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candice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:34 PM
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"A candidate whose empty bombast could float a fleet of hot air balloons"
"Obama is a candidate whose empty bombast could float a fleet of hot air balloons. "We are more than a collection of Red States and Blue States," Obama spouted on Super Tuesday during his victory speech. "We are, and always will be, the United States of America." This prompted my 14-year-old sister to exclaim, facetiously, "So that's why they call it the United States." Obama is a modern day Warren G. Harding, of whom William McAdoo once said, "His speeches leave the impression of an army of pompous phrases moving over the landscape in search of an idea. Sometimes these meandering words would actually capture a struggling thought and bear it triumphantly a prisoner in their midst until it died of servitude and overwork." The only difference between Harding and Obama is that Obama's speeches never actually capture a struggling thought -- and if they did, they'd have to waterboard it for information. Obama's speechmaking isn't deep. It is profundity for dunces."

From:

http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/BenShapiro/2008/02/0...
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:35 PM
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1. NO RIGHT WING SOURCES, DAMMIT!
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KennedyGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:37 PM
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unless they are used to bash Hillary of course..
sad..
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KennedyGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:37 PM
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5. dupe
Edited on Fri Feb-08-08 01:37 PM by KennedyGuy
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:39 PM
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10. If you think they are going to get nicer with Obama as time goes by
you are dreaming good thoughts.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:41 PM
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13. I don't care. You want to attack Obama, do so without rw bullshit.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:44 PM
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18. Take it now, or take it later. It's not going to get much better.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:45 PM
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21. If we need the words of Ben Shapiro to prevail, then we have already lost.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:49 PM
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28. If the words of Ben Shapiro prevail then we have lost.
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elixir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:46 PM
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23. I thought Ben kind of made sense. I know, he's GOP but he captures my concerns but
keep Obama alive because it provides cover while Hillary mounts an attack.
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:36 PM
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2. Ben Shapiro? Seriously?
Hey, why don't we find out what Ann Coulter thinks of Obama while we're at it? :eyes:
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:36 PM
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3. Ben Shapiro that little sniveling right wing douchebag?
Why are people posting rw BS?
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Maribelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:43 PM
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17. Hey. Knock off the derogatory-to-women comments, would you please?
Why do men do this so often?

You could have called him wafting swamp gas.

Or a snake disguised as an alligator.

Or a slug in need of a rock to hide under.

Or you could have even called him a turkey vulture seeking putrid road kill, which would align more closely to my opinion.





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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:37 PM
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4. Ouch. Obama blasted by RW rag. You must be a secret Obama supporter pretending
to post anti-Obama material. Very sly. ;)
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:37 PM
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6. hmmmmmmmm
opinion piece from townhall.com? Not very wise to post here, even though it might be representative of what is to come.
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:37 PM
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7. Alert Button
That's what it's there for. If you don't like a candidate, then express your opinion. The second-hand opinions of right-wing tools are not welcome.

Hit the Alert Button.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:37 PM
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8. so.....the clinton campaign is now just simply using right wingers to run against Obama?
I guess there's no bottom lower to go than that.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:40 PM
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11. Yes because Obama supporters never postedcritiques of Hillary from rw sources.
:eyes:
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:42 PM
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15. "the clinton campaign is now just simply using right wingers to run against Obama?"
Despite their rhetoric against them, the RW has long been an ally of the Clintons.

Bill instituted more Republican policies than any GOP President had up to W.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:38 PM
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9. Townhall?? Really? LOL!
Should I go an grab one of there numerous Hill hating articles? Not a chance. I'm not a scummy smear artist. You on the other hand, dear....
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islandmkl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:40 PM
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12. townhall.com...give us a break....
the most astute thing about Ben Shapiro's excerpt is his ability to use the word 'profundity' in a sentence. William-fucking-McAdoo...there is one of America's most-quoted deep thinkers. Tell me Candice, without wikipedia, in 10 or 15 seconds, what all you know about William McAdoo.
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candice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:41 PM
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14. Sorry, didn't realize it was RW bullshit...it just mirrored my impression...
I hope Obama debates more and takes questions from the audience. "Hope" can be anything one wants.

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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:43 PM
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16. You didn't notice the pics of Bill Bennett, Hugh Hewitt, and Michael Medved
running on the top of the page? Or see the ad for "Conservative T-shirts"?

:eyes:
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islandmkl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:45 PM
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19. oh...and that nice Laura Ingraham girl is there, too
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:45 PM
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20. mirrored your impression??? are you a right wing hate monger. I doubt it, but if so
delete the thread and show yourself the door.
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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:46 PM
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22. Mine as well.
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paulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:48 PM
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25. you can request that the mod lock it
it really isn't ok to use Right Wing sources to attack Demcrats with
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:49 PM
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26. You think anyone's going to buy your flimsy excuse?
Not hardly, cupcake. And Obama has debated 18 times. He's consistently taken UNSCRIPTED questions from the audience, and he has specific policies an every issue. Don't be lazy and educate yourself. Or if you like right wing slime so much, go to Freeperville. They love this stuff and they'd welcome you with open arms.
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:47 PM
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24. Get the FUCK out of here if that's all you can provide. Screw you and your RW parroting slime. There
is enough of that at DU already.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:49 PM
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27. Quite a bit belched forth by yourself.
Police thyself before doing so for others.

This thread is already being handled.
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boricua79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 01:50 PM
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29. keep posting these threads
I love the smell of Hillary desperation!
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