Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Eternal Battle Between the Good, and the Not-so-Good.
The intertubes are abuzz with Robert Kagan's analysis of Obama's apparent foreign policy stance. Suck up to your enemies and piss off your allies.
As I've watched the President hem, haw and delay over his promise to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, I'm left with a familiar feeling. Delaying is a gimme to the fundamentalist, homophobic right wing, allowing them to whip their base into a frothy mix of hateful opposition.
It is a similar dynamic. Screw your allies and accommodate your enemies. So here's my question:
Who are Obama's real friends?
The right wing in this country will never accept him and his progressive base is becoming less and less interested in his pretty speeches every day.
I had such hope on inauguration day and I still want Obama to do what he said he would do. But it will take a miracle for me to believe in him again.
Is anyone else out there reminded of Jimmy Carter? I mean, just in terms of profound disappointment.
(Hat tip to Dr. Snickerdoodle.)