Originally Posted by Sustainer
It's a win because, under Romney, neither would have been safe. Nor would a lot of other things.
My interpretation: With Romney, GMOs would still be an issue, along with women's rights. Is that correct? If so, then I agree.
Question: Do you agree with Obama's decision to appoint Michael Taylor to the FDA, while on his campaign trail he made promises to change GMO policies? Do you think he's done anything wrong here?
Just because you prefer him to the opposing Republican, does that make what he's actually done alright?
Let's all relax--Romney lost, and is already ancient history. Women are safe, breathe a sigh of relief. However, why on earth does Obama get a free pass for his GMO-friendly behavior? This is a HUGE deal! Your signature says "GO Organic", and if that's true, then how can you support what Obama has done? I get it, he's better than Romney. Let's move past that. But still, what he's done is not ok with me. I disagree with his actions concerning GMOs, and as someone who is pro-organic, how can you let this slide? Maybe GMOs are not important to you, and then this all makes sense to me--how and why you so easily dismiss this issue.
This is not an unfounded attack on Obama. He has done several things that I cannot support, and GMOs are just one. You know, I do think the Michael Taylor appointment would have happened with or without Obama, no matter who was president at the time....that's how powerful I believe corporations are in the US. But, as a fact, it was Obama who appointed him. It was Obama who gave hope to the non-GMO movement, and it was Obama who went back on his promise. I just am trying to understand why it's so easy to move past Obama's GMO mistakes.
To be clear, this IS an attack on Obama, BUT this would be the same attack on McCain, Bush, Romney, or Frosty the Snowman. The human being, name here, who appointed Michael Taylor to the FDA, is why I have a problem. I am trying to figure out why a go-organic person can so easily dismiss it. I don't understand.