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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:53 PM

I hate to be a wet blanket, but.... [View all]

Listen, I don't post a lot. I'd like to, but I just don't. That being said, I am on this site 10 times a day reading as much as I can. I think you guys are great. However, I had a few things I wanted to say, some good, some not. Negative stuff first.

1. I voted for Obama. I did not, for one second, stop thinking of him as the lesser-of-two-evils. I understand why a lot of negativity was set aside for the election, but that's over now. I used to come here because the criticisms of Obama on this site were the only ones of SUBSTANCE. The guy has flaws, SERIOUS flaws. While Faux News is talking about Benghazi & Birth Certificates, the good people here are discussing actual problems like frakking and drone strikes. While Obama certainly accomplished many a great thing in his first term, which isn't even over yet, there is no denying he let us down on some serious issues. I understand everyone is thrilled over the victory, and I am not saying the cheerleaders need to go away....I'm just hoping that the good people don't ever stop holding our elected official's feet to the fire.

2. To me, this was not a mandate. Obama was going up against one of the most abhorrent group of Republicans ever seen and he won by 3% of the popular vote? I know that the WAY he won was impressive & smart and all that, but that's just a numbers game. With all the terrible things Repubs were saying, and all the terrible things they have done since 2000, 3% was the best we could do?

The only caveat to that would be the #1 item on my positive list:

1. Could you imagine what the numbers would look like WITHOUT all the Republican tricks that were used to steal the election? Tampering with ballots, rigging machines, 100 & 1 flavors of voter suppression. I can only imagine what the numbers would like like if we had an election system we could trust. Maybe then we would have a mandate that I could be proud of.

2. I think we are seeing the end of the modern Republican Party. I was discussing the matter with a Libertarian friend of mine, and we both think the Republican Party will eventually split into the moderates & the religious wackos. Of course, that will certainly present problems for the Democrats at that time because many Dems will split off to join the "centrists," but I think that will be good for the People in the long run. Just my two cents.

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