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Tue Jun 9, 2015, 10:45 PM

“What was the point?” asked Motley, 23, a grocery store clerk. “We made history, but,

I don't see any change.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/disappointment-in-obama-leads-some-blacks-to-ask-is-voting-even-worth-it/2015/06/09/5922363c-052b-11e5-bc72-f3e16bf50bb6_story.html

I know the Washington Post...but this could be a real problem......not voting I mean. Would hate the outcome of the election if that were to happen. D*mn.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 01:49 AM

1. Well, in spite of all the good things that can be said about president Obama,

 

especially in his first term he left a few opportunities for change unused. A lot of disappointment was created back then. And owning up to those mistakes may be the better way to avoid voter apathy - as contratsed to a repeat of "but we must look forward now".

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Wed Jun 10, 2015, 03:06 AM

2. It won't just be Hillary though.

from the article:

“She is focusing on exactly the right issues,” said the Rev. Lee Harris of Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church on the north side. “But here in Jacksonville, the issues won’t be enough.”


The issues alone might not be enough, true, so she is going to need Barack Obama campaigning hard for her, and he's shown every indication that he's ready to. Bill will probably lend a hand too. And in 16 months a lot can happen to change voter's perceptions of the economy and things are moving fast:

Tuesday:
US job openings hit record high; small businesses upbeat
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026808096

Monday:
Barack Obama poised to hike wages for millions
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026801793


and there's more to come including TPP so stay tuned

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