I had dinner last night with a couple of very good friends who seem to have lost their passion for our President.
It’s not that they don’t like the guy. It’s not that they aren’t terrified by Willard Romney and his Tea Party minions.
It’s just that their feelings have cooled.
This became evident after we had had a few glasses of wine and I started pressuring them to do what I will beseech you, Dear Reader, to do right now:
Give money to the President. Right this second. As much as you can. Take out your smart phone, go to barackobama.com and press the “Donate” button. Do not delay. Calculate how much you can afford to give, then double that amount. Next week and the week after, donate again. And again. And again. It’s the only way to stop the Republican plutocrats from hijacking the country.
Now back to my friends, who, as always, poured a wide array of very good wines which have left me with a headache this morning.
It’s no surprise that they don’t feel the same feelings for Barack that they felt in 2008, when he was making history and anything seemed possible.
The poor man has been forced to spend the last four years rolling around in the humungous pile of Tea Party manure that has been excreted into every corner of Washington, D.C. Under such circumstances, Dear Reader, you too would take on the stench of a barnyard animal.
Don’t let that fool you.
In spite of pathological opposition from the right, Barack Hussein Obama has had a remarkably successful first term. For a summary of his Top Fifty achievements, see this very compelling list, published in The Washington Monthly.
Among the highlights:
Passing Obamacare, preventing the Great Bush Depression, ending the Iraq War, abolishing military torture, creating a Consumer Protection Bureau, eliminating Osama Bin Laden, and repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
There’s more great stuff on the list, which was published before the President came out in favor of gay marriage — a little piece of history that belongs at the top of the chart.