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Obama Has a Bounce. So what?

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So, it looks Obama got a five point bounce out of the DNC convention, compared to Romney's 1%. 

It's a bit confusing though. Why? Well, there's a part of me that wants the Democrats to hold on to the White House. But then there's another part of me who knows that having the Democrats in the White House will make the anti-war movement impotent and give Obama more room to go after Whistleblowers, torture people and cut more globalization deals that are bad for the middle class. 

Then there's the NDAA. Gustav Wynn's article, Obama's Bush-Era Incoherence on Constitutionality of NDAA  ,   shows how easy it is to get confused. Just listen to Obama and compare it to his actions. 

So, some may be happy Obama's winning. But right wingers are now showing history that convention bounces turned around, into GOP wins. 

Sigh. I'm rambling. So, I'm definitely glad Obama has a lead, would like to see him win over Romney, but damn, I sure hope we can wake people up to the reality that Obama and the Democrats are not the long term solution-- and not just wake them up, but also get them activated, engaging in activism, because that's what it's going to take to rescue the US from descending into third world status. 

And, like I wrote in my last article, Thoughts on Anti-Corporatist-Duopoly Ways to Approach the 2012 Election, I hope, if you live in a solid blue or red state, that you'll seriously consider voting third party, to send a message to Obama and the Democrats that they're not doing their jobs. 

 

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http://lfb.org/today/the-hope-of-freedom-in-the-am... by Ned Lud on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 10:40:44 AM
when I've been writing, recently, that progressive... by J. Edward Tremlett on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 10:43:07 AM
Obama is far more peaceful than any of the teabagg... by bob elia on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 11:58:26 AM
that will just move us more to the right, just lik... by zon moy on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 1:41:19 PM
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I consider myself an "aggressive progressive". I e... by Dave Kilby on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 12:29:36 PM
is hold your fire until after we've elected a Repu... by Don Caldarazzo on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 8:04:25 PM
Mr. Kall, please...be prepared should your wish co... by Betsy Wraight on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 12:50:06 PM
If Obama loses it'll be his own fault.  When ... by Don Smith on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:28:26 PM
and they always betray the progressives. ... by zon moy on Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 2:51:17 PM
of America of which you speak is being eroded alar... by Don Caldarazzo on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 8:06:50 PM
my wish is for Obama to win, but also, for third p... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 7:55:22 AM
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I expect Obama to win the White House, despite Rom... by Don Smith on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 1:12:30 PM
BTW, I heard that Obama will monopolize fund raisi... by Don Smith on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 1:31:39 PM
"We're screwed if Obama wins. We'd be screwed even... by Maxwell on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:29:47 PM
In Wisconsin, it wasn't just that the Republicans ... by J. Edward Tremlett on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 10:38:25 AM
deliberately ran the bad candidate in order to los... by zon moy on Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 2:52:44 PM
I live in California, which is deep blue, so I'm c... by Kyle Griffith on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 1:43:17 PM
I see on Huffpo Obama is leading in NY 61% - 33%.&... by Maxwell on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:27:59 PM
AT THE MOMENT. Is he perfect, no. Is Rmoney better... by Sharon M on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:45:00 PM
He negated the Bill of Rights!!! OH MY GAAAAA... by Don Caldarazzo on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 8:12:54 PM
And "negated the Bill of Rights" is not true.... by BFalcon on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 10:36:52 PM
You stupid, stupid man!  The election is in 6... by Hunter McClain on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:51:33 PM
Are you ignorant of what has been happening in thi... by kappie on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 5:32:51 PM
Kappie, such vitriol.  Obama never had the Na... by Hunter McClain on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 11:40:14 PM
You're either a liar or a moron, Hunter, or whoeve... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:20:27 AM
 I agree that some things might have been bet... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 3:39:04 AM
EFf Obama.  I will never, ever, ever ever eve... by Don Caldarazzo on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 8:20:44 PM
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the right to bear arms, since after every mass sho... by Maxwell on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:45:19 AM
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I find myself in the same situation you do,rob.I h... by kappie on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 5:21:01 PM
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Thanks, well said... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 3:28:43 AM
it's extra tough for you, living in Ohio, a key sw... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:24:03 AM
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