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  •  Obama Did Not Have Near the Chance That FDR Had (2+ / 0-)
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    because we had not given a Republican President and Congress the same 3 years they had 80 years ago to govern the country following their crash and triple its losses. Instead we began bailing out those who caused much of the trouble instantly before they lost their shirts, and we got the Democrats in immediately and because of that with much smaller margins to govern with a dramatic change of economics than the last time.

    I think Obama is so much not what the country needed at this point that he's not even a "wrong" choice, but I don't know of a formula I could use to describe the kind of leader we needed. One who believes in motivating the people following elections, that goes without saying. One who, faced with multiple crises yet a hamstrung legislature, would've spent much of the 2 years before the midterm highlighting that fact and working to win unblockable strength in government instead of passively accepting a historic loss.

    The list is endless but there's a long list for our 2nd conservative party as well.

    We tell the myths of America about often getting just the leadership we need, when in fact we have often had irrelevant rudderless leaders and sometimes the exact opposite leadership we needed.

    In the face of climate change, global oligarchy and empire and police state, a man and a party dedicated to partnering with the forces that championed so much destruction constitute another in a long list of leaderships that we badly needed not to have.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 02:35:29 PM PDT

    •  I keep doing this (0+ / 0-)

      I started a reply to your comment and ended up editing it into the diary as a new paragraph.

      "The Democrats and the Republicans are equally corrupt where money is concerned. It's only in the amount where the Republicans excel." ~ Will Rogers

      by Lefty Coaster on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 02:55:17 PM PDT

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