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  •  These people who think that way would not (4+ / 0-)

    have voted for Roosevelt in 1936 either. After all, things weren't just hunky-dory after FDR's first term.

    I don't know if we just are so used to instant gratification now or what the problem is. Or if they just forgot that the entire banking system was about to go belly-up at the end of 2008.

    The thing is that by electing Obama, the worst did not happen. But some people do not give him credit because he stopped the worst from happening. Yes, the stimulus should have been larger, but if McCain had been elected, there would have been no stimulus. Yes, we would have all liked a public option, but with McCain, there would be no reform at all. Etc.

    And spare me the list of things that Obama did or did not do that you don't like. I'm 66 and no President has ever done everything to my satisfaction - or to anyone's. And none ever will. But the choice is which direction do you want to go.

    Sometimes I think that I'd just like for the wingnuts to get their way so they will have to live with the results. But in reality, the shit will fall on the just and the unjust so I don't really want that to happen. Hopefully this woman is just venting and when it is time to vote, she will realize that who the President is makes a difference in the lives of real people. It is never going to be perfect. Nothing in life is. But there is a difference in what life would be like under Obama and under Romney.

    You can't scare me, I'm sticking to the Union - Woody Guthrie

    by sewaneepat on Tue Jun 26, 2012 at 05:26:06 AM PDT

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