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  •  I'm trying to gather my thoughts here. (14+ / 0-)

    Your diary does a better job putting it into words than I could, but I think the thing that really bothers me about all of the "conspiracy theories" is that in order for any of them to work you have to actually think Obama's motivations and thought processes are...what's the word? Sinister. I dunno man, I just don't have that in me. Call me a sell-out, Obamabot, whatever. I just think that the idea of a Barack Obama cackling evilly while rubbing his hands together while planning his nefarious plot to turn the United States into a fascist dictatorship seems...goofy. Doesn't it? Am I crazy in thinking that?

    I mean, yeah you TOTALLY argue the point that George W. Bush was some kind of sociopath. I had a hard time believing it at first but the evidence kept piling up. Like his mocking Karla Faye Tucker's pleas for mercy, or him going to bed early on the night of Saddam Hussein's execution, or admitting that he didn't really give two craps where Bin Laden was. Bush really DIDN'T care about anyone else and I don't even think he cared if people knew it. That's messed up.

    Has Obama EVER done anything remotely like that? Ever? Yeah, he's lied to us many times but if you believe ANY politician when they say "I will never lie to the American people" your gullibility is on YOU. Obama hasn't lied to us any more than any other politician and considerably less than some. And he has NEVER demostrated a lack of empathy or inability to care for others. Never.

    All that said, I too am super pissed off at the idea of a Syria strike but I think it's simply saber rattling run amok rather than sinister. Obama stupidly painted himself in a corner with his words, probably because he foolishly thought the circumstances he stated to require an intervention wouldn't actually happen. It was admittedly dumb. But a nefarious plot to enrich his puppet overseers on the blood of dead children? That's just dopey.

    I can't do it. I can't be that angry all the time. I don't have it in me. Maybe I don't belong here but I've long thought Kos has been the best place for political news and even if the rec list has devolved into revolution porn the front page is still worth checking out as are many of the Kos communities like Black Kos and Tree Climbers. But I don't think of Obama as some kind of Bondian supervillain and unless something dramatically changes, I probably never will. Does that make sense?

    Thank you again for the diary.

    Why do I have the feeling George W. Bush joined the Stonecutters, ate a mess of ribs, and used the Constitution as a napkin?

    by Matt Z on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 03:56:43 PM PDT

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