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    marina

    to remind me to not be my cynical self...I never thought a black man would win in 2008 until election night.  Barack Obama told us to put our cynicism aside and have hope that we ourselves can bring change.
    He said it would be hard.  He taught us to organize. register voters. canvass, phone bank GOTV.  He fucking won.  If we don't win we go backward.
    I have been and activist since high school and  I just turned 60.  Have won some and lost some but I am fighting and when I'm dead my kids and grandkids will keep fighting them.

    "Republicans are the party that says that government doesn't work, then they get elected and prove it."-- PJ O'Rourke

    by nocynicism on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 02:39:43 PM PDT

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    •  Seriously how effective can any POTUS be... (0+ / 0-)

      ...when the opposing political party has publicly stated they will not cooperate with this President not matter what and their money apparently is bigger then ours and The President has to pick his battles very carefully just to (win) a stalemate. Yes, I have been disappointed more than a few times and wishing he would let the repubs shut down the govt and suffer the consequences. But no, instead he figures a way to get a temporary agreement and he believes that is what the POTUS is supposed to do and I agree IMHO. It sucks but that's the reality of it.

      Our nations quality of life is based on the rightousness of its people.

      by kalihikane on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 08:46:41 PM PDT

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