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While waiting in the doctor's office today, I noticed a little plaque with the words, "Unsupervised children will be given sugar and a puppy".

Looking at the two diaries at the top of the rec list, You Are Losing Me Kossacks and You- are losing me, Mr.- President I feel like I have left my children unsupervised and you've all had too much sugar and now I have to take care of another frickin puppy.

I'm all for you speaking your mind, at the risk of losing my mind.  Unfortunately, our President doesn't have a magic wand to wave to make us all happy. Let's just stomp our feet and kick.  

 We may know that we'll kiss and make up in a day or so, but in the mean time, all those pundits on the TV machine are soaking up "how Obama is losing the left".  After today, I can't even groan and complain about how they're making that stuff up.  It's in living color right before my eyes.

I've been hanging out here long enough to know that this too shall pass but quite frankly, I'm getting very concerned that the Teabaggers are coming across as a far more unified force than the left is...and that's okay for a short while, but while we're intellectualizing and debating how long to wait til we get really mad and really stomp, they're DOING SOMETHING.

Here are some stories from today's blogs:

They are just a few examples of the negative vibes that are circulating.

Even his Thanksgiving proclamation is met with negativism.
Obama’s declaration is short — just over 400 words — and gives no specific examples of things that Americans should rejoice in or recover from, despite his eventful first year in office.

Obama goes basic in proclamation

In his first full week in office, starting Jan. 26, just over six in 10 white people gave him their approval. Now that number is down to under four in 10, indicating a net drop of 22 points.

Obama faces white flight

Varney on how the stimulus has failed

The topic was budget deficits and the stimulus plan; and the anchor was Stuart Varney, a one-time financial news reporter for CNN. Varney was berating some hapless guest about how the Stimulus had "failed" because the jobless rate is higher now than it was when the bill passed. And thus the money should never even have been spent.

Now, we're no strangers to hearing that the stimulus 'failed'. But that's usually from Republican politicians. And from them it's more understandable. First, because an opposition party has no percentage doing anything but saying the in-party's policies have failed. And even though no one thought that unemployment wouldn't keep going up, the current 10% unemployment rate is just too big a political target not to hit. Second, because Republican politicians simply have a more developed group propensity for lying.

So, what do we do to turn at least some of the negatives into positives? I want ideas, I want glasses half full.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

I'll leave you with something that has absolutely nothing to do with this diary but I saw it a few minutes ago and loved it.

First Lady Michelle Obama meets with Mrs. Gursharan Kaur in the Yellow Oval Room of the White House, Nov. 24, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

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Originally posted to Julie Gulden, Chairman's Pub Quiz Winner NN11 on Tue Nov 24, 2009 at 10:59 PM PST.

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