Over on Real Clear Politics today, there’s an op-ed piece entitled “Why I Regret Voting for President Obama.” It’s written by freelance writer and independent voter Jill Dorson.
I wonder what connections you need to call yourself a freelance writer and get published on RCP? I can write. I’m definitely freelance. And I definitely have opinions.
More to the point, I have opinions about Ms. Dorson’s piece. She regrets voting for Obama? Fine. But her alternative was the McCain/Palin ticket, which she dissed by saying: “Before John McCain unwittingly picked a tabloid-magazine cover girl for his running mate, I was leaning toward going Republican this time around.”
Is she so disenchanted with Obama that she’d have preferred seeing a bitter, often out-of-touch old man and his bimbo vice president in charge? Would things have been better then? I still shudder at the thought.
You pays your money and you takes your chances, missy. Just like I did. Like we all did. I’m not real thrilled either with a lot of what Obama’s done. Plenty of things about this last year have made me unhappy. But when I think of the alternative — going through all this with McCain and Palin in charge — I think I’ll just bite my lip and hang in there with what I voted for. At least I can still sleep nights, not worrying about an elderly president’s health and lucidity and the utter ineptitude of his winking hockey-mom of a vice president.
Obama’s been in office one year; he has three to go. I didn’t jump to conclusions about his presidency after 90 days, and I’m not writing him off now. Yes, I’m unhappy with a lot of things in Washington these days. I’ve complained loud and long right here on this blog and in letters to my elected representatives. But sorry I voted for Obama? Hell, no.