What Good Can Come From Criticizing the President at This Time? None!
No one at the DU was a bigger supporter of Barack Obama than I was in 2008.
No one was probably harder on him during his first year than I was.
But there is a time to criticize when it can do some good and there is a time to just suck it in, and get on board and get with the team.
Yes, the team. That would be the Democratic Party and our President.
The Supreme Court is at stake.
The working class is at stake.
The future of America's children is at stake.
The care of our elderly is at stake.
A potential war with Iran is at stake.
The economy, now coming back, is at stake.
The American Dream is at stake.
At this late date, -- make that at this late hour, listen to me: no post at any website critiquing the President's speeches, debate performance or how his campaign is doing is helpful. It hurts. Everyone from the President and Vice President and his Campaign Staff down to the smallest precinct workers need to hear not a discouraging word.
It's time to stand together.
Everyone of us here at the DU have our differences. And that is a good thing.
But for the love of god, can we please, please put our differences aside for these last weeks and cheer on our President who NEEDS our support and love. He's earned that support by the way.
Stand with our President!
He didn't fix everything in four years! Even after we "held his feet to the fire" by helping the Democrats lose in 2010! Surely, our effortds to put in a highly reactionary far-right set of assholes shows the Democrats we mean business about wanting a leftward shift, but NO! obama hasn't delivered two terms' worth of work in one, like he was supposed to!
I am outraged! i've been thrown under hte bus! it's a slap in the face, and I refuse to hold my nose!
After all, I need that hand for the second of my double standards!
with their criticisms, but we the clock is ticking.
Your satire is funny and helpful as a mirror to all of us. Our words have power. Let's make them good ones. Thanks.
...but I think constructive criticism is the best thing for this President at this time. I think most of the folks that criticize him still support him. They just don't want to see him continue to make the same mistakes. Yeah, I guess the Chicago Gang is smarter than everyone here at DU but they sure haven't shown it. It appears we have a bubble that needs bursting, for the good of the team.
If this had been a close race and he faced a politician/celebrity of similar brand recognition and popularity, I could see the reasoning.
People are just anxious to move on
He's the one standing between constitutional democracy and a certain totalitarian regime.
There is so much at stake and I appreciate you listing these extremely important ones.
Actually, the Whole Planet is at stake..and I don't think I'm being overly dramatic.
there were some people that said what you're saying now at that time, don't criticize Obama. There will be people after the election saying we still shouldn't criticize him.
Everyone has their own rules about when to criticize the president, it's best to leave it up to everyone's individual judgement. It seems most people agree with you, so this is not necessary.
the one pulled from the asses of a small clique of du posters?
We've had DU members predicting that Obama is going to gut SS since his first year in office. Over and over and over.
It hasn't happened.
Ironically ... the NRA points to the fact that Obama has not come for their guns yet, and then uses that as PROOF that he PLANS (your word) to come after them if he wins a 2nd term.
What I do know is that Romney and Ryan do actually plan to come after SS if they get elected. They've said so. But let's claim that Obama is trying to kill SS, just like Mitt and Ryan claim that its actually Obama who is trying to kill Medicare.
If we yell loud enough, attack Obama more ... maybe we can get some more Dems to just throw up their hands and stay home this election cycle.