A quick shout-out: thinking and writing about our frustration with Obama
Here at S&R we try and generate as much original content as possible and, unlike a lot of blogs, we don’t dedicate much energy to linking other stories around the ‘sphere. Aside from Mike’s Nota Bene series, anyway. But earlier today three other outlets linked to my “Will you vote for Obama (again)?” piece, and since these places are trying to broaden what I think is a critical discussion for our nation, I thought I’d take a moment to say thanks and encourage S&R’s reader to backtrack with us.
- First, thanks to the supreme Susie Madrak, who gets the empathy with which we deliberate the question far better than most people. I can’t recommend her site highly enough.
- Next, Riverdaughter gives voice to the frustration that I know a lot of us are feeling, and I’d encourage you to give her a listen, as well.
- Finally, no less than Peter Daou, one of the progressive front’s most informed and dedicated leaders, explains that the source of much of our problem lies in the fact that the debate, such as it is, is still being conducted on the Right’s terms. Peter is always thoughtful and insightful, and this analysis is no different.
So, a tip of the hat to these folks, and thanks for acknowledging the ambivalence and outright turmoil that so many intelligent progressives are dealing with right now.