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  •  For all my disappointments in him (3+ / 0-)
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    politically, I am beyond grateful for who he is as a person.

    He appears to be aware, every moment that he is in public, of the enormous expectations that he is personally bearing, and he's doing a remarkable job of bearing them, with grace. The burden must be crushing at times.

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

    by sidnora on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 12:30:51 PM PST

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    •  If you are disappointed, you have not (0+ / 0-)

      been counting the vote lists up on Cap Hill.

      ACA was damn near a parallel to passing the 13th Amendment. With more lives in the balance.

      "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

      by bontemps2012 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 04:59:17 PM PST

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      •  I HAVE been watching closely (0+ / 0-)

        and in general, I'm actually, kinda surprised that he's accomplished as much as he has, particularly when he had Pelosi running the House. And I have been labeled as one of the "cheerleader" "Obamabots" that a lot of Lefties like to beat on (not so much here at the GOS, but at other "Purer" Progressive sites). Yeah, I do support what he's done and what he's tried to do, but with clear eyes. There are things I'd like to see him do better (kicking GOP butt) and things I'd like to see him stop doing (drone warfare).
        But I figured that anyone climbing into that chair in 2009 was up against a hurricane of headwind, that no progress would be possible and that Obama would be defeated after a single disastrous term, not because of who he is but because of the situation he was handed. The day he was elected, the Onion ran a headline: "Black Guy Gets Worst Job in the World" and that wasn't snark.
        I have been a strong supporter of the ACA but that doesn't mean that I'm not disappointed that it isn't Single Payer. Getting the toe in the door is a major accomplishment, considering all the people that tried and failed to get even this far, the man is almost a miracle. But even he knows that it could be better.

        If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

        by CwV on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 06:36:54 AM PST

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