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  •  Obama performed to a surprising, even remarkable (2+ / 0-)
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    degree. I'm not going to link to the lists of what he accomplished despite obstruction but I think "did not perform" seriously underestimates what he has done.

    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 08:33:33 AM PST

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    •  Yes, the President performed admirably as (0+ / 0-)

      an executive and administrator. However, on election day, he was not the performer, the voters were the performers. That the President's achievements were not properly discussed during the re-election campaign was not his fault. The Cons successfully focused on personalities instead of practical achievements because that's the only perspective they can understand.
      When the Cons speak of leaders, they are being honest in that's what they want--someone to lead them by telling them what to do and providing inspiration. Lacking in self-direction, they are looking for external prompts to guide them.
      Barack Obama, claiming to take direction from the people, whom he serves, is anathema to people who can't choose and don't want to give direction or anything else.

      Willard's reference to "takers" was actually rather perverse, albeit typical, because it is the cons who take, both things and directions. They apparently have no sense of giving or putting out.

      We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 09:11:48 AM PST

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