there are various people who criticize obama. i do not think he is above criticism but i feel it is a cheap shot to not deal with the alternatives. i voted for obama both times because the other guy was so bad. i realize that this may have been a case of 'good cop, bad cop' but i wasn't willing to take that chance. there are people who say do not vote at all. they never say what they think will actaully happen if we did that. is it fair to criticize others while never putting your own plans on the table?