The New York Times
featured a piece over the weekend on progressives forced to re-tool their policy hopes
nearly one year into the Obama Administration. And the man chosen by the newspaper to talk through all that angst over Obama's actions on global warming, Afghanistan and health care? U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer
Blumenauer, who endorsed Obama early
over Hillary Clinton in 2008, came down on the side of being patient with Obama, telling the Times
that "he did not think Mr. Obama had shifted his ideological stance since his election and did not blame the president for the problems slowing the liberal agenda. He said he saw a combination of factors — the troubled economy, the sheer scope of the nation's problems and an unexpected level of Republican opposition — as the culprits."
Some other Portlanders seem a lot more restless when it comes to health care
and global warming