Tinha piada (ainda que eu não acredite em tamanha idiotia) que Obama tivesse de se submeter a umas primárias democratas, graças ao mau feitio (e a não perceberem que quem ganhou, e em grande estilo, o congresso em Novembro último foram os republicanos) de Nancy Pelosi (também conhecida como a senhora dos colares de pérolas um tudo-nada ostensivos para a vida quotidiana) e restantes esquerdistas impenitentes.
«For many Democrats, the budget bill was only the latest in a string of disappointments served up from the White House since 2009, when Obama swept into office on a tide of goodwill and a platform of base-pleasing promises they say he hasn’t lived up to. On the list are his pledges to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, pass comprehensive immigration reform, and end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
In 2008, for example, Obama promised Latino groups that he would pass comprehensive reform within a year of taking office. But he made no serious push to do so when the Democrats controlled the House and Senate. Latinos are further incensed over the fact that his administration is deporting a record number of illegal immigrants, more than under George W. Bush.
In protest, Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez launched a cross-country tour, complete with a stop in Chicago on Saturday, to urge the administration to make its enforcement more compassionate. “I have made no secret of the fact that I think the president can do more to keep families together and that the focus of changes this year needs to be administrative and procedural because legislation is very unlikely,” Gutierrez said Thursday.
Some legislative grumbling is inevitable when a party returns to power after eight years. But a number of Democrats are past protesting the president, discussing among themselves ways to recruit a primary challenger in 2012.»
Ler todo o texto em The Daily Beast (obamista e palin-hater como qualquer bom liberal americano deseja).