Wrong for Obama Supporters to Expect More Change?

John Aravosis of AMERICAblog and a few others get into it over whether it is reasonable for someone to have high expectations for the president. Aravosis gets a lot of flack for not being more patient with President Obama. This is a key point of tension among liberals these days, whether one should be critical and outspoken on Obama.
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Nicole G. Cloutier @Lindygeek
@aravosis @OsborneInk No problem :) I'm all about coalition building. It gets shit *done*, but it does require clarification now and then.
Nicole G. Cloutier @Lindygeek
@aravosis @OsborneInk We're at a point in history where polls are showing a majority of ppl support gay marriage.
Nicole G. Cloutier @Lindygeek
@aravosis @OsborneInk Work on the rest later. Without gaining favor in the mainstream it matters very little what the law reads.
Nicole G. Cloutier @Lindygeek
@aravosis @OsborneInk NY proved that centrist Republicans don't care to police personal lives; they're interested in money.
Nicole G. Cloutier @Lindygeek
@aravosis @OsborneInk Not lobby so much as educate their constituents. Get the nuts *out* of there. Support Republican centrists.
John Aravosis🇺🇸 @aravosis
@Lindygeek @osborneink ok fair enough. Sorry, I get a lot of hate tweets, sonappreciate you clarifying that.
John Aravosis🇺🇸 @aravosis
@Lindygeek @osborneink it's not clear why we shld lobby the GOP house for an exec order on enda.
Gender Heretic @OsborneInk
RT @Lindygeek put to better use if it were directed at those who actively fight against it // THIS cc @aravosis
lovelyladypa @whome51obama
@aravosis Repubs r waiting for u. Oh dang forgot they haven't done a darn thing for u except when u worked for them
Gender Heretic @OsborneInk
.@aravosis I say my fear of right-wing political organizing is real, and justified. They come for the party and stay for the Jihad.
Gender Heretic @OsborneInk
.@aravosis In case you haven't noticed, culture warriors & oligarchy are in charge of Congress, and are blowing up the country.
Nicole G. Cloutier @Lindygeek
@aravosis @OsborneInk ... put to better use if it were directed at those who actively fight against it, as opposed to those who aren't...
Gender Heretic @OsborneInk
RT @aravosis "He said we shld stop fighting for our civ rts because we shld fear Pres Bachmann" // Want an emancipation proclamation?
Jennifer @jhw2212
@aravosis: @BwayCarl is an example of a guy I love and respect but don't want as my boyfriend. A girl can manage that, you know.
Nicole G. Cloutier @Lindygeek
@aravosis @OsborneInk BTW, I don't mean to imply that you're wrong for pressing gay marriage, I just think your frustration could be...
Nicole G. Cloutier @Lindygeek
@aravosis @OsborneInk Congress is wall to wall nuts and the Senate isn't much better. Don't even get me started on the SCOTUS.
Nicole G. Cloutier @Lindygeek
@aravosis @OsborneInk I am, but I'm also aware of the opposition he faces. I don't know if you've noticed, but there are a *lot* of crazies.
jashsf @jashsf
@Lindygeek @osborneink @aravosis when will women stand up for themselves in America?
John Aravosis🇺🇸 @aravosis
@jhw2212 @widdershinnz @osborneink I'm flattered you think my blog isn't going to bring down the president of the united states
John Aravosis🇺🇸 @aravosis
@jhw2212 @osborneink Wrong. He said we shld stop fighting for our civ rts because we shld fear Pres Bachmann
John Aravosis🇺🇸 @aravosis
@jhw2212 I expect politicians to fight to keep their promises. You expect them to be your boyfriend.
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Kevin Gosztola @kgosztola 01/07/2011 22:43:20 WIB
Really, the title shouldn't be on expecting more change. Those picking at Aravosis' arguments are focused on his expectations, but Aravosis is essentially trying to demonstrate someone has a a right to struggle with the Obama Administration and push them
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