“obama’s right, cranky liberals need to be more realistic”

by Susan Milligan

“Despite a toxic partisan environment on Capitol Hill, Obama has delivered on much of what he promised to accomplish. But it’s still not enough for the party’s cranky left flank, which seems to believe that the president can get whatever he wants just because he’s president…..

…So Obama gets a healthcare  package passed, succeeding where predecessors had failed for 40 years. The left is complaining that Obama didn’t try hard enough for a public option. Nice in theory; dead wrong in reality. The Senate would never have passed such a provision, and insisting on it would have left Obama with exactly what Sen. Edward M. Kennedy had when he battled with former President Nixon on healthcare: nothing…. …Conservatives hate it, and that’s valid. But for progressives to suggest that Obama could have gotten something more sweeping through Congress is exasperatingly naïve….

….Meanwhile, Obama has managed to sign into law a credit card reform package, an equal-pay law, and a financial services regulation package. The last item is another disappointment for progressives, who wanted a tougher bill. They might have gotten one written up, but it never would have passed Congress.

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President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and senior staff, react in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, as the House passes the health care reform bill, March 21, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

5 Responses to ““obama’s right, cranky liberals need to be more realistic””

  1. 1 Kat 4 Obama
    October 3, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Not only do I like this (see the little yellow “like” box at the upper left above the comments with my kitty gravatar — you can do it too!), I LOVE this! Thank you Chipsticks, Susan Milligan, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Reid, and oh yes — President Barack Obama!

  2. October 3, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Fired Up!

    Every time I look at this video it gives me goose bumps. Especially the ending.

  3. 3 Lane de la Rosa
    October 4, 2010 at 3:45 am

    The cranky liberals now say he should stop scolding them like they’ve been scolding him, LOL.

  4. 4 Anniebella
    October 4, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    The Progressives and Liberals need to take it easy. If they are not satisfied just, just sit home and let those tea -republicans party get in control of things. We will see how happen they will be then. We have a good President who is trying his best, no not everything have gone our way, but I look at the glass as half full, instead of half empty. These tea-republicans don’t give a darn about the middle class, they will not end don’t ask, don’t tell, they will set this country back instead of moving us forward. We need to get out to VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. 5 Sue in Minnesota
    October 5, 2010 at 5:07 am

    What I find so ironic, is how thin skinned the professional left is. They do play an important role, but as political activists you would think they would have developed thicker skins. They sure can dish it, but don’t seem to be able to “take” it. It’s been almost two months, and the “professional left” is still wound up about some in artful comments. Time to grow up, and move on.

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