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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 01:00 PM
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19. political labels are stupid
Edited on Sat Dec-03-11 01:01 PM by shireen
In a socially complex society, it doesn't make sense to make assumptions about people based on their political affiliations. There are Democrats who oppose abortion, Republicans who support full equality for LGBTs. Does that make them 'real' Democrats or Republicans? There are even tea partiers who earnestly want a fairer society. The list goes on and on.

IMHO, individuals are getting drowned out by the stereotypes inflicted by the media and political parties.

The bottom line is that people cannot be pigeon-holed into political categories. The author of that blog is proud to be called an 'Obamabot' which she also says is considered an insult. OK, whatever. But i can't help but wonder why she's embracing that label, instead of ignoring it.

Politics is about making compromise decisions to achieve a larger goal. Sometimes, I feel the president has made too many compromises. Others agree with his decisions -- some have good reasons for it and I'm interested in hearing their comments. We can learn a lot from each other by engaging in well-reasoned courteous discussions.

There are some that take an extreme stand, projecting their views about a specific issue to a blanket endorsement or condemnation of Pres. Obama. All they do is antagonize their counterparts at the other extreme. To them, I say, "grow up!"
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  -Confessions of An Obamabot Leisa Simone mikekohr  Dec-03-11 10:47 AM   #0 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-03-11 10:58 AM   #1 
  - Oy  progressoid   Dec-03-11 11:01 AM   #2 
  - Yeah,  CakeGrrl   Dec-03-11 11:48 AM   #11 
  - Well done. I always have a problem w/Gtmo -- Obama signed  gateley   Dec-03-11 11:02 AM   #3 
  - Gitmo was totally out of his hands.  vaberella   Dec-03-11 11:21 AM   #6 
     - Not his fault?  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-03-11 11:24 AM   #7 
     - Yeah - he did try. I often think that the president-elect (and  gateley   Dec-03-11 11:32 AM   #8 
        - Sometimes, doing the right thing and keeping your promises carry consequences.  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-03-11 11:44 AM   #9 
        - Sometimes you're not able to keep your promises. That's life. nt  gateley   Dec-03-11 11:45 AM   #10 
           - Which carries consequences too. Namely, abandonment. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-03-11 12:16 PM   #14 
              - Abandonment by whom? Certainly not a supporter  BklnDem75   Dec-03-11 12:31 PM   #16 
              - Not necessarily. I'm not one of the ones who believes he was  gateley   Dec-03-11 12:32 PM   #17 
              - IMO, I think he did underestimate the extent shit was fucked up.  joshcryer   Dec-04-11 08:27 AM   #49 
                 - They say that about every incoming President - they aren't  gateley   Dec-05-11 09:54 AM   #67 
              - just agreed that the President faces constraints (Congress and etc.)  BlancheSplanchnik   Dec-03-11 02:33 PM   #24 
                 - a) there's several definitions of support.  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-03-11 03:45 PM   #27 
                    - ok, then. n/t  BlancheSplanchnik   Dec-03-11 04:19 PM   #29 
        - He had a say in who is advisors are.  zalinda   Dec-03-11 12:02 PM   #13 
        - He probably shouldn't have made that promise not knowing the extent that Bush's people...  joshcryer   Dec-04-11 08:26 AM   #48 
     - Yeah, he's helpless. That's it. n/t  Scuba   Dec-04-11 10:24 AM   #52 
  - Thank! You! 1++++ I was what I am before Obama was born.It's interesting that putative supporters of  patrice   Dec-03-11 11:10 AM   #4 
  - Thanks for supporting our President!  MineralMan   Dec-03-11 11:12 AM   #5 
  - That is just sad. He has been a huge disappointment.  stillrockin   Dec-03-11 11:51 AM   #12 
