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O-ama Report Card.

Von: John Winston (johnfw@mlode.com) [Profil]
Datum: 09.06.2010 00:49
Message-ID: <dpadnZe2VaT2UZPRnZ2dnUVZ_sEAAAAA@motherlodeinternetinc.posted>
Newsgroup: alt.fan.rush-limbaugh
Subject: O-ama Report Card.               June 8, 2010.

Some of my friends hate Ob-ma with a purple passion.
If you are one of them you might want to pass this one
up.  I'm neither for him especially or against him but
I think he has inherited a pretty rough job.
Now we have the thoughts of the person who sent me
this information.

.......

As a continuing and firm believer in Pres. Oba-a and
his p-licies, I share this post. If you are truly
biased, you will delete this without reading.
However, if you are open-minded, and truly wish to see
America regain her former world leadership, you might
want to read and think about this post.
J-nis

Message from Michael  -  June 8, 2010

Obam- Will Triumph -- So Will America

By Frank S-haeffer

Before he'd served even one year P-esident
-bama lost the support of the easily distracted left
and engendered the w-ite hot rage of the hate-filled
right. But some of us, from all walks of life and
ideological backgrounds -- including this wh-te,
straight, 57-year- old, former re-igious right wing
agitator, now progressive writer and (given my
background as the son of a famous evangelical leader)
this unlikely O-ama supporter -- are sticking with our
Pr-sident. Why?--  because he is succeeding.

We faithful Ob-ma supporters still trust our initial
impression of him as a great, good and uniquely
qualified man  to lead us.

Oba-a's steady supporters will be proved right.
Obam-'s critics will be remembered as easily panicked
and prematurely discouraged at best and shriveled hate
mongers at worst.

The Context of the Obam-  Presidency

Not since the days of the rise of f-scism in Europe,
the Second World W-r and the Depression has any
pre-ident faced  more adversity. Not since the Civil
Wa- has any pres-dent led a more bitterly divided
country. Not since the introduction of ra-ial
integration has any presid-nt faced a more consistently
short- sighted and willfully i-norant opposition - from
both the right and left.

As the Pre-ident's poll numbers have fallen so has his
support from some on the left that were hailing him as
a M-ssiah not long ago; all those lefty websites and
commentators that were falling all over themselves on
behalf of our first bl-ck pr-sident during the 2008
election.

The left's lack of faith has become a self-fulfilling
"prophecy"-- snipe at the Preside-t and then watch the
poll numbers fall and then pretend you didn't have
anything to do with it!

Here is what -bama faced when he took office-- none of
which was his fault:

# An ideologically divided country to the point that
America was really two countries

# Two -ars; one that was mishandled from the start, the
other that was unnecessary and i-moral

# The worst economic crisis since the depression

#  America's standing in the world at the lowest point
in history

# A  country that had been misled into accepting the
use of torture of prisoners of w-r

# A health care system in free fall

# An  educational system in free fall

# A global environmental crisis of history-altering
proportions (about which the B-sh administration and
the Republicans had done nothing)

# An impasse between culture warriors from the right
and left

# A huge financial deficit inherited from the
terminally irresponsible Bus- administration.

And those were only some of the problems sitting on the
Presid-nt's desk!

"Help" from the Right?

What did the Republicans and the re-igious right,
libertarians and half-baked c-nspiracy theorists --
that is what the Republicans were reduced to by the
time Ob-ma took office -- do to "help" our new
pr-sident (and our country) succeed? They claimed that
he wasn't a real A-erican, didn't have an Am-rican
b-rth certificate, wasn't born here, was se-retly a
Mu-lim, was w-ite-hating "r-cist", was sec-etly a
c-mmunist, was actually the Anti-Ch-ist, (!) and was a
r-incarnation of  H-tler and wanted "de-th panels" to
k-ll the elderly!

They  not-so-subtly called for his a-sassination
through the not-so- subtle use of vile signs held at
their rallies and even a bumper sticker quoting P-alm
109:8. They organized "tea parties" to sound off
against imagined insults and all go-ernment in general
and gathered to howl at the moon.
They were led by i-surance industry lobbyists and
deranged (but well financed) "c-mmentators" from Glenn
B-ck to Rush L-mbaugh.

The utterly discredited Roman C-tholic bishops teamed up
with the utterly discredited ev-ngelical leaders to
denounce a -resident who was trying to actually do
something about the poor, the environment, to diminish
the number of a-ortions through compassionate programs
to help women and to care for the sick! And in C-ngress
the Republican leadership only knew one word: "No!"

In other words the reactionary wh-te, rube, uneducated,
crazy American far right, combined with the educated
but obtuse neoconservative w-r mongers, reli-ious right
shills for big business, libertarian Fed R-serve-hating
gold bug, gun-loving crazies, child-molesting
acquiescent "b-shops", frontier loons and evan-elical
g-y-hating flakes found one thing to briefly unite
them: their desire to stop an uppity bl-ck man from
succeeding at all costs!

"Help" from the Left?

