Obama More Interested In His Enemies' Opinion Than His Friends
The other day it occurred to me Obama's problem is one he shares with George from Seinfeld.
I remember an episode in which Jerry had another new girlfriend, a masseuse. And she does not like George. So George, against even his own interests(resulting even in losing his own
girlfriend), becomes irrationally obsessed with getting her to like him, all to no avail, and he ends up the pathetic wormy mess he always does.
It occurred to me Obama has acted much the same toward the bankers and the Republicans. And all they have done in return is fuck him over, again and again, openly gloating about it. The result of all his attempts to make peace with them has only been what anyone could have predicted
: they see him as weak and easily tricked, and that they can manipulate him into doing anything they like. As an example, look at the healthcare debate. Even though he should know he will never win over a GOP voter, he has ignored the wishes of his actual voters and only been concerned with what his enemies think.
There are some among the left who think this is the time to stop criticizing Obama and unite behind him. Well, perhaps, in a way. But not in the sense of becoming mindless drones like GOP voters were under Bush. All that will result in is Obama ignoring progressives even more. He only reacts to people he thinks don't like him.
So I think maybe a better approach would be to act more in that
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