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  •  Quite honestly, I like Obama as a person, (2+ / 0-)
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    betson08, jayden

    But him not stqnding up for himself is not my concern. He needs to stand up for US as our leader whom we elected to lead Democrats into positive change. He works for US, not the other way around.

    •  If he can't even stand up for himself (2+ / 0-)
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      Asak, betson08

      how do you expect him to stand up for anyone else?

      Not this mind and not this heart, I won't rot • Mumford & Sons

      by jayden on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 10:17:15 AM PST

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    •  Abuse victims are often very likeable people. (4+ / 0-)
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      mjshep, betson08, jayden, James Kresnik

      You just get so frustrated and angry trying to be supportive of them to stand up for themselves, and believe in themselves, that often you finally just have to pull back and distance yourself for your own mental health.  

      I sense a lot of people here doing that right now.

      •  Excellent point (2+ / 0-)
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        niemann, jayden

        The hang wringing gets really tiring. I think I have to tune out as well for a while. Just seeing what's going to come at him in January while he doesn't is too much to take right now.

        •  It's just become so obvious ... (2+ / 0-)
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          seeing what's going to come at him in January while he doesn't

          It's become clear that this blindness on his part isn't just some kind of political inexperience or naivete.  It's gone on way too long and too far to dismiss it that way anymore.  

          The reality of Republicans' strategy and motives is too glaringly obvious for anyone of any insight to miss.  Hell, they brag about it right in front of his face!

          Like an abuse victim, Obama seems to actually have some psychological need to deny and miss the glaringly obvious.  That's the only explanation I can put on this behavior anymore.

          And unfortunately, just as an abuse victim's denial ends up hurting and damaging her kids, in this case it is the whole country that ends up damaged.

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