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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-19-09 08:00 PM
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17. I predict that you will be wrong.
Just like before. I've seen the pattern.

depakid (1000+ posts) Sat Jan-19-08 02:03 AM
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6. Sorry- but this is a serious weakness of Obama's
He makes these sorts of off the cuff remarks because he's both inexperienced and grandious. At first, you could chalk it up to rookie mistakes, but the more he doesit- the more it seems ingrained.

As I've predicted many times before, eventually these will be his downfall. Hopefully sooner than the general election...

depakid (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-21-08 05:58 PM
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15. Cheap (as in inexpensive) polling during the campaign isn't predictive
Especially this year- where they've been all over the mark- to the point of being useless.

Looking at the actual results and figuring out how many Kerry voters Obama has to retain (he won't retain them all) plus how many Bush voters he has to convert, along with whatever percentage of new voters that are likely to vote Obama give us a much better gauge of what'll likely happen on election day.

Historically, a 10% swing is huge- unlikely, but not unheard of in a state with demographics like Virgina. A 20% swing in a state like Indiana would require such a massive shift that unless there's an utter and complete meltdown on McCain's side as perceived by ordinary, generally uniformed voters- it's not going to happen.

depakid (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-18-08 01:48 PM
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25. Obama's NOT going to win Indiana and doesn't need to

depakid (1000+ posts) Fri Sep-05-08 05:30 PM
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8. McCain can win by tearing down Obama
and Obama can lose by returning to the defensive and failing to go after McCain and Palin with negative ads.

The've been squandered golden opportunities in this regard time and time again, and with their money advantage, there's really no excuse.

depakid (1000+ posts) Thu Aug-21-08 07:22 PM
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2. "after he crushed his opponent in the debate. "
Therein lies the problem. Obama has shown no evidence of knowing how to go for the jugular.

depakid (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-19-08 02:03 PM
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6. This is why is it was STUPID to give McCain a pass for most of the summer
Edited on Tue Aug-19-08 02:04 PM by depakid
and why every single sycophant who rationalized or argued against going after McCain et al from June on out was wrong.

Thermodynamics trumps economics
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book_worm (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-19-08 02:05 PM
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9. Nobody gave McCain a pass for the summer.

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depakid (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-19-08 02:13 PM
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26. Bullshit
Edited on Tue Aug-19-08 02:13 PM by depakid
Obama spent June and the first week of July going after his own base, while McCain & Co. made stupid and outrageous statement and action after statement and action with impunity.

I didn't see anything remotely tough in terms of ads defining McCain in no uncertain terms until about two or three weeks ago- while McCain's been hammering away in the battleground states with the usual Republican garbage.

Garbage that- in this country- wins elections.

