Sunday, August 21, 2011

Obama 2012

I feel so sorry for President Obama. He has done nothing but try to improve this country yet people see him as this horrible person. Nothing he ever does is good enough. I've read a lot of comments where people can't wait to get him out of office. Like many younger people, the 2008 election got me interested in politics and I've been following it ever since. I can't figure out for the life of me what Obama did that was so egregious to earn such hatred. People are actually saying he's worse than Bush!

Yes, the country is so slowly climbing out the hole Bush put us in that we sometimes feel like we're not moving at all but Obama has done a lot just check out the White House Blog and the Healthcare Reform Timeline. I also found this new tool called Federal Taxpayer Receipt where you can see how your tax dollars are being spent. Bush had 8 years to run the country into the ground, why do people think Obama can fix everything in 3 especially since Republicans are so determined that Obama should fail?

I've volunteered to help his campaign through barackobama.com. I have to say, I'm really frightened because doing this is way outside of my comfort zone but a Republican as president is far more frightening. Like I said, I've been following politics for awhile now and I'm convinced Republicans do not care about me. I read an article were they actually wanted to "end the in-school interest subsidy on federal student loans" which would increase students' already eye-watering debt level. Now that is egregious.

Glenn Becks' statement to "reclaim the civil rights movement" was beyond egregious. I don't particularly care that he had a rally on the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's speech, what I have a problem with is that statement above. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, going on today that can be compared to what both blacks and whites went through during the movement. Do you know how many people died during the Civil Rights Movement just so African Americans can be treated like humans? Activists or anyone thought to be helping activists were in constant, constant, let me say it again, constant danger. Glenn Beck's statement was beyond wrong.

I tried to sit through The Republican National Convention and watch Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity's show but I just couldn't stand it for more than a couple of minutes without feeling nauseous. How could anyone say waterboarding isn't torture? I couldn't even watch it happen without cringing and I'm a horror lover.

I've decided to volunteer because the only other alternative is to do nothing while people throw a good and intelligent president out of office and replace him with someone that doesn't have my best interest at heart.