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Response to The Doctor. (Reply #81)

Tue Dec 20, 2011, 06:47 PM

113. It was your 1st sentence

that set me off, but having parsed it more carefully I see that the last clause provides an escape hatch. My apologies for a leap to judgement and I now pronounce you fair and balanced. As for the rest of the thread, the insults were flying so thick and fast I have no idea who called who what. I would just observe that the President's supporters have been dismissive of any and all criticism of Mr. Obama pretty much from the beginning. The "pony" meme appeared very early on, when critics were still making an effort to keep it civil. Labeling everyone who disagrees with one as a "hater" isn't the best way to promote reasoned dialogue. Presenting a list of the President's accomplishments is not an adequate response to the charge that he has a cavalier attitude toward civil liberties or the corporate domination of government, and as someone pointed out upthreadn nobody forced him to pt Arne Duncan in charge of education policy.. There's a strong perception out here that as the Republicans move farther right, so does the President. I live in a moderate area of a liberal state and don't hear anyone voicing enthusiastic support for his re-election. We've been trying to deliver that message for some time now and chanting "84% of liberals sopport him" really doesn't address the issue. Of course I'll vote for him. What choice do I have. But I fully expect his second term to be even more disappointing than his first, since he won't have to worry about re-election. And if he has a republicsn House and Senate to deal with, I expect he'll just roll up in a ball and let them kick him whereever they like.

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