Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Frankly, I do subscribe to the "Obama is a genius" theory. The bare facts support that.He ain't exactly a run of the mill politico, however much the purist idiots on the progressive uber alles left think.

There's a huge difference between pleasing all the left, which is impossible, and getting legislation passed.

You ignore the possibility that people with experience in the infighting in the financial system might have been waiting for a smart president like Obama to align with.

Consider that a lot has been done, and will be done, to whittle away the problems the progressives see.

Progressives are neither monolithic nor motivated by hatred, in my opinion. They're susceptible to motive, which is why I keep posting about Obama's motives and possibilities, rather than his inability to walk on executive water. I think as time goes by, and the details of the compromises are revealed, progressives, like you I assume, will begin to come off their purist high horses, and realize that good people can disagree on legislation and the governance of vast tribes.

Quick, hard moves to the left would possibly raise opposition. Do you concede that more opposition would slow the progressive agenda?

Align culture with our nature. Ot else!

by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Sun Dec 20th, 2009 at 06:22:34 PM EST
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