25 years ago I came to this country on a holliday. I came here not for a better life I had that in my own country. But I came here just because travelling across all the states in this country took my beath away. A country of people not frightened to speak to strangers. A country where I could ski in the mornings and sleep in the deserts at night. This my America took my breath away. I decided to stay. Eventually this country became my own. I witnessed Reagan get elected. I saw my country fighting for a small island the Falklands who belonged to someone else.

I saw the unions get decapitated. I saw the people in this country thinking if for just one chance they might be the power brokers.

I saw the lies told on American TV. I saw the people elect a president based on desparation. I saw it eventually become a race hate thing.

I had no idea how many people in this country hate others of another color.The tea party? Why? Why does middle America hate this black man so bad? Rascism an ugly word. Own it it is yours. It is who you are. Think about it America you have no idea how you dissapoint me.


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Eastern Washington 3 years 32 weeks ago

Americans are individuals. Today, I'm going to one of Washington State's Democratic caucuses and I will be supporting President Obama. Although I don't agree with everything he's done, I think he is a great statesman, a good family man and example for young people, and is concerned about the interests of all Americans, not just the wealthy. He has an extremely tough job. I don't like politicians (often Republicans) who use human fears and insecurites to further their objectives. When humans become anxious about their jobs, their futures, the futures of their children, etc., they tend to become more racist in their attitudes. The cure is to get to know other people and find out about the challenges they have faced and are facing on a daily basis. Don't despair. It's usually the bad stuff that makes news.

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express 3 years 32 weeks ago

gr8macaw, I could scarcely agree with you more. Today's USA is not the country of my youth.

And how is it possible that otherwise decent, intelligent people can't comprehend just how inept, how hypocritical, how incompetent Obama truly is. He's no leader, he's a follower - in many ways more Bush than W. himself. Netanyahu has him on a string and Obama seems to love it. His praise for Bibi's "leadership" and support for Israel are disgusting.

I've been a liberal minded person all my life - a Democrat - but I would not dishonor the country by casting a vote for Obama.

Here's more of B.O.'s disconnect with the real world from today's Democracy Now:



Alberto Ceras 3 years 32 weeks ago

Obama is a fool, a weak, cowardly fool.

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