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  •  There is the realities (4+ / 0-)
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    that you pointed out and then there is perception.

    Right or wrong I perceive President Obama as capitulating to the monied interests. Primarily because of his appointments, which I believe speaks the loudest.

    Perhaps I was expecting too much and my hopes and dreams were not grounded in reality. I am a hardcore liberal and perhaps that puts me at odds with the president. Honestly though, I expected him to use his bully pulpit to a larger and greater extent. So maybe, just maybe I was putting too much on the president.

    I also square plenty of blame on the democratic house and senate as being far too weak when dealing with the republicans.

    The long and short of it is this. I am just a simple American. I am not poverty stricken, but I am knocking on its door. I hear the president, but at this late stage, I'm just not feeling it.

    I know the republicans have fought this president and his policies since day one making his presidency difficult, if not damn near impossible.
    So then why Mr. President do you seemingly at every turn want to work with republicans, when it has been proved they are against you every step of the way?

    Maybe it's just me. Perhaps I expected more than what this president could actually deliver. I am hoping for more of a change that really addresses the plight of the poor and the hollowing out of the middle class.

    I don't know all the ins and outs of Washington politics and the realities assigned. All I know is that I feel short-changed somehow and that the status quo is in full swing.

    Just my two cents FWIW and my perception at the ground level.

    "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." Louis Brandeis

    by wxorknot on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 09:45:37 AM PDT

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