Thursday, May 28, 2009

The new rah rah squad

Well that didn't take long. What are we- just past 100 days or so and lots of peeps who were all "Obama is the one true shining hope of progress" are now seeing that no, he really isn't pro-gay rights. And no- he really doesn't think that women have the right to control what happens to their own bodies. And torture isn't sooooo bad. And we're still in Iraq but Obama's getting more hawkish on Afghanistan.

In the mean time, bankers get a bail out but autoworkers get the shaft. Universal healthcare is a pipedream. Unemployment's at 10 percent. And we have a majority in both the House and Senate, but aren't doing any of those things we lefties dreamed about through the Rethuglikan revolution or 8 years of Bushco.

Since straight up logic or ethics aren't working on the dear leader and the Dem party, I think I shall go back to my high school cheerleader roots with this happy little chant every time another progressive idea is squashed in favor of a centrist (read corporatist) approach.

Be fauxgressive! Be Be fauxgressive!

Anyone wanna join me on the new rah rah squad?

(Not exactly off topic, but I saw Simon Schama on Charlie Rose last night. He said that Obama has "19th century values" and is a "Christian hawk". I think that explains it perfectly and Schama is totes on my list of Hot Brains I'd Like To......)