So I have at least 3 American friends who are not impressed with Obama's performance over the past 4 years and they do not want to vote for him (they do not like Romney either, which I dont blame them because I cant stand the man and find his ideas are not enough to help the US stop from falling over the cliff)... but they say things like 'this is not what I voted for' or 'I am disappointed with how Obama turned out'. They talk as though they had no idea this would happen. I get annoyed with it, because before Obama even became candidate, back when he was battling edwards and clinton, I learned things about Obama that were less than exciting. It seems to me that Obama did everything that people on the right warned about. So what's the big surprise? Back when my friends were voting for Obama, I told them of things I had learned and checked out for myself, and they would not listen. Now - they just say 'Im not happy with him. I had so much hope but he didnt do anything he said he was going to do'.
Yes, he did! His words might have been wrong - like saying he would cut unemployment, and increase people's take home pay - but the policies he explained BEFORE he was elected showed that what he was touting was impossible to repair that way. His POLICIES were not going to work and that was obvious from the start - from the campaign trail - but people only chose to hear his words and not THINK about what he was saying. Over and over in history, these things failed. Over and over. So why did they think that Obama would magically be able to fix it using the same failed tactics? Or they were so focused on Bad GWBush, they couldnt see past the end of their nose. I just find it annoying and aggravating that they will not say 'I was wrong to believe his policies would work'. Instead they just blame Obama for not becoming what they expected.
I'm sorry but they only have themselves to blame!!! One of these friends is from Alberta where most people vote 'right', and yet down in the states she let her son be in an Obama promotional video and told everyone how excited she was to have her son involved. He was about 7 at the time. Oh boy - and now she is disappointed with Obama. Her in particular I sent information to, but she ignored it or refused to believe it. Now she doesnt want to vote for anyone including Obama and probably wont vote at all. But will NOT admit that she was wrong and should have paid more attention back then. That is something we predicted. If I can stand it, I will have to go back through my old posts from pre-election and find where I guessed that people would turn on Obama and pretend they knew nothing about what the man would do to the US if elected.