I was just thinking last night about how great it would be if President Obama cared as much about protecting Medicare and Medicaid as he cares about making a fucking "grand bargain" with lunatics who have a 10% approval rating from the country.
I keep thinking about how great it would be of the Obama the GOP keeps talking about -- the one who wants to give universal healthcare to Americans, strongly regulate industry, and ensure everyone has a fair shot to make something out of their lives even if they're not born rich and white -- was actually our President. I mean, that's the guy the majority of Americans voted for in 2012, and it would be great if he showed up. Or existed at all.
But this guy, who refuses to hold the torturers and Wall Street criminals accountable (but punishes whistleblowers) claims the right to assassinate any American, anywhere, without due process (but won't tell Americans why), and cares more about making a deal with a party that refuses to accept anything other than what a Romney presidency would have given us (something resoundingly rejected by voters)? This guy sucks. At this point, Occam's Razor says that Barack Obama isn't getting rolled or negotiating against himself. Occam's Razor says that he is this guy, and that's a profound disappointment.