reply to post by uaocteaou
I have to agree, I never saw any of that either.
There were reports of protests, and the fact that he was the first president to see mass protest on his inauguration, but nothing near the rhetoric
we're now seeing against Obama.
And I have to say I don't think this is solely a party divide issue any more. The extreme right were always against a Black president, and always
against anything but a conservative leadership.
But since Obama has taken office, he's done very, very little to rectify the damage done by the previous admin. All of the promises he had made have
been overlooked or blatantly changed. This has caused a massive rift with most of the young voters who had hoped he would be revolutionary in his
vision for America. They have now seen riot police beating up students, under an Obama government.
They're seeing Obama continue the same old policies as Bush, but this time it's with a certain smile and veneer of "we're trying to be nice".
People are not buying it.
I would say the only support Obama has now is with a minority of youth still naive enough to think he's brought any change, and a black audience who
are still simply elated that they have a black president, regardless of his actions in office.
I would suggest that the vast majority of people who voted for Obama are now dissatisfied, underwhelmed, and are probably now feeling disillusioned by
politics more than ever. At least when Bush was in power people had a reason to be political, now they've made that move and nothing good has come of
it, they'll feel completely impotent.
Basically, the people tried, and now they know that voting actually makes absolutely no difference to how the nation is controlled (I mean
As always, I believe a peaceful process is needed by the people to remove the two-party system and implement open calls for party formulation. You
need real independent parties on platforms of ecology, security, protectionism (financial) and self-sufficiency.
And as I've said before, this will only happen through the secession of several states. Without that, any formulation of a new party will be crushed
by the government.