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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-10 08:04 PM
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216. Yours is the pain that bothers me the most about all of this..... people who have had their trust
ripped off. There is NO excuse for that. :(

I think of all the young kids (to me they are "kids" ^_^ )who got so excited, and worked so hard, and are now not just diappointed, but quickly becoming cynical, as you have. That is a lot of damage, and it really upsets me. What would really be bad is if some of them never become active again because of this!

The one that really makes me sad is the Mexican immigrant who worked in our local recycling collection. He was so excited about Obama, and even though he lived in an area where his lawn signs were routinely torn down, he kept replacing them. He worked his butt off for this man, and when he became disillusioned it hit him really hard. It makes me feel very sad whenever I think of this hard-working and very patriotic man. :(

I'm sorry that you felt so blind-sided. I gave up on "organized politics" (as toxic as organized religion) also, and am quite fulfilled working on poverty issues, which is desparately needed. Movement politics will always be necessary, and I hope you find your nitch.

:hi:
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