It's nice you realized your administration's mistake in murdering the career and reputation of Shirley Sherrod, Obama,
but I do not like what the mistake implies about your administration. I'm glad you have your teachable moment. Now realize that Fox and Breitbart and their ilk will always attack you, and there is no upside in trying to please them, especially when doing so usually entails throwing your own people, and the faith of your supporters, under the bus. The people who watch Fox do so because they will never vote for you. Forget about them. They see you as weak and vulnerable when you give in to them, and I've been wondering for a while whether you really are as much of a coward as you appear.
You ignore progressives so that you can appear "moderate." You let the GOP hack away at the jobs, financial reform, and healthcare bills until they were unrecognizable as any meaningful improvement. You compromise constantly with the GOP, who then return the favor by giving you nothing at all but scorn, threats, slander and filibusters.
And now, they so much as blink funny
, and your appointee Tom Vilsack(who is a Republican, by the way)fires an innocent woman with the idea that this will please you, and limit damage to the administration. Which ended up causing you much, much more damage, in the minds of both your enemies and your friends, than if the lies about her had been true. You cannot throw those who work for you, and those who voted for you, to the wolves to buy you running time forever. Eventually, you will run out of us, or we will realize we're sacrificing ourselves for you for nothing, given that you don't even use these incidents for a larger purpose, but merely to maintain...what image? What perception? Your enemies will always hate you, Obama. And we, your voters, realize that our loyalty, ultimately, means little to you, or at least to those around you.
Which of these is actually the president, Obama? You or your advisors and cabinet? Or Fox News? When will you come down from Mount Above-It-All?
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