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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:22 PM
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Americans Announce They're Dropping Out Of Presidential Race (The Onion)
WASHINGTONCiting exhaustion, an overcrowded field of candidates, and little hope of making a difference in 2008, roughly 300 million Americans announced Tuesday that they will be leaving the presidential race behind.


Though initially excited about making universal health care a reality and putting an end to the Iraq war, the American people appeared visibly worn down after only three months of campaigning. According to Beltway observers, idealism among Americans began to fade after the first series of major televised debates in August, during which every citizen in every state realized they would have to compromise their core values in order to remain in the race.


"As the obvious underdogs, we knew that the chance of Americans winning in 2008 was slim to none," said Seattle native Paul Waverchuck, who claimed he was looking forward to spending more time with his family after giving up politics. "I guess there's just no room at the table for the vast majority of this country's citizens."


While admitting to being disappointed by the results, Americans said they would continue to pursue lasting social change, whether by working overtime shifts in order to make education more affordable for their children, or by selling some of their belongings in order to provide medical coverage for aging family members.


Not so damn funny at all really. Read it all..





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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:29 PM
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1. Too fucking true
Satire is getting more and more difficult in this country.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:52 PM
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2. My guess is that the Onion is prescient
Neither party is attractive, though one is obviously worse than the other.

A lot of people may well be sitting this one out- or voting for a third party out of disgust.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-07 08:31 AM
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3. That's the problem that we've had in the last two presidential elections...
Edited on Wed Nov-21-07 08:31 AM by Rhiannon12866
We need to get out there in record numbers, so nobody can possibly dispute or change the results. :grr:

I agree, not so damn funny at all... ;(
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riqster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-07 08:41 AM
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5. Bears repeating
" We need to get out there in record numbers, so nobody can possibly dispute or change the results."

That's why we picked up the seats that we did, turnout was greater than expected, and the hacks depend on marginal differences to be undetected.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-07 08:47 AM
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6. It sure does. Thanks and I agree. *sigh*
I want to shake those people who say that they don't bother voting because it doesn't make a difference... Just think what we could accomplish if everybody's who's had it with the way things are going in this country all turned out this time around... :wow:
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-07 08:33 AM
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4. That would be funny if it weren't so true.
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