  - What's more sad is the failed, recycled 'lead' meme  BklnDem75   Dec-03-11 01:12 PM   #20 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-03-11 01:42 PM   #21 
  - +Several Million. n/t..  ElboRuum   Dec-03-11 10:30 PM   #38 
  - He has not been a disappointment to me. I am proud of our President, your opinion does not affect  Pisces   Dec-03-11 01:58 PM   #22 
  - Cultists need to deprogram  Demeter   Dec-03-11 12:19 PM   #15 
  - Understandable my ass.  woo me with science   Dec-03-11 12:37 PM   #18 
  - Sadly,  progressoid   Dec-03-11 03:07 PM   #25 
  - And that is what is really hurting the party IMO /nt  Dragonfli   Dec-03-11 08:54 PM   #35 
  - Please decide if the system is corrupt or not.This post shows you think it isn't corrupt since O can  patrice   Dec-03-11 03:50 PM   #28 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-03-11 06:26 PM   #33 
  - What she said  donheld   Dec-03-11 08:50 PM   #34 
  - +100  Myrina   Dec-03-11 09:16 PM   #36 
  - +1  Hell Hath No Fury   Dec-05-11 02:10 PM   #68 
  - political labels are stupid  shireen   Dec-03-11 01:00 PM   #19 
  - I struggle with that  quakerboy   Dec-04-11 01:55 AM   #45 
     - yeah, you have a good point.  shireen   Dec-04-11 06:58 PM   #62 
  - One thing I don't get...  GoCubsGo   Dec-03-11 02:27 PM   #23 
  - Perhaps but few corporatists.  TheKentuckian   Dec-03-11 03:36 PM   #26 
  - Really cute article. Happy to rec  Number23   Dec-03-11 04:28 PM   #30 
  - Proud "Obamabot" checking in!  Tarheel_Dem   Dec-03-11 05:48 PM   #31 
  - Its an ignorant insult by those who dont have intelligent arguments.  DCBob   Dec-03-11 06:05 PM   #32 
  - Yet another cheap attack on Obama's liberal critics.  Vattel   Dec-03-11 10:06 PM   #37 
  - Utter folderol.  ElboRuum   Dec-03-11 10:42 PM   #40 
  - Nice reframing, but innacurate  quakerboy   Dec-03-11 10:34 PM   #39 
  - I would put to you that there are NO Obamabots.  ElboRuum   Dec-03-11 10:46 PM   #41 
  - Exactly. The "analysis" (aka projection) of the poster you are responding to is hilarious  Number23   Dec-04-11 01:32 AM   #44 
     - I think you're missing the point,  ElboRuum   Dec-04-11 08:20 AM   #47 
        - You have misunderstood what I wrote  Number23   Dec-04-11 03:15 PM   #58 
           - Ah, I see.  ElboRuum   Dec-04-11 04:33 PM   #60 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-04-11 01:06 AM   #42 
  - K&R n/t  Tx4obama   Dec-04-11 01:27 AM   #43 
  - Why would a person support someone they disagree with?  tcaudilllg   Dec-04-11 03:38 AM   #46 
  - I hope that means you don't support anyone at all.  Wait Wut   Dec-05-11 03:16 PM   #70 
  - How about the power to assassinate American citizens  _ed_   Dec-04-11 09:17 AM   #50 
  - Good post, but don't hold your breath  woo me with science   Dec-04-11 02:02 PM   #57 
  - We All Need To Stick Together, or we lose. Again.  mikekohr   Dec-04-11 10:14 AM   #51 
  - Great, fact filled post mikekohr.  great white snark   Dec-04-11 11:25 AM   #53 
  - I will vote for him but not donate $2000 like last time.  Logical   Dec-04-11 11:40 AM   #55 
  - I am absolutely cringing reading about how much people donated.  BlueIris   Dec-05-11 12:26 AM   #64 
     - I can not afford $2,000.00 but I did, have and will continue to donate  mikekohr   Dec-05-11 09:33 AM   #66 
     - Thanks! I wish I had it back to give real dems!!  Logical   Dec-05-11 09:46 PM   #71 
  - Great post!  Number23   Dec-04-11 05:03 PM   #61 
  - I would change "knows and understands why they were made" to....  Logical   Dec-04-11 11:39 AM   #54 
  - We need to learn to stick with our party through thick & thin IMHO  Proud Liberal Dem   Dec-04-11 02:01 PM   #56 
  - I was an "Obamabot" until the healthcare debacle that proved that...  Odin2005   Dec-04-11 03:28 PM   #59 
  - To me, the healthcare debacle proved that he doesn't give a damn about anyone.  BlueIris   Dec-05-11 12:25 AM   #63 
  - I love that image he he nt  flamingdem   Dec-05-11 02:08 AM   #65 
  - All righty then DarthBama  Hutzpa   Dec-05-11 02:35 PM   #69 

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