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etc. - a little of this, a little of that - by Oliver Del Signore

Today, something for Obama supporters

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

I’ve been taking a fair amount of heat lately because I can’t find it in my heart to support Our Dear Leader…I mean, The Greatest President Ever®… I mean Barack H. Obama as he runs for reelection.

Apparently, all I ever do is lie about him and make up stuff and be mean and disrespectful. I’ve even had the racist card played on me a couple of times.

I will freely admit to being disrespectful, primarily because I’m one of those curmudgeonly folks who believe respect should be earned and not come automatically with being elected to something. The rest of the charges, well, I imagine they come from folks who live by sound bites and pretty much want to believe that “Yes, we can” move “Forward” and build castles in the sky but really don’t like it when folks point out things like gravity, so they lash out.  But that’s okay. I have a pretty thick skin.

Still, I do feel a little bit bad that I made them feel bad. So today, I’m not going to say anything bad about Barack H. Obama. I’m not even going to point out any uncomfortable truths. I’m just going to offer this short music video by two folks who apparently were card-carrying Obots hopeful, thoughtful supporters in 2008.

I’ll leave it to you, kind readers, to comment on the video.


9 Responses to “Today, something for Obama supporters”

  1. Amy Says:

    Bwahaha! Great video! Kind of says it all…me thinks. :)

  2. Melissa Says:

    LOL! I’m not an Obama supporter. Never have been. Never will be. But I was a bit concerned that they keep referring to the Obama that they used to know. Honestly, I don’t think he’s changed in the last four years. But here’s to hoping his address will change in the coming year!

  3. candace delaney Says:

    Unfortunately, the GOP, and specifically Romney, are not the answer. Have a memory that goes back far enough to where the GOP held Clinton’s feet to the fire over the budget and were willing to shut down the government and hold up federal employees paychecks at Christmas just because he was a democrat, coming into a lousy economy, after 12 years of GOP rule!! My memory also remembers that during the big push for Obama care the GOP didn’t stop the bill, but did gut it and help make in an expensive and ineffective mandate/tax/whatever. Voted for it, then immediately began a program against it. None of which was positive for We the People. This election have heard a lot of things from the GOP that are wrong about Obama. But lets be honest, Romney’s track record as governor wasn’t so hot and there’s nothing to say that he’s going to really be better as president, except that he’ll be of the majority party in congress. Last election was voting for the lesser of two evils (palin vs Obama) and this election is the same thing.
    NOT a way to run a country!!

  4. JimHarris Says:

    I’m not a real political person for the most part. I usually vote for the Libertarian candidate; even though I know he doesn’t have a snowball’s chance of actually being elected, I feel I’m making a statement. This time around, I’m going to vote Republican, because I’m voting AGAINST somebody instead of FOR somebody. I can’t think of anybody I wouldn’t support as an alternative to Obama (not since Hitler died, anyway).

  5. Tony Says:

    Lots of delusions and disillusions. Candace at least we can agree that neither choice is a good one. The history lesson need to go back a lot further to start to understand what happened.

  6. Wayne Says:

    The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.

    – Carrol Quigley, Tragedy and Hope

  7. Deb in CT Says:

    I did that last time Jim and it didn’t work. I agree with Candace and Tony and am moving back to my former (protest style) of voting for more responsible sounding independent/greener(losing)pastures if I even bother at all. So over the government being shortsighted and wasteful and ignorant and totally fed up with corporate/commercial interests buying the vote and swaying public opinion with a bunch of lies and p(l)easant dreams .

  8. Leonard Barnes Says:

    I will vote, I will never willing give up that privilege. I will not vote for any incumbent as that is my choice. I pay no attention to the letter after any candidate’s name but rather what they answer to my questions. I want leaders to lead, not fight over insignificant issues that won’t make a difference either way. Tell me where you stand on jobs, how to correct that problem, immigration, how to correct that problem, the economy, how to correct the mess they have gotten us into and foreign affairs, who’s our friend and why are we paying countries we don’t like to hate us? Issues, not petty differences.

  9. Hanza Says:

    I once told some obots that I disagreed with his idology, and they said that I just didn’t like him because he was black and I was just a racist.



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