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31 January 2009 @ 11:57 pm
my twittering (Obama (again))  

10:13 More (week old) Obama love: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7851038.stm #

10:15 For lefties, has Obama done anything wrong yet? All this optimism is wearing :-) #

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post-grad political hacksocmot on February 1st, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
Has he done anything wrong? Well, it's something everyone knew he was going to do, but he's bombing Pakistan and killing civilians in an attempt to rout al-Quaeda.

He's a US President, and I greatly respect him for many reasons and he could be a far worse, but he's far from perfect.
.bluedevi on February 1st, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
I was going to say that. And yes, it was to be expected, but it was still something of a bump-down-to-earth moment when I read about it.

Other than that, though, the last couple of weeks have been full of fist-in-air "yes!" moments coming thick and fast. (I keep getting a remixed version of the "America: Fuck Yeah" song from Team America World Police in my head. This one goes "Stem cells: fuck yeah! Science: fuck yeah! Windmills: fuck yeah! Closing Gitmo: fuck yeah!" Etc etc.)
kristammkristamm on February 1st, 2009 11:04 am (UTC)
I am totally going to have that song in my head now, in your version.
a very caring potatomollydot on February 2nd, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
I didn't know about that. I shouldn't have asked! I was lying about the optimism being wearing!
W. B.Samplewill_sample on February 1st, 2009 06:24 am (UTC)
From the Right...
...I can see a lot of reasons the Left, particularly the anti-war Left, would be displeased with him, including the retention of most of the Bush National Security team. Of course, this is one of the few moves of his that I applaud.
a very caring potato: babylon park delennmollydot on February 2nd, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Re: From the Right...
There's another question - what do you he's done right? (as opposed to wrong, not left!)
W. B.Samplewill_sample on February 2nd, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
Re: From the Right...
...that's just about it. The rest of the 'best' that he's done, is the delayed caving on the stimulus package (though I expect he will inevitably go further Left, with terrible consequences on that as well).
.: heartsbluedevi on February 1st, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, and re your post with the video: usually Lucy Mangan irritates me but yesterday she made me laugh. (Down at the bottom.)
a very caring potatomollydot on February 2nd, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
Ha! Yes. Also the broadband. Though I would choose a different provider, not ever having used BT.
alba_otakualba_otaku on February 1st, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
He smokes... stinkeeee
a very caring potato: oh noesmollydot on February 2nd, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Does he? Yuck.