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  •  When I was growing up, a long time ago, "calling (1+ / 0-)
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    bullshit" on the part of our rulers when one sees it was called "one of the duties of citizenship." Hanging around patting other people on the back who are comfortable and even happy just living in the pile of bullshit, who are used to the stink, or who somehow benefit from attachment to the Bullshitter-in-Chief whether for simple personality and psychic or more remunerative reasons, is another choice, of course.

    This, in my very humble and uniformed estimation, is not "about" Obama and company. It is "about" the present and future of the country and its parts, and of course (for my grandchildren's sake, I'm toward the end of it all) the species. And stupid stuff like trying to do the right thing, and seeing that since there is more than enough of everything that matters to go all the way around the table, that in fact the most of us don't let the very few of us shortstop and gobble up all the plenitude on those laden platters of bread and meat and vegetables, and sucker us into fighting each other over the scraps and crumbs.

    Sounds like you either actually do understand and are defending the excretion of bullshit, or maybe you don't understand at all... But who am I to judge? I can't get past the simple and horrible truth that we really are all in the same stewpot together, like it or not, and "somebody" is turning up the heat, and we seem too stupid not to clamber out of the pot, handcuff the Wicked Witch, and stop the predation...

    "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

    by jm214 on Sat May 18, 2013 at 10:14:07 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah but you see, here is the thing.... (0+ / 0-)

      The majority of people in this nation does not believe the President is "bullshit". The President has been pilloried in this community by some for five years as "evil" as a "betrayer" as "bullshit" and guess what?

      He was reelected and received 64 million votes in the last election.

      Polls taken before the election showed that he was "STRONGLY" supported by at least 82 percent of Progressives....  

      They see him as someone who has already done important things for this nation, even while being saddled by the worst obstructionism any President has received in the history of this country.

      Your description of the President is a fringe view; it is not shared by a majority of people in this country and certainly not by a majority of Democrats.

      •  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz (0+ / 0-)

        Same could have been said of Bush circa 2005...

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Sat May 18, 2013 at 03:02:28 PM PDT

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        •  No, same could not have been said of Bush. I think (0+ / 0-)

          we have addressed this issue before. Are you prepared to vouch for the integrity of Bush's win in 2004?

          If you as a Democrat are prepared to vouch for Bush's win, Barack Obama won over 64 million votes while Bush is reported to have won over 62 million votes. So, even in your wildest imagination, Obama still won more than bush....

          You know, after five years, I'm confused as to what exactly are the anti-Obama folk doing to get the kind of Democrat, you feel you should have in the White House, elected.

          Guess what, the supporters of this President? We reelected the President.

          Who have you elected?

          And I hope you don't reply that you voted for Barack Obama, because I think that would give me indigestion. For, you see, I would truly question the folly of anyone voting for a political candidate that they have spent countless hours vilifying as "incompetent", "corrupt" or other such issued pejoratives.

          But really, who are you backing? Who are you for, rather than being against?

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