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Steely_Dan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 09:04 AM
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102. Unrealistic Expectations?
I have little in common with my friends on the Right. However, I KNOW where they are coming from. When they side with corporations to the debt of people, it does not surprise me. There is very little that they do that surprises me. The problem is when my own party does not act in accordance with the tenets I fought for and grew up with. When they abandon those tenets, I'm not only disappointed, I feel betrayed.

So, you say that I had unreasonable or unrealistic expectations of our current President. I readily admit this. But consider the kind of campaign he conducted. In his defense, the campaign did take on a sort "life of its own." The optimism generated allowed people to "imagine" hope once again....just one more time, that we can realize our dreams as a country. We dared believed that we could turn around the nightmare of the previous administration. We "believed" that he "got it."

While I am responsible for my own set of expectations, is there any doubt that at least some of it is due to Obama himself?

I can only think of the seventh level of Hell.

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