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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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