Potluck and I would like to once again emphasize that this is a blog about Social Security, the community in which it exists, and the sharing of diverse opinions about it. We are not here to promote cults of personality, either conservative or democratic, and we do not appreciate people who disregard the direction we want the blog to take.
We have been overwhelmed, despite several versions of our Comment Moderation guidelines by teabaggers, who want us to believe the same old stale talking points that the Republicans have been dishing out since 1980. Only they are more vicious now. Those go straight to the spam folder. We have been inundated by people who love George Bush and are trying to convince us that he is a wonderful fellow who had no part to play in our current economic crises and did not actually start the wars in the mideast. The usual pile of garbage. Those go straight to the spam folder too.
Now we are beginning to get many, many posts from people who love Obama above all things. A fine fellow they tell us with no responsibility for how the country has gone since he has been president. It has all been someone else’s fault because he “hasn’t had time.” Or that the economy has actually grown by leaps and bounds under Obama. The fact that there is record unemployment, we are alll living hand to mouth while inflation spirals out of control is just not true. The usual nonsense. I have answered that particular vision of reality several times and we have politely asked them to take it somewhere else. Now however they are going straight to the spam folder too.
Listen up, Obama lovers and hear us, really hear us, We do not like Obama. We think he is a terrible leader and one of the worst presidents we have ever had. The only reason we would vote for him again is that he will be running against teabaggers who have promised and who keep promising to destroy our social programs. They have already broken the social contract that Americans had with their government, but so has Obama with his constant sellouts of his base and his calculated inaction except to follow the Republicans down the road to perdition. We are not going to follow him with a smile and pretend he is acceptable as anything other than a stopgap. We are certainly not going to present endless drivel that tries to get us to ignore our own perceptions and “love him like a brother.” So once again, let me suggest Democratic Underground to you. They welcome people who uncritically view Obama as the answer to everything. But don’t bring it here. We are editing the Comment Moderation once again and we want you to READ IT before you post. This has already taken up a part of our lives that we won’t get back and it will not continue. Anyone is free to read what is here and hopefully to benefit from what they read. That is why we are here. We are not here to provide laundering to old, used, corrupt politicians. Let the bankers and billionaires who own them do that. Got it?