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Response to tarheelsunc (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 09:11 AM

24. Yes

There was 2 tons of anti-Obama sentiment the first time around.
They did NOT want him to get in there.
All those McCain-Palin signs I used to see around.
They got in league & voted in monolith to keep Obama out of the White House.
They tried their hardest & it just didn't work.

Obama even WITH the racism handicap beat McCain by 7%.
He was an unknown entity back then. The whole thing about Experience, remember?

Now he's the guy who ordered the kill on Osama Bin Laden & ended the Iraq War at last.
Nearly a decade of directionless pointless war & he put a point on it.
Taking out Bin Laden begins the end of the involvement in Afghanistan.
Iraq is over & if you don't think these military families are ready to see their loved ones come back from those war zones, you're crazy.

He's the guy that kept the American car industry alive & kept so many people from being out of work.
Millions of people. Directly & indirectly.

He's the guy that put together a stimulus that has benefited many communities in the country.
The bus system in my area is DIRECTLY attributed to Obama's stimulus.

He's the guy that at the very least established that there should be a National Health Care Plan in America.
Might not be the best plan or the plan we wanted him to put in but it establishes the precedent.
And by killing the blockage of pre-existing conditions, he won over a LOT of people.

He's the guy who publicly says that gays should be allowed to marry just like everyone else.
There was never views he had to evolve. He just picked the right opportunity to reveal his stance.
It's a Civil Rights Issue, plain & simple.

He's the guy that has rehabilitated our image to the rest of the world.
We don't have to suffer the embarrassment of Bush's dopey doofy ways.
His ignorant coke-headed Bushisms. Remember that British paper (The Daily Mirror) that said how could we be dumb enough to re-elect a guy like Bush?
We have an intelligent President who you can respect.
A guy named Bubba was a guy like that. You think of names like Bubba as dumb but Bill Clinton could never be called dumb.

I got some problems with Obama, sure. NDAA is one of them. Extending Bush's tax cuts is another.
But on the whole, the guy has gotten a lot done.
And people will remember this.
ESPECIALLY with the Wall of Obstruction he faced most of his term.

It's a LOT different than 2008 & not in a negative way.
He's gonna swing more states than you expect in 2012. States we think he had no way of getting.
Just like he surprised so many in 2008.

Obama has power. Hillary Clinton would have been the 44th President if Obama didn't run.
Obama shocked everybody in those 2008 Democratic Primaries.
And he shocked folks all the way to the White House.
He's gonna shock 'em again this year.

Their machine is broken, tarheelsunc.
He's making their machine look like a tinker toy.
Judging by your username you must be from North Carolina.
Remember, he swung North Carolina last time.
A Deep South state which hadn't gone Democrat since Jimmy Carter in 1976.
Even Clinton couldn't switch that state—on neither one of his runs.

I live in Georgia & Republicans still have lots of sway here.
But he's weakening Georgia too for the Republicans.
When I saw the story on Yahoo of some White woman from Virginia named Sheryl Harris believing Obama to be a Muslim no matter what but STILL wanting to vote for Obama over Romney, I KNEW things were changing.
She voted for Bush Jr. TWICE.

Southern whites troubled by Romney's wealth, religion

Read this excerpt:

Sheryl Harris, a voluble 52-year-old with a Virginia drawl, voted twice for George W. Bush. Raised Baptist, she is convinced -- despite all evidence to the contrary -- that President Barack Obama, a practicing Christian, is Muslim.

So in this year's presidential election, will she support Mitt Romney? Not a chance.

"Romney's going to help the upper class," said Harris, who earns $28,000 a year as activities director of a Lynchburg senior center. "He doesn't know everyday people, except maybe the person who cleans his house."

She'll vote for Obama, she said: "At least he wasn't brought up filthy rich."


Still have so much confidence in the Republican machine now?
Some people are starting to see through the bullshit.
Survival is good for that. It's getting real to a lot of people what's going on with financial/employment security.
They're getting their priorities in order.

This is the end of the Southern Strategy & when enough Southerners quit fighting us & join us, Solidarity will return & we can finally Progress as a nation.
It will be a LANDSLIDE.
Mark. My. Words.
John Lucas

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