posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 07:27 PM
Originally posted by MojaveBurning
(please forgive and move if this is the wrong forum, I did a search and nothing showed up)
gam·bling [gam-bling] Show IPA
the activity or practice of playing at a game of chance for money or other stakes.
the act or practice of risking the loss of something important by taking a chance or acting recklessly: If you don't back up your data, that's
I find myself extremely bothered by Obama's campaign slogan. I do not want to GAMBLE on my country. I want to KNOW that it is going to survive and
thrive. I feel like his slogan doesn't inspire confidence in his leadership, or in our country at all. It makes me feel like the slogan might as well
say: "America is screwed, so take a chance that I may or may not be able to hold it all together, but you're probably f-ed no matter what".
Does anyone else get that vibe from Obama's campaign slogan? I'm not trying to just bash the President, but I am interested in how uneasy the slogan
makes me feel.
(Don't be too mean, this is my first real thread!)
edit on 9-7-2012 by MojaveBurning because: changed title to be accurate
I don't get that vibe at all, but then again, 3 things:
1) i'm an optimist, because in my experience, things usually turn out more positive than what the majority of people expect. Also, I believe the
pessimistic viewpoint helps to train the mind toward failure.
2) A realist knows that everything is a gamble, and you're always vying for probability to be in your favor. Is he gambling on a longshot, hoping our
economy will grow tenfold is two years? No. Successful gamblers analyze the situation, believe they have an edge, and invest in their chosen winner,
hoping to make small but worthwile gains on their risk. Not once have I thought the president was going all-in on a dead hand with America and
bluffing - what he's saying is what everyone who isn't spooked by the b.s. In the media knows - the U.S. Still holds the best hand at the table, and
the biggest stack, and we're going to build on that. As we've done time and time again, we'll come out from a decimated economy on top.
3) the most comfort you're going to get that we're going to "survive and thrive" would be through a drastic cutback in standard of living. America is
not about being certain that everything is going to be ok, and you don't gain with no risk. We're going to have to have some testicular fortitude if
we want to rule the roost. If we want to drift along being barely-ok, then we can have relative certainty that we'll stay that way - no thank you.
edit on 7/9/2012 by dogstar23 because: stupid touch screen phone bumped reply. touchscreen is crap.