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  •  I agree with this and have done so (3+ / 0-)
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    I think when he screws up he is culpable. When he does good he's worthy of praise
    There is middle ground and many here seek it but when egregious actions are exposed we get tripe like what you just read. Attempts to distract from the issue that should be at the forefront of the conversation. It becomes about the people that stepped forward or had the nerve to speak out or about the person that is responsible and becomes a distraction and dare I say a propagandist effort to change the conversation from the issue. What we get are repeated attempts of people flinging stuff at the wall hoping something may stick. It has been done for years and has actually been ramped up since 9/11. your wit us or agin us is bullshit. I want honesty I want transparency I want my government to respect the constitution and I want them to actually care about something other than which donor they should appease.

    I want people to wake up, sorry f that is too much to ask.

    I look forward when the change of residence happens because maybe then we get back to discussion of what the government is doing, the fans will leave, and we can return to discussing intelligently exactly why people are pissed.

    There are no sacred cows.

    by LaEscapee on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 09:34:10 PM PDT

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    •  The example the Troubadour used (6+ / 0-)

      is a perfect example of the kind of over the top criticism that no one can reasonably take on. IMO he's right in pointing it out.

      The things you list that you want are things that I totally agree with, honesty and transparency are important. But I believe that we all can agree he can't just open the doors and show everything at any moment, the raid on OBL for example needed secrecy and security to carry out before the honesty and transparency part.

      I want my President to respect the Constitution and mourn what has happened to the Fourth Amendment in particular. I do have to say that most of the damage done has been done by SCOTUS and lower courts, but I want him to do better than he has done.

      As for the money in politics and the power it carries, it surely isn't confined to the White House and it damn sure isn't going to get better until we as a people demand it. With a country infested with Teahadist idiots it's going to take a while.

      I have to say that I agree with Troubadour on this, the two sides aren't equal in the way they are represented here and the critics allow for some fairly long stretches of hyperbole when it comes to their barbs. Far worse than anything that comes from those who admire the President.

      "Humidity built the snowman. Sunshine brought him down" John Prine

      by high uintas on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 09:53:03 PM PDT

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