What did the left do to help their newly elected
presi-ent?
Some of them excoriated the Presi-ent because they
disagreed with the bad choices he was being forced  to
make regarding a -ar in Afghanistan that he'd inherited
from the wo-st pre-ident in modern history!

Others stood up and bravely proclaimed that the
Pre-ident's economic policies had "failed" before the
Presi-ent even instituted them! Others said that since
all ga- rights battles had not been fully won within
virtually minutes of the Pr-sident taking office,
they'd been "betrayed"! (Never mind that Ob-ma's vocal
support to the -ay community is stronger than any other
president's has been. Never mind that he signed a new
ha-e crimes law!)

Those that had stood in transfixed legions weeping with
beatific emotion on election night turned into an angry
mob saying how "disappointed" they were that they'd not
all immediately been translated to h-aven the moment
Ob-ma stepped into the Wh-te House! Where was the
"change"? Contrary to their expectations they were still
mere mortals!

And the legion of young new supporters was too busy
texting to pay attention for longer than a nanosecond.
"Governing"?! What the h-ll does that word, uh, like
mean?"

The Pr-sident's critics left and right all had one
thing in common: impatience laced with little-to-no
sense of history (let alone reality) thrown in for good
measure. Then of course there were the whi-e, snide
know-it-all  commentators/talking heads who just
couldn't imagine that maybe, just maybe they weren't as
smart as they thought they were and certainly not as
smart as their pre-ident. He hadn't consulted them, had
he? So he must be wrong!

The Ob-ma critics'  ideological ideas defined their
idea of reality rather than reality  defining their
ideas-say, about what is possible in one year in office
after the hand that the P-esident had been dealt by
fate, or to be exact by the Ame-ican i-iot nation that
voted Bus- into office. twice!

Part 1.

John Winston.  johnfw@mlode.com
Subject: O-ama Report Card.  Part 2 of 2. June 8, 2010

Sometime I think some people would grip even if they
were hung with a new rope.

.......................................................
.......................................................

Meanwhile back in the reality-based community - in just
12 short months -- P-esident Ob-ma:

#Continued to  draw down the misbegotten w-r in Iraq
(But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

#Thoughtfully and decisively picked the best of several
bad choices regarding the wa- in Afghanistan
(But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

#Gave a major precedent-setting speech supporting g-y
rights
(But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

#Restored America 's image around the globe
(But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

#Banned torture of American prisoners
(But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

#Stopped the free fall of the American economy
(But that wasn't  good enough for his critics)

#Put the USA squarely back in the bilateral
international community
(But that wasn't good enough for his  critics)

#Put the USA squarely into the middle of the
international effort to halt global warming
(But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

#Stood up for educational reform
(But  that wasn't good enough for his critics)

#Won a Nobel peace prize
(But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

#Moved the trial of t-rrorists back into the American
judicial system of checks and balances
(But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

#Did what had to be done to start the slow, torturous
and almost impossible process of health care reform
that 7 pr-sidents had failed to even begin
(But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

#Responded to ha-red from the right and left with
measured good humor and patience
(But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

#Stopped the free fall of job losses
(But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

#Showed immense personal courage in the face of an
armed and dangerous far right opposition that included
the sort of disgusting people that show up at public
meetings carrying loaded weapons and carrying Timothy
McV-igh-inspired signs about the "b-ood of tyrants"
needing to "water the tree of liberty".
(But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

#Showed that he could not only make the tough military
choices but explain and defend them brilliantly
(But that  wasn't good enough for his critics)

Other than those "disappointing" accomplishments -- IN
ONE YEAR -- Pre-ident Oba-a "failed"! Other than that
he didn't "live up to expectations"!

Who actually has  failed...

...are the Americans that can't see the beginning of a
m-racle of national rebirth right under their jaded
noses. Who failed are the smart a-s ideologues of the
left and right who began rooting for this Pres-dent to
fail so that they could be proved right in their dire
and morbid predictions. Who failed are the movers and
shakers behind our obscenely dumb news cycles that have
turned "news" into just more s-upid entertainment for
an entertainment-besotted infantile country.

Here's the good news:  Pres-dent Obam- is succeeding
without the help of his lefty "supporters"  or
h-te-filled Republican  detractors!

The Future Looks  Good

After -bama has served two full terms, (and he will),
after his wisdom in moving deliberately and cautiously
with great subtlety on all fronts -- with a canny and
calculating eye to the possible succeeds, (it will),
after the economy is booming and new industries are
burgeoning, (they will be), after the doomsayers are
all proved not just wrong but silly: let the record
show that not all Americans were panicked into thinking
the sky was falling.

Just because we didn't get everything we wanted in the
first short and fraught year O-ama was in office not
all of us gave up. Some of us stayed the course. And we
will be proved right.

PS. if you agree that Ob-ma is shaping up to be a great
pre-ident, please pass this on and hang in there!  Pass
it on anyway to ensure that his "report card" gets the
attention it deserves.

"A-tivism is my rent for living on the planet."  Alice
Walker

Part 2 of 2.

John Winston.  johnfw@mlode.com



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