I have two questions and I'm going to try my damnedest to ask them with as much respect as I can. These questions are not for the anti-Obama crowd on Daily Kos because other than a very few who with no shame say we'd be better off with Mitt Romney, I don't think we have an anti-Obama crowd. So the questions are for those here on Daily Kos who are very critical of President Obama for whatever reason -- sequester, banksters-Wallstreet, drones, KXL, anything as long as it is specific, say more specific than TYRANNY or FREEDOMS!
Here's the questions: What do you want to happen? What do you foresee as the possible fruits of your criticism?
I know some the answers will be people saying I'm a right-winger or a Republican or a Fox News Watcher. I support a Democratic President. I think you'll find that right-wingers and Republicans and Fox News Watchers generally do not. So I'm going to ignore those sorts of responses. I think you suck too so I don't see it as a fruitful goddamn discussion.
We just had an election and Barack Obama won pretty easily. I might be wrong about this, but I sincerely doubt any of us are going to change Barack Obama. He's a pretty conservative guy. I can't think of a thing he's to the ideological left of... even me, and for a Democrat, I'm pretty conservative. I don't think President Obama is going to change a thing because I don't think he sees any reason to, no matter how much any of us holler. His latest approval rating is 43%. That's down 7% since the sequester came into effect but it is stellar compared with Democrats and especially Republicans in Congress. He believes he is winning and I don't see how anyone can disagree. Now, he's not winning YOU obviously and at least to some degree he's not winning me (I very rarely disagree with Atrios on this stuff to show you where I'm at). But this is a democracy, within the confines of which, certainly this close to having won an election, President Obama is winning. That may in fact be because now that the election is over, a lot of people are no longer interested - they're not paying attention. Still counts as winning.
Your criticisms of President Obama are real, factually based and for the most part reasonable. I steered my last (crap fuck worthless piece of shit) diary in a direction that did not acknowledge that. I'm sorry.
I'm not asking these question farcically. They're not rhetorical questions. I really want to know if I'm missing something.
What do you want to happen? What do you foresee as the possible fruits of your criticism?
Here's what I see as possibilities:
1. Impeachment (or election nullification with cause, if you will)
2. That's it. I can't think of anything else. What am I not seeing? Again, serious question.
Me? I support President Obama. You know that. As for my opinions outside a very thin envelope of personal knowledge, I read Josh Marshall, Atrios, Rebecca Schoenkopf and Army Specialist Markos Moulitsas. I know we're supposed to develop opinions independently but fuck that. Too goddamn hard. Every one of these people are smarter than I am, better informed and they're better writers. Where they agree, which is on most everything really, that's my opinion too. They think hard so I don't have to. I'm not saying getting my opinions from other people is morally or ethically correct. Call me intellectually lazy. I'll own that.
So that I don't shock anyone with a half-way worthwhile diary, here I am fishing. The trout got away. Music is by me, Devo Bodine, and my band Circle of Cows (which is just me). Guitar is a tele with Lollar P90s.
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