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  •  A Rockafeller Republican? Have you gone nuts? (2+ / 0-)
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    duhban, sacrelicious

    You have been following the President's entire life and career, correct?

    I appreciate the boxing vs. wrestling metaphor and agree that it makes some sense -- although for different reasons than you've laid forth here -- but I really, strongly disagree that the President is a fucking Republican-by-another-name. I dislike the ideology of Republicans beyond belief, and I am a Democratic Socialist, and I don't see it and actually, find it in poor taste considering that it only helps the Romney media spin cycle at this critical juncture.

    •  obama is center right republican of another era (0+ / 0-)

      look at his voting positions, issues, etc. don't buy into the Right's meme that he is a liberal or socialist.

      •  No, but he's what we've got (0+ / 0-)

        He's our guy right now. You can complaing all you want, but now we need to rally behind the best choice in this election instead of wishing that things were different.

        We can wish that Jill Stein had a chance. We can wish that 40% of the country wasn't insane with Fox News conspiracy theory bullshit. OR we can be realistic and realize that a large chunk of the population is out to destroy this country, and we NEED to outnumber them in the polls in order to save ourselves.

        No, Barack isn't perfect. No candidate is, and no candidate ever will be. You won't get money out of politics in four weeks by throwing your vote away. Your best option is to vote for Obama, and then work on change for 2016.

        Occupy had a shot to change this election's narrative, and it did to some degree. The fact that the "99%" is such a powerful meme is testament to that movement. However, they screwed up by fighting to keep symbolic physical camps erected instead of running candidates when they had a chance.

        I have a lot more to write about this, but to sum up: You can't change the election now. Complain all you want, but vote Obama. Work on change for 2016 starting on November 7th of this year. Until then? Lets get our President re-elected!

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