A disillusioned, pessimistic, atheist, feminist trying to find the good in this life.
Wanted to be a rock star.
Settling for attempted-writer.
my writing blog is here
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Oh, and of course, KITTIES.
I know you’re upset with President Obama, I am too. That being said, you have to take things into perspective. Obama is not the second coming of Christ. He is not magic. He cannot change the world with the snap of his fingers. HE CANNOT BE EVERYWHERE AND DO EVERYTHING! STOP ACTING LIKE HE CAN! Some of you people whine worse than my 11 month old son when I take a toy away from him!
Look at your alternatives. The republican field is scary as hell. Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry are probably the worst things to ever happen to this country. If one of them gets elected to the presidency because you “didn’t feel like voting” or think it “doesn’t matter”, you have no one to blame but yourself. If you do nothing but sit on your ass and bitch and complain, you have no one to blame but yourself when nothing gets done. The president needs our help. He needs citizens to put pressure on our elected officials. Without their cooperation, nothing will get done! (I know you haven’t forgotten about the debt ceiling debacle.) He can’t do it alone!
So please liberals, progressives (and anyone else with a stick up your ass), stop complaining and start working! If you want this country to do the right thing, you have to help. We all need to work together if we want America to be the country that we all know it can be. We’re better than this. I know we are. Lets show that to the rest of the world.
Robin Williams (via gayjew)
Obama hasn’t been a total disaster on labor. Most notably, he stepped up in the Wisconsin mess and at least took sides in that debate, calling the push to end collective bargaining rights an “assault” on unions.
But I remember following Obama on the campaign trail and hearing all sorts of promises before union-heavy crowds. He said he would raise the minimum wage every year; he said he would fight free-trade agreements. He also talked about repealing the Bush tax cuts and ending tax breaks for companies that move jobs overseas.
It’s not just that he hasn’t done those things. The more important thing is that the people he’s surrounded himself with are not labor people, but stooges from Wall Street. Barack Obama has as his chief of staff a former top-ranking executive from one of the most grossly corrupt mega-companies on earth, JP Morgan Chase. He sees Bill Daley in his own office every day, yet when it comes time to talk abut labor issues, he has to go out and make selected visits twice a year or whatever to the Richard Trumkas of the world.
Listening to Obama talk about jobs and shared prosperity yesterday reminded me that we are back in campaign mode and Barack Obama has started doing again what he does best – play the part of a progressive. He’s good at it. It sounds like he has a natural affinity for union workers and ordinary people when he makes these speeches. But his policies are crafted by representatives of corporate/financial America, who happen to entirely make up his inner circle.