Maybe some of this stuff just needed to be said – TODers can get frustrated too – a day or so ago, the President said he was frustrated, so why not us? Perhaps it was time to blow off some steam.
It does seem like there is nothing but negative things on the news and in blogs and every one has an opinion on what the President should do to fix his standings in the polls. Stop with the polls already – it seems there is one daily telling us the President’s negative numbers. Of course, we jump for joy when the polls say he’s doing well. Polls are just more marketing and sales from the media and used by the media to bolster ratings.
What I tell myself when I get down is that the GOP does not have any plans on anything currently affecting our country, they don’t need to have plans. They are and have been totally successful by just saying “no”, pointing fingers at the President, obstructing and obfuscating changes that the President would like to put in place to actually pull us out of the ditch we are in.
The question is whether a good portion of the country is happy with this style of political management from the GOPers. It appears that the GOTP is losing steam if you focus on what has been happening in states like Wisconsin – several TP candidates lost their seats or did not prevail against democratic state senators.
What we have to make sure is that no additional GOTPers are elected to the House and Senate (or regular GOP) and support PO by working for the election of Democratic Reps and Senators as well as his campaign. I think that the GOP is working hard to gain both houses – if they do that and PO gets elected in 2012 – it won’t matter that the President is a Democratic one. They will rule the country – PO’s hands will be completely tied.
Princess Potty Mouth is correct – the media is not on our side – they are completely and wholly owned by GOPMEDIA. If Chips hadn’t had such great information on the President’s recent bus trip through the midwest, I’d never have known how he affected those he visited with.
So here’s what I think – sometimes you have to follow what’s going on in the media and places like HuffPo and DailyKos to see what you are up against – and sometimes they actually have something good to share. Take things with a grain of salt, come here for good, solid information and sometimes good, solid dissension (if we are all so supportive and never tell it like we think and feel we run the risk of being blinded by rose colored glasses).
I think we should respect that some of our members are frustrated, some of us are scared of losing the best chance to make changes for our country with PO that we’ve ever encountered in our lifetimes, and sometimes our President or his staff do things that make us go “huh”? I mean really, he and they are not infallible – they are only human.
Thank you blondegrrl