In the discussion thread: Al Sharpton says he will never criticize Obama about anything. [View all]
Response to satxdem (Reply #9)
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:09 PM
freshwest (53,604 posts)
49. Obama is a much more grounded, even handed person than those who criticize him.
He reminds me of the 'grizzly cam' live stream that was posted here. They're in a waterfall, all day long, hours in the water, catching salmon going upstream. The salmon are on a mission, but so are the bears. Sometimes they catch them, sometimes they get away. Sometimes they are very clever and catch them in their mouths, sometimes they fumble and chase them down.
Overall, a very long day of hard work and many days of it, unnoticed by most. And 99% of the humans watching the bears could never do what the bears are doing, nor would they want to do it. In fact, they are not even qualified to get in the water and try, yet they prate on about it.
One fish after another, a never ending stream of challenges, like a nation of 300,000,000+. Most don't deal with 30, 300, 3,000, 30,000 and so on many people, nor are they subject to hearing their dreams and nightmares. They don't have a plan, they haven't worked most of their lives to formulate one, either.
This is how I see Obama. I've done hard physical labor, and long hours, and I can see what he is. A hard working man, like all hard workers, don't have the luxury of being able to take a break, to stand up each time and say 'Hey, look at me!' Because the job is not done, and a person who has done the long slog, keeps going because it's not over. It's never over.
How easy for the mockers to stand on the other side of the camera and say the grizzly dropped a fish, or was clumsy catching it. I have no respect for that kind of thing, it's an insult to everyone who has ever put in a hard day's work. And you don't get up there and put up with what Obama has been put through to collect 'ass kissers.' The language of West and those who hang on his every word to degrade Obama is very telling.
Okay, another rant, but you've been very good at describing this here, so I wanted to reply.
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