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8. 'Give up'?
Fri Apr 12, 2013, 07:44 PM
Apr 2013

Giving up is not an option for most of us.

This is what has been accomplished or is being pushed now:
Pushing for gay rights.
Pushing for gun control.
Covering pre-existing medical conditions.
Covering contraception.
Expanding Medicaid coverage.
Pushing for equitable taxation.
Pushing for immigration reform.
Violence Against Women Act.
Lily Ledbetter Act.

A week ago, gun control was written off but now it looks like SOMETHING will get passed. Maybe it won't. But giving up would only ensure it fails.

A lot has been accomplished. Some mis-steps have been made. Obama is not perfect. Big deal. Let's hold his feet to the fire and move on.

What? No, "I love the President" vote? Rex Apr 2013 #1
What are we, Justin Bieber fans? merrily Apr 2013 #44
I don't give a rat's ass anymore. Blue_In_AK Apr 2013 #2
I'm with ya. TheCowsCameHome Apr 2013 #3
'Give up'? randome Apr 2013 #8
Over? Did you say "over"? groundloop Apr 2013 #42
Hold his feet to the fire? How would you suggest doing that? merrily Apr 2013 #46
Here's a suggestion... cheapdate Apr 2013 #50
Unfortunately, that was my vote too..... socialist_n_TN Apr 2013 #4
I think as much as anything, I'm totally disgusted with what's going on in my state. Blue_In_AK Apr 2013 #15
:pals: WillyT Apr 2013 #24
Yeah, Tennessee is being ALECized too....... socialist_n_TN Apr 2013 #30
Can I change my vote to, "I don't give a rat's ass anymore", cause I really don't. SammyWinstonJack Apr 2013 #20
I don't think you'd be here if you didn't care Skittles Apr 2013 #22
Nothing I say is going to make a difference, but Curmudgeoness Apr 2013 #6
Well maybe I read it wrong, but I chose this because...... socialist_n_TN Apr 2013 #26
Other, and I plead the 5th. nt Zorra Apr 2013 #5
Plead it while ya got it... HubertHeaver Apr 2013 #9
Interesting poll. xchrom Apr 2013 #7
A meaningless poll Summer Hathaway Apr 2013 #10
Thank You For Making My Point So Eloquently... WillyT Apr 2013 #12
I honestly wish I understood Summer Hathaway Apr 2013 #17
I may be an Obama-hating troll hay rick Apr 2013 #31
Precisely. People who disagree with you must be impostors. cthulu2016 Apr 2013 #40
Someone took a wrong turn Summer Hathaway Apr 2013 #45
Should the budget be passed, I will be pissed! Cooley Hurd Apr 2013 #11
Well said! randome Apr 2013 #13
He certainly hasn't been a PERFECT Progressive/Liberal President... Cooley Hurd Apr 2013 #14
Great leaders surround themselves with great people. mick063 Apr 2013 #16
Wormtongue and the King of Rohan..... socialist_n_TN Apr 2013 #32
Disappointed- ruffburr Apr 2013 #18
My great-grandfather lived to an old and wise age. Chan790 Apr 2013 #19
kick UnrepentantLiberal Apr 2013 #21
Just saw a claim that we "hate" the progressives treestar Apr 2013 #23
So most voters WANT cuts to SS benefits?....... socialist_n_TN Apr 2013 #35
When did voters give a sweeping mandate to cut SS, an entitlement insurance they've myrna minx Apr 2013 #55
I don't know the man to love, like, or hate him in a personal fashion but the more I know the less I TheKentuckian Apr 2013 #25
I don't hate him but am not too terribly dissapointed. It's close to what I expected. tech3149 Apr 2013 #27
Message auto-removed Name removed Apr 2013 #28
I absolutely think the President is doing the right thing. Life is about trade-offs, I am bluestate10 Apr 2013 #29
Really? Please explain to me the trade-offs cadaverdog Apr 2013 #41
I'm tired of being told I'm not smart enough pscot Apr 2013 #52
... Lady Freedom Returns Apr 2013 #33
Not enough Grand Master moves to justify scaring old people Lars39 Apr 2013 #37
... Lady Freedom Returns Apr 2013 #38
OASDI is not only for "old people." merrily Apr 2013 #49
He could have been a great president. AnotherMcIntosh Apr 2013 #34
He could have been a transformational President pscot Apr 2013 #54
I changed my vote from deeply disappointed to somewhat annoyed, because Jamastiene Apr 2013 #36
I'm on the wait and see list. nolabear Apr 2013 #39
I wondered who checked that. merrily Apr 2013 #48
How about: "As a Kucinich Supporter - I Told You So!!! Neener Neener Neener!!!" Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #43
"Disagree with Obama's policies" was not an option. merrily Apr 2013 #47
Dont answer polls because folks have gotten thrown off here KoKo Apr 2013 #51
Where is the Dainbramaged is 100% correct choice? graham4anything Apr 2013 #53
This message was self-deleted by its author Initech Apr 2013 #56
Locking. cyberswede Apr 2013 #57
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