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Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 05:08 PM
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129. Candidate Obama
Edited on Fri Aug-27-10 05:19 PM by bzengler
Candidate Obama was the President I was waiting for. He was liberal. He wanted to have a government health care option (I would prefer single payer, but this was a start). He stood his ground to the right wing propaganda machine. Candidate Obama wanted to close Guantanamo. He promised to end Don't Ask Don't Tell. He truely did give me hope in a politician for the first time in a while.

Unfortunately he morphed into President Obama. President Obama is a centrist and a corporatist. President Obama and his team are so reactionary to any possible bad thing Fox News would say about them, they react first without even bothering to gather any data (Shirley Sherrod). President Obama gave away the Public Option without even trying. President Obama and his team are playing by the same old Washington game that everyone else has for the past 30 years. And truthfully, Democrats have generally been awful at the game.

If only Obama didn't suddenly morph into this guy that I don't recognize, I would be a much happier person, and wouldn't feel the need to vent and rage as much as I do lately.

Sigh.
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