Skip to comments.An Obama voter's cry of despair
Posted on 11/01/2013 10:07:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I'm reading a terribly sad book these days. It's a book that I thought would uplift me during the doldrums of second-year medical school, and renew in me a sense of hope. It's called "The Audacity to Win," and it's a memoir of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.
When I'm finished with my patient write-ups at night and get into bed, the book returns me to a time when politics inspired millions and speeches could take your breath away. The election turned out to be a landslide, and news anchors paused to reflect on the historic nature of the hour.
My classmates cried with joy, and my parents saved every newspaper they could find. A young team of visionaries was headed for the White House, and the nation was ready for change. During Obama's transition to office in 2008, he had an 82% approval rating. There was something in the air.
And then I close the book. Cutting to the present is a rude awakening, like snapping out of a dream. It's hard to remember those days of optimism -- they seem a distant memory, a sad reminder of opportunities gone by. Change indeed happened, in the years since I cast my first ballot. It was simply nothing I could have imagined.....
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
Editor's note: Nathaniel P. Morris is a second-year student at Harvard Medical School.
Stop enjoying this so much !
This poor leftist medical student has no idea how Obamacare will ruin his career.
The idiot would still vote for the next Democrat that came along.
This IS who they are. Incompetence, dishonesty, cronyism and empty promises is exactly what you voted for kid! You've got a lot of nerve complaining about it now.
I am told that the new crop of medical graduates is quite happy to be 9-5 government employees.
His future patients have no idea how Obamacare will change the quality of their clinicians.
Haha! The kid will find out once he’s finished med school and his residency, he will officially be a government employee. The Feds will have him by the sack for his education loans and his new federal pay scale and higher tax rates won’t leave enough to payoff the loans in his lifetime.
This level of stupidity just takes my breath away.
My antipathy for this man was as high in 2008 as it is in 2013.
Five years have passed and young Nathaniel hasn’t learned squat.
He listed every pet issue and cause for leftists and libertarians in the book...but didn’t mention the trillions in debts and deficits once.
That guy and CNN have just become racists obviously.
That'll calm him down a bit.
I think I’d sue someone preemptively if this LIB fool was my doctor. What a clod.
Why? Are your classmates homos, communists, or idiots? Perhaps all the above?
Hilarious! This simple faggot is disappointed in Ubama because he didn’t get enough communism passed into law.
He'll wake up after he leaves the safe confines of academia, and has to work in the medical field to earn his daily bread. I foresee a much hardened viewpoint in his future.
What a Muppet this kid is.
Who were these 82% of American idiots who supported Obama when he assumed office? I am proud to admit that this rancid Communist did not fool me for one second. But where are evryone else’s brains? Bob
There was indeed, but if you want to recapture it again, go to any stockyard.
If Nathaniel is reading this, let me say, “You are an incorrigible fool, Pal. You have voted in your own hall of horrors, and there is some small satifaction in knowing that idiots like you deserve this.” Bob
I’m sorry, who are his parents, that such a clueless, self-important young twit would be given a platform to trumpet his ignorance to thousands?
Though it does give me some grim satisfaction to see the misery and confusion on the part of his supporters aa the evidence piles up ...
This is all stuff Obama said he would do. Why is this guy surprised?
And if he had the opportunity, he’d vote for O again. I hope he enjoys working for an Obamacare pittance after all those years in med school.
No sympathy whatever for somneone too naive and too stupid to recognize, right from the get-go, Obama for the chronic liar, Leftist ideologue, and fake that he is.
My sister is in medical school at UT. When she graduates I am not looking forward to hearing the commencement speech. I’m betting someone will be praising Obamamess.
At her white coat ceremony, they had some doctor mention the impact of Obamamess in the healthcare field...nothing was said critically. A few people clapped and cheered at the mention of Obamamess. I zoned out.
Credit for Iraq? Didn’t O just follow the existing SOF put in place by Bush?
It’s indeed Logan’s Run.... the Sandmen will get him..
I seriously ticked off a Liberal friend the other day by pointing out Obama’s “I’d rather be a great one term President than a mediocre two term one” and suggested that he should have taken his own advice.
He’s sad now wait until he graduates from med school....
“Do you know what it takes to perform a brain operation? Do you know the kind of skill it demands, and the years of passionate, merciless, excruciating devotion that go to acquire the skill? That was what I could not place at the disposal of men whose sole qualifications to rule me was their capacity to spout the fraudulent generalities that got them elected to the privilege of enforcing their wishes at the point of a gun.” Atlas Shrugged
Boo-frickin’-hoo. When he’s asking people to make a choice of whether they want to “super-size that” or not, I hope he’s happy.
“I voted for Obama again in 2012, but not because I was excited by his candidacy. Mitt Romney presented a confusing and unrefined alternative”
An “unrefined alternative” to what? He’s comparing the Romney family to the trailer-trashy Obama family and calling Romneys “unrefined”?
When we get a conservative back in the WH and we reflect back. This should be it for the liberal experiment for quite some time.
The White Hut says there @11 million illegals due to be made democrats..
I do no concur.. there made be and probably are 33 million or more illegals due to become democrats..
Could be more than that they are not all Mexicans(latinos)..
And thats considering they dont vote more than once.. in some States(areas)..
Add to that many(most) Conservatives do not consider themselves republicans anymore.. (number growing daily)..
Republicans cannot even select a conservative to run as a republican(Romney)..
Harshing REJECTING ALL conservative candidates in 2012..
My question: WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING?.
That's probably -- and unfortunately -- natural. Each generation knows only what it's experienced. It's normal to them.
My grandparents, who'd come of age before WWI, had lived in what we would consider almost miraculous freedom from government. But when they would lament the loss of liberty in the sixties, I, as a teenager, thought they were off their rockers.
Oh, I believed deeply -- even at that age -- in individual liberty, but what government controls we had then seemed natural, even sensible to me. It's much, much worse now, of course.
It will be an almost impossible task to re-educate younger people given the world they've grown up in.
The real crying will happen when he starts paying back his student loans while working in a govt run obamacrap!!!
It took him five years to get here. But he still thinks that the Affordable Care Act is a positive for Obama. Let’s give him five more years and ask him about it.
Probably comes from a rich, ultra liberal family, and will likely vote for another democrat in 2016........
“It was simply nothing I could have imagined.....”
Then you’re an imbecile.
Waaaaa,Waaaaa!!!!!!A Bunch Of CRYBABIES!I have yet to receive an HONEST ANSWER from any of these T*RDS as to why they voted for OBONGO???????????????????????????
Given his political inclinations, he’s probably studying to become an abortionist. The ACA will prove a blessing for that business.
and news anchors paused to reflect on the historic nature of the hour.
My classmates cried with joy,
You know how poisoned these minds had to have been to have had such a reaction in modern America?
This idiot should be prevented from ever entering a polling place again. God Help our country