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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 10:27 PM
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16. there are a number of problems with this
First, people are not necessarily "surprised" and do not need to be surprised in order to speak out against it. Why are you surprised that people who were against this war before the election continue to be opposed to this war?

Secondly, people were told that Obama was not perfect, but better than the alternative, and that once he was in office we could "hold his feet to the fire." No one said that once Obama was elected we then must not speak out on anything unless it is precisely in congruence with his positions. Anyone daring to suggest before the convention that Obama might escalate either of the military actions overseas was promptly beaten to a pulp and told they were delusional.

Then, during the primaries the most zealous supporters of Obama continually and aggressively portrayed him as the anti-war candidate, when contrasted to the other candidates. It is disingenuous to now do a 180 on that, and then claim that nothing has changed.

Are anti-war views to now be seen as unwelcome in the Democratic party, merely because the people waging war now have a "D" after their names? If so, we have descended into the pit of moral depravity, and nothing threatens the future success of the party more than that does. This means that those demanding compliance and conformity in thought and word for the sake of party loyalty, while claiming they are promoting the success of the party, and worse yet claiming they are the only ones promoting the success of the party, are actually working against the success of the party.
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