Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Without Representation

The problem with this approach to politics is that it leaves vast numbers of Americans without real representation in the government.  (Link courtesy of my_partner_doug.)  The offer of an alternative to the status quo is fradulent, which I believe should be illegal.  Voters who want different political actions should be assured that a candidate who promises a particular agenda will in fact pursue it, not simply lie and do something totally different once elected.  The current system offers voters almost no actual influence on what happens.  And this is theoretically supposed to be a government "of the people, by the people, for the people."  So not happening, and the results are disastrous.

As for Obama, I voted for him as damage control, so my expectations were very low.  I believe he's managed to do less damage than the opposition would have.  That's not the same as being actually satisfied with his performance.
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