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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 10:32 AM
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56. So what you are telling me is that you think you have been wrong before.
You very well could be wrong again.

Harry Truman was not contemporaneously popular. Nor was LBJ. A war helped FDR's standing immensely; the people who looked at him as Jesus Christ with a Scottie Dog (not in a wheelchair, many didn't even know about that before 24/7 media coverage) during the Great Depression tired of him as the corner was turned.

I have some unfortunate news for you. Like Obama, or not, we're not going to do any better than him in 2012, and if you continue to play Debbie Downer and encourage your friends to do likewise, we could very well do one hell of a lot worse.

I think a Supreme Court whose shape endures long after the appointment of justices (think Thomas and Scalia, to say nothing of Roberts and Alito) is something that only the very obtuse don't worry about. It IS a big deal, who lands on the Court.

You think your rights are being eroded now? Go on and help elect Romney, even if you do it through negativity and inaction. Or Perry. Or Huntsman.

You want better candidates? Better representation? Get OWS on the asses of Congress. They are the ones who MAKE law. They all have district offices (State offices for the Senators) and those offices are in busy locations. Focus your ire.

Presidents are not Kings. They don't rule by decree. Obama can't make you happy with a wave of his magic wand. He needs a Congress behind him--and it would help if people started showing up in the off-years to vote.
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