Tuesday, August 10, 2010

More Adoration of "The Chosen One"

Remember folks, liberals and Democrats and liberal Democrats in this country never, ever, ever rise to criticize the Obama administration. They all think he is "The Chosen One," and can never do anything wrong. To the left, it is not about the policies that they would like to see changed, it is about The Man himself. That side of the political sphere is delusional and they will brook no contrary opinions to be expressed.

Another offering to our American President Idol can be found here.

And yet in 2012, I will go and vote for Obama once again. Not because I agree with everything he says or does, but because - more appropriately despite - those very significant agreements, he will be standing in the way of the Republicans, who appear to be completely abandoning any reasonable kind of conservatism.

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5 comments:

Dante said...

Pat, where have you been the last year and a half? The problem Obama has right now is that the shiny has worn off. Nobody thinks he's "The Chosen One" anymore. All these voters who just assumed "change" meant the specific change they were looking for are finding out otherwise. We're not leaving Iraq or Afghanistan. Guantanamo is still open. We have a farce of a health care bill. All those bailouts that were vital to avoiding recession didn't avoid recession. Unemployment is still rampant. You're a little late in pointing out the blood in the water. It's been there for a while now.

"And yet in 2012, I will go and vote for Obama once again. Not because I agree with everything he says or does, but because - more appropriately despite - those very significant agreements, he will be standing in the way of the Republicans, who appear to be completely abandoning any reasonable kind of conservatism."

This whole mosque business is a rationalization for you, isn't it? As long as you can find at least one thing to hate Republicans for, you can feel better about yourself for pulling the lever for Barry in 2012. You'll never get real hope or change with that kind of thinking.

Maitri said...

No, Dante, there is much more to hate Republicans for than the mosque issue. I voted for Obama because I was sick of this nation (and Iraq and Afghanistan) physically, financially and emotionally depleted over eight long years, and the fundamental policies of the Republican party that caused this mess Have Not Changed. What new ideas and plans do the Republicans have other than obstructing everything the opposition proposes?

The Democrats are spineless and, observing the way the Obama administration has handled the BP oil spill, it's more of the same. But, until a viable third party arrives on the scene, I will vote for anyone who will keep executive power out of the hands of Romney, Gingrich, Palin and the new disgusting face of the Republican party.

Dante said...

So if "it's more of the same" then why does it matter which Party you pull the lever for? I don't personally see how the folks who pretend to be the Party of the people but really cater to their lobbyists are any different than the folks who pretend to be fiscally conservative but really cater to their lobbyists. Third parties only become "viable" when you vote for them. As long as you are voting for one of the major two Parites, there will never be a "viable" third party option. Voting Democrat merely to keep Republicans out of power is playing to not lose instead of playing to win.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Well, I think the problem is that "The Chosen One" thing was a right-wing marketing ploy to begin with based on the opinions of a few folks who drank the kool-aid in a very public way. And I heard it yesterday on the radio, so it ain't like its gone away.

Some of us knew he was a centrist and a pragmatist. He's done some good things, I just didn't expect him to keep so very many of the bad. Especially the ones that could be easily changed.

As far as the GOP is concerned, the mosque is a big deal for me, and not in a rationalization kind of way. I have soured on the GOP long before now, but this mosque thing has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they will throw other Americans under the bus and intentionally use emotional blackmail simply to acheive their political goals. And they're doing so with a behavior that is far more dangerous and unhinged than we even saw with the health-care debate.

But bigger than that: though I desire more significant change than this Democratic President currently offers, he is at least offering some change.

The GOP, on the other hand, is offering only a nose dive back into many of the things I considered wrong and voted against. Every single issue where I disagree with Obama, the GOP not only wants to call him weak for keeping that policy, they fall all over themselves claiming to be the candidate to take that policy to its most illogical extreme.

I will proudly pull the lever for the Democrats to keep that from happening, even if it means voting for incremental change and the continuation of some policies I do not agree with.

Maitri said...

why does it matter which Party you pull the lever for?

For right now, my body is still mine and, while not on board with the entire Dem platform, support liberal policies more than conservative ones. It's better than not voting because, if I don't vote, someone else will and probably vote for a candidate I can't stand more.

In the age of the government of relativist bullshit, I am a pragmatist.