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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 04:49 PM

What Good Can Come From Criticizing the President at This Time? None!

No one at the DU was a bigger supporter of Barack Obama than I was in 2008.

No one was probably harder on him during his first year than I was.

But there is a time to criticize when it can do some good and there is a time to just suck it in, and get on board and get with the team.

Yes, the team. That would be the Democratic Party and our President.

Our team.

The Supreme Court is at stake.

The working class is at stake.

The future of America's children is at stake.

The care of our elderly is at stake.

A potential war with Iran is at stake.

The economy, now coming back, is at stake.

The American Dream is at stake.

At this late date, -- make that at this late hour, listen to me: no post at any website critiquing the President's speeches, debate performance or how his campaign is doing is helpful. It hurts. Everyone from the President and Vice President and his Campaign Staff down to the smallest precinct workers need to hear not a discouraging word.

It's time to stand together.

Everyone of us here at the DU have our differences. And that is a good thing.

But for the love of god, can we please, please put our differences aside for these last weeks and cheer on our President who NEEDS our support and love. He's earned that support by the way.

Stand with our President!

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Reply What Good Can Come From Criticizing the President at This Time? None! (Original post)
David Zephyr Oct 2012 OP
Scootaloo Oct 2012 #1
David Zephyr Oct 2012 #3
daleanime Oct 2012 #4
Scootaloo Oct 2012 #7
daleanime Oct 2012 #10
GeorgeGist Oct 2012 #20
MjolnirTime Oct 2012 #2
kentuck Oct 2012 #5
Scootaloo Oct 2012 #8
kentuck Oct 2012 #15
leftstreet Oct 2012 #6
11 Bravo Oct 2012 #9
Cha Oct 2012 #12
meow2u3 Oct 2012 #11
obamanut2012 Oct 2012 #13
David Zephyr Oct 2012 #17
Cha Oct 2012 #14
David Zephyr Oct 2012 #18
Enrique Oct 2012 #16
arely staircase Oct 2012 #19
JoePhilly Oct 2012 #21

Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 04:53 PM

1. But, but, but...

He didn't fix everything in four years! Even after we "held his feet to the fire" by helping the Democrats lose in 2010! Surely, our effortds to put in a highly reactionary far-right set of assholes shows the Democrats we mean business about wanting a leftward shift, but NO! obama hasn't delivered two terms' worth of work in one, like he was supposed to!

I am outraged! i've been thrown under hte bus! it's a slap in the face, and I refuse to hold my nose!

After all, I need that hand for the second of my double standards!

/satire

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:05 PM

3. People mean well...

with their criticisms, but we the clock is ticking.

Your satire is funny and helpful as a mirror to all of us. Our words have power. Let's make them good ones. Thanks.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:07 PM

4. So your in favor of....

less honesty in politics?

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Response to daleanime (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:22 PM

7. Yes, absolutely.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:45 PM

10. As long as your happy with it...

carry on.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:29 PM

20. Have a nice day.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 04:57 PM

2. Haters gonna hate...

 

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:16 PM

5. DZ, I usually agree with you...

...but I think constructive criticism is the best thing for this President at this time. I think most of the folks that criticize him still support him. They just don't want to see him continue to make the same mistakes. Yeah, I guess the Chicago Gang is smarter than everyone here at DU but they sure haven't shown it. It appears we have a bubble that needs bursting, for the good of the team.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:28 PM

8. The thing about constructive criticism...

Is that it's supposed to be helpful.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:23 PM

15. And why do you think it is not?

Is there anything you would consider constructive?

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:19 PM

6. He's already won. Beating Romney is like beating McCain

If this had been a close race and he faced a politician/celebrity of similar brand recognition and popularity, I could see the reasoning.

People are just anxious to move on

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:44 PM

9. You're assuming that everyone here is working toward the same end. I have my doubts about that.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:48 PM

12. Yeah, that would be

a Huge stretch to say everyone is on that page on DU.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:47 PM

11. I agree: now is not the time to criticize the President

He's the one standing between constitutional democracy and a certain totalitarian regime.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:50 PM

13. This -- November 7 is soon enough

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:17 PM

17. Yes.

It is that serious. Thank you, meow2u3.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:51 PM

14. Thanks for your well reasoned thread, David..

There is so much at stake and I appreciate you listing these extremely important ones.

Actually, the Whole Planet is at stake..and I don't think I'm being overly dramatic.

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:25 PM

18. El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido.

Like the song says: I'm stickin' with the union.

United!

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:28 PM

16. you say you were hard on the president at some point

there were some people that said what you're saying now at that time, don't criticize Obama. There will be people after the election saying we still shouldn't criticize him.

Everyone has their own rules about when to criticize the president, it's best to leave it up to everyone's individual judgement. It seems most people agree with you, so this is not necessary.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:25 PM

19. so i shouldn't be concerned about obama's plan to gut social security?

the one pulled from the asses of a small clique of du posters?

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:38 PM

21. They should just say they won't vote for Obama and be done with it.

We've had DU members predicting that Obama is going to gut SS since his first year in office. Over and over and over.

It hasn't happened.

Ironically ... the NRA points to the fact that Obama has not come for their guns yet, and then uses that as PROOF that he PLANS (your word) to come after them if he wins a 2nd term.

What I do know is that Romney and Ryan do actually plan to come after SS if they get elected. They've said so. But let's claim that Obama is trying to kill SS, just like Mitt and Ryan claim that its actually Obama who is trying to kill Medicare.

If we yell loud enough, attack Obama more ... maybe we can get some more Dems to just throw up their hands and stay home this election cycle.

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