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121 days ago.
by Ohwiseone
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2016: Obama's America

Personally I'm not much into political based documentaries but this film seems to be garnering as much attention as anything Michael Moore has put out. What's your opinion on the politics of the film? The author? How the film itself was done and looks?

 
 

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harryanderson

I believe the unthinking opposition to Obama stems more from cultural bias than racial bias.

Posted 317 days ago.

mythravere

I mean look at the charge of socialism. There are a lot of examples of socialist governments across this world. Some good some bad.

But what is the example many on the right compare the Democrats too? The Soviet brand of socialism or Chinese communism.

Never mind the countries out there that are socialist and not bad places for people to live. Nope they stop off at the worst example and foist that up as what liberals want make this country into.

Why is that?

Posted 317 days ago.

mythravere

Well I am all ears as to what caused the rightwing freakout since Obama took place.

It might not be race but there is something about Obama causing an irrational fear to overtake the majority of the right.

How else does one account for the high level of disgust Obama receives from the right?

It aint a difference of opinion. Although it is part of it. But what we've seen leveled at Obama and the left is way beyond that.

It begs explaining how a group of people can look at their political opponents and see an enemy of the state.

Posted 317 days ago.

mythravere

Bob I mean the act of projecting. For example. The feeling a person gets from seeing what another person does or says.

Posted 317 days ago.

luvthesouth

harryanderson, i fear you are wasting perfectly good pixels with that post.

Posted 317 days ago.

harryanderson

I believe you guys are wrong. Very little of this is about Obama's race.

Posted 317 days ago.

mythravere

And as has happened in the past Ithink will wail about my obsession with violence. Buts its not an obsession. Its a fear.

Its a fear born from what the rightwing projects.

They act as if anyone not like them is their mortal enemy.

If they have a problem with then maybe they should act in a different manner.

Fat chance at that happening!

Posted 317 days ago.

mythravere

Yep. I think that fact alone drove the right insane. His name also has a role in that too.

If it doesn't sound American then by god it can't be American can it?

I often wonder what would happen to me if a Civil War broke out. When asked my loyalties I would have to say that I care about my country but not the way righties see it. In the hands of rightwingers could I expect them to show me any kind of mercy and spare my life or would a bullet be my fate?

Sadly a bullet is what I would expect.

Remember no compromise you're either with us or against us.

Posted 317 days ago.

mythravere

Oh my heavens though if we'd just let the oligarchs in the Republican party lead us into capitalist utopia we wouldn't have anymore worries at all.

No minimum wage. No workplace rights. Well some rightwingers are honorable people who would treat their workers right but thats the exception not the rule. Most if not all are possessed with a huge need for massive amounts of wealth. You can't not have that if your workers are making good money. But paying them well means you don't make as much yourself...can't have that now can we.

I know some will say thats hogwash....but that is what the right is projecting as far as some of its aims are.

Posted 317 days ago.

mythravere

2008 should be marked as the year the right collectively flipped their lids and went off the deep end.

I get where people object over policy decisions. Not big deal with that at all in fact its needed.

But the ferocity the right has went after Obama and the left and the flat out lies and smears they have leveled at Obama and the left smacks of something that goes entirely beyond having a simple difference of opinion.

The right has a nasty tendency to fill its collective skull full of stories not based in fact and then convince themselves its true to the point where no reasoning can be done with them.

Posted 317 days ago.

mythravere

They will not compromise. Its either their way or no ones way at all Constitution be dammed!

In fact I don't think they care about the Constitution as much as its that they dislike Obama with seething hatred.

Also one can not ignore that a lot of the Tea Party's rise to prominence has nothing to do with any kind of grassroots movement. Its a few wealthy Republican men footing the bill that gave rise to them.

And Fox News helps immeasurably with that task. Keeping the Teabillies whipped into a froth over minutiae. But Fox isn't the only ones that help with that.

Posted 317 days ago.

mythravere

"Those " teabaggers "could teach you a few civics facts"

They know nothing about civics. They take a do as I say attitude as much as anyone else. They are hateful. The will entertain just about any crazy story that slings mud on their opponents.

And above all else they are hypocrites.

That much stupidity concentrated into a political entity that can flex its muscles and make things happen is a detriment to this nation.

Posted 317 days ago.

Toejam, don't worry about what I think. I am fine. Worry about the worries of all the people who have lost their insurance or jobs, due to obamacare.

Posted 317 days ago.

Toehead

Ithink have you ever thought about getting help for your Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.You would feel so much better and be able to really see the realities of this world.

Posted 317 days ago.

Those " teabaggers "could teach you a few civics facts, barker. And please give us FACTS about any bad things the Tea Party has done. Only facts you can prove. Not interested in MSNBC lies.

Posted 317 days ago.

Obamacare needs dismantling, no matter how long it takes. It destroys our healthcare, destroys our economy, and takes away our right to make our own decisions. The government needed to be shut down.

The community organizer would not be capable of running a lemonade stand. God help us.

Posted 317 days ago.

harryanderson

Both Republicans and Democrats have their obstructionists. They'll oppose something just because the other side is for it. Or they'll propose something that has no chance of passing just to make the other side look bad.

It's depressing. Politicians tend to value politics over truth and sound public policy.

Posted 319 days ago.

mythravere

I read the article that Rikra8 linked to.

I think its probably accurate in some respects.

You have to consider that Obama who is a person descended from Africans looks back at where his ancestors came from and what they experienced.

If your ancestors experienced hardship at the hands of colonialism you'd probably have anti-colonial opinions yourself.

You have to consider other peoples point of view on subjects like that.

Posted 320 days ago.

luvthesouth

BobBarker....indeed.

Posted 320 days ago.

mythravere

Well Ithink I feel that homosexuals getting married isn't taking anything away from you. All they are doing is sharing a definition of an act with you.

I dont think thats bad at all.

Posted 321 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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