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    of the U.S....the "them" is those such as ALEC members, corporatists and the corporate elite represented by the Right Wing R's.  If you object to the terminology of "capitulate" - as stated earlier - then how about Caving in, giving in, acquiescing to, instead?  Let's not argue over semantics - regardless of what you call it, he has continually backed down from his stated position on major issues when any challenge has been made by the R's.  In a couple of cases this is just unacceptable to many of us - especially the pursuit of cuts without revenue generating tax adjustments to the wealthy.

    The President has made some huge accomplishments and victories during his term - many of which have to do with foreign policy.  What upsets me - and many others - is his refusal to stand tall against the Conservatives' insistence upon no tax cuts to the rich, while agreeing to large cuts in necessary social program funding and after speaking about a public option in healthcare, never mentioning it during the actual discussion and battle over healthcare.  The fact that he continues to agree to slashing programs beneficial to the middle class, while getting no concessions from the R's in return, shows a naivete at negotiations.  This has happened time and again since January 2009.

    These wealthy business owners, investors and banking executives have had their way for 3 decades now.  The R's have helped them financially rape the middle class and I thought once Obama ascended to the Presidency on his "Change" platform, that was one of the changes that would be made quickly - due to the economy situation facing him at his inauguration.  Instead, he has kept his hands off them - even speaking out about - but not stopping the obscene bonuses paid out from the public's funds loaned to those idiots.  On his watch, we are now faced with huge cuts in necessary programs for the middle class - while billions are being given to hedge fund managers, bank execs and their cronies.

    Of course President Obama is far better than the alternatives - but I'm tired of having to choose between the lesser of two evils.  I want to pick from the best available and know that what is said in the campaign is carried through with policy once I've cast my vote.

    "Inmates should be reformed - not recycled"

    by Bob Sloan on Sun Jun 26, 2011 at 11:51:40 AM PDT

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