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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:51 AM
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55. You sound smart and your post is nicely done.....
So I suggest you do whatever you decide to do, and be prepared to live with the intended and
unintended consequences, as you are not exempt in being judged for whatever decision you make.

Personally, I believe that I have a great choice in 2012,
and it is to vote for Pres. Obama.

It is easy and simple to blame Pres. Obama for not fixing years upon years of fucked-up shit
that we let happen in this country.....
and you can do so based on his 2.3 years of being on the job,
especially if this sounds right and just to you. After all, many have been blaming him
for any and all outcomes for at least the past 2 years...which means they became unhappy with
him really very shortly after he became President (and those posts will live on here in DU's archives).

Me, I'll blame all of this nation's citizens, for relying on others
to get done for them, what they might have done for themselves
if only they could have stopped complaining long enough to organize themselves,
and to make it their aim to speak loud and long to other citizens of this country
to change minds and hearts on those issues they care so deeply about. Instead too many
waited for the ones that they had been waiting for, which in many instances wasn't even
them. An example was when the Teabaggers were made deliberately famous by the Corporate media....
Where were the countering forces? Most were busy complaining that this President was a sell out
and chanting "Kill the Bill".

To those who have solely relied on one man to clean up all of this nation's shit,
and giving him 2.3 years to have achieved it is not only unreasonable, but it is unfair,
while I don't recall any other man having been expected to get all of this done before.
In particular when folks ignore the role of congress, because they expected this President to simply be more like a dictator and just get her done, by screaming, scheming, lying and ignoring all
opposition (a la Bush) and whatever else it might take.

It is one thing to have unusually high expectations,
it is another to literally want to punish the one that the expectations were loaded on to,
while the only thing that one contributed for the past 2.3 years is a bunch of complaints about
anything and everything.

That said; your vote is yours to do with it what you will....
just don't point elsewhere when they come for you....

Good luck with rationalizing why you may opt to not participate,
while pointing fingers at those of us who will try to save everyone else's ass
letting us know that we ain't doing it quite right.
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