I admire your willingness to reach across the aisle and attempt to gain bipartisan consensus with your fellow politicos. I really do. And it’s great to see that you stepped into office and started getting shit done with the quickness. Guantanamo Bay, the Gag Rule, Lilly Ledbetter, SCHIP…nice work.
But here’s the thing: I suspect that your optimism, nay, faith in people, may be clouding your judgment a tad. Not that you should give any of that up, but y’see, compromise is a two way street. It’s all about the give and take, it takes two to tango, and every other cliche that I can’t think of right now. So, I really hope that you’re watching your back with these Republican asswipes (sorry, I’m not as gracious as you are). They will continue to get you to compromise on whatever it is that helps poor women, or brown people, or the disabled, all in the name of bipartisanship, and they will continue to play you like a sucka when it’s all said and done.
Sometimes it’s best to just say “fuck ‘em.” That’s just my not-asked for two cents.
P.S. I still can’t get over writing “President Obama.” That’s pretty figgin’ cool.