Monday, September 20, 2010
Obama Supporter Backlash!!!
"I'm one of your middle class Americans, and quite frankly, I'm exhausted. I'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now. I have been told that I voted for a man who said he was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class. I'm one of those people, and I'm waiting sir, I'm waiting. And I don't feel it yet." ~A frustrated Obama Supporter
Although I didn't vote for Obama, and I didn't expect his policies to work, which is different from saying I don't support him at all, I can completely understand where this woman is coming from. She was offered one thing and given another; promised a pony - one that would grow and gallop into the dawn of economic recovery - and given a python - a really nasty python that even bites back sometimes. The rhetoric is confronting the reality, and, man, I wouldn't want to be the general when all my tired, desperate, exasperated soldiers are thinking about mutiny.
And it never helps the general to laugh at his soldiers desperate plea, like Obama does in this town hall meeting. It may cause more disillusionment and stir more anger.
Note to self: When running for office, take all questions seriously and show compassion. Do not laugh at those who support you, nor at those who do not.
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