Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Three tips for sanity as we wait for Jan. 20th.

  1. If Obama does something you don't like, feel free to criticize him.
  2. If a rumored policy proposal (ex. continuing torture), cabinet appointment (Larry Summers), or proposed political action (leave Lieberman alone) leaks out and you don't like it, feel free to criticize it.
  3. If said proposal, appointment or action has not, in fact, been publicly embraced by Obama then don't criticize him for it.
There's going to be a lot of bullshit floating out there for the next 10 weeks. Some of it will come from our side (Democrats trying to influence Obama's decisions). Some of it will come from the other side (Republicans trying to get Democrats to fight with each other). Some of it may actually be trial balloons from Obama himself.

But, until such time as Obama publicly approves of the thing you are critical of, don't waste your time criticizing him for it.

(riffing off this by John Cole)


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