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Don't love or hate Obama

Got to go with the President you've got
Got to go with the President you've got
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There is an “open letter” mailed by the Daily Kos today titled “MON JAN 09, 2012 AT 01:57 PM PST An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America” that was Twittered by Jesse LaGreca. It’s old news but makes a lasting point to those who are filled with hate.

I voted for Barack Obama twice and it is not because I “love” him. I don’t. Nor do I hate him, of course not. There was no viable alternative. I have a child who is gay and I’ll be damned if I will vote for anyone in any party who would deny my daughter her equality based on sexual preference or gender. Mitt Romney was on the wrong side of that issue and so was his party and many of the people who are members of the Republican Party.

Barack Obama and the Democrats stand for social equality and for humanitarian values in which I believe. Do I believe that they possess high competence to accomplish their purpose? Not always. At least their intentions are aimed correctly.

The biggest disappointment about Barack Obama is that brute force intellect is no substitute for managerial experience and competence at achievement. His lack of meaningful achievement truly undermines his effectiveness. That may have been shored up by the Democrat Party had they surrounded him with competent and experienced executives. They failed at that because they allowed political influence to overwhelm the quest for competence.

So, this week 54% of Americans told pollsters that they don’t believe that Barack Obama is competent to perform his job. In the absence of a qualified staff, I would say that is true. Do I hate him for that? No, that is absurd. Am I disappointed in the Democrat Party? Yes, I am. Do I hate them for that? No, but I am trying to do something about it.

Would I consider a Republican alternative? From what I see on the horizon, absolutely not.

So here we are in the bottom of the ninth on July 4th, 2014, and who is at bat? Barack Obama. Do I want him to knock one out of the ballpark? You betcha.

“MON JAN 09, 2012 AT 01:57 PM PST

“An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America


I meet you all the time. You hate Obama. You hate gay people. You hate black people, immigrants, Muslims, labor unions, women who want the right to make choices concerning their bodies, you hate em all. You hate being called racist. You hate being called a bigot. Maybe if you talked about creating jobs more than you talk about why you hate gay people we wouldn't call you bigots. Maybe if you talked about black people without automatically assuming they are on food stamps while demanding their birth certificates we wouldn't call you racist. You hate socialism and social justice. You hate regulations and taxes and spending and the Government. You hate.

You like war. You like torture. You like Jesus. I don't know how in the hell any of that is compatible, but no one ever accused you haters of being over-committed to ideological consistency. You like people who look like you or at least hate most of the things that you hate. You hate everything else.

Now, I know you profess to love our country and the founding fathers (unless you are reminded that they believed in the separation of church and state), but I need to remind you that America is NOT what Fox News says it is. America is a melting pot, it always has been. We are a multi-cultural amalgamation of all kinds of people, and yet you still demonize everyone who is not a rich, white, heterosexual christian male or his submissive and obedient wife.
You hate liberals, moderates, hell, anyone who disagrees with Conservative dogma as espoused by Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.

You hate em.

Well, here are the facts, Jack. If you hate the Government then you are unqualified to manage it. If you hate gay people more than you love America than you should take your own advice and get the hell out. There are several countries that are openly hostile to gay people, but they are full of brown people and you don't like them much either from what I understand. It looks like you are screwed, but that's not what I am here to tell you.

More rant below the fold . . .

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