Are Progressives Going To, For A Fourth Time, Harm The Democratic Party Out Of Dissatisfaction With Imperfections Of Their Leadership?

Progressives and liberals have often, by their expectations of perfection from Democratic Party leadership, brought about a result far worse–a conservative Republican takeover!

This occurred in 1968, when discontent over the war in Vietnam convinced many on the Left to bad mouth and abandon Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and the result was President Richard Nixon!

In 1980, discontent with President Jimmy Carter led to abandonment by many progressives, and the result was President Ronald Reagan!

In 2000, dissatisfaction with the imperfections of Vice President Al Gore led to the election of President George W. Bush!

Of course, Barack Obama has not followed through on all his promises and pledges in 2008. He has disillusioned many progressives and liberals who believed he would accomplish everything he spoke about in the campaign.

But that is totally unrealistic, and the fear is that if there is an abandonment of the President, we could end up with President Mitt Romney or President Newt Gingrich, the two most likely choices at this point, at least, in the Republican nomination race. Of course, anyone else except Jon Huntsman would be even worse!

When, oh when, are those on the Left going to understand, finally, that there is no perfection, but that Barack Obama is far preferable to anyone the Republican Party might run!

it is time for the discontented to get on the ship, and be thankful for what Barack Obama has managed to achieve, the most since the Great Society of Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s!

4 comments on “Are Progressives Going To, For A Fourth Time, Harm The Democratic Party Out Of Dissatisfaction With Imperfections Of Their Leadership?

  1. Paul Doyle November 29, 2011 10:00 pm

    Perhaps a spell can be cast on Progressives to prevent harm, a la Shakespeare. To misquote Hamlet:

    Eye of newt, and toe of mitt,
    Wool of the paul, and tongue of the perry,
    Santorum’s fork, and bachman’s sting,
    Herman’s leg, and huntman’s wing,–
    For a charm of powerful trouble,
    Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.”

  2. Ronald November 30, 2011 8:07 am

    I am extremely impressed, Paul, with your knowledge and insight! Keep up the commentary! 🙂

  3. Paul Doyle November 30, 2011 10:56 pm

    A frightening scenario: You write and I reply. A new tandem of Ron-Paul….Arggh!! ;-p

  4. Ronald November 30, 2011 11:51 pm

    HAHA! It is good to have a sense of humor in the midst of such disgraceful political choices!

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