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rove karl rove Donating Member (298 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 04:45 PM
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82. a shallow reason
Him over her because there's soon going to be people that vote that have never lived under a POTUS with a last name other than "Clinton" or "Bush".
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  -Fighting Ignorance; What are the REASONS to support Obama? Dr_eldritch  May-03-08 04:22 PM   #0 
  - I'm an oil guy  thevoiceofreason   May-03-08 04:27 PM   #1 
  - I would expect that from thevoiceofreason.  Dr_eldritch   May-03-08 04:28 PM   #3 
  - "I'm just going to be Frank"  Botany   May-03-08 04:28 PM   #2 
  - Excellent post, deserves a kick!  DJ13   May-03-08 04:29 PM   #4 
  - I like that he was a constitutional law professor  boobooday   May-03-08 04:34 PM   #5 
  - I'll Second THAT !!!  WillyT   May-03-08 04:37 PM   #7 
  - He doesn't have the cart in front of the horse in re health care.  patrice   May-03-08 04:35 PM   #6 
  - And Hillary - How did she do in 92? Why do you think she would do it now?  1776Forever   May-03-08 04:39 PM   #8 
  - I don't support HC's approach.  patrice   May-03-08 04:57 PM   #13 
  - You are exactly 180 wrong.  lumberjack_jeff   May-04-08 01:23 PM   #67 
  - There are numerous reasons health care is expensive...  Hippo_Tron   May-05-08 02:08 AM   #104 
  - Both candidates have gutless non-universal CARE plans, but that's irelevant  eridani   May-04-08 03:44 PM   #73 
  - Kick this and adding more to what has already been stated  NotThisTime   May-03-08 04:39 PM   #9 
  - Thanks. Just focusing for a moment on the Obama plusses rather than  Dr_eldritch   May-03-08 04:51 PM   #11 
  - The link for his education plan as well as his economic plan is on the website WITH specifi  NotThisTime   May-03-08 05:17 PM   #21 
  - I've been thinking about our "suppositions" about Obama and the Iraq war.  patrice   May-03-08 08:39 PM   #32 
  - Great post!  jonestonesusa   May-03-08 11:43 PM   #40 
  - This deserves a thread of it's OWN!  Th1onein   May-04-08 09:59 AM   #62 
  - The first two thirds of your list of 'why you support Obama', was 'why you hate Hillary'.  lumberjack_jeff   May-04-08 01:27 PM   #68 
  - He speaks to me as an intelligent human being not as a recipient of a spin soundbite  dmordue   May-03-08 04:44 PM   #10 
  - He has several things that I really like better than the others  seasat   May-03-08 04:57 PM   #12 
  - How is Clinton on the issue of Net Neutrality?  Dr_eldritch   May-03-08 05:04 PM   #17 
     - Both her and Obama were original cosponsors of a bill for it back in '07  seasat   May-03-08 05:26 PM   #24 
        - Thanks!  Dr_eldritch   May-03-08 05:41 PM   #26 
  - Some important ones to me that I didn't see mentioned before:  fight4my3sons   May-03-08 04:59 PM   #14 
  - Brilliant. I knew he was in the trenches, I should have known he'd do more  Dr_eldritch   May-03-08 05:03 PM   #16 
  - I forgot to add this to my reasons... so many good reasons and so little bandwidth to write them  NotThisTime   May-03-08 05:13 PM   #20 
  - His foreign policy is what attracts me the MOST  futureliveshere   May-03-08 05:02 PM   #15 
  - I imagine that he has a strategy for dealing with those who might criticize his approach...  Dr_eldritch   May-03-08 09:28 PM   #34 
     - Aah you speak my thoughts exactly  futureliveshere   May-03-08 09:30 PM   #35 
  - Contrasting and comparing........start with Iraq, and then, there's the rest!  FrenchieCat   May-03-08 05:08 PM   #18 
  - To defeat AGEISM.  IamyourTVandIownyou   May-03-08 05:11 PM   #19 
  - How do you KNOW where BO's money is coming from?  Rageneau   May-03-08 05:22 PM   #22 
  - Oh That's RICH! So you're saying the Republicans are funding Obama...  Dr_eldritch   May-03-08 05:35 PM   #25 
  - I notice something else there....  Dr_eldritch   May-03-08 11:26 PM   #36 
  - Holy Tortured Logic Batman!  thecatburgler   May-04-08 12:54 AM   #47 
     - ding ding ding!  knixphan   May-04-08 09:08 PM   #100 
  - HE HAS WON THE NOMINATION  lynyrd_skynyrd   May-03-08 05:23 PM   #23 
  - My Top 5 Reasons  judasdisney   May-03-08 06:03 PM   #27 
  - One who has studied and taught the constitution  Qutzupalotl   May-03-08 06:43 PM   #28 
  - Such great reasons. I daresay we've done the job of putting the myth to bed.  Dr_eldritch   May-03-08 06:48 PM   #30 
  - He appeals not only to democrats, but to...  lojasmo   May-03-08 06:48 PM   #29 
  - He actually believes in this stuff...  BlueIdaho   May-03-08 06:55 PM   #31 
  - Saving to favorites for future reference... Thanks DU!  Dr_eldritch   May-03-08 09:04 PM   #33 
  - Oh......and here's  FrenchieCat   May-03-08 11:32 PM   #37 
     - Listening now...  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 12:02 AM   #41 
  - Why would the rich democrats want to pay for Universal Health Care?  meniscus420   May-03-08 11:37 PM   #38 
  - My reasons...  washingdem   May-03-08 11:37 PM   #39 
  - This rings true;  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 12:06 AM   #42 
  - Enthusiasm.  Xap   May-04-08 12:29 AM   #43 
  - why insult people?  Two Americas   May-04-08 12:30 AM   #44 
  - So very glad you chimed in! Before I proceed, I'd like you to re-read this excerpt from the OP;  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 01:21 AM   #49 
     - as I said, no need for the insults  Two Americas   May-04-08 12:37 PM   #64 
