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Dear Liberals: It's Time to Cut the "Obama Betrayed Us" Crap - jaxx - 12-17-2011 09:39 PM
Friday, December 16, 2011
Dear Liberals: It's Time to Cut the "Obama Betrayed Us" Crap
I am not quite one of you. I am, rather, a creature of the political center, and sometimes you drive me nuts. However, for the last twelve years or so we have been fellow travelers, as the Democratic Party has been the only safe place for people like me—centrists who view with trepidation the increasing radicalization of the Republican party. So, I speak to you as an ally if not as a soul mate.
That said: it’s time to stop all of the “I’m-not-ever-voting-for-Obama-again” stuff. It’s just getting silly. Yes, I suppose he has done some things to disappoint you. He has done some things to disappoint me as well. One of the big downsides of a two-party system in a functioning Republic is that nobody ever quite represents anybody’s ideology. This is just how the system works. Get over it.
Politics is a pragmatic business, and the situation is like this: one of three people is going to be elected president next year. Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, or Newt Gingrich will be sworn in at the beginning of 2013, and, for the next four years, will control the reins of government. This person will appoint thousands of like-minded people to executive and judicial offices, including, perhaps, one or more Supreme Court justice. If you are absolutely neutral in this, then go off and support the Peace and Love Party or whatever. But if you even suspect that there might be a difference between a Gingrich government and an Obama government, then, really, it’s time to get behind the one who probably won’t drive the country off a cliff.
<..> So please, I am begging you, let’s end this now. I get that you would like a more ideologically pure liberal, but it isn’t going to happen. And such a candidate would virtually guarantee that the other guy would be President anyway. And if your grousing about a few concessions to conservatives helps that happen, I will probably never forgive you.
Disclaimer: This guy is an admitted pub, who has voted Dem for the last 12 yrs, a moderate. However! I do not buy the next to last paragraph...PBO has got a lot going for him, so much that the pubs fear what else he will get accomplished. Aside from that he kicked ass.
RE: Dear Liberals: It's Time to Cut the "Obama Betrayed Us" Crap - PoliticalTiger - 12-17-2011 10:41 PM
Good common sense there! These people still whining because Obama hasn't created some sort of liberal utopia (as if any one person could do so) need to come down to earth and face reality!
RE: Dear Liberals: It's Time to Cut the "Obama Betrayed Us" Crap - Brewman_Jax - 02-16-2012 11:30 AM
I've never liked the condescending tones by the RW'ers who think that they're so smart because they're more "reasonable" than their foaming far-right associates, so they get to talk down to the other side of the aisle. IMO, if they were so smart, they could break their programming and not vote for repubs at all. That aside, regardless of anyone's personal feelings or disappointment with Mr. Obama, he has done quite a good job in spite of the steaming pile he inherited--that's including the obstructionist repubs and their racist teabagger relatives. If no other other reason to vote for a 2nd term, break the corporate-controlled Supreme Court. He should get 2 appointments, maybe 3, since it doesn't look like Thomas and/or Scalia will be impeached and removed anytime soon.
The writer is right about one thing, there won't be a liberal utopia or, conversely, a neo-conservative theocracy.
RE: Dear Liberals: It's Time to Cut the "Obama Betrayed Us" Crap - NJMaverick - 02-16-2012 12:07 PM
(12-17-2011 10:41 PM)PoliticalTiger Wrote: Good common sense there! These people still whining because Obama hasn't created some sort of liberal utopia (as if any one person could do so) need to come down to earth and face reality!
Don't you understand? Only destructive idealism is acceptable. Common sense and good results are bad. At least to the people we are discussing in this thread.
RE: Dear Liberals: It's Time to Cut the "Obama Betrayed Us" Crap - Peacetrain - 02-16-2012 12:35 PM
As I have always said.. politics is a big old circle.. and at one point the farthest left and the farthest right points join..
RE: Dear Liberals: It's Time to Cut the "Obama Betrayed Us" Crap - janedrake - 02-16-2012 01:25 PM
An extra shout-out to "founderstein" for calling Newt a "whiney-butt" in an earlier piece. LOL.