posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 10:14 PM
I didn't say that I thought Obama was doing anything to help ME, and I can recognize that he is part of the broken system. However, I do think that
it is indeed an improvment over what we have had to endure from our leaders in this country.
I didn't vote for him because I believe he can/will fix everything. NO ONE can. I voted for him because he was the lesser evil. I agree that he is
a figure head, a puppet. But I rather prefer my puppets to care about Americans as opposed to only the rich Americans. (I think he has better
intentions, we will see if there can be any manifestation of those intentions.)
Everybody is so black/white +/- on this. Maybe something good will happen, it is almost as likely as something bad happening.
At the end of the day, I still have hope, and while that could be an illusion, it helps me fall asleep at night.
I have hope that:
We will end the war.
Decrease reliance on forign oil.
Become energy independant.
Provide better education to our youth.
Learn to not hate our neighbors.
Learn to not hate ourselves.
and hope for a huge variety of other things...
Obviously, I do not have hope that Obama will save us and make all of these things happen.
Supporters of Obama want to believe that a change can occur, they want to participate in that sort of change. What is soooo BAD about that?
What candidate could ever meet the expectations of everyone? Who should head up this "Pro-America" party, and would they not be part of the system
in the same way that your whipping post is? If someone watched every move you made, I am sure it is your misstep that would be exploited as well.
And if you believe the system is beyond repair, why even bother complaining? Social unrest should serve as a catylist to change, not only as a means
to ridicule and slander our leaders. ("Kenyan despot"?)
I don't see the system we all despise changing anytime soon. So, our recourse must then be to work within it. I do believe he is doing the best he
can do...and I am thankful someone is.