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Originally posted by benrl
Why does every president get elected and than look like hell 4 years later, is it because they enter into it thinking they can do something and that they than see that really they have no power to do anything?
I look at it now like a car. Sure, it runs, but it is being towed by a big behemoth, and we sit behind the wheel, hit the gas, the brakes, and try to steer it, but we only have the illusion of control. It is being towed in one definite direction, and you can pretend all you want, it's going to go where it is being towed. I now choose not to get into that car at all.
So funny that people still believe either major party candidate will solve all problems.
Which is why they pick sides with whoever they like the most.
Usually not knowing the history of said candidate.
Going on just affiliation alone.
I totally agree. I bash Romney much more than Obama on these forums, but that is not because I support Obama. It is just that people already know what they are getting with Obama, and they are disillusioned to the point that some of them actually think Romney would do good things for this country. I get the same feeling as well when thinking about this.
It seems a better strategy to point out the blatant lies and faults of the candidates though, because many people on this board are still going to vote. But I agree that it does not really matter who wins. While I do not think things will turn out exactly the same, as far as the large issues are concerned, the outcomes are likely to be identical. For instance, what did Obama do to restore the tyranny of things similar to the Patriot Act? I cannot believe they actually ever had the audacity to spit in our faces by naming it that.
Originally posted by MountainLaurel
he told me that a good friend of his who worked for 20+ years in the white house as a secretary to several presidents, told him they all leave broken once they realize they are ultimately powerless to change anything.
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
For instance, what did Obama do to restore the tyranny of things similar to the Patriot Act? I cannot believe they actually ever had the audacity to spit in our faces by naming it that.