NO ONE is going to Primary Obama. NO ONE. Obama is our candidate. Anyone who thinks he’s as bad as anyone in the GOP hasn’t been paying attention to what’s been happening all over the country. They really don’t know about the union busting in WI (and the rest of the US), or the anti-birth control legislation in OK, or the fact we’ve got a chance of at least THREE Supreme Court nominations coming up in the next 5.5 years, or the fact the GOP is trying desperately to get rid of HCR, or to take away voting rights, or make the Bush tax cuts permanent…. the list is fucking endless. I’m glad Elizabeth Warren hasn’t taken any small planes….
Voting third party or a no vote for POTUS is no different than all the Nader voters in 2000. If anyone thinks there won’t be a fight like Bush v Gore in 2012 if the election isn’t a complete landslide, needs their head examined. And NO, no one gets a pass for not participating. Everyone who abstains is responsible. A viable third party without instant runoff elections is a fantasy, as much as some people might desire it, so stop chopping off you’re own head!
Yes, I KNOW many want Obama to be more of a fighter. But while wanting him to physically slap the shit out of every loser in DC might be very satisfying, it’s an infantile fantasy. Most Americans don’t want their POTUS to be the schoolyard bully that Bush Jr was….. but that’s neither here nor there.
Obama is still PARSECS better than any other candidate out there. The biggest problem is the dysfunctional congress WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, sent to work with Obama. It’s not Obama’s fault that there are such a bunch of fucktards in both the House & Senate who refuse to work with him, and an entire opposition party who’s only goal is to destroy him, even if that means destroying the country along with him…. THAT’S OUR FAULT FOR SENDING THEM THERE. WE MUST OWN THAT.
WE must OWN that there are pathetic BlueDogs™ who are bought and paid for whores. WE must OWN the fact we didn’t send enough progressives to the SENATE to get past the 60 Magical Vote requirement the GOP stuck to because THEY COULD. WE MUST OWN the fact that so many disgruntled spoiled baby Dems who were easily swayed by all the negative braying about Obama didn’t do XYZ…. and stayed at home and didn’t vote in 2010.
The Rolling Stones are absolutely correct: You can’t always get what you want. And you certainly can’t demand that ANY President work alone, or undo 50+ years of systematic deregulation and destruction of the Middle Class, and The New Deal, and the greatest transfer of wealth in our country’s history, over fucking night.
We’ve become a selfish ME society that demands instant gratification regarding ANYTHING, and we have memories of goldfish. Government change isn’t a sporting event. Obama has gotten a lot done in the face of AN EPIC, WELL FUNDED OPPOSITION, THAT COMPLETELY OWNS THE MEDIA in two and a half years including HCR, shooting the shit out of Somali Pirates, and taking out OSAMA BIN FUCKING LADEN.
It’s time to step up, and stand behind our POTUS, and FOR THE SAKE OF ALL THE GODS EVERYWHERE, STOP BELITTLING HIM AT EVERY TURN.
It’s time to single out who in both houses of Congress we want IN, and who we want OUT. NAME THEM. NAME THEIR REPLACEMENTS AND WHY….
It’s time to help, and stop hurting our own cause.
Every day you should be screaming about being held hostage by a minority who wants 60 Magical Votes in the Senate. And screaming about the ridiculous threat to not raise the debt ceiling, and trying to end Medicare etc – SCREAM ABOUT GETTING RID OF THE SS/MEDICARE CONTRIBUTION CAP SO EVERYONE PAYS THE SAME % INCLUDING THE SUPERRICH.
NAME the Dems who actually fight, and are trying to introduce jobs legislation, then NAME the GOPERS who refuse to allow those bills even to come to the floor……
Obama has gotten a mountain of shit done so far in the face of mind-boggling opposition. For that he needs to be called Superman! Just think how much more he could have done had he had the Magical 60+ votes in the Senate, and a supermajority in the house! If that had happened, everyone would be lining up to suck his dick instead of whining about how less than perfect he is.
(Sorry my TOD family for my potty mouth…….)