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howard112211 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-09-10 06:16 PM
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The "Escalating Afghanistan is ok because Obama said he would during campaigning" argument is stupid
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It is really flat stupid. Here is why: If any person who voted for Obama is not allowed to criticize this decision because Obama announced it prior to his election, and any person who states they didn't vote for him and abstained of went third party because of this issue catches a shitstorm and is called a Palin enabler, what options remain? So its a choice of either being "on our side" which then apparently implies that one should "shut up and get with the program", or being a Republican? I seriously doubt anyone would be any happier if the people who voted for Obama despite disagreeing with his Afghanistan stance just stayed home.

You can be for the Afghanistan escalation all you want, but to use "because Obama promised he would" as some sort of argument is just plain idiotic.

I think nobody deserves one's vote a priori. I think voting for a person earns one the right to complain about everything this person does.
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  -The "Escalating Afghanistan is ok because Obama said he would during campaigning" argument is stupid howard112211  Jul-09-10 06:16 PM   #0 
  - Then don't ever complain Obama promised this or that during the campaign on other issues ...  DCBob   Jul-09-10 06:19 PM   #1 
  - lol. No I don't think I like that deal.  howard112211   Jul-09-10 06:21 PM   #3 
     - Good answer..  DCBob   Jul-09-10 06:22 PM   #6 
  - No one said it's OK--they're just puzzled as to why people  Arkana   Jul-09-10 06:20 PM   #2 
  - Some people are using it as an argument.  howard112211   Jul-09-10 06:23 PM   #7 
  - However, saying he didn't keep his promise is LYING  stray cat   Jul-09-10 06:21 PM   #4 
  - shithead promised to escalate the war in iraq as well..  frylock   Jul-09-10 06:22 PM   #5 
  - Just because one cannot claim to be surprised doesn't mean  Nuclear Unicorn   Jul-09-10 06:23 PM   #8 
  - He was wrong on the issue then and he's wrong now.  GodlessBiker   Jul-09-10 06:31 PM   #9 
  - bottom line  frylock   Jul-09-10 06:36 PM   #10 
  - K&R  pleah   Jul-09-10 06:58 PM   #11 
  - During the campaign I thought his AfPak statement was rhetoric  PufPuf23   Jul-09-10 07:08 PM   #12 
  - Well fool us once, shame on him.  truedelphi   Jul-11-10 02:29 PM   #24 
  - It would be stupid... if anyone was making it.  drm604   Jul-09-10 07:09 PM   #13 
  - During th campaign,  bvar22   Jul-09-10 07:09 PM   #14 
  - ITA. Obama also promised things he DID NOT deliver on. But you're not supposed to mention THAT.  katandmoon   Jul-09-10 07:10 PM   #15 
  - ^This  Hydra   Jul-10-10 02:09 AM   #22 
  - I disagree with President Obama's decision to excalate in  MineralMan   Jul-09-10 07:28 PM   #16 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-09-10 08:02 PM   #17 
  - Strawman. Nobody is arguing it makes it OK.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jul-09-10 08:07 PM   #18 
  - I believed him. Which is why I didn't vote for him.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-09-10 08:14 PM   #19 
  - It's not and I will tell you why...  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-09-10 08:15 PM   #20 
  - We MUST get Out, ASAP. Promote RAWA "The Revolutionary Association of Women"  Mojeoux   Jul-09-10 08:25 PM   #21 
  - The "I voted for Obama because he was going to be an anti-war president" argument is stupid  Turborama   Jul-10-10 02:18 AM   #23 

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