A note to the professional left, minority groups and other liberal supporters of President Obama: Quit waiting for an apology. It’s not going to happen.Uh, Sammy, if you recall how low Bush's approval was toward the end of his term, it wasn't simply because the left hated him. He wasn't exactly popular on the right, either.
And, Mr. President, they’re not going to apologize to you, either.
Despite the intense outreach Obama is now conducting, there will never be a close relationship between Obama and the left. He will have to continue to look upon George W. Bush’s loyal conservative following with envy.
And the tour he’s undertaking with liberal and minority groups now — the tough love, the chiding, the bullying — that’s as good as it’s going to get.There may be legitimate grievances from the left, but that's merely because Obama hasn't completely embraced their Stalinist ideology, at least out in the open, especially since he's be in nonstop campaign mode since he assumed office. If he actually said what he wanted to do his approval would be far lower than the miserable 40% or so it currently is.
Because while the left feels as if it has legitimate grievances with Obama — he’s not a fighter, he caves, the public option, Elizabeth Warren — the president feels like he has legitimate grievances with the left.
Obama wants to be seen as the president of the whole United States. He is not, at least publicly, going to give any one group special attention.He wants to be seen as president of the whole United States? Really? He sure has a strange way of showing it.
Just ask the folks at Gibson Guitars and Ford, for starters.