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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:26 PM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch endorses Obama. "A second term for a serious man"

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/article_c5371a41-ab43-5724-96e2-2d23eaa56589.html#.UG9r2ObF3vQ.twitter

If more Americans were paying attention, this election would not be close. Barack Obama would win going away, at least 53 to 47, perhaps even 99 to 1.

But the atmosphere has been polluted by lies, distortion, voter suppression and spending by desperate plutocrats who see the nation's changing demographics and fear that their time is almost up. They've had the help of a partisan Supreme Court.

The question for voters is actually very simple. The nation has wrestled with it since its founding: Will this be government for the many or the few?

Choose the many. Choose Barack Obama.

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Reply The St. Louis Post-Dispatch endorses Obama. "A second term for a serious man" (Original post)
Drunken Irishman Oct 2012 OP
CrazyOrangeCat Oct 2012 #1
Cha Oct 2012 #2
fugop Oct 2012 #3
jenmito Oct 2012 #4
DonViejo Oct 2012 #5
ffr Oct 2012 #12
rwheeler31 Oct 2012 #6
alcibiades_mystery Oct 2012 #7
identify Oct 2012 #8
ailsagirl Oct 2012 #9
LTR Oct 2012 #10
Justice Oct 2012 #11
TahitiNut Oct 2012 #13
pinto Oct 2012 #14
WI_DEM Oct 2012 #15
Tumbulu Oct 2012 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #17
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 2012 #18
cr8tvlde Oct 2012 #19
TroyD Oct 2012 #20
SaintLouisBlues Oct 2012 #22
RBInMaine Oct 2012 #21
writes3000 Oct 2012 #23
lunatica Oct 2012 #24
frazzled Oct 2012 #25
rsweets Oct 2012 #26
madaboutharry Oct 2012 #27
joanbarnes Oct 2012 #28
SmittynMo Oct 2012 #29
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #30
mnhtnbb Oct 2012 #31
Beartracks Oct 2012 #32
reflection Oct 2012 #33
JackN415 Oct 2012 #34
calimary Oct 2012 #36
calimary Oct 2012 #35
Nancy Waterman Oct 2012 #37
BlueMTexpat Oct 2012 #38
benld74 Oct 2012 #39
bushisanidiot Oct 2012 #40

Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:32 PM

1. Excellent

(And a succinct and scathing assessment of Flim-Flam Mitt.)

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:34 PM

2. Wow, St Louis! Thanks DI nm

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:38 PM

3. Wow! Beautiful!

I sure hope we start getting some of these beauties on a regular basis from now until November. I don't know that they actually sway voters, but they sure warm my heart!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:46 PM

4. I thought, "WOW!" and I see others had the same reaction. K&R. n/t

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:48 PM

5. Wow!

From the editorial:

To expect Barack Obama to have repaired, in four years, what took 30 years to undermine, is simply absurd. He might have gotten further had he not been saddled with an opposition party, funded by plutocrats, that sneers at the word compromise. But even if Mr. Obama had had Franklin Roosevelt's majorities, the economy would still be in peril.



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Response to DonViejo (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:20 PM

12. Yup! Wish all Democrats would vote this time around

LANDSLIDE, simply by the numbers. No more 'just say No, Rethugs!'

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:49 PM

6. Please thank them.

They will get horrible hate mail in this state.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:55 PM

7. The universal reaction seems to be Wow. Let me join in on that

Wow.

Come on, Missouri!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:03 PM

8. beautifully put

Wow, so perfectly said. Thanks for sharing this.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:11 PM

9. Wonderful!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:13 PM

10. Very well written!

Says all the things we've been thinking but didn't know how to put in the right words. I'll save this and refer back to it.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:16 PM

11. The endorsement captures Obama perfectly: a serious man. Powerful endorsement.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:46 PM

13. It's so damned sad ...

... that such a sane, rational, and truthful editorial has to be an exception rather than the norm nationwide. Everything it says should be such common knowledge that it need not even be cited.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:34 PM

14. Clear and to the point.



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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:53 PM

15. Excellent!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:57 PM

16. Wow!!!

Fabulous!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:03 PM

17. I can hardly praise this editorial enough.

Superbly written, well thought through, just amazingly good.

And it is just as good in its scathing assessment of Romney/Ryan.

