With a new year and one that also happens to be an election year, I would like to see one thing happen - the left stop the childish fighting. I'm addressing two very distinctive groups here - the firebaggers and the oBots. If you read any of the blogs that fall into these groups or even follow some of the members on Twitter, hardly will a day go by where the two don't spend countless hours trying to tear each other down.
First for the firebaggers. President Obama is not as bad as you make him out to be. Sure we didn't get a public option and the individual mandate of the healthcare bill is total crap, but it is a start to some kind of change. Yes we are still fighting in Afghanistan, but that's exactly what candidate Obama said he would do in 2008.
And the NDAA does give the President the authority to detain citizens indefinitely, but do you really think that President Obama is going to go out and do that? Do you believe in a political reality that President Obama could have vetoed the bill that authorizes our national defense and not taken a serious backlash from the public, who doesn't follow politics as close?
Look at things through reality instead of a shade of anger fueled red because you didn't get everything you want from the man. He has to work with the Congress he has and your anger is a lot of times misplaced.
Now for the oBots. You guys need to wake up and realize that President Obama is just a man and not some perfect deity. Yes the healthcare bill was a step in the right direction, but it is still a far cry off from the real reform this country needs. Once the bill was passed it also become a non-issue to President Obama and the left. There has been no pushes to improve it like we were promised and might even be gone after the Supreme Court gets a hold of it.