Did you know that while you have been bitching about stuff and giggling at that one lazy SNL sketch that Barack Obama has kinda quietly accomplished many good liberal things? The Wall Street Journal noticed!

Not, obviously, that he is off the hook for Gitmo et al, but this is a useful corrective (especially because it is aimed, theoretically, at terrified conservative WSJ-readers) to the "but he hasn't done anything yet" bitching. He did a bunch of things that Democrats have been unable to accomplish in years of trying, like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay act, children's health insurance expansion, setting aside lots more federal land as wilderness that Sarah Palin will want to drill in, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Preventions Act, and killing the F-22 and a couple other defense boondoggles.

Also, according to the Wall Street Journal, all of the lobbyists are quitting! That is wonderful news, for everyone! Soon we will be back down to a respectable late-'90s era number of lobbyists in DC, arguing for a health care reform package that consists of mailing every American free corn and offering them payday loans to buy more corn.