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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:07 PM
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How's everybody feelin' about this primary?
Me, I'm just close to panic right about now. How the hell did we go from euphoria to this godawful situation with

*a leading candidate's minister spewing palpable hate that has been shown ad nauseam on network and cable shows

*a former Dem VP candidate essentially losing her mind on every morning show that would have her

*one of the brightest rising stars of our party self destructing in 72 hours

And that was just in one week!

I'm seriously wondering if the Democratic Party can ever become sane again. There doesn't seem to be any relief in sight because everyone is wound too tight to think straight.

And here on DU, people keep storming off the website in total rages. I must have read 3 or 4 just last week.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm getting myself a glass of wine...

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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:09 PM
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1. I'm tired.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:09 PM
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2. Better to get out all the dirt now
That's the only way I can spin this to myself to feel better about what's going on now. So hoefully we'll be fully ready for the lame BS that the Repukes try to throw at our candidate in the fall. We'll be alright.
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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:10 PM
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3. My freakin' head hurts!
:kick:
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:10 PM
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4. This primary is about
black and white,not Democrats & issues. And it's all because of Obama the uniter.
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:11 PM
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5. Buying stock in Xanax maker, and awaiting my McCain overlords.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 04:11 PM by Neshanic
Since Cindy McCain's family is a big beer distributor, there will be a kegger on the WH lawn.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:11 PM
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6. I'm ready for the real election
The faster we get this overwith, the more time the loser's supporters have to heal their wounds, come to their senses and suppport the nominee. That will not happen, if this drags into late August.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:12 PM
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7. The mainstream media
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NaturalHigh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:13 PM
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8. Like watching two trains crash into each other.
Any way I look at it, I can't foresee a good outcome.
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:14 PM
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9. What I hear around here
is if Obama gets the nomination they're staying home. Obama is not popular around here.
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:15 PM
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10. If this is an example of how Obama's presence brings about unity
and pink bunnies, I've just about had enough "Change I Can Believe In" tm
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PseudoIntellect Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:15 PM
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11. It's fun, but at the same time, terrible.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 04:16 PM by PseudoIntellect
People are so ignorant. Apparently Barack is a racist (so he must hate half his family), anti-American socialist Muslim who is also the Antichrist.

I didn't realize people could still be so stupid in this day and age.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:30 PM
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19. No kidding! I tell you, people just get stupid at this point in politics.
I think the whole country goes nuts over it too.

I don't think I've ever seen it so bad. And I've seen BAD (going back to Hubert Humphrey in 1968, ouch!).
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:19 PM
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12. It is horrendous.
We were overloaded with qualified candidates. We are left with the two most controversial.

We have shot ourselves in the foot.

I really miss Edwards.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:21 PM
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13. Crappy. I don't care for the candidates and all the bickering on top of it just
magnifies the headache.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:22 PM
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14. The media picked our 2 best candidates for us. Ignored the rest.
And by the 2 best candidates, I mean the 2 best candidates for them. Pick them apart. Destroy them. Cast asparagus at them. Elect another unelectable repuke.

We are SCREWN.

How many relevant questions were asked in all the "debates"? No issues coverage. Just a money and personality horse race.
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Donkeykick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:23 PM
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15. This sort of thing...
always happens. :eyes:

Some one says something wrong, or some one finds some one's skeleton from a hidden closet. Can you tell it's voting time just around the corner or what? :eyes:
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:24 PM
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16. Sick to my stomach. This is the worst thing that could happen to
race relations in this country. If Kennedy had decided to run someone of the caliber of Rep. John Lewis this would be a whole different day.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:41 PM
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22. I think it shows that we have a lot of unsaid, but felt (even at a subconscious level),
racial issues even we Democrats have not yet worked through.
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:48 PM
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26. I was surprised in NH regarding sexism. Now I am shocked at
how bad race relations are. This primary has uncovered what is worst about this country. Blacks hate whites, whites hate blacks. Maybe I lived a sheltered life having never lived in a city. I never thought it was still this ugly on both sides, black and white.
So much hate it makes me sick.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:56 PM
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28. Yeah, having a woman and a black man as our leading candidates
has uncovered double bigotry, but our party's spokespeople (some of them at least) have made it worse with some of the most politically stupid remarks I have heard. Remember Steinem with her trashing John McCain over his time spent as a prisoner of war? And Obama's spokeswoman going abroad and calling Hillary a "monster." It goes on and on. How did such sophisticated people wake up one day and get stupid?
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:25 PM
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17. Feeling edgy and highly curious as to where this goes.

Precedents are shattered ... it all seems unpredictable IMO.
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Lobster Martini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:25 PM
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18. Remember when it seemed like the keys to the White House were in the Dem's pocket?
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 04:26 PM by Lobster Martini
Dear god, it's like the Democrats are trying to lose. Where have you gone, Joe Biden, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you...
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NaturalHigh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:36 PM
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20. Not really.
It seems like a long time ago.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:39 PM
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21. But even Joe, who I like a lot, made a monumentally stupid remark about Obama,
how he was "clean" and "articulate." It was a real slip of the tongue but he wouldn't have said it about a white candidate. It was settled nicely but I thought at the time that it showed some real underlying racial memes that still persist, even in our most intelligent and capable political leaders.

You are right: if we tried to lose, we couldn't do any better than what we're doing trying to win!
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WitchyWoman57 Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:41 PM
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23. It's not all that bad.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 05:06 PM by WitchyWoman57
Obama will recover from this. He's very charming and the media love him. Hillary is brilliant and tenacious. And the Republicans are stuck with McCain, whom most of them don't seem to want. I really think we'll win this one come November.

(Edited for typo.)
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:43 PM
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25. Thanks, WitchyWoman! That makes me feel a little better!
I need perspective right about now... :hi:
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WitchyWoman57 Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:11 PM
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29. Glad I could help!
:)
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:43 PM
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24. It's been eye-opening.
I feel very, very good about the primary. Hanging around DU and watching former passionate Democrats morph into Republicans with fear and race issues has sickened me, but thankfully I know that this place doesn't really afford one much perspective.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:54 PM
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27. cynical but bemused.
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