Tapper saidi trusted him
i believed in him
i voted for him
i wish I hadn't so that i wouldn't have to be kicking myself for it now. i should have stayed at home and voted for Pedro.
I fell for it this one time, but I won't allow it to happen again.
This is all politics as usual. There is no change, but there will be soon enough, just not the kind of change we were promised. I predict higher taxes for all, a wealthier class of rich, a less stable middle class, a lot more lower class/poor and, of course, a much stronger Right by 2012.
May God have mercy on us all.
Tapper, I am sorry to hear you are so let down. But to be honest, I am actually hopeful that there are still people out there who arent blinded by faith, holding onto transparent threads of "hope in Obama".
Your opinion on the man has clearly changed according to the actions he has taken as President. That makes you a thinking person, and that makes me hopeful that other people might follow suit.
There are some people that will defend him to the end, justifying everything he does because their feelings toward him are based in faith and belief - almost religious - in that all they have to do is "believe" he is making the right decisions, and then they can feel okay, because, after all... nobody likes to feel like they were duped or lied to.
Unfortunately, I agree with all your predictions (and some!).
But i mean that, i am hopeful that some people are changing their minds. And I use the word "hope" purposely because my hope is never reserved for politicians, but instead for the actual people - because the thing i have noticed through history is that all great changes came from the people demanding and fighting for them. no politician has taken it upon himself to be a benevolent god-send working for nothing but the people's interest. and those who claim to be as much, are the worst of the bunch.
so... i have hope that some minds are changing. im afraid they arent changing fast enough, though.
but again Tapper, don't beat yourself up or feel like an idiot, because clearly you arent. Someone who can recognize a mistake in thinking and alter their thinking accordingly tends to be much more perceptive and intelligent than most. if it werent for mistakes being made, we would never know how to make good choices. one thing i think i can say confidently, is that i dont think you will get duped again. and now isnt that hopeful? i think so.