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The Obama Reckoning begins

Finally, someone has the guts to say it without worrying he’s going to be vilified as a racist:

Read the whole thing.

Given the political climate, it’s no surprise to see the party’s base clamoring for something dramatic. But the contrast between Obama’s steady approach and the seeming radicalism of his Democratic heirs can’t just be chalked up to changing times. It’s because the former president, going back at least to his 2004 Senate race, hasn’t really occupied the left side of the ideological spectrum. He wasn’t a Republican, obviously: He never professed a desire to starve the federal government, and he opposed the Iraq War, which the GOP overwhelmingly supported. But to the dismay of many on the left, and to the continuing disbelief of many on the right, Obama never dramatically departed from the approach of presidents who came before him.
There’s a simple reason: Barack Obama is a conservative.

Where I disagree is with the notion that the “far left” consider him a sellout. I don’t think you need to be a “knit your own sandals” style Democrat to be disappointed that Obama didn’t even attempt to Change TM anything.

You just have to have been profoundly screwed by what he left behind: a country that doesn’t really GAF how smart or well educated or skillful or hardworking you are. Your livelihood is in the debit column to the shareholders.

Read the whole thing.

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As a WordPress user, I want an editor that doesn’t leave me frustrated and gives me html tag options to get around it, so that I don’t spend three times longer writing a post than necessary.

The new editor is a defect. Fix it.