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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Right Versus Left

A few weeks ago I shared an email I received from an acquaintance which left me feeling disgusted and depressed. Extreme right wingers are so filled with loathing for just about everyone - union workers, teachers, immigrants, gays, retirees, the poor - I'm surprised their bodies don't burst open from all that bile festering inside them. Maybe that's the disease that caused all those zombies in The Walking Dead. Maybe hatred will be mankind's apocalypse.

Yesterday I received an email from someone on the left. The tone of those two emails couldn't be more opposite. I posted it below. The pictures didn't come over but you can pretty much guess what they are from the text. The subject line was My President Obama. Whether or not you agree with the message, you've got to admit that it's a more joyful tenor than the one from the right.

We Thank YOU For the room-lighting smile:

We Thank YOU For the mind that always thinks:

For preventing a second Great Depression:

For the humor:

For bringing the number of women in the Supreme Court to 3.:

For making the White House the "people’s" house:

For 1.1 million jobs created in 2010 alone, more than the entire 8 years of George W.Bush:
For the love of people:

For the love of family:

For America's First Lady:
For Health Care reform:

For leaving the past behind:

For the world having respect for America, again:

For quietly and calmly dealing with crisis after crisis, after crisis, after crisis, even if not being responsible for any of them:

For being so "cool":

For being fierce - when need be:

For having the intellect to be curious:

For the capacity to know that you are, as we are, imperfect….

For having the sense to not let it destroy you…

For the capacity to be compassionate:

For being an inspiration to so many:

For saving the auto industry and at least 1.4 million jobs:

For loving the troops:

For understanding the horrible price of war:

For facing the most difficult and loneliest job in the world with grace, dignity, honesty and guts in spite of so many "Haters":

For being, in spite of all the hate, pettiness, racism, corruption and immaturity around, the most progressive and ‘for the people’ president in decades:

And simply for this:

For Being...................."Mr. President!"

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