The right is of course self destructive in banging that drum of polarization, while what's left of the left refuses to recognize that what we are dealing with, and have to deal with, is a "System thing," not just a case of another tarnished pol who said one thing and is doing another.
Could he have been elected if he hadn't played the game? Could any of the other Dems won? I doubt it. Is a half a loaf, make that a quarter of loaf, better than no loaf at all? You tell me. It's not as if the progressive movement was doing so great back in the Bush daze.
Nevertheless, continuity doesn't make it for me. We need change.
Oh yea, Happy Birthday Mr. President.
Mediachannel's News Dissector Danny Schechter blogs at newsdissector.com/blog. He is making a film on the financial crisis as a crime story. Comment to firstname.lastname@example.org