I voted for the guy because I wanted to vote for a black person for President--which was much less satisfying than I'd imagined back when Shirley Chisholm and Jesse Jackson ran. Because I had no illusions about Obama, his Clintonesque dance never disappointed me, or rather, it only disappointed me because I wanted to be wrong about him.
But it's past time for anyone who pretends to be leftish to give up on him. Robert Reich is right: (The President's Last Stand Is No Stand At All: Why the Tax Deal is an Abomination).
A few cartoons from Mike Flugennock: