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  •  Agreed! (1+ / 0-)
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    While it is fine to indulgingly wallow in bashing our President, what Kos said in his last paragraph...

    Regardless, it shows that Obama's debate performance was an epic blunder. Romney gave his partisans a reason to get excited about him and they've responded. It should come as no surprise that people like to fight for people who are fighting for them.
    ... is simply inexcusable. Please Kos keep your "epic blunder" to yourself... you do not need to get so carried away with your blind rage over one lackluster debate performance.

    It is time for us to forgive and heal, and move right along... not display our understandable disappointment in such a callous and bitter fashion  

    "The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds. It was a small part of the pantomime." Wallace Stevens

    by mobiusein on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 07:01:29 AM PDT

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    •  How do you take back a change in perception, (1+ / 0-)
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      Romney is now an acceptable option to quite a few voters who either did not know who is was or had not made up their minds.

      Let me do the math for you, things are still shitty for them.....strike 1, their house is still underwater(if they still have a house)....strike 2, their jobs are at risk or they have a family member that is unemployed...strike 3.  

      Things may be turning around generally but the people that will decide this election sit squarely in the group that are still having a tough time and Romney now looks like the CHANGE they were looking for.  

      That situation sounds EPIC to me.

      •  Yes, people are really hurting... (0+ / 0-)

        ... on that you are absolutely correct. Some of it is Obama's fault, especially his failure to help homeowners with underwater mortgages, but a large fraction of the current economic downturn isn't - the Republicans with their corporate friends made sure that the jobs number would remain high come November 2012, about which they almost succeeded...

        I was only referring to the bitter tone of the diarist's final remarks... it sounds as if Obama let everyone down by being unable to prepare adequately for the first debate...

        Listen, we do not need this sense of utter despair take over the progressive community's feelings about Obama winning the election. If we did, it would undo everything we believe in... by bringing the hard-hearted plutocrats and the war-mongering neo-conservatives back into office to ruin our country for decades to come

        "The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds. It was a small part of the pantomime." Wallace Stevens

        by mobiusein on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 09:00:36 AM PDT

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        •  I am not blaming Obama for their situation but (0+ / 0-)

          they probably are, short sighted absolutely but generally speaking the electorate is short sighted.  It is why the Republicans have been able to win so often.  Logic is just not their strong suit.  Obama came in on a wave of emotion.  He was elected before anyone except a very few realized how bad things were going to get.  People have very short memories and the pundit class(we no longer have a real working press) and the Republicans are good at monetizing their amnesia.  

          If this election is close then the Republicans will steal it, and their is no way we can stop them.  If it isn't then what they have done with all the fraud and the land mines they have laid into the system won't you get the reason for the despair yet?  Obama just made the large amount of voter suppression a major PROBLEM for us to handle, if we can.

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