This blog kindly reminded him and his team what the election had been about, musing that it would not be good to forget that signal because it expressed the will of the people.
Before Obama took office this blog criticized those who were criticising him as president before he had even entered office by taking the oath.
Dredd Blog declared that he deserved a fair chance and a fair amount of time, after being sworn into office, before any serious criticism could be in good faith and fair.
This blog criticized the media for jumping the gun concerning the wars.
Once Obama was sworn into office, and this blog then saw who he chose for his team, expressing a philosophy of government, our eyebrows were raised and this blog began to sense a short term vision, stuck in the mire of the status quo, thus this blog felt the need to gave a fair warning.
Obama's cabinet and other choices for his federal offices seemed to say that he wanted to stay in the rut of Bush II on many issues that are fit for a king of sorts.
We finally asked, possibly even becoming apologists, just how good of a president can anyone be any more, and then trying to avoid being overly critical, this blog compared our criticisms to others, one of which emoted quite a prescient statement:
Consider the president's leadership style, which has now become clear: deliver a moving speech, move on, and when push comes to shove, leave it to others to decide what to do if there's a conflict, because if there's a conflict, he doesn't want to be anywhere near it.(So Obama Thinks I Am Critical?). That is another way of saying that Obama has not bridged the gap between campaign management style and leadership of the federal government.
Now the wheels of criticism have come off, and some faithful active democrats are pulling no punches, saying the Obama Administration is in titanic catastrophe mode for itself and others:
Democratic strategist James Carville and MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews, two reliable supporters of President Barack Obama, have issued withering critiques of the administration's handling of the Gulf oil spill.(Carville Disses Obama, emphasis added). In that light and in no uncertain terms this blog saw this disaster coming about a month before it happened, knowing that trusting MOMCOM would tear the wheels off of this presidency, and harm the nation once again.
Carville, the famously outspoken Louisianian who was a chief political aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday that the administration's response to the spill has been "lackadaisical" and that Obama was "naive" to trust BP to manage the massive clean-up effort.
"I think they actually believe that BP has some kind of a good motivation here," he said. "They're naive! BP is trying to save money, save everything they can... They won't tell us anything, and oddly enough, the government seems to be going along with it! Somebody has got to, like shake them and say, 'These people don't wish you well! They're going to take you down!'"