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Imajika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 07:16 PM
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79. There are probably some that hate him...
Some people tend to lose sight of the big picture. Folks get bogged down in the weeds of specific polices or niche issues, they chose to stand and fight on those things and become extremely passionate about them - and when someone (Obama) they hoped would agree with them doesn't it can build feelings of rage and even hate.

This happens to people all the time. Families, friendships, etc, are destroyed by this thinking on a regular basis. Example of how it happens: let's say someone argues with you about some policy they insist Obama should be supporting but isn't, that person declares that Obama will lose if he doesn't support that policy because it is so important (at least to them it is), if the argument with you is intense enough, some part of that person may hope Obama loses to prove their point. They may come to hate Obama over it, and if he wins they may actually hate him more.

By and large you are right though. People are pretty savvy on a political forum like this. They know Obama is going to be better than the alternative. Almost everyone here will vote for Obama in 2012 despite some threats to the contrary.

I am one of those people that feel I have to defend the President. I think he's been, by and large, simply fantastic. I believe in the long run Obama will be viewed as one of our very best presidents. I understand people get frustrated with him and, quite frankly, a political forum is the place to argue about these things (even when I get frustrated) - but I have no doubt in the end 95% of the people here will support the President when the time comes.
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