Awhile back, I became so disgusted with politics that I stopped following most domestic policy altogether. My RSS feed folder “politics” has been completely unread in months. Nope, I don’t regret working for the Obama campaign one bit, as the last thing we needed was the chance of President Palin. I don’t regret siding with Obama against Hillary either, as another Clinton era was an awful thought. No more dynasties. However, I’ve been unimpressed with Obama. He’s eloquent, he’s smart… but he ain’t getting shit done. It was easy to rail against the Bush administration, because it was against most everything I believe in. Going off on the Obama administration in his first year would have been fair, but the right wing has been so vociferous, so… unhinged… that i chose to keep my mouth shut altogether and mind my own business.
The passage of this health form bill? It’s theater. From what I know about it, there is little in it that I want. It’s essentially toothless. It’s baffled me to see a lot of friends of mine are now cheering, saying thing like, “We won! We won! Suck it, Republicans!” Ah…. no…. The Saints winning the Superbowl meant a hell of a lot more to me, and i don’t give a damn about sports. Yes, it’s some sort of victory over the Republicans, but there isn’t much reform going on here. It’s just as silly as rooting for a professional sports team.
I check my RSS feeds this morning, just to see if there is as much cheerleading going on there, and i’m a little relieved to see that I’m not the only one unimpressed. As Atrios states, “It isn’t what we voted for.”
So it’s back to the garden for me.