My first reaction to hearing that President Obama capitulated to republicans over the 'fiscal cliff' situation was one of disappointment in his
continuing cowardice in the face of opposition.
I was then reading and replying to the thread on Ms. Rodham-Clinton's medical issue and realized that I was being: 1) sexist, 2) narrow-minded and 3)
I don't know the pressure President Obama was under (how can any of us) from, not only republicans, but bankers and other hidden sources of
influences. I don't know the threats that were made against him, his family, his country, his people - let alone the entire globe.
I want the answers to be simple - they rarely are.
I want to think I understand what is going on - I don't.
I want to believe that I would have the courage of my convictions no matter what - I honestly don't know if I'd put my child at any risk for what is
There was a thread here on ATS about how President Obama has aged so quickly during his term in office. It's because he truly cares (as best he can),
he's smart enough to know that even he doesn't know the whole story and he wants things to be better.
I'd rather that, then a President (you pick) who looks and acts the same before taking office and afterward because he just didn't care and left the
decisions to others.
I truly believe that anyone who would want the Presidency is not qualified for it. In fact, in my utopia, political executives will be elected from a
pool of qualified people (probabaly selected by a computer - with open souce code) and cannot decline the term of service. We should all spend a
period of service to our communities, states, country and world. Leadership (Servant Leadership) should be rotated and madatory for all that are able
- not just those who want to acquire power and wealth at the expense of others.
I want President Obama to be my champion and yours, I want him to stand up to TPTB and he is just not doing what I want - but I have to admire the man
for trying, being vilified, trying again and surviving.
Happy New Year
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