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Proud2BAmurkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:25 PM
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Obama is wrong. IT'S ABOUT RICH VERSUS POOR.
That's the entire history of American politics and the dividing line between the parties.

What is Obama talking about? Why is he running as a Democrat?
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:26 PM
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1. So I'm to assume you're supporting Edwards?
Cool!
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Proud2BAmurkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:27 PM
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2. I was for a while until I decided he didn't have the national security chops to compete with
the GOP candidate who will be talking national security constantly. Edwards rocks.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:31 PM
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 08:18 PM
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27. Just to clarify, that is NOT my deleted message above!
:D
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ErnestoG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:27 PM
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4. Nay, he's ABO (Anyone But Obama)
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CherylK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 10:42 AM
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33. ABO?
That's RIDICULOUS. Then again, ridiculous isn't much of an acronym, is it?
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:33 PM
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19. The end is near!!!
Maddy, we've been in agreement so much lately! I can only think the rapture is upon us!!! LOL!

Or, here's a far better thought... Edwards, the uniter!

:hug:
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 08:17 PM
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26. Indeed!
I think we only disagreed on one thing in the past, and that person and I are peaches and cream now.

:rofl:

:hug: back!

:toast: to Edwards, the uniter!
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 10:38 AM
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32. Cheers back at ya!
:toast:
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:27 PM
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3. I'm recommending your threads just to piss off the Obots.
:)
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:30 PM
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12. LOL, me too.
Lord knows they outnumber Hillary supporters 10 to one and inundate the forum with their posts. It's amusing to see one ... very ardent supporter of Hillary here.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:27 PM
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jlake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:28 PM
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8. Off topic and inappropriate comment.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:30 PM
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Proud2BAmurkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:30 PM
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13. If you're going to type why don't you explain why it's "not about rich vers poor"
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:34 PM
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Clarkansas Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:30 PM
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14. He is here to turn people off to Hillary
and he is doing a great job.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:28 PM
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6. Bill C. sort of ran on the same platform -- wanting to make ALL people rich
Rich get richer, poor get richer, everybody happy. Not about pitting groups against each other but about bringing everyone along.
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Proud2BAmurkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:29 PM
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9. "I raised taxes on the wealthy without one Republican vote" was Clinton's platform
he still brags about that
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Proud2BAmurkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:29 PM
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11. Reagan said "a rising tide lifts all boats"
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:33 PM
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20. And most politicians have followed suit -- no class warfare
I've been pissed for years that it's been considered "unseemly" to do it, but Obama isn't the only candidate who's been loathe for bring this up. If Bill Clinton had campaigned more strongly as a populist (the way John Edwards currently is), I probably would have been more supportive of him, but he struck me as a decidedly centrist go-along-to-get-along candidate, as was John Kerry, and Al Gore and Hillary Clinton and ...
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:49 PM
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25. And Obama
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:37 PM
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22. Except that during his term the rich got richer and the slide into poverty--
--for everybody else was temporarily stalled. Nobody gained any ground.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:28 PM
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7. and about the powerful (rich) vs. those without
we need to take the power back from the corporations and put it back in the hands of the people.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:29 PM
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10. It is verboten in DLC to ever sound populist and get caught
at it. Remember Al Gore. Bill Clinton could do it
and get away with it. Al From, Head DlC "We are
proud of both our candidates" Corporate Interests
cannot be made uncomfortable.
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:30 PM
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16. So now that Obama has money does he want to keep it all for himself?
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:31 PM
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18. Oh for fuck's sake, murkie
That's so simplistic. I come from an, er, well to do family and my dad was as staunch a liberal democrat as you could find. I remember him repeatedly talking about how the most dangerous problem in American society was the gap between rich and poor- and that was 30 years ago. My parents were early and strong supporters of Jimmy Carter.

It is not about rich v poor. It's about making our society a more equitable one and providing opportunities for those who most need them.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:37 PM
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23. I have to differ on this one. The working poor are too busy trying to survive day to day
Edited on Mon Jan-28-08 07:45 PM by The_Casual_Observer
to fight with anybody. Clean up hotel rooms all day or work in the fields & see how much fight you have left. The rich try their best not to even think about the poor, no fight there. The class divide is sharp, but where is the discontent? There isn't even a whisper of revolt in this country, unless I've missed it.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:42 PM
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24. Well said...
I worked for a family of billionaire Democrats. Sure, they supported all the liberal candidates, but you wouldn't know it by the way they treated "the help". Class warfare all the way. And they expected me to use their "status and power" to get what they wanted... no thanks. I had to take a long, hot shower the last day I left their home office.
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 08:20 PM
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28. The Edwards supporters represent that discontent and revolt.
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 08:25 PM
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29. What Obama is talking about
is that to him, instead of rich vs poor, it's about past (racism) vs future (first Black president).
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 08:28 PM
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30. Which is why you support Clinton, who is a DLC chair.
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Orwellian_Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 09:27 PM
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31. K&R n/t
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