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  •  I really want to. (1+ / 0-)
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    Angie in WA State

    I really want to support the president as "not perfect, but good, and trying hard."

    For me, the killer issues are torture, warrantless wiretapping, detention without trial, and extraordinary rendition. It's not just that he doesn't do what I want on these issues -- it's that he's a constitutional scholar and has managed to gloss over the habeas corpus clause of article 1 and the 4th, 7th, and 8th amendments. It means that we're on totally different wavelengths somehow.

    I dunno. I've got time to come around, and obviously the alternative is much worse, but when I knocked on doors for him in '08, I told people that I was supporting him because he'd stop this shit.

    •  All I can say is, keep on thinking on it, and (1+ / 0-)
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      soon enough, you'll have your "moment of clarity".

      I agree with you totally - but the reality is that we have Barack Obama on one hand and on the other?

      The batshit crazy, racist, bigoted, classwarfare-mongering Republicans.

      It's just not a contest.

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      by Angie in WA State on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 08:53:08 PM PST

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