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Forum Post: Obama is not "our guy"

Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 7, 2012, 11:51 a.m. EST by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM
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Would the Dem operatives please stop the misleading post titles. Your guy won. Why don't you take the day off from your co-opting activities.



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[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (21398) 1 year ago

Thank you for this post. OWS never endorsed Obama, or any candidate, for that matter.

[-] 3 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 1 year ago

Here's Glenn Greenwald's take on the upcoming dance of capitulation:


[-] 1 points by Ache4Change (3280) 1 year ago

I get my kids to read here sometimes and this is a very good post and link. People like you are very important for our country. Thank you.

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13366) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

You guys completely misread the President. At least that is my opinion. Repelican opposition to both reason and sanity is and has been such that the President is highly dependent on pressure from the public - that's my take on it and I don't dwell on whether that dependency is right or wrong, I focus instead on the opportunity it presents.

To illustrate what I mean, here are excerpts from his victory speech last night:

I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time. By the way, we have to fix that. Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone, whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference.

We want our children to live in an America that isn't burdened by debt, that isn't weakened by inequality, that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.

there are several things contained in just these two snippets - the first I want to focus on is the fact that the issue of global warming never came up during the debates. He did not have to raise this issue now. Raising it is contrary to the interests of the banking, investment, and fossil fuel industry. He did not have to mention it - and doing so will cost him friends among the most influential elite this nation has to offer.

But he did.

He also mentioned ending the deliberate attempts to gain electoral advantage with underhanded tactics at the polls themselves. It is one crucial step that must be taken if our democracy is to have any hope of preservation.

I don't think he had to mention either issue - yet he did. Both in their own way are critical issues. I don't believe he can achieve real gains on either issue given the state of the House of reps without our participation, agitation, and attention to detail.