“how ya like me now?”

Eugene Robinson: President Obama must be tempted to respond to his progressive critics with a quote from the old-school rapper Kool Moe Dee: “How ya like me now?”

Repeal of the military’s bigoted and anachronistic “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military—a campaign promise that seemed to be slipping out of reach—doesn’t fully mend the relationship between Obama and the Democratic Party’s liberal wing. But it’s a pretty terrific start.

…. Obama won vindication for the slow, patient, step-by-step approach that drove gay and lesbian activists crazy but ultimately produced a stunning result.

…for President Obama and the left, this is an important milestone—a reminder that even in dysfunctional Washington, what Sarah Palin derided as “that hopey-changey stuff” can still produce real hope and change.

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5 Responses to ““how ya like me now?””

  1. 1 Chi
    December 21, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I’ve always found all this flippant throw around of “show leadership”, with regard to the way it’s constantly flung at President Obama by people who’ve never tried to lead and especially wouldn’t know their way around any leadership position even if their lives depended on it, to be incredibly silly and some weird attempt at attacking President Obama by trying to humiliate him through condescending and demeaning language…

    But as this President shows time and again, these attackers are the only ones who are consistently in the end, left with egg on their previously silly, smug, sneering faces…

    Our brilliant President in his ever calm, focused, measured, mature, strategic and understated manner always manages to pull it off and with much dignity and grace…

    He gets it done while staying ten steps ahead of the petty and the depraved mob…

    May God continue to bless, protect, guide, guard and defend this very exceptional and superior President…

  2. 2 Kelly
    December 21, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    True words Chi.

    I would like to see these people stand in front of the white house with a big banner like that but now with the words THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA. That is all.

    • 3 anniebella
      December 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm

      Kelly……I Agree. I get so tired of these people coming down on President Obama. The man is doing his best, give him a break.

  3. December 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Though the president has shown over and over again that he had been working steadily on legislation in the background, activists never believe he’s doing anything but looking handsome and smiling and forgetting the people he’d vowed to support. I haven’t forgotten the disgust in their voices when they speak of President Obama’s often stated “fierce advocacy” of the gay community. And that includes Rachel who mentioned it often herself — at the end of a segment on DADT.

    Will the activists ever learn patience? After they’ve seen him come through on his promises again and again? Long ago he told us the repeal of DADT, in order to be strong and binding, had to be passed by Congress, but still he’s dragged over the coals because it took so long.

    I can understand and empathize with their impatience. I can’t understand the vitriol accompanying it.

    • 5 Chi
      December 21, 2010 at 11:13 pm

      Isn’t it something Joan…?!

      Sometimes one wonders, with friends like them President Obama sure doesn’t need any enemies…

      And when the President asked his “supporters” to hold him accountable and make him deliver, I’m certain he didn’t mean to attack, disrespect, insult, demean, or denigrate him…and all less than a 100 days into his first term in office!

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