Originally posted by pause4thought
I'd say FlyersFan was a middle-grounder & Moshpet just lobbed a custard pie in my direction.
I wish some disagreements could be settled so amicably lol.
I'm one of those folks that would rather recognize a good deed or act for what it is with out trying to read in any secondary motivations. It -is-
possible for people to be opponents and to disagree vehemently on things, and then sit down and get along with each other socially or even at home.
Lately, all to often, every act of President Obama has been vilified. I can't think of a single original post of late that has not been trying to
paint him as if not evil incarnate, as an idiot, or if you will; trying to lay secondary motivations on him. Or the follow on posts in moderate
threads doing the same thing. Frankly I'm a bit shocked at how folks are treating him on ATS... I mean seriously, where has the President actually
pee'd in someones pasta sauce to generate such animosity????
I thought the Idea on was to deny ignorance
here on ATS?
Instead lately, its not deny ignorance, its instill hate and un-reasoning anger on the President.
I'm not asking folks to love him, or even agree with his policies.
However I think folks, really, really could turn down the flames of anger, and pick up some objectivity along the way.
I think Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt had as big of a problem to deal with, if not greater problem, as the Great Depression did tank the economy.
Yet we don't seem to have piles of literature deriding them for what they did, unlike President Obama, who barely has been in office Six Months. This
is where the great Great Depression lasted over the bulk of their terms, and there isn't a huge mound of derogatory finger waving even mentioned????
Surely in that large of a span of time they would have had something vilifying them?!?!?
But no, there isn't and if there was it's white washed or tucked away in some obscure place where no one will drag it up.
Yes that was then and this is now, but seriously, what ever President we would or would not have had in the 2008 elections, they still would have had
to deal with this mess. They still would have had to face the hard problems face on, and they would still have to come up with a solution.
The problems we face as a Nation are not just one man's fault. Yet it seems everyone is acting as if one man should be crucified for not instantly
fixing things or even attempting to fix things instantly. The truth of the matter is no matter what President we would or would not have had in office
now, they would have to resposibility for trying to make it work out for everyone; and that the problems are not ones that can be fixed instantly.
The problems in this country are not a Republican or Democrat only problems, they are an American Problem. They won't be fixed through unreasoning
anger or vilification of the folks trying to fix them, they in the long run, will be fixed by us... The American Peoples.
We as a people need to 'step up' and take some responsibility for getting the country back on track. Or at least realize that the problems we face
can not be fixed quickly, that it will take time and patience to fix the mess, and give our leaders time to make the fixes.
We all are under a lot of stress from the problems facing our country, and no one wants to see America turned into third world country do they? Does
anyone really want to see America turned into blocks of squabbling states and minor countries that can't work together?
No, I don't think so.
Since we all would like to see America get up out from under these problems, can't we at least disagree with the President's actions without
vilifying him? Or turning every action he does on end to extract the bad from it? Aren't we better people than that?
Yes I think we are, at least I hope we are.