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I haven't made a political post in a long, long time.

I'd make one now, except just thinking about it depresses me. I was not happy about the results of the midterm, needless to say... and I am even less happy, if possible, about this "compromise" that Obama has made with the GOP on taxes. From where I sit, it smells more like capitulation than compromise. Give a lot, get almost nothing.

Obama is the most intelligent president we've had since Jimmy Carter... and, sad to say, he is looking more and more like Jimmy every day. A good man, but not a good leader. At least not so far. He doesn't seem to have the stomach for a fight. We need another FDR, another JFK, another LBJ. NOT Jimmy II. (And, yes, I know, Obama has accomplished some important stuff. But so did Jimmy. Camp David accords, remember?)

Yeats was writing about his own time in "The Second Coming," I know, but sometimes I think he was prescient:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

And could that rough beast whose hour has come round at least be... Sarah Palin?

No, please. Tell me that's just a bad dream. Somebody wake me up.



Dec. 16th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
I didn't vote for Obama. I did feel kinda bad for him though because there is no way the man was going to be able to live up to the hype surrounding him. I'm a conservative republican. I'm just a normal human being who likes to mind my own business and keep to my own beliefs without bothering anyone else. However, I have been called evil, a war monger, a racist, a murder, backward, a hate monger and far worse by people that were supposed to be my friends just because I'm republican (and I never even talked about my political views beyond my party preference to avoid that kind of name calling). I've had professors in a university theatre class get off topic and start talking about those "evil republicans", I've had my own sister yell at me when I tried to tell her how I've felt about issues. And democrats are supposed to be the tolerant ones! Honestly, no side of the political spectrum is free from childish name calling and and flat out refusal to compromise and talk about issues (I said talk, not yell about while not listening to the other person).

Can't we all just get along?????


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