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Give Obama a Chance to Do What?

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Trying to bring people who were defeated at the polls in November along with him so those people can obstruct, decry, and veto Obama’s policies is lunatic. When one wins an election, he or she should run the damn country especially when the policy changes on the table are changes that were campaigned on during the election.

 

Unfortunately, much of what Obama is doing was done by Bush during his presidency. Obama is choosing continuity over controversy ("No Drama" Obama). It may have something to do with his background with the Democratic machine in Chicago.

 

So, why not be angry and critical toward Obama when he sends troops to continue the “war on terror” in Afghanistan like Obama supporters would have been when Bush was in power?

 

Why not fight for some kind of accountability and responsibility? It may be a lost cause with this cast and crew running the show, but without the uproar toward corporations and government officials suspected of crimes and misdemeanors, this country will make the institutionalization of lawlessness permanent. (It’s already temporarily taken hold).

 

This unity and support, which so many fervently call for---I don’t like it. It makes Obama into an authoritarian figure that I think subverts key tenets and principles of democracy.

 

So, if you want unity and a public that supports him unconditionally, I suggest you consider relocating to another less free, less democratic nation.

 

There’s no, “Can’t we all just get along?”

 

We who organized around “Yes We Can” deserve to be angry when we feel like we are being slapped silly by a presidency of “No, We Won’t.”

 

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