I think my views are shared by many other supporters of the President who helped elect him to his second term. We don’t want him to compromise with the Republicans, we want him to stand up to them, back them down, divide them so that they’ll either have to move back towards the center or be politically dead. Hopefully at that point the Democrats will form a right and left wing and work towards representing everyone’s interests and find that middle ground upon which true democracy depends. The Republicans have moved from right of center to the lunatic fringe and since Reagan, have done everything they could to destroy the middle class and transfer all wealth to the 5% of the population who control most of the wealth in this country already. On the social front they want to move backwards to the days when everyone knew their places; white men in charge and in power, women in the kitchen, negroes at the back of the bus, gays in the closet, and dissenters silently cringing in fear in the hinterlands. It’s not hard to believe that these extremists in the House of Representatives would bring back slavery if they could. When President Obama took office four years ago their avowed goal was to destroy his presidency and if they took the country down with him, so be it. They had lost the election after a disastrous 8 years of the W. Bush presidency in which the country was nearly bankrupted and our credibility destroyed around the world and acted as if they had a mandate. They lied, slandered, and vilified Mr. Obama in a treasonous, poisonous manner. We sat by horrified as the President was called a liar during the State of the Union address by a representative of the old Confederacy, which by the way, Romney pretty much swept and without which he would have had about 70 electoral votes. So the Republicans can pretty much be accurately described as the party of racism and discrimination, and in my opinion, they could have run Charlie Manson or any other white person for President and he would have carried those Southern states. They’ve tried to rig the elections and disenfranchise the poor and elderly, and these knuckle dragging reactionaries, bag men for big corporate interests, whores to the 35,000 lobbyists running around D.C. have practiced the art of Russian negotiation, best described as: we want everything and if you give us everything we want more. The President should compromise with these haters of democracy and inclusion? Most of the economic gains in the past decade have been by those that already have the most, isn’t that true? We elected him to get some of that back for us hard working people who aren’t ruthless enough to steal it as the corporations have done with impunity for decades or to have been born to wealth and influence like the Romneys and W’s of the world. I’m an Independent in outlook and I vote for the candidate, not the initial, and I recognize the urgency to have a true two party system, but passing off the lunatic fringe as a legitimate party gives no room for anything but fighting back with every means available, or the middle class and upward mobility is history in this country.