"As someone who watched my mother argue with insurance companies while she lay in bed, dying of cancer."
I think, regardless of anything else people claim, no matter what they say he says he means, on that issue at least, I can trust that it is personal for him.
I'm not going to make the statement that Barack Obama makes me feel confident about every last one of his decisions, or plans. I don't think his tax break plan will go through as smoothly as he claims.
Bernie Sanders made a nice little rant that I posted here:http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=19888.0
I honestly think we're going to see the end of the Republican party as it's currently formed... I certainly hope so. The sort of mentality where you can make fun of a military award by putting it on a band-aid and consider that acceptable and jocular, vote to invade a country that didn't attack us and vote against giving the troops sent proper body armor or health care.
The Republican party is not about defending America. I don't believe that line any longer. It's an engine whose sole purpose is to drive more wealth to a few hundred thousand Americans at the expense of millions - not just in the United States but around the world.
Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of corrupt democrats. There's a reason for the Orange to Blue program, and regardless of what the corporate welfare surrogates in Washington want to hope, that movement is only going to get stronger - a lot stronger - over the next decade.
And perhaps, one day, maybe not under Obama's term, but not too long for now, we will have an elected body who understands what the 'servant' part of civil servant really means.