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  •  I'm saying it is what it is and (5+ / 0-)

    some of us are well on our way of getting over it. Maybe you should take some deep breaths and make an effort to get over your disappointment as well. We live in a democracy, shit happens.

    •  I'm not getting over it. I clearly got over it (9+ / 0-)

      the last time he caved on the bush tax cuts, cuz I ended up working 16 to 18 hrs a day, 7 days a week for 10 weeks in Colorado (paid my airfare to get there too) to get him re-elected.

      You and many others can't seem to grasp that to many of us - supporters of varying degrees - that for him to go back on a promise that he has been making for five years, that after reneging on it once he came out more forcefully with the same promise during the 2012 campaign - to the extent that he would supposedly veto anything less, is to pull the rug out from under us.

       Fact is, I would venture to guess that those that are most upset about this cave are, like me, heavily invested in having trusted this man.  Yeah, there have always been those areas where I have had issues with this administration (patriot act, guatanomo, etc) but overall I had an abiding trust that President Obama was a man of his word.  I no longer have that.  He has broken that trust.

      So my guess is that those of us most upset with this are mostly those who placed a lot of trust in him.  Telling us to just 'get over it' will never fly - you don't easily get over having such a trust broken.  You certainly do not buy into anything else he has to say in the future without a whole lot of doubt.  

      Much shorter version:  He has broken his promise, we can no longer trust him, that is a BFD to those of us who did.

      "Don't Bet Against Us" - President Barack Obama

      by MRA NY on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 05:20:19 PM PST

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    •  In other words (5+ / 0-)

      the fact that there's a huge difference between 250k and 450k, in terms of revenue taken in--sorely needed revenue that this country must have in order to continue functioning to the point where it benefits The Many, as it is supposed to do--does not matter one bit to you.

      What appears to matter to you is peddling lofty, patronizing bullshit in order to convince others that it's The New Normal and Just Deal With It. That would be laughable, if only this wasn't a serious subject affecting a whole bunch of people who have--let's face it, just been kicked out of The Middle Class with that one slick move AND who still have to worry about the only retirement they might be able to count on being put on a table it had no fucking business ever being on.

      If 450k is middle class, what is 25k now? Poverty Lite?

      It is time to #Occupy Media.

      by lunachickie on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 05:58:40 PM PST

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