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Response to Third Doctor (Reply #56)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:40 PM

65. I feel the same way you do.

I voted for President Obama twice even though I consider myself farther to the left than the President. I still call myself a Liberal rather than a Progressive, because I refuse to let the right wing whackos turn that word into something dirty. As Bill Press and Stephanie Miller both say, "I am a Liberal and I am Proud of It."

President Obama has done many good things, and somethings I wish he wouldn't have, just like every other Democratic President. Would I prefer he always err to the left sure, but the times are the times. That being said I won't be happy with him, if cuts to Medicare and SS are proposed and/or approved by him. Not saying they will be for sure, but just saying if they are.

You are also right that he is far preferrable to someone like Lyin Ryan or any of the Pukers now a days. I think that whole freaking party has turned into a bunch of psycho nut jobs who wouldn't know common sense/sanity if they were to smack them in the face. It is terrifying that somehow they still manage to get elected to any office let alone congress.

And this comes from someone who was raised by moderate Republicans. My Mom and I turned Democrat in the heart and mind though in the 1980s. Me because my Liberal Community College History Professor converted me and her because she thought Raygun was a nutjob too. She also firmly believed in Women's Right and the Right to Choose.


She never changed her formal registration because to have a say in our town gov, you have to register Republican. There is never any Democratic challengers even today. Redneck town in NY what can I say. My Mom voted Democrat in the State and National Elections though from the 80's on. So did I.

To me principal was more important than having a say in town politics, so I officialy changed my registration to Democrat, in the mid 90's. I couldn't in good conscience have anything to do with those bigoted, ignorant, a-holes on the PUke side anymore.

My sis changed to Dem too although she doesn't care that much about politics in general, and my Dad stayed a Republican until he died in the early 90's. He didn't seem to care at all about national politics. Never disscussed it. All he cared about was who was the Town Supervisor and the Highway Superintendent. That was what was important to him.

So I can forgive President Obama even if I consider him to be more like a Moderate Republican and even still respect him. At the same time, however, I can keep hoping and working towards the day when we can elect a more Liberal President again.

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