Following the precedent letter of Mons Clean Air Force, congratulating the historic US/Chinese deal over Climate change, here is another letter from a Canadian, praising President Obama accomplishments along with his administration ; thanks to Democrats members of the American Congress who helped this turning into reality. But, as politics is sometimes mired with ingratitude and shaped by the people’s blindness – times will tell – sometimes, things look very different miles away, at a right distance.
This reflects the way vision works and relationships alike. When you have got your nose stuck on what you are looking at or your head on to it, your vision will/can failed you, making things look bad and furious only. You need a right distance – in Times, in Rationale, in Emotion, in Space and in Truth – to get a clear picture. Obama is not a Saint, neither are we. One thing is to criticize him, another is to deny the Truth about his accomplishments, inside an inextricable environment where crisscrossed fires of lies, double langage, half truths, biais, approximations, distortions, diffamation, racism and manipulation of all kinds, systematic and systemic injustices are fully operative.
One could object « this is nothing new » instead « political business as usual depending on corporations’ interests ». They could add « the president knew who he was dealing with beforehand and shouldn’t be surprised by the unleashing of all we enlisted up ».
TRIUMPH OF CYNICISM IN POLITICS INCLUDING POLITICAL ANALYSTS. QUITE SHIVERING ZZZZRRR… IT IS COLD.
Losing and election is not a problem ; it is always a possibility. I know this road. However, setting a new norm saying : « if I’m going to lose, therefore I’m entitled to cheat, lie, diffame and change the rules of the game anytime during the process », then it is no longer an election, it is War. Pure, simple and everything is good resorting at, to Win. Apparently, this is the new Norm. Now we know the exact terms of the game and everything is OK. Let’s GO.
Many of us Canadians are confused by the U.S. midterm elections. Consider, right now in America, corporate profits are at record highs, the country’s adding 200,000 jobs per month, unemployment is below 6%, U.S. gross national product growth is the best of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. The dollar is at its strongest levels in years, the stock market is near record highs, gasoline prices are falling, there’s no inflation, interest rates are the lowest in 30 years, U.S. oil imports are declining, U.S. oil production is rapidly increasing, the deficit is rapidly declining, and the wealthy are still making astonishing amounts of money.
America is leading the world once again and respected internationally — in sharp contrast to the Bush years. Obama brought soldiers home from Iraq and killed Osama bin Laden.
So, Americans vote for the party that got you into the mess that Obama just dug you out of? This defies reason.
When you are done with Obama, could you send him our way?
Victoria, British Columbia
It’s like pouring salt into a wound.
There is a bright side to Brunt’s letter. We, at least, know other countries are paying attention to President Obama’s accomplishments, even if the majority of Americans don’t feel they’re worth defending at the polls. It’s a shame. The Conservative bullhorn was so loud, it drove out the desire for many people to vote. And Democrats didn’t help. While pointing our fingers at the GOP (predominately our middle fingers) we forgot to blow our own horns. We forgot to build up our own President. We forgot to remind each other about what our own country looked like before Obama.
I have to believe the public really didn’t understand the GOP gerrymandering that took place the last four years. They didn’t see the many important and beneficial bills shot down by Republicans, one after another, out of spite. People wanted to see results, and the results were there. But half of America was blinded by the half-truths FOX ‘News’ and Conservative talking heads fed them, because you know, if you tell just enough truth mixed in with a bucket of lies, it causes confusion. And that can lead to a bad case of the FuckIts. Netflix marathons are way more fun.
Blunt’s letter reminds me of one of my favorite Robin Williams quotes/memes:
Thank you Richard Blunt for the reality check. Thank you Robin Williams for the memories.