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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-07-07 05:37 PM
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35. I have yet to read one of these candidate books.
There are so many other good interesting things to read, somehow I just never get there. Obama and Clinton are the official front runners in our unofficial system of mullah-blessed candidates. Neither of them are going to do or say or write or ghost-write anything that is out of the accepted mainstream orthodoxy.
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  -I recommend that every Dem read Obama's "The Audacity of Hope" mnhtnbb  May-07-07 12:35 PM   #0 
  - Do you think  Katzenkavalier   May-07-07 12:47 PM   #1 
  - See my post #4  mnhtnbb   May-07-07 01:45 PM   #5 
  - I probably will... usually read all the candidate's books... but... based on your take...  wyldwolf   May-07-07 12:52 PM   #2 
  - Always disputing facts, aren't you wyldwolf.  loudsue   May-07-07 05:29 PM   #32 
  - No, I dispute inaccuracies. Shouldn't you be in the 9/11 Conspiracy forum?  wyldwolf   May-07-07 05:49 PM   #39 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-08-07 06:35 AM   #65 
     - No, you're not new here.  wyldwolf   May-08-07 08:50 AM   #71 
  - And that is the PERFECT, and I do mean perfect,  Morgana LaFey   May-07-07 07:46 PM   #55 
     - soo...  wyldwolf   May-08-07 05:43 AM   #64 
        - I'll debunk to a point  Morgana LaFey   May-08-07 07:37 PM   #76 
  - I agree, read the book  ripple   May-07-07 01:10 PM   #3 
  - Rather than a nuanced, thoughtful approach, I saw glaring  mnhtnbb   May-07-07 01:44 PM   #4 
  - He wrote about a lot of issues  ripple   May-07-07 02:20 PM   #11 
  - Don't get me started about Reagan. I was a college student in CA  mnhtnbb   May-07-07 05:06 PM   #28 
     - Edwards and Obama have a lot in common  ripple   May-08-07 12:50 AM   #61 
  - He is NOT "progressive" by any stretch of the imagination. He is DLC all the way.  loudsue   May-07-07 05:31 PM   #34 
  - Obama is not DLC  ripple   May-08-07 01:23 AM   #63 
  - I agree, policies can only hurt a candidate  jcrew2001   May-09-07 08:21 PM   #78 
  - The hallmark of Republicans are "nuanced" issues..  Tellurian   May-07-07 01:45 PM   #6 
     - Oh, bullshit  ripple   May-07-07 01:53 PM   #7 
     - The "ignore" function works great, ripple!  Katzenkavalier   May-07-07 01:54 PM   #8 
     - Thanks, but if we all used *ignore*  ripple   May-07-07 02:23 PM   #13 
     - I have little patience for fanatical people  Katzenkavalier   May-07-07 03:28 PM   #19 
        - Oh, boo- hoo.. pickup your toys and take them home..  Tellurian   May-07-07 04:56 PM   #27 
        - You must fucking hate yourself then! nt  mtnsnake   May-09-07 08:59 PM   #80 
     - You wanna use ignore, use it, but don't try & force others to chicken out like you do.  mtnsnake   May-09-07 09:02 PM   #81 
     - Hold On!  Tellurian   May-07-07 02:38 PM   #14 
        - You're kidding, right?  ripple   May-07-07 02:56 PM   #16 
           - No, I'm not kidding..  Tellurian   May-07-07 03:06 PM   #17 
              - You're confusing nuance with diversionary tacts  ripple   May-07-07 03:25 PM   #18 
              - Nah, I'm a stickler for words..  Tellurian   May-07-07 03:49 PM   #21 
                 - Well, you certainly chose the wrong word to describe GOP politics  ripple   May-07-07 04:09 PM   #23 
                 - No, you're not understanding..  Tellurian   May-07-07 04:47 PM   #26 
                    - Look back at post #17  ripple   May-08-07 12:28 AM   #59 
                 - I'm pretty sure you are wrong.  IA_Seth   May-07-07 04:13 PM   #24 
              - The GOP HATES nuance. Bush has said "I don't do nuance."  NYCGirl   May-07-07 03:55 PM   #22 
     - Are you calling Obama a Rebublican?  bling bling   May-07-07 02:00 PM   #10 
        - I'll be sure to let you know, bling bling..  Tellurian   May-07-07 02:41 PM   #15 
           - Hillary is not exactly the shining example of a true democrat....  illinoisprogressive   May-07-07 05:26 PM   #31 
              - What is your definition of a "true" democrat?  Tellurian   May-08-07 09:15 AM   #72 
