The Choice

 Posted by at 22:00  Democrats, Election 2012, Politics
Aug 132011

Alright, I admit it. I spend at least a couple of hours each day reading other people’s blogs. It’s part of what I get paid for. Lucky me, right?

Once in a great while I’ll happen upon a blog post that I just have to print out and put in my “Don’t Forget” file. I hit one of those today. It was written by Jeff Fecke of Alas! A Blog and deals with a topic that has been bothering me for some time. He entitled it “The Choice.” I hope you’ll go read the whole thing.

Barack Obama is imperfect. I can understand being frustrated by him. I can understand even wanting to primary him with a “perfect” candidate, though I disagree strongly with the idea that such a candidate exists. But I cannot understand looking at a choice between Obama and any of the Republican candidates and thinking that the Republican would be better. The choice that progressives and liberals have is not between perfect and evil. It is between Obama and evil. And if you’re willing to choose evil to spite Obama — well, in my mind, that makes you as bad as the evil itself.



 Posted by at 21:09  Politics
Aug 132011

Did you know that since the United States lost its AAA rating (thank you, Republicans), every country that still has a AAA rating also has socialized medicine?

Just thought you’d want to know.



Weekly Address 08-13-11

 Posted by at 11:04  Politics
Aug 132011

“Putting the American People First”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama told the American people that although the United States leads the world in new ideas, innovative businesses and creative entrepreneurs, too many Americans are still struggling to get by. It is time for Congress to act on the President’s proposals, including extending the payroll tax cut, cutting red tape, and getting our construction workers back to work, so that we can get our economy on firmer ground and ensure that anyone who wants a job can find one. President Obama believes the American people deserve more than political brinksmanship, and urges anyone who is frustrated by the gridlock in Washington to let their elected officials know that it is time to put aside partisanship and act in the best interests of the country.

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