The Washington Monthly - The Magazine - The Incomplete Greatness of Barack Obama Living as a liberal in the great state of Tennessee has many exasperating consequences. Coming from Wisconsin, where people are often widely diverse and generally accepting of divergent view, it's always startling to get the rabid anti-liberal backlash from the areas around here. So, I often find myself in the position of explaining why I think Obama is actually doing a decent job to an incredulous doubter who ferevently believes the President is actively trying to undermine the United States, hates white people, even someone, who was otherwise fairly normal, that told me very firmly that Obama was "part of a sleeper cell". Of course, beyond these unbalanced opinions are those like most of my family, who has known Obama as simply a liberal and that's enough for them. So, it was nice to come across a welll reasoned, if obviously partial, article that expresses my advocacy of Obama's administration thus far. I think it rises above the fluff, not simply a partisan hack job of the other sides terrible misdeeds, and is well worth the read. * Warning, it's a long read.