some thoughts….

by Sue in Minnesota

One party under the leadership of our President is conducting themselves with seriousness, purpose and deliberative civility. And the other, has abandoned their responsibilities to do the same in favor of political gamesmanship in their quest for control. The frustration and the scorn should be directed at the Republicans…..they should be held fully accountable for their ulterior agenda.

That is up to the American people, who frankly are not adequately engaged or informed, or are reacting emotionally to the issues at hand, and the games being played. Allowing the MSM and the Republicans to take advantage of their weaknesses.

Those who accuse President Obama of being weak, IMO are foolishly underestimating him, and at the same time condeding to the “rules” by which the Republicans want to play the game. The Republicans are more than happy to scapegoat President Obama at every opportunity, Democrats should be wise enough not to jump on their bandwagon.

We have gone through this before, with every serious piece of legislation that has been enacted during the current administration. Blathering, dithering, hand wringing, name calling and yet in the end the President has achieved great success. Few want to dwell on the successes, and when they acknowledge them they tend to find ways to diminish or minimize them. There seems to be a general trend to be more comfortable with drama, conflict, and victimization, rather than healthier and more mature attitudes of patience, engagement, deliberation, resolution and ultimately progress. Americans are expecting too much of one person, and not enough of themselves and their civic responsibilities, or the responsibilities of those they elected to represent them. We are after all a participatory Democracy.

These are very broad brush strokes, generalizations that I have formed from my own observations and frustrations and not reflective of the members of this community. We need to be able to engage in serious discourse which means we will certainly disagree, but unlike the “leftbaggers”, and their flame wars, discussions fueled by emotion and projection succeed mostly in fanning the flames. And generally fail at putting out the fire.

(Taken from this thread)

8 Responses to “some thoughts….”

  1. 1 CR
    December 4, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Thank yous Sue for saying out loud what we all feel!

  2. 2 Hachikō
    December 4, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Amen and hallelujah.

  3. December 4, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks for putting into words what many people think of our President daily. I pay no attention to the loudmouths and naysayers who criticize the President and the Obama Administration.
    My opinion is a lot of the shouting on the web are people paid to bash and troll the Administration. And the others could care less about President Obama. They are unhappy people by nature. That have no idea of how Washington works. We don’t have a weak President, he is strong and he know what he want, and strategize how to do it without announcing every single step to the media. And that drives them crazy. So the MSM make up stuff just so they can have a story for the next hours news.

    I am sure when David Plouffe come in January, it will be a whole new ballgame. Anyone notice the so called professional left that criticize the administration the most were Clinton supporters? They can’t give it up.
    So I guess they think they would have things better with a President McCain or Palin. Please. They are mad because President Obama don’t kiss anyone’s ass to get along. Not even the Republicans. He is President of all of America and he is running the country that way. I am proud of my President and his family. I keep them in prayer. And will continue to support the Democratic Party any way I can.

    • 4 EDP4BHO
      December 4, 2010 at 8:10 pm

      Great post. I feel the same as every thing you said. Thanks for saving me some time in writing…LOL!

  4. 5 avpmom
    December 5, 2010 at 9:55 am

    That pretty much sums it up Sue –

    The election of Barack Obama lauded and celebrated the world over, has brought out the very worst in some Americans even as the world still watches now in utter shock and dismay-

    For where President Obama’s triumphant electoral victory even in the face of much hostility, was considered positively, the ultimate validation and reflection of the “goodness” and “great advancement” of what the world viewed as a “superior”, “developed” republic;

    For the past two years we along with the world have been witness to the real ugliness, ignorance, greed, envy, vindictiveness, pettiness and unyielding racism that will ultimately be the undoing of America.

    Yet one man alone consistently and against all odds, continues to reflect all that’s intrinsically good, decent and superior about this country and its democracy –

    May God continue to bless, protect, guide, guard, defend and safeguard this extraordinary man!

    • 6 theo67
      December 5, 2010 at 3:09 pm

      Beautifully stated. I completely agree.

      I am in awe of this man’s ability to focus, persevere and continue to exhibit qualities that we all want our children (and each other) to emulate. He rejects the notion that the only way to get ahead is to pull someone else down. He really believes in treating others with respect, and it ensures that he retains his dignity, even while others are demanding that he get in the dirt and behave as Bush and company behaved. I don’t understand those who think somehow they’re going to “fix” the President by demeaning him or running him out of office. He’ll be fine. Just like he’s fine now – the rest of the world, and his family and friends, are watching in horror at how a principled, good man is being treated. It’s an absolute shame that all the good feeling has been overwhelmed by the dark forces that are fighting desperately to win. They’ve already lost.

      • 7 Chi
        December 5, 2010 at 3:25 pm

        President Obama is unlike any other president in American history, and contrary to their loud protestations, Americans weren’t quite ready for the intrinsically decent, smart, focused, measured good guy…

        Or why would they heap scorn upon President Obama while holding up his juvenile, self-serving and abusive opponents as the standard and insisting President Obama stoop to their level instead of demanding they rise to his…?

  5. 8 vitaminlover
    December 5, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Yes We Can!!

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