Just posted this diary at Kos.

I’m trying to follow the rules here, which say I’m not allowed to call out users by name in a diary title. ?So I didn’t.

But I’m getting sick and tired of Cenk Uygur wandering along every time something happens in a media cycle that gives him the opportunity to poke Barack Obama like some RedState neanderthal having a Tourette’s moment.

And that includes gratuitously calling in to the BBC’s World Have Your Say program, broadcast on NPR, on the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama’s election, while I was on the air, in studio, from WCPN in Cleveland, the only guest defending Barack Obama against the absurd BBC chosen title of the program “Has Barack Obama Let Down His Supporters?”, thank you BBC for your objectivity.

Who pops in as a caller? ?Among the entire nation of potential callers? ? No WAIT the entire GLOBE, yes the WHOLE WORLD can call in to that program and get on the air, yes, EVERY PERSON ON EARTH. ?Who calls in? ?Cenk Uygur, doing precisely the same thing he’s doing here, repeatedly, over and over.

Now, a lot of folks in this community think that Barack Obama has let down his supporters. ?In fact, on the BBC program that day, I was the only person defending Barack Obama. ?Cenk Uygur didn’t need to call in and pile on. ?But he did. ?Sounds like a business plan to me. ?Or RedState.

And I’m damn tired of it.

I’m just as disappointed in this health care reform situation as anyone. ?But I WILL NOT take this as an opportunity to smack around Barack Obama, for any reason. ?I look at this disappointment as an opportunity to re-commit to working harder to change this country, as I’m quite certain Barack is doing this moment.

That’s why we elected him. ?Not to give us all we want, not to be our personal punching bag whenever we see an opportunity to land one on his jaw, but to bust his ass for us. ?That’s what he’s doing.

Stuff it, Cenk.

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  • Oh NOes! Tim, we finally disagree on something! This was the final straw for me. Obama did nothing to encourage passage of meaningful health care – and in fact it wasn't actually a strong priority for him in his campaign until it was made a major issue. Nope, he lost me with this one. I'm not saying I'll vote Republican, but I'm also done with the Democrats in Presidential elections unless a real progressive happens to be running at some point. Too bad. So sad. I've voted Democratic my whole life. 🙁

  • we still love you! (but you should stay voting dem……:)

  • Adrienne

    Hey,
    YUP, YUP, YUP
    I generally agree with Cenk, but I have stopped listening to hime and some others on the radio.
    Why? The land is still hostile for progressives. O is in a land where the “sainted” Ronnie still lives and exerts his mighty albeit exceedingly wrong influence. What'd you think that O would be able to wave a magic wand it it would be sunshine and lollypops? O is fighting 30 years or 100 years of big propaganda and conservative dems who have drank the “koolaid”. I still have his back becasue the alternative is so much worse. It is clear that someone wants us all to be “indentured servants” and they have may folks who are volunteering for that condition. I do acknowledge your frustration. thanx

  • Adrienne

    Oops, I meant everyone's frustration.

  • alexallen

    You can go kiss Obama's ass.

  • CollateralSandwich

    Obama sucks.
    And so do you.
    TYT Nation

  • mvirenicus

    i despise the republican party. i'm tempering my language here. i despise the gop and understand the need to keep them out of office at all levels. that said, year one of the obama administration has been a calamity. tempered language thingy here again. a complete and utter calamity. he has less than three years to drastically change course and prevent me from voting green, socialist, or issues-only in 2012.

  • pilsner

    Kill the bill!

    The Rethuglicans are lying in wait with it. Mandating 30 million mostly twenty and thirty-somethings to buy overpriced insurance from private companies will create a generation of Republicans.

    Cenk and Howard Dean are right.

    Kill the bill!!!

  • TYT Nation? what the hell is that, the beach in La Jolla?

  • alexallen

    The more I read this article, the more stupid you look. Do you ACTUALLY want to tell someone not to be vocally critical of a president?

    Your unfunny with the RedState neanderthal Tourette?s gag–you're lame. And smart guy, you told us you were the only one on the BBC defending Obama…and then you told us, “In fact, on the BBC program that day, I was the only person defending Barack Obama”, like we hadn't heard it already. Nice.

  • alexallen

    The more I read this article, the more stupid you look. Do you ACTUALLY want to tell someone not to be vocally critical of a president?

    Your unfunny with the RedState neanderthal Tourette?s gag–you're lame. And smart guy, you told us you were the only one on the BBC defending Obama…and then you told us, “In fact, on the BBC program that day, I was the only person defending Barack Obama”, like we hadn't heard it already. Nice.

  • Really? Rethuglicans? My lord, I just love the hypocrisy of the left. You all can dish it out, but call the ACLU the minute anyone from the right makes even the slightest jab at Democrats.

    Grow up please.

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