Sunday, November 13, 2011

Not disappointed by President Obama

My friend John just shared a video clip with me.  It's called "I am NOT disappointed by President Obama," and it is incredibly compelling. 

Here's the clip.


If you agree with what Mr. Lamar is saying (as I do), please forward this to every Democrat, Progressive, and Liberal person you know.  We need EACH of them to help re-elect President Obama on November 6, 2012.

And if you live in Collier County and want to help me with the re-election campaign, let me know.


12 comments:

  1. Who is John Lamar? To me our President has not been what we might call hope and change but the other side has not yet come up with a better alternative. I did not like the Lamar piece and did not find it in any way compelling. Glad to see ,however, that you are getting involved.

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  2. As far as I know, he's just a guy. Lamar says exactly that - he's not hope and change; he's a realist and a politician who has done some very good things under a very difficult set of circumstances.

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  3. Thank you, Sandy. I will circulate this. I'm not sure I can help with re-election...

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  4. I liked this clip. I just forwarded it.

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  5. I think Mr. Lamar makes some excellent points about the work Mr. Obama has been doing. If the Republicans would cooperate with him, Americans' perception of Obama likely would be different.

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  6. FORWARDED & SHARED! GREAT FIND, SPARKER!

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  7. Thanks Sandy, I thought it was a good reminder especially the statement of Obama being a politician rather than some spiritual guru or leader like Gandhi and MLK. Great point! I think people are frustrated with the whole political system and that Obama has not been able to make any headway. My question is though if re-elected will any of this change or will we have four more years of the same stonewalling in senate/congress? Perhaps some of the same members of congress will not be re-elected and that to me is really in some ways just as important.

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  8. Hi Karen,
    I'm glad you found the video to be helpful. It has become clear to me that, rather than just working for Obama's reelection, I have to work to elect/reelect as many Democrats as possible. Obviously if the Republicans control both the House and Senate, grid lock will be replaced by a flurry of activity. And nothing that we would want to see. If Obama were to win reelection in spite of Republicans taking control of Congress, he'd be very busy vetoing bill after bill, I would think..

    In Florida, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson will probably be challenged by Congressman Connie Mack who is very popular here. I'm not really up on the Colorado House and Senate races, but I do know that Colorado, like Florida, is one of the 12 swing states that will make or break Obama's reelection. So if you have any free time…

    It is truly discouraging to see the lack of political will in Washington DC. But I have no doubt that if a Republican is elected president, we will see 50 years of good social legislation dismantled, starting with the healthcare law.

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  9. Of course, I think this was very well put, but that's a case of preaching to the choir... I don't believe he would change anyone's mind who is not already for Obama... but thanks for sending it to me....

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  10. If Clinton was the best Republican president we ever had, then Obama is the second best - surrounded by Goldman Sachs graduates. I will still vote for him, because the Republican "candidates" are just bad jokes, and I hope he WILL do something that really matters for the country in a second term.

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  11. This is a terrific clip and I have forwarded and will continue to do so... Thanks, my friend, for doing what you are doing!! We are in your debt! Meanwhile, you have more than my moral support! Have already contributed to Obama and will continue to do so. AND will definitely help out. Of course, I HATE going door to door, but......

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  12. Been so tied up with things, it took me a while to get to this, Sandy. But it was worth the wait. I think Mr. Lamar has it just right. And I hasten to add that is just the way I've consistently viewed the situation. That doesn't mean I haven't had my issues and disappointments with President Obama. I have. But as Mr. Lamar so fairly and pragmatically asserts, this is politics, and practical, effective politics about the politics of the possible, the politics of compromise. And Barack Obama has proved a very good politician with the bad fortune to be president in such challenging economic times.

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