I had a long conversation with my friend Greg The Lawyer about the Obama Administration Wednesday in New York, specifically about how the president is doing in general and Greg proposed that Barack Obama, thus far, isn’t a good president due to the fact he feels he has been ineffectual in pushing his agenda and accomplishing his goals. (He also wasn’t too impressed with his appointees.) Throughout the conversation I jokingly (but seriously) asked Greg to type up his thesis in 500 words and fire it down to BlackSnob HQ so my readers could take a gander at his thoughts. (He compared Obama in the conversation to everyone from Hamlet to fictional black president David Palmer from TV’s “24.” He argued Palmer was a better fake president and we could use a little Palmer-style governance right now.)
But until Greg gets back from his trip and can share his thoughts with you all in detail, how do YOU think the president is doing at the mid-year point? Things are still rather opaque and messy. A lot of his initiatives, like the whole healthcare bill, are up in the air. Some could argue that the verdict is still out until the year is up. Some, like Greg, would argue otherwise. I, personally, would like it if Obama would use the majority he has a la FDR and just run roughshod over the opposition rather than playing the Rodney King edition of the “Why Can’t We All Get Along” game. This is politics. Folks don’t want to get along. They aren’t getting along right now. Don’t let a little opposition keep you from your goals.
But that’s moi. What about you?