        - Don't say stupid shit and I won't be condescending.  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 01:00 PM   #65 
           - understood  Two Americas   May-04-08 01:57 PM   #69 
              - LOL! Breaking out the kid's stuff; "You insult me because I disagree with you!"  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 02:17 PM   #70 
                 - you can't see it apparently  Two Americas   May-04-08 03:03 PM   #72 
                    - You are just a wellspring of entertainment! Of COURSE I'm insulting you.  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 04:06 PM   #75 
                    - I must have hit a nerve  Two Americas   May-04-08 06:24 PM   #89 
                       - I accept your apology.  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 07:05 PM   #92 
                          - fair enough  Two Americas   May-04-08 08:54 PM   #96 
                             - Good luck with that.  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 08:59 PM   #97 
                    - Here, let me give you an example of how I treat someone who DOESN'T wade in like an idiot;  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 04:33 PM   #78 
  - The #2 you mentioned is horrendious...  Solon   May-04-08 12:46 AM   #45 
  - So you'll be voting for the candidate with the BETTER plan...  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 01:29 AM   #50 
  - Fuck it, instead of debating policy, you want to just prop up your chosen candidate...  Solon   May-04-08 01:49 AM   #52 
     - No, I'd love to debate policy. And who says we shouldn't hold the candidates to higher  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 01:58 AM   #53 
        - Clinton's is about equally worse, and McCain, of course, has no plan...  Solon   May-04-08 02:31 AM   #54 
           - Well then apparently you need to give up and pursue another hobby.  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 02:59 AM   #56 
              - Obama has demonstrated on trait that Hillary lacks  dansolo   May-04-08 09:23 AM   #60 
  - Cap and trade works if you lower the allowances to a level that actually reduces pollution  Hippo_Tron   May-05-08 02:23 AM   #105 
  - All good reasons, but #1 is especially huge for me.  thecatburgler   May-04-08 12:49 AM   #46 
  - #1 is enough for me.  bhikkhu   May-04-08 01:04 AM   #48 
  - K&R  TragedyandHope   May-04-08 01:31 AM   #51 
  - Great post! K&R  liberaldem4ever   May-04-08 02:52 AM   #55 
  - I don't need to justify my support to people who think I am 'blind' or a 'cultist'  wildeyed   May-04-08 08:45 AM   #57 
  - there you go talking sense again  AZDemDist6   May-04-08 02:26 PM   #71 
  - Hugs from the O-team!  wildeyed   May-04-08 05:33 PM   #84 
     - and since I NEVER come in GDP, good thing I have your Journal on my  AZDemDist6   May-04-08 06:21 PM   #87 
        - Wise.  wildeyed   May-04-08 06:32 PM   #90 
  - Thanks. This is a 'pro-Obama' thread with a grievance... and here's the proof;  Dr_eldritch   May-05-08 08:44 AM   #106 
     - If a Clinton supporter asked me respectfully why I support Obama,  wildeyed   May-05-08 12:58 PM   #107 
  - I love this thread  jonestonesusa   May-04-08 08:50 AM   #58 
  - Open govenrment  dansolo   May-04-08 09:08 AM   #59 
  - Such a position is dangerous.  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 11:26 AM   #63 
  - yup  druidity33   May-04-08 04:22 PM   #76 
  - One reason I back Obama is....  Tippy   May-04-08 09:49 AM   #61 
  - Three? That's it? And one of the three is 'because people throw money at him'?  lumberjack_jeff   May-04-08 01:18 PM   #66 
  - Well, aside from the questionalbe assertions;  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 04:31 PM   #77 
     - It's absolutely a head-fake. "It's Cheap! It's universal! It's optional!"  lumberjack_jeff   May-04-08 07:55 PM   #94 
        - You seem to have 'gas tax' and 'windfall profits tax' confused.  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 08:20 PM   #95 
           - You seem to have "low information voter" and "someone who disagrees with me" confused.  lumberjack_jeff   May-04-08 11:22 PM   #101 
              - LOL! This can be constructive enough without having to throw "y'all get dirty" accusations around.  Dr_eldritch   May-05-08 12:06 AM   #102 
                 - Dang quote keys.  lumberjack_jeff   May-05-08 01:36 AM   #103 
  - K&R  me b zola   May-04-08 03:56 PM   #74 
  - Well, you do know Obama was FOR a gas tax holiday before he was against it?  MADem   May-04-08 04:39 PM   #79 
  - He learned from his mistakes and won't be doing it again. To do  whutgives   May-04-08 04:42 PM   #81 
     - Yeah. That's why he voted for it THREE times. NT  MADem   May-04-08 05:37 PM   #85 
  - He is getting our youth involved in the process. Hasn't happened  whutgives   May-04-08 04:41 PM   #80 
  - a shallow reason  rove karl rove   May-04-08 04:45 PM   #82 
  - Who's reason is that?  Dr_eldritch   May-04-08 05:04 PM   #83 
  - I'm In It For The Pony!  JimGinPA   May-04-08 06:05 PM   #86 
  - I'd get a PONY?????  AZDemDist6   May-04-08 06:22 PM   #88 
     - Yes, all the O supporters get a pony!  wildeyed   May-04-08 06:35 PM   #91 
        - Kewl!!  AZDemDist6   May-04-08 07:16 PM   #93 
  - Kick for 'Bottom-up instead of Top-down'.  knixphan   May-04-08 09:05 PM   #98 
  - Kick for 'The candidate who ISN'T DLC'  knixphan   May-04-08 09:07 PM   #99 

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