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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-08-11 09:04 AM
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12. Well, you're welcome to start anywhere within the content of my OP, ...
Edited on Thu Sep-08-11 09:17 AM by Fly by night
... instead of shifting to the ad nauseum discussion of whether or not this country is a democracy and whether our Senate is apportioned appropriately. If you want to discuss those issues, please (please) start your own OP. With 175,000 members, I expect you can find six or seven DUers who want to engage in the hamster-wheel debate regarding whether we are a republic or a democracy. I'm not one of them.

We're not the Norman Rockwell vision of small-town democracy, that is certainly true. We are certainly not Somalia or Stalinist Russia either. (At least not yet.)

So feel free to point out and criticize the content of my OP, rather than presenting an argument that is mostly irrelevant to it.

Is Obama constrained by our current political system? Certainly.

Is he squandering the power and position which we gave him in 2008, because he promised hope and change? Certainly.

If our Democratic party's leader does not stand for something, we will all fall. I'd be happy for him to stand for the things I worked hard for him to accomplish, the things he told us he would at least try to accomplish.

He doesn't have to succeed on everything, but he does need to try.

I don't want a pony -- I want my country back.
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