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So the logic here is that it doesn't matter what your candidate has done or hasn't done while in office (good or bad), if you voted for him you should keep supporting and "selling" him to others, ignoring his misdeeds and pushing forward every little thing that might be considered positive? These are the type of voters we're dealing with here. Voting the party line instead of voting for the most fit candidate is what many voters are going for, and that is exactly why we are in the mess we're in.
I'm proud of the disillusioned voters for recognizing a failed politician when they see one. Those who voted for Obama voted for him because he promised many things he hasn't been able to deliver. If anything, he's continued the wars, outrageous spending and there certainly is no transparency in our Government. He continues to chip away at our freedoms, so why shouldn't people be disillusioned? Why should people continue to support him when he's clearly not doing what he promised to do? I thank God for the people who are still willing to punish politicians with their votes. I'm thankful for the people who constantly question authority figures. I'm sick and tired of those who stick to their guns no matter how wrong they are.
There is no shame in changing one's mind when one sees that something is not working. It's admirable to be able to admit you're wrong when that is what the evidence shows. I guess Mr. Clooney believes otherwise. Republican or Democrat, if you're not doing your job you're gonna lose it.
Maybe I'm overreacting to a silly picture with a quote from someone who's political opinions are insignificant, but that's the way I feel, especially when I see people agreeing with him.
Originally posted by TheOneElectric
To be honest, that isn't the message. The message is that there is a lack of unity in the progressive voters block. Let's omit conspiracies for one second:
One can not believe to be fighting or fight against oppression if one quits every time they do not get every single one of their issues addressed. The political process of policy promotion and execution is not completed in the wave of a wand. When one simply quits the fight because their wishes haven't been granted by the "all powerful" president, then the fight is lost from the onset. One has to stay dedicated, and make compromises within their ideology block. Decisions have to be made, and issues have to be ranked in order of importance if any serious action is to be taken. I'm also disillusioned with disillusioned Obama voters. They are absolutely "zany"! They'd rather get everything with Obama or nothing with a hard right conservative President and Congress.
Conspiracy On: I dislike sheeple, but I downright hate right wing conspiracy theorist who will vote in this next election.
Originally posted by Hawking
It's actually a very good point. Somehow a "majority" of the American people were sold on GW Bush - twice.
Here's a list of things the man ACTUALLY SAID...in public
Not to mention the Patriot Act, the imperial occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, completely reversing the budgetary surplus Clinton left him with, etc. etc. etc.
But the Republicans are better car salesmen. Does this mean Obama is a great president? - NO, but the point is that you can paint a politician any color you like in the media, regardless of their positive and negative characteristics and actions