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, Obama Betrays His Supporters, Obama the Pragmatist, Obama's Cabinet Picks, Robert Gates Stays at Defense | 1 Comment