15 Responses to ““reality””

  1. 1 Little Lulu
    December 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    This man may just be too good for this country. His vision is too enlightened. His compassion is too prevelant. His intelligence is too superior. He’s just too good for us, I’m sorry to say. Constantly striving to improve peoples’ lives, keep the economy moving forward, rescuing the banking and car industries, rescuing a kidnapped ship’s captain, recovering 20 billion dollars for an oil disaster, restoring homes to Katrina victims, thwarting attacks on the country, bringing 100k troops home from an illegal war, providing health insurance that can’t be denied to anyone or stopped when you get sick, providing affordable student loans, protecting consumers from credit card fraud, stimulating the economy with billions in tax cuts for the MIDDLE CLASS and small businesses and he’s treated like SHIT. From both sides. Threatened daily by racists beasts. Hated for nothing more than the color of his skin and their blind fear. It’s really shameful and horrible and makes me heartbroken that instead of giving him all the support and richly deserved thanks for all he’s done and all he’s doing, he gets nothing but SHIT. It’s especially shameful that so many supposedly in his own party shit on everything he does, making him a lone champion, carrying the weight of BOTH PARTIES on his back, trying to destroy him every day.

    This country simply doesn’t deserve him. I am amazed he wants to keep this horrible job.

    • 2 theo67
      December 11, 2010 at 1:48 pm

      I was in the same mood as you, Little Lulu. So I started reading “The Audacity of Hope” again. I don’t think the President was under any illusions about what was in store for him from the left adn the right. I think the reality of the ferocity of attack might have been surprising, especially with the crises that this country was facing. But, I think he regrouped and put on his armour. He gets beaten up a bit, but that’s usually when he goes on the road to talk to real people, or does something with children – it gets his focus back on why he’s there and puts him back in the fighting spirit.

      I think the reason why he’s so amazing and sustaining himself is because he’s not doing this for power. He really cares. I’m sure he likes feeling the awesomeness of the power he holds every once in a while, but I really think he has a mission to leave the world better for his children (and all children), and to improve the lives of many. That’s a measuring stick and “North Star” that helps him to persevere, because it’s noble and right and it does not move.

      There’s a poem that I think is apt – two, in fact. One I’ve seen many times regarding President Obama’s character, but there’s another one that describes his measuring stick for success. I’ll post them separately.

      • 3 theo67
        December 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm

        Rudyard Kipling “IF”

        If you can keep your head when all about you
        Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
        If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
        But make allowance for their doubting too;
        If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
        Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
        Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
        And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

        If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
        If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
        If you can meet with triumph and disaster
        And treat those two imposters just the same;
        If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
        Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
        Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
        And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools;

        If you can make one heap of all your winnings
        And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
        And lose, and start again at your beginnings
        And never breath a word about your loss;
        If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
        To serve your turn long after they are gone,
        And so hold on when there is nothing in you
        Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;

        If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
        Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;
        If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
        If all men count with you, but none too much;
        If you can fill the unforgiving minute
        With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
        Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
        And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!

        • December 11, 2010 at 2:55 pm

          Theo67, this is amazing, I emailed this poem to President Obama just last week. This poem I memorized when I was in 8th grade; a loooooooong, time ago. It is my most favorite. It has so much wisdom in it. Some where I read, Prez likes poetry also and his favorite is Robert Frost’s, “The Road Not Taken”.

      • 5 theo67
        December 11, 2010 at 1:50 pm

        Ralph Waldo Emerson “Success”

        What is success

        To laugh often and much;

        To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

        To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

        To appreciate beauty;

        To find the best in others;

        To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

        To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;

        This is to have succeeded.  

        • 6 EDP4BHO
          December 11, 2010 at 8:00 pm

          Theo, thanks so much for these. The first one spells President Obama so well; it’s so fitting the circumstances of now. Only belief in a much higher power has gotten him where he is, and will keep him there, long and strong. We just HAVE TO fight as hard as he does. I get my strenght from the Lord, and my example from Barack Obama.

    • 7 EDP4BHO
      December 11, 2010 at 8:04 pm

      “His vision is too enlightened.”

      That’s the real conundrum for the people in this country. But I think we here are right there with him. We get it!

  2. December 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    What a wonderful experience to get up this morning and hear my President explain the recently brokered middle class tax cut to the intelligence impaired. I agree wholeheartedly with Little Lulu that the country does not deserve this good man. Oftentimes I wonder where their brains are or if they even have any. But I don’t mean every Democrat in the country, nor I’m sure does Lulu, but the so-called “activists” who seem to feel they know more about governing than the president.

    I do hope Bernie Sanders doesn’t make a last-stand battle against the bill. I hope his good sense prevails.

    And Chipsticks, I scrolled down and read all your headers and believe me, they are hilarious, especially preceded with “fox noise.” Great work. I so appreciate you and blackwaterdog. Have a good, good Sunday!

  3. 9 Michele
    December 11, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Hello Little Lulu, the President said it would be hard and difficult to move his agenda. I recall the President saying at a Baptist church, I believe last year that some of the comments hurt and this is a sign to me of a real feeling and thinking human being who can admit that daggers do hurt…. I also recall the president saying in his inaugural speech that Americans will have to stay engaged and follow what he is doing. I think the problem is people are lazy and don’t care to watch CSPAN, or view Whitehouse.gov etc…..they like sound bites from others who tell them what to think… Yes, Obama is to good for us but I am so glad he refuses to give up on 98% of the country even when they place daggers in his back over and over again… I love my President and my friends and family know it with every fiber in my bones……

    • 10 theo67
      December 11, 2010 at 2:06 pm

      Michele – I remember that speech at the church, and it pierced by heart. And he made a point of saying that Reggie Love knows when it’s getting to him, and he’s seen him in that state. Then he said his wife knows too, but I think he probably doesn’t show her as much how much it affects him. It’s a crying shame that some people take pleasure in calling him names, setting a bad example for the next generation and just being generally lousy.

      I thank heavens that this man entered the scene. I realize how cynical I had become about the goodness of man.

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  5. December 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    The f*****g only adult in the room. What a waste on such stupid country.

  6. 14 majii
    December 11, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Please read this post on Pensito Review that gives some insight into the roles of GWB, Cheney, and O’Neill in the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. It shows that even GWB thought that he should have been doing more for the poor and middle classes. It shows some of the major differences in thinking about economic policy between GWB and President Obama.


    • 15 EDP4BHO
      December 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm

      Just despicable. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Now if only the majority of Americans really knew all this, maybe the ones who miss Bush, wouldn’t; who miss Clinton would just grow the f— up, and give President Obama his due.

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