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  -I predict that what we're seeing with the administration is part of a pattern depakid  Dec-19-09 05:58 PM   #0 
  - I think you are correct. nt  LWolf   Dec-19-09 06:02 PM   #1 
  - certainly no reason to believe otherwise..  villager   Dec-19-09 06:02 PM   #2 
  - They are destroying the Democratic Party for generations to come.  Jamastiene   Dec-19-09 06:08 PM   #3 
  - Impressive, isn't it?  depakid   Dec-19-09 06:20 PM   #7 
  - It almost makes me physically ill. nt  tbyg52   Dec-20-09 11:18 AM   #33 
  - I don't think so. Clinton didn't run the party "for generations to come"...  DutchLiberal   Dec-20-09 05:45 PM   #58 
  - Pretty much. nt  polichick   Dec-19-09 06:09 PM   #4 
  - your last sentence just about breaks my heart...and is so true  abq e streeter   Dec-19-09 06:11 PM   #5 
  - aim as low as possible, blow republicans and right wing dems, settle for practically nothing. ok nt  msongs   Dec-19-09 06:18 PM   #6 
  - Right on all counts.  Jackpine Radical   Dec-19-09 06:47 PM   #8 
  - This essentially gives the green light to every corrupt, two bit extortionist in the Senate  depakid   Dec-19-09 07:13 PM   #9 
     - Not EVERY two-bit extortionist, just the ones owned by the correct corporations.  Jackpine Radical   Dec-19-09 08:14 PM   #18 
  - Yeah, here's a summary of your pattern:  ProSense   Dec-19-09 07:30 PM   #10 
  - Sycophantry rarely leads to responsible and effective public policy  depakid   Dec-19-09 07:43 PM   #13 
  - Fact-less whining rarely changes reality. n/t  ProSense   Dec-19-09 07:44 PM   #14 
  - "Whining"  asdjrocky   Dec-19-09 07:50 PM   #15 
  - You need to find a new fallacy  niceypoo   Dec-20-09 02:11 AM   #27 
  - This administration is far worse than I fear it could be.  Milo_Bloom   Dec-19-09 07:34 PM   #11 
  - FISA was a big clue as were his comments on impeachement ...  slipslidingaway   Dec-19-09 07:37 PM   #12 
  - Capitulater in Chief.  asdjrocky   Dec-19-09 07:51 PM   #16 
  - I predict that you will be wrong.  FrenchieCat   Dec-19-09 08:00 PM   #17 
  - Let's see- who lost his lead by repeatedly scolding the base and giving the right a pass  depakid   Dec-19-09 08:16 PM   #19 
  - I think she just drank your milkshake....  cliffordu   Dec-20-09 02:13 AM   #28 
     - You have a low bar for achievement.  girl gone mad   Dec-20-09 04:53 PM   #50 
     - I think your bar is really  Cha   Dec-20-09 05:55 PM   #62 
  - pawned!!!!! n/t.  okieinpain   Dec-19-09 08:16 PM   #20 
  - Well, THAT'S gonna leave a mark.....  cliffordu   Dec-20-09 02:15 AM   #29 
  - LOL! Do you keep files like this on everyone, or just on Depakid??  inna   Dec-20-09 01:23 PM   #38 
  - It's not creepy; it's called the search function that we have when we donate.  FrenchieCat   Dec-20-09 01:55 PM   #42 
  - It is fun to look up usernames + McClurkin as well  Bluenorthwest   Dec-20-09 04:46 PM   #47 
  - DU keeps the just have to know when to  Cha   Dec-20-09 05:51 PM   #60 
  - Cheap, lazy shot.  girl gone mad   Dec-20-09 04:52 PM   #49 
  - It's okay for lazy cheap shots on our president but someone  Cha   Dec-20-09 05:55 PM   #61 
     - I can't believe you are actually posting that.  arcadian   Dec-20-09 06:35 PM   #65 
  - Thanks for showing how the OP has a long pattern of miserably failing in her many "predictions"  ClarkUSA   Dec-20-09 05:06 PM   #52 
  - That is creepy. How long did it take you to do that?  arcadian   Dec-20-09 05:07 PM   #53 
     - Didn't take long, and you can always alert on it.  FrenchieCat   Dec-20-09 06:27 PM   #64 
  - "The administration" is to blame for assholes like Lieberman, Nelson, and Snowe?  high density   Dec-19-09 08:17 PM   #21 
  - What's sorry is to meekly let them hold effective legislation hostage  depakid   Dec-19-09 08:24 PM   #22 
  - I hope you are wrong. I fear you are right. n/t  Laelth   Dec-19-09 08:28 PM   #23 
  - the pattern i see  Ildem09   Dec-19-09 08:29 PM   #24 
  - Past Performance IS An Indication Of Future Results  pissedoff01   Dec-19-09 08:42 PM   #25 
  - Reality isn't too bad. It's having to face it that hurts  lunatica   Dec-19-09 09:32 PM   #26 
  - Yup, we saw it again in Copenhagen  Raine   Dec-20-09 02:53 AM   #30 
  - There can be no doubt anymore. nt  Blasphemer   Dec-20-09 04:40 AM   #31 
  - K&R.  shadesofgray   Dec-20-09 08:20 AM   #32 
  - Waitr until Employee Free Choice Act hits the fan -- It will wind up wakening unions  Armstead   Dec-20-09 11:23 AM   #34 
  - Not sure which will be worse- this or the upcoming financial "regulation"  depakid   Dec-20-09 04:52 PM   #48 
  - I HATE to agree with you  Hawkowl   Dec-20-09 11:29 AM   #35 
  - They are succeeding, just not for us.  glitch   Dec-20-09 11:56 AM   #36 
  - I deluded myself otherwise for a long time, but I agree.  Odin2005   Dec-20-09 01:15 PM   #37 
  - Look at who Obama and Rahm hired for his team: He avoided progressives to get DLCers.  w4rma   Dec-20-09 01:32 PM   #39 
  - Thank GAWD it passed, eh OP?  Romulox   Dec-20-09 01:38 PM   #40 
  - Unlike some in the let it burn crowd, I was willing to give the new administration a chance  depakid   Dec-20-09 03:27 PM   #45 
  - K & R nt  mix   Dec-20-09 01:50 PM   #41 
  - I agree...AND  bvar22   Dec-20-09 02:01 PM   #43 
  - Hear, hear.  inna   Dec-20-09 03:13 PM   #44 
  - K&R.  Greyhound   Dec-20-09 04:05 PM   #46 
  - You've been around here a long you know this isn't what we expected..  KoKo   Dec-20-09 05:02 PM   #51 
  - There will be no 'shake-ups' in the inner circle.  xxqqqzme   Dec-20-09 06:21 PM   #63 
  - Don't forget the "claim momentous victory" part  PurityOfEssence   Dec-20-09 05:11 PM   #54 
  - All with preachy reminders "don't let perfect be the enemy of the good." A scam. nt  Land Shark   Dec-20-09 05:29 PM   #55 
  - And in three years, they'll blame progressives for voting third party again...  DutchLiberal   Dec-20-09 05:44 PM   #56 
  - Well apparently it will always be this way as long as there are Republicans and moderate Dems in  glinda   Dec-20-09 05:45 PM   #57 
  - As long as we give them soldiers, they'll threaten to turn them against us if we get rowdy. nt  valerief   Dec-20-09 05:48 PM   #59 
  - Well...there's that...which was set up I see your point..but still  KoKo   Dec-20-09 08:00 PM   #66 
     - We are not an issue with any of them. They don't care about us except at election time.  valerief   Dec-20-09 10:26 PM   #68 
  - How much more obvious does it need to be that our government is a sham?  WT Fuheck   Dec-20-09 08:04 PM   #67 
  - "unprecedented opportunity"  goodgd_yall   Dec-20-09 10:35 PM   #69 
  - There wouldn't be a party without us. I think we really  EmeraldCityGrl   Dec-20-09 10:54 PM   #70 
  - I had this Cassandra-like premonition that Obama would be another Tony Blair  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-20-09 11:04 PM   #71 
  - Sad to say you are probably right.  workinclasszero   Dec-21-09 07:58 AM   #72 

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