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  •  Do you think the president should (1+ / 0-)
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    be a magician or a dictator?

    Is your State representative or Senator is a chicken shit on gun control - that's where you can and should direct your anger right away.

    States and cities can regulate guns locally, if they are careful about it.

    How many votes does Obama have in Congress for gun legislation?

    Sometimes being a leader means, solving the problems where solutions are within reach. Any legislative changes starts with us, and pressuring our district and Statewide representatives.

    If Congress can't pass a bill, there is nothing POTUS can sign.

    •  Being a "leader" never means staying silent (0+ / 0-)

      on deeply ethical issues.   While other people die.

      Especially to advance your own personal political ambitions.

      But that is the state we find ourselves in.

      Obama is not a "leader," he is someone who desperately wants to be "liked" by the wrong people.  That fact has been a tragic trait of this presidency.  If the benefit age of SS or Medicare is pushed back while he is in the Oval Office, that will be the final sad "proof."  

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