Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Oh yeah, well, maybe it's time to stop focusing on Obama

Obama bashes bloggers.

Oh yeah, well, maybe it's time to stop focusing on Obama

Obama spikes the football -- in the face of America's bloggers.

All of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists and the bloggers and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict and focus what the majority of Americans sent us here to do, and that's grow this economy, create good jobs, strengthen the middle class, educate our kids, lay the foundation for broad-based prosperity, and get our fiscal house in order for the long haul.

Are my feelings hurt? What do you think? A couple of points. Generalizing never sounds good -- ask Justice Scalia about his clunky at best recent reference to "the blacks." Having been a blogger for nearly a decade and having met quite a few, I can state the obvious which is that some of them are very, very good at what they do, and some of them should never change out of their pajamas and leave the basement. While maybe it's not politically incorrect to generically bash "the bloggers," it's the height of intellectual laziness.

But sometimes people need to take a break. There's a lot of issues out there -- a foreign policy that relies too heavily on flying death robots, a government that keeps way too many secrets, and a pro-corporate, anti-democratic education reform movement that gets too much support from Washington. The president has contributed little or nothing toward resolving these issues, and it's just three more years until a brand new POTUS. We need to stop focusing on Barack Obama.

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Will Bunch, a senior writer at the Philadelphia Daily News, blogs about his obsessions, including national and local politics and world affairs, the media, pop music, the Philadelphia Phillies, soccer and other sports, not necessarily in that order.

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