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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2013, 11:36 AM

10. As a proud lifelong lefty,

I became one of Barack Obama's earliest and staunchest supporters. While he was still a junior senator, I went around telling everybody in RedNeckLand (the MidWest) where I retired (for financial reasons) that they ought to watch him because "there goes your next President". At the time most people just said "Barack who?" or even laughed. Now they don't laugh anymore. Instead they sometimes scream at me for bringing this nightmare down on them - as if I'd accomplished that all by myself - or they've even been known to throw empty beer bottles at me. Etc etc. No crosses on the lawn, though. Yet. When I made a 4x5 wooden campaign sign, I festooned it with little American flags hoping to reduce the likelihood of vandalism. There were threats, but they proved empty.

And yes, I've pointed out President Obama's heroism and patriotism, because he endures such abuse and danger to do what he considers best for the country. It might not always be exactly what I want right now on a platter, but he's done all I believe he can to push this country farther left.

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