  - Bush DID steal the 2000 and 2004 elections  ejbr   May-07-07 01:56 PM   #9 
  - He stole the 04 elections  Katzenkavalier   May-07-07 02:21 PM   #12 
     - Much harder to steal individual congressional elections.  endarkenment   May-07-07 05:39 PM   #36 
     - uh how?  darboy   May-08-07 07:22 AM   #69 
        - How do they steal elections? Let me count the ways..  ejbr   May-08-07 10:23 AM   #74 
        - A congressional election is not a statewide election.  endarkenment   May-08-07 02:40 PM   #75 
     - They most certainly did steal the '06 elections...just not as bad as they wanted.  loudsue   May-07-07 05:43 PM   #38 
  - What books from your candidate do you suggest we read? n/t  elizm   May-07-07 03:34 PM   #20 
  - I have not read John Edwards' books. I have read Elizabeth's  mnhtnbb   May-07-07 04:42 PM   #25 
     - I read both of Obama's books, mnht, and I agree with everything you said.  loudsue   May-07-07 05:50 PM   #40 
        - Obama is Trial by Fire - don't get burned  jcrew2001   May-09-07 08:23 PM   #79 
  - I was also underwhelmed with "The Audacity of Hope," but there are more important issues which set  Tejanocrat   May-07-07 05:07 PM   #29 
  - Those issues aren't CRITICAL to getting this country back on track.  loudsue   May-07-07 05:56 PM   #41 
     - Many at Va Tech think gun control is critical. Many on death row think the death penalty is critical  Tejanocrat   May-07-07 06:48 PM   #48 
        - Wha??? He is the AUTHOR of The Audacity of Hope! It didn't "mischaracterize" him.  loudsue   May-07-07 07:03 PM   #53 
           - I know he's the author. I think "The Audacity of Hope" is an attempt to paint Obama as more moderate  Tejanocrat   May-07-07 07:07 PM   #54 
  - so you want a responsible person to cite all the conspiracy theories as fact???  illinoisprogressive   May-07-07 05:24 PM   #30 
  - just two of them nt.  endarkenment   May-07-07 05:40 PM   #37 
  - No. I would like to have a serious investigation--not a Bushwashed  mnhtnbb   May-07-07 06:49 PM   #49 
  - Because of course the other candidates talk favorably about socialism.  Mass   May-07-07 05:30 PM   #33 
  - I have yet to read one of these candidate books.  endarkenment   May-07-07 05:37 PM   #35 
  - And when he winds up on the ticket in one form or another  BeyondGeography   May-07-07 06:17 PM   #42 
  - "The 9/11 tinfoil hat brigade" Upon what do you base that assessment?  mnhtnbb   May-07-07 06:40 PM   #44 
     - another lead headed coincidence theorist  endarkenment   May-09-07 09:13 AM   #77 
  - well, by all means, continue your pause  Capn Sunshine   May-07-07 06:26 PM   #43 
  - What "action"?  w4rma   May-07-07 06:41 PM   #45 
  - Perhaps you should look again at Edward's Senate voting record. n/t  elizm   May-07-07 06:45 PM   #47 
     - By all means. Here's a great review of his record. Accessibility  mnhtnbb   May-07-07 06:52 PM   #51 
  - Ah, you're handle says it all, Capn Sunshine. Not that I don't appreciate  mnhtnbb   May-07-07 06:42 PM   #46 
     - Panama?  Capn Sunshine   May-07-07 06:51 PM   #50 
        - No. We're probably leaving no matter who is elected.  mnhtnbb   May-07-07 06:55 PM   #52 
  - Thanks for saying so; you're not the first. I'll be saving my money,  Morgana LaFey   May-07-07 07:50 PM   #56 
  - I had the same reading as you. I think he's trying to win over as many republican  electron_blue   May-07-07 07:58 PM   #57 
  - I just finished the book - your eye is far more critical than mine.  Laurab   May-07-07 09:52 PM   #58 
  - I read the book as well and I agree.  calteacherguy   May-08-07 12:32 AM   #60 
  - Well said. n/t  ripple   May-08-07 12:53 AM   #62 
  - I've got it. I wanted to know more about him or how he would govern.  mmonk   May-08-07 07:06 AM   #66 
  - so to sum up  darboy   May-08-07 07:14 AM   #67 
  - It might be better to fill in the gaps and address concerns  mmonk   May-08-07 07:20 AM   #68 
  - LOL. I wish Obama were a little less DLC and a little more leftish.  mnhtnbb   May-08-07 09:30 AM   #73 
  - Sure.  ShortnFiery   May-08-07 07:41 AM   #70 
 

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