I had an afternoon coffee with a friend and loyal SFDB reader [the same one who wanted to know where I was this morning] and the conversation turned to politics. He explained to me that if there was one beef that he had with SFDB it was the nonstop bashing of Republicans without an ounce of criticism for Democrats. I spent some time explaining myself and he thought it would be a good idea to post my thoughts so that other readers were aware of my thinking on the matter. Sooooo.....
I have some very definite problems with the Obama Administration. Their lack of transparency on some matters, their failure to clearly and unequivocally come out against the use of torture, and their decision not to explore whether the Bush Administration violated any criminal laws in their zeal to "keep America safe" all have disappointed me to some degree.
I haven't dedicated any space on SFDB to these disappointments because, quite frankly, I feel like the evolution that the conservatives are going through right now is far more interesting and, at the same time, disconcerting, than the relatively minor worries I have with what President Obama is doing. So I'm concentrating on those issues instead.
It's a very interesting time in our Nation's history, to be sure. When I have the choice of posting the details of Obama's healthcare plan or addressing the calls of a growing number of Americans to overthrow our democratically elected President because he's a communist, socialist, islamofascist or angry black man, I choose the latter because, really, given the choice, which one would you rather hear about on SFDB? And, yes, I know, some would rather read about neither. But, c'mon, you need to be informed as to what side you want to be on in the upcoming Second Civil War, don't you?
I'm going to try to even things out a little, but unless the Republican Party gives us nothing more than "No, that won't work and liberals suck," and offer nothing in return, it's going to be extremely difficult to balance things up to any significant degree.