You have to look at the issues, and the pros and cons individually.
Austerity is terrible.
Depends on what you think is more important: preventing a recession from becoming a depression, or minimizing government spending, taxes, and government debt. I agree that generally governments should only be spending what they collect in taxes, but in exceptional circumstances, like a financial melt down, it IS a good idea to have the government spending to prop up the economy until things get better. Generally less expensive than having the economy completely tank and have to deal with a depression. Some people seem to think all the government can is screw up, when in fact good government does many thing correct and right.
Obama deserves a vacation.
I haven't been following his work habits closely enough to have a strong opinion, but any hard working person deserves a vacation. Americans really should consider mandating more legally required vacation. You end up with much more productive workers.
Sympathy for the IRA
I don't think so.
How cheap and free Parking Screws up Cities
It brings more cars to the city, clogging up traffic, and making more people chose to drive instead of using transit. On the other hand, if you don't have enough parking you can keep people away from city business. I like the idea of fairly expensive day time parking when its mainly commuters who work and likely can take transit (assuming a well run city with real transit) and cheaper parking in the evenings to promote night life, social life, and shopping / dining. Bring the city to life in the evening.
Not all opinions you don't like are automatically propaganda. There can be good reasons to hold and value diverse opinions.