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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:23 PM

Why Conservatives Should Be Thankful That the Rest of Us Elected President Obama

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Why Conservatives Should Be Thankful That the Rest of Us Elected President Obama

By: Rmuse
November 22nd, 2012


There are myriad ways to express a feeling of acknowledgment of a benefit one has received or will receive that varies from person to person. During the past four years, a certain segment of the population has found nothing to be thankful for as Americans, and have, in fact, gone to great lengths to make the rest of the country suffer the effects of their ingratitude. It is sad that the Republican Party and their adherents made it their life’s purpose to create an atmosphere of hate out of their abhorrence of an African American man the people elected President. It is understandable that hate and anger make it nearly impossible to be thankful, but conservatives should be thankful the rest of the population elected a President not inclined to deliberately cause suffering for 98% of the American people, including them.

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It was mildly disturbing that nearly half the population bought the notion that 98% of the population exists to enrich the wealthy and their corporations, but it became stunning over the past few years. Most Americans are thankful their government provides consumer protections and the mechanism for upward mobility by helping elevate the entire country, but Republicans have deliberately obstructed every effort to help all Americans prosper and sought to strip protections from their corporate masters. Americans can be thankful Romney lost the election because his plan for America was severe austerity, massive tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, and repealing consumer protection and financial reform laws.

One has to wonder why 47% of voters would have been thankful if Romney and Ryan won the election and imposed harsh austerity on the people and ended Medicare, and drastically cut Medicaid, food stamps, education, police and fire fighters, and restrict 30 million Americans from access to affordable health care insurance. It is painful, frankly, and a sad commentary that nearly half this nation is so steeped in hate that they supported candidates they knew would increase their fellow citizens suffering and yet, the rest of the nation supported politicians who would help all the people. What made America the exceptional land of opportunity it once was, was when government taxed the rich, invested in jobs, and people were grateful the entire country was prospering. It was a time to be thankful.

One of Americans’ problems is they forget about Republicans’ push for wider economic inequality and increased poverty after an election while their good fortune endures. Today when families gather and enjoy a feast and express their undying gratitude for their bounty, it is doubtful many are thinking about the poor, elderly, or homeless veterans who, for want of a decent job and secure retirement, have very little to be thankful for, or that Republicans want to increase their despair. It is a hideous abomination and an outrage on humanity that in the richest country in the history of the world, even one citizen is hungry, without a good job, an education, a home, healthcare, and a secure retirement. There are millions of American who have everything to be thankful for, and that is as it should be, but hopefully they look forward to, and work for, the day when every American has everything to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving.

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babylonsister Nov 2012 OP
Dubster Nov 2012 #1
Andy823 Nov 2012 #2
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #3
totodeinhere Nov 2012 #12
freshwest Nov 2012 #4
dtom67 Nov 2012 #5
ashling Nov 2012 #6
Zorro Nov 2012 #7
Faryn Balyncd Nov 2012 #8
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #9
hexola Nov 2012 #10
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #11

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:39 PM

1. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:47 PM

2. Excellent article. K&R nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:44 PM

3. It's not simply true that "nearly half the population bought the notion that 98% of the population

exists to enrich the wealthy and their corporations"

The number of people eligible to vote in the 2012 election was about 219 million, of whom 60 million voted for that Republican guy Wazzizname: that's only about 27%, and they had various motives, like hating black people or hating women

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:32 PM

12. Change it to nearly half of those who voted and it will be accurate. n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:31 PM

4. This is a great article. Thanks for posting it.

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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:57 PM

6. If anybody says anything negative in regard to my Obama vote

I just reply, "you'll thank me later."

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:23 AM

7. Obama's reelection victory is a dangerous opportunity

The regressive forces that foisted the likes of candidate Romney on the American people have not gone away.

I am concerned -- but have confidence -- that Obama will be looking out for the best interests of this country and its citizens.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:45 AM

8. Great post.












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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:53 AM

9. Sometimes

the more enlightened sectors of a society have to help the willfully ignorant despite themselves.

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:37 AM

10. I told my Obama hating friends that Romney would be like 8 more years of Obama

.Cuz Romney is liberal...from MA...etc...And if you vote for Obama - you only have to wait 4 years (really 2) to start running another candidate...Romney might mean 8 more years of Liberalism...

Sort of true...I went as far as claiming Romney is MORE LIBERAL than Obama...heh.

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 01:07 PM

11. K&R nt

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