“Clowns to the left of me, jokers to my right . . .”

Obama can do no right.  Not a single thing.  He’s responsible for everything down to the nativity scene in the White House.  (Don’t get me started on the Christmas warriors.)

Thinking about things is hard.  Jabbering on about, oh what was the word that Joseph Bottum used AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN? is easy.

With that in mind, I fully support this blogger and his push.  It is what I knew going into supporting Obama in the primaries and in the general election.  If everyone else has lost their ever-loving minds, I cannot explain it.

It’s gotten to the point that any media I listen to, watch or read — with few exceptions — are bitching about Obama.

I thought about titling this post BITCH BITCH BITCH, but decided against it.

I am beginning to believe that not a single person who bitches about Obama has ever had to work with another person ever in their lives.  They have never had to disagree and then come to a compromise.  They’ve never had to adjust their world -view to accommodate another person.  Yes I work with someone like that.  But I have before and I will again, and what is my solution?  I adapt.

For every person trying to tear Obama down, I’m pretty sure — despite the day to day polls — that there are a good number of people around the planet completely happy that he’s the one making the hard choices.  I trust the man.  He earned my trust.  I have seen no reason to doubt him.


I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility. It is an award that speaks to our highest aspirations — that for all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice.

Every day I teach, every person I come into contact with, every individual grudge I diffuse, makes a difference.  I work with people from all over the world, including a small few from the U.S.  Those — the ones from my own country — are the ones I have the most problems with.   Especially those who have no sense of who they are working with beyond using them for their own personal potential gains.

I gotta stop here or I will get into another work rant.

Back on topic — my President — our President made me proud today.  Having Obama as our president has made more difference than most think.


2 responses to ““Clowns to the left of me, jokers to my right . . .”

  1. I agree: it was a proud day for the US. And the cold hard truth is that this President has accomplished more in his first year (not even over) than any president in my lifetime. I should have qualified that as “accomplished more good things”, since his predecessor was a powerhouse without rival when it came to fuck-ups and misjudgments. And the party of “No!” was cheering him on every sorry step of the way.

  2. The newest meme is that some sort of majority wishes W was still in charge. Or that Obama is just like W. Or that Obama hates something.

    It’s all so boring now. The BITCHING.

    All I want to hear is what the man is doing today. He does something every day to make things better. Tell me that and then shut up.

    For real.

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