Howard’s End

Obama - DeanI never fully got on the Obama train, as much as I believe he was still an infinitely better choice than McCain. It didn’t help that Obama/Biden never sent me one of those round magnets that I should’ve gotten following my post-Biden-pick donation.

I don’t think I’ll be writing much about politics anytime soon. But I just want to get this off my chest. I’m pretty disappointed by President-elect Obama right now. I am getting the feeling I will always be.

A few highlights:

1. Having Rick Warren give the invocation at his inauguration
2. Loading up his stimulus package with a bunch of tax cuts for people who don’t need them in, what I think is, a misguided attempt to win over Republicans that is more like giving the finger to the left-wing of the Democratic party.
3. Giving the finger to Howard Dean. Actually, it’s this last one that motivates me to post this. I don’t really know the back-story as to why the Obama camp hates Dean so much. Was he too deferential to Hillary during the campaign? I don’t know, but Obama is treating Dean like shit, and I can’t see see how Dean deserves anything but gratitude for steering the Democrats towards a 50-state campaign that allowed Obama to build a national movement.

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