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ramapo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 03:31 PM
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7. More like sick here
I knew back in February that I was a fool for feeling optimistic and hopeful, for believing that just maybe, that the country was on the verge of significant change, a change that would put an end to the endless, pointless posturing and bickering that went on while the problems facing us were ignored.

Look how far we've come. The Democratic primary season has deteriorated into pointless bickering over ridiculous "issues". The attention of the media and public have been centered on the gladiator-like contest.

I have gone from having much respect and admiration for the Clintons to barely being able to stomach the sound of their voices or their images. Sadly, some are in the same place regarding Obama. Clinton has shown herself to have endless energy when it has come to fighting for her chance for power while some of the magic of Obama has certainly gone up in smoke.

Meanwhile I wonder what kind of fool I am to have actually believed that the US is mature enough to possibly elect a black man as president. The same is likely true of a woman, especially one named Hillary Clinton.

I haven't given up hope, there's a chance, maybe a good chance that it will all turn out ok but the chance of four more years of Republican rule are a bit more likely than they were a few months ago.

It is really quite remarkable that with a perfect storm of energy, economic, and environmental problems swirling around us, that the media and public is caught up in the trivialities of the candidates. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, this has been typical of the past decades of election cycles.

I don't have the energy to be pissed off, just sick.
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