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  •  Know this (32+ / 0-)

    If President Obama were to lose in November, for the remainder of your life, republicans will beat you over the head with his name like they do now with the name of Carter.  They will mock Obama mercilessly and belittle the historic campaign of Change you can believe in, and all that we accomplished.

    If President Obama were to lose in November, the cynical political strategy of obstruction designed around the notion of making a Democratic president a one-term president will be deemed a brilliant success, and the strategy will certainly become the new normal in American politics.  

    And if President Obama were to lose in November, the Congressional obstruction, the purposeful destruction of the economy, the voter purging, the war on women, the papers please legislation, the union-busting, the attacks on teachers and firefighters and police, birtherism, the opposition to marriage equality and economic equality and all the rest will have been rewarded, and the pathological lies from Mitt Romney will have been condoned.  

    •  This Progresive mocks "Change we can ... (1+ / 0-)
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      believe in."

      As Pogo said: We have met the enemy, and he is us. At this point the Democrats are part of the problem, not part of the solution the solution.

      And if President Obama were to lose in November, the Congressional obstruction, the purposeful destruction of the economy, the voter purging, the war on women, the papers please legislation, the union-busting, the attacks on teachers and firefighters and police, birtherism, the opposition to marriage equality and economic equality and all the rest will have been rewarded, and the pathological lies from Mitt Romney will have been condoned.
       
      The above ain't gonna happen, that is just pure FUD.
      •  What planet have you been living on. (0+ / 0-)

        Maybe you distinguish between yourself and Obama, but those on the right don't.  I argue on a political site with Republicans every day, and they don't make your distinction.

        You may think his defeat wouldn't be a problem for you, but you don't consider the alternative.  Denying the consequences of a choice doesn't wish them away.

        Simple question: In the years since Republicans successfully urged the disempowering of workers and unions in the Midwest, what has happened to those states economies?

        by Stephen Daugherty on Mon Jun 18, 2012 at 08:23:58 AM PDT

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    •  I agree 100%, and (10+ / 0-)

      the Republicans have another deeper more subtle motive for destroying Obama's image. They want to forever tie the image of economic destruction, domestic deprivation and widespread suffering and lastly endless buffoonery to Barack Obama as a black man in the presidency of the United States. This is the reason Obama has been publically lampooned and subject to every racist slur and disrespect imagineable from the day he first stepped inside the White House.

      Their goal is to fix the image of the current dischordant negative national environment in the minds of the majority of Americans -  so that when the next politically strong African American attempts to run for president, all of these pernicious images will come flowing back into the public mind so that African American's candidacy will never get off the ground. This nasty racist hatchet job is being done by the GOP to please the white southerners in their Party, thereby making sure that the white south stays in the Republican Party no matter what happens in the future.

      However with the accelerating transition of America to a brown skinned nation from its traditional white skinned majority, I sense an awesome level of racialist anxiety that has become the main obsession with the GOP. Personally I don't think the billions of dollars that these right wing racists are now spending to denigrate Barak Obama will ever be successful in achieving their goal.

      •  Obama had largely destroyed his own image... (1+ / 0-)
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        He's really sucked it up ever since he got elected.  It's pathetic how little actually got done during the two years Democrats controlled Congress, and then that was capped off by passing an extension of the Bush tax cuts.  

        Obama deserves a lot of criticism for his performance, and the fact that he's running neck and neck with Romney is largely thanks to his inept political management.  It's just lucky that Romney and the Republicans are so unpopular or Obama would be toast.  

        Unfortunately, if we don't take back Congress then basically nothing will get done in the next two years, besides the inevitable extension of the entire Bush tax cut package again when Obama backs down.  

    •  Well they won't do that for long... (0+ / 0-)

      Because Romney is most likely a one termer and the Republicans would be voted out again afterwards.  

      •  That's what we thought about Bush. (0+ / 0-)

        I don't want to think about Bush any longer, but I will never forget what happened to my country after he got elected.  You hand that Romney fucker any power, and he will fight like hell to keep you from taking it back, and don't think he won't cynically encourage blistering hatred for you and yours, just like Bush and his advisors did, in order to keep it.

        Simple question: In the years since Republicans successfully urged the disempowering of workers and unions in the Midwest, what has happened to those states economies?

        by Stephen Daugherty on Mon Jun 18, 2012 at 08:26:10 AM PDT

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