Thank you, my dear Drunken Irishman, for posting this!

K&R

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:17 PM

18. "Being careful and thoughtful is a good thing in a president"

Wow, thanks for that, what an excellent essay.

I really appreciated the honest review of policy over the last 4 years. Not hero-worship--which I can fall into, actually--that's why I particularly appreciated the article. I haven't been up on everything (I'm a slow reader and I don't watch much teevee), so this filled in gaps too.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:53 PM

19. "Practiced the art of the possible."

As opposed to "firing" moderators on national TV.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:12 AM

20. Good endorsement but do they normally endorse Democrats?

Just wondering what their history is. I'm not familiar with it.

What will be most impressive is if Obama can get endorsements from papers that don't normally endorse Democrats, or only seldom do.

That will give us clues as to who is winning the middle ground.

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Response to TroyD (Reply #20)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:56 AM

22. Yes normally Democrats. St Louis City votes 85% blue

Metropolitan St. Louis (2 million plus on the Missouri side) goes blue as well, close to 60 % I believe.

The Post-Dispatch has been mostly liberal going back to its founding by Pulitzer.

If the Globe-Democrat was still in business, they'd be all about the teabaggers.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:08 AM

21. Spot on, but wish they had said more about his accomplishments.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:06 AM

23. Great to see! Thanks for sharing, DI. I enjoy your posts.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:06 AM

24. Thank you St. Louis Post-Dispatch for trying to pull us back from the cliff

This is much appreciated.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:31 AM

25. Well, now I'm glad St. Louis won that one-and-done game last night

What a crazy call on that "infield fly rule" thing in the 8th. And all the cans and bottles and trash thrown on the field!

My husband was kind of rooting for Atlanta (just because, I don't know, his sister lives there and there isn't a better reason). But, in the end, this fine endorsement from St. Louis is probably what added to the Cards winning.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:38 AM

26. well said

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:38 AM

27. "A serious man"

Yes.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:13 PM

28. You're Welcome Nation (from a proud St. Louiswegian).

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:29 PM

29. I couldnt be more proud

Living in St Louis, I was pleased to see this make DU. I called all my so called republican friends and rubbed it in their faces. Go Obama. Go Cards!!!!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:32 PM

30. "A serious man." THIS I swear, came from that debate.

While other people were wringing their hands, the rest of us were noticing how OFF Romney looked.. how utterly deranged or high he came off.. and how ridiculous he was. The President? well he came off Presidential and serious. He has gravitas, Romney does not.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:15 PM

31. A very balanced editorial. Very well written. The character analysis of each man

is particularly important.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:24 PM

32. Well-written, St. Louis. You sum it up nicely. n/t

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:22 PM

33. Wonderful read.

Would that more Americans read and understand it.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:27 PM

34. Eloquent and so true. Excellent editorial.

 

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Response to JackN415 (Reply #34)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:54 PM

36. Welcome to DU, JackN415!

Glad you're here, and you know we need you! This election is not won yet and we CANNOT allow the bad guys to gain ground.





Now get to work.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:47 PM

35. This is a Thing of Beauty!

I'm gonna print it out and give it to a couple of people who aren't so sure, one of whom uttered the ol' cop-out - "meh, he hasn't done anything."

I BEG TO DIFFER.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:24 PM

37. kick

I don't want anyone to miss this.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 03:07 AM

38. One of my most important takeaways:

Mr. Romney's business career is the only way to judge his foundational beliefs: He did not run a company that built things and created jobs and strong communities. He became fabulously wealthy by loading up companies with tax-deductible debt, taking millions out up front along with big management fees. Some companies were saved. Others went bankrupt. Mr. Romney's firm always got out before the bills came due, either in lost jobs, bankruptcies or both.

If the nation's most pressing issue is debt, why elect a president whose entire business career was based on loading up companies with debt?


The bolding is mine.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 05:11 PM

39. Comments to the Post Editorial

Carol Size Top CommenterOMG - LOL - How the PDEB endorses this man after Thursday's debate performance is astonishing, but expected none-the-less. Some people clearly have no pride and harbor no shame in being poltical hacks. Well, as the saying goes, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, is the definition of insanity.
Top Commenter
Ladies and gentlemen, Betty Crocker has endorsed Romney.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:45 PM

40. Great article

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