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Calibrating my disappointment

20 December 2010

Like many other progressives, I’ve been disappointed by the many instances of Obama seeming too eager to compromise with Republicans, more eager to appease his right flank than his left. One of the ways I temper my feelings is by remembering how disappointed I had been with Clinton.

The military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is a case in point: enacted under Clinton, repealed under Obama.

So, to the President and his party: Congratulations. And more like this, dammit.