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Jennifer E. Thomas
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It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005


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Jennifer E. Thomas [userpic]
"I'm With Rush! I Hope Obama FAILS!"

If, for the last 8 years I had said that I hoped Bush failed, or even hoped it, I would have been branded a traitor by President Bush's supporters.

I never liked President Bush, but I backed him even when he was WRONG, because he was my president, and he was TRYING to help this country, as far as I could tell.

Hoping the president fails is the same as hoping the country fails.

I'm upset. Before the election, all my friends talked a big line about "We're all American, we must support whichever one wins, because they're inheriting a mess." Now that the election is over, I am learning that those were just empty words.

Yes, I had plenty to say about Bush, but I NEVER hoped he would fail, I never expressed that, I never desired it. I sure as FUCK never prayed for it. I would hope that ANYBODY who doesn't agree with ANY president would feel safe in expressing how damn foolish they think the man is. But to hope for failure?

Opinions are one thing. Wanting to see the country drown in economic failure and chaos is another.

I so feel like giving up. I'm tired of my friends teasing me and calling me stupid for my political beliefs, when I never do that discourtesy to them. I'm tired of them telling me I am immature for believing as I do. And I am tired of them belittling me and telling me that I'm really a conservative, I just don't know it yet.

I know that these friends love me. I also think that they don't know just how much their words hurt. Or just how disappointed I am to see them turning from "We're all Americans" to "I hope he FAILS."

Borderline symptom of the day: disappointeddisappointed

I don't hope Obama fails. I hope he succeeds. Barack Obama is my president even if I didn't vote for him. I don't belittle your political beliefs. I suspect you live in a heavily conservative area, am I correct? I live in a heavily liberal area and I've been mocked for some of my more conservative beliefs. These attitudes are why I don't listen to the popular conservative talk radio hosts. They are a cancer on the political landscape, especially the most belligerent ones like Rush and Mark Levin.

A large part of the problem is that many of those who oppose our President either have a great deal of money, and oppose having to pay more taxes than you do, or are part of a narrow minded religious group who are interested in turning this country into their idea of a theocracy, so that they can be the top dogs and tell everyone what to do and how to live.

The best we can do is be as politically active as we can, and pray for the very best for our country and our President.

I still support who won just because he's now the president and how he goes, so goes the country, you know?

If you're conservative, so what? You're in good company among the millions of others in the country. If "friends" are teasing and belittling you for that, they aren't much as friends.

As for wishing Obama will fail, that's just stupid. He hasn't even been prez but two months. Give him time to show us what he's really going to do, you know? Hell, he's still trying to find his way around the White House; figuring out which light switch does what (so to speak).