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Response to treestar (Reply #37)

Fri May 15, 2015, 06:45 PM

99. Obama ran on escalating the war in Afghanistan

That person obviously wasn't paying attention. There have been a number of comments like that, including the claim he promised single payer, when the fact is he made clear his health care plan would not be single payer. People here conveniently forget that the one politician who tried to implement single payer is Hillary Clinton, yet it proved to be untenable.

Seeing all this adoration of Sanders and his supporters insistence that any inquiry about his plans for the country is unacceptable, I know understand how they could feel so betrayed by Obama. They latch onto some pol, elevate him to a God like status and refuse to question anything about him. Meanwhile, the opposition is cast as the devil. That kind of approach to politics will always lead to disappointment. No one is ever going to fulfill all their wishes. Moreover, that's not a president's job, which is to represent all Americans, not just DUers. They aren't our friends or our salvation. They are elected to do a job. Certainly the system is broken and money perverts the whole thing, but the approach some voters have doesn't help the situation.

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