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county worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-25-09 05:41 PM
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19. I'm disappointed in the way things are going. But I put the blame on Congress and not so much on
Edited on Wed Nov-25-09 05:44 PM by county worker
Obama. Sure I feel he didn't fight for a decent health care reform bill. But it is Congress writing the bill. I've said this before and the reply always is that Obama is still at fault for one reason or the other. I take that to mean the person believes the Obama administration is more than an equal branch of the government. We were always attacking the Bush administration for usurping Congress' power and now they want Obama to usurp this Congress' power.

No matter how you slice it those who want to criticize Obama will find a reason for it. Sure it is their right to do so and I don't think any DUer thinks otherwise.

But let's see an equal amount of mud slinging going Congress' way too.

I sure wish Obama was as much the progressive as Bush was the other way. I feel we are going to miss an opportunity here. I feel as bad now as I did when the election was taken from Gore. Then we had all the hope in the world that we would move in a more progressive direction just as we did when we elected Obama. Our problem is going to be getting out the vote for 2010. I can remember the 1994 elections like they were last week. I had some friends that were ditto heads and the day after the election I went to their shop and congratulated them on winning. We lost because the right was more enthusiastic than we were. We did not get health care reform and we sulked and stayed home on election day. I see a repeat of 1994 looming in the future.

However you feel about Obama let's keep telling ourselves how it important it is not to let the right get power again. We may not get what we want from Obama but I am sure as hell we won't get it from the right either.

I wish we could respect each other's point here and let it go at that.

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