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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:28 AM
Original message
Asked my Husband if he thought that Barack Obama would become President, and here is what he said:
Edited on Mon Mar-31-08 01:30 AM by FrenchieCat
"There is no way that in the 21st century, a charismatic man of mixed race, born in our 50th state, with the name of Barack Hussein Obama; blessed with the gift or oratory and extreme intelligence, and who generates enthusiasm, large crowds, and so much money, with a message of change supported by the people could win the Democratic Nomination.....and not become President.

Whether he is here due to God or fate or destiny or providence, this man presents himself at this time for a reason.

It is maybe because as a country, we can no longer "hope" to solve the greatest problems of this world, unless we first solve our own.

How can we ask the Jews and the Palestinians to make peace, if we have not done our own peacemaking right here in our own country?

How can we claim to represent goodness as a Western power, if we cannot exercises goodness by understanding our own "issues" to get beyond them?

I have faith that America will elect this man, who fits no previous mold, and who represents the mosaic collective of us all. In so doing, the world will see that we are who we say we are.

It will mean that even before his first act as President, Barack Obama will have symbolically restored a broken trust by simply lifting his hand and placing it on the bible and repeating the words that would entrust him to carry out the work of the highest office of our land.

Just by who he is alone, Barack Obama will do in one day, more than any other possible President could do in 100 days or more at this time.

That by itself makes him the most electable and I believe that he will win, because he must for the sake of our nation's future."

I then gave my husband a kiss.

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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:30 AM
Response to Original message
1. Give him another kiss
for me. :hi:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:42 AM
Response to Reply #1
5. Don't worry, he's gonna be a happy fella tonight!
I've got it covered! ;)
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LulaMay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:44 AM
Response to Reply #5
26. Eeewwww!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 03:41 AM
Response to Reply #26
32. Figures.
:smoke:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 04:28 PM
Response to Reply #26
78. Hmmm.
Lovemaking and affection are icky? Humor is icky? What?

Since we're given such leeway during this protracted election season, I'm going to take the opportunity to state that you appear to be something of a worn-out screwball.
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:25 PM
Response to Reply #78
87. You're not going to get anywhere.
Worn out screwballs earn one thing until the election is over.

:spank: :hi:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:31 PM
Response to Reply #87
92. I'm too much of a screwball to be sure
of what you mean! :hi:
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 07:10 PM
Response to Reply #78
123. "Lovemaking and affection are icky?"
No, she is just jealous because she isn't getting any (because getting 2056 posts since Jan 08 doesn't leave much free time)
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:07 AM
Response to Reply #5
38. Hah! He knew exactly what to say.
He's smart. ;)

I hope his pandering earned him the best of gifts.
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Mme. Defarge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:37 AM
Response to Reply #5
47. Vive l'amour!
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:50 PM
Response to Reply #1
119. all the best guys are taken. lucky you, frenchiecat
:)
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:31 AM
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2. I hope
he's right! :thumbsup:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:33 AM
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3. Your husband is a most intelligent man...
First of all, because he married you...

And secondly, for having said all this!

Kiss him for me too, will you?

K&R

:patriot:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:45 AM
Response to Reply #3
7. Awe.......
I excused myself after he said this and we had embraced......to write it down. I didn't ask him permission to post this....but then, he doesn't really totally know what I do on the Internet so much...although he always tells other folks that I'm trying to save the world. :)
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:41 AM
Response to Reply #3
49. and me too
a big wet sloppy one
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:34 AM
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4. Beautiful words, but these above all:
"In so doing, the world will see that we are who we say we are."

Thank you so very much for sharing this.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:53 AM
Response to Reply #4
9. Thank you very much!
He is a progressive Baptist minister, you know....apart from his other jobs. :)
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LulaMay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:56 AM
Response to Reply #4
30. How long did it take you to write them?
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:36 PM
Response to Reply #30
70. Why don't you go piss in another thread?

:shrug:
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:26 PM
Response to Reply #70
89. Seems to be an occupational choice around here.
At least until after the election - and maybe not even then.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:06 PM
Response to Reply #30
85. Yeah, I hope YOU don't get kissed.....
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:43 AM
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6. He can become President, when the people see his speeches...
...juxtaposed against John McCain's speeches.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:59 AM
Response to Reply #6
10. And again, if by fluke McCain won, where would we be?
same place we are in today. That's not progress. I don't believe that the Old White Man will win just because he is what he is. That's the worse message we could ever send out to the world, would be electing McCain. After that, we could only expect and get nothing more than more wars.
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flor de jasmim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:48 AM
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8. Make him blush with all the kudos!
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PetraPooh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:59 AM
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11. Excellent post, it sucks that one of our resident Clinton supporters copied your
idea, but changed the "person" to a grandmother and did it exactly 4 minutes after you posted this. Geez, I need to learn how to ignore some folks.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:01 AM
Response to Reply #11
12. See that little red x by my name.
Click it.

Sorry that you lack the sense of humor that some of the nicer Obama folks share with me. :(
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PetraPooh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:03 AM
Response to Reply #12
14. Oh, trust me I do nothing except laugh at your garbage posts.
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 10:34 PM
Response to Reply #12
146. Maddy, I didn't see it, but I enjoy humor from both sides. Listen to some music!
Edited on Mon Mar-31-08 10:47 PM by Leopolds Ghost
More of an Obama supporter here, but uncommitted. I may vote Gravel. :-)

Ah: Here's a song that should brighten your day!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:03 AM
Response to Reply #11
15. Must be someone I'm ignoring, cause I don't see that post on the forum.......
Which tells me that if they couldn't come up with their own idea, that in itself is an excellent reason why I'm ignoring them.

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PetraPooh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:05 AM
Response to Reply #15
17. Smart you, on the other hand, she is so "out there" I don't ignore so I can have a good belly laugh
at her total ignorance and hysterical inanity.
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:19 PM
Response to Reply #17
65. It must be the serial liar with the idiotic graphic, cause I can't see that copy-cat OP either.
Best use of the *ignore* button EVAH!

:smoke:
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:28 PM
Response to Reply #65
90. I don't see it either.
Glad to know I'm not the only one.

:toast:
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 09:51 PM
Response to Reply #90
142. Yep - exactly right.
And when it comes to that one, I don't think we're the only ones by a long shot.

:toast:

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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:02 AM
Response to Original message
13. ...and put down your steno pad?
You take pretty good notes.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:04 AM
Response to Reply #13
16. I don't talk politics with my husband often...cause he's quite a bit more
more conservative than I am.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:09 AM
Response to Original message
18. you are my favorite poster on this board
and this post is an example of why

:yourock: :loveya:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:11 AM
Response to Reply #18
19. Awe.......Well you and I go back a long ways.....and
You know I love you too, doncha? :pals:
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bigbrother05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:17 AM
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20. Excellent analysis and post
Have said all along that electing Obama would immediately improve US relations with the world. It would completely repudiate the message from 2004 that the US has completely lost it's mind or just didn't give a damn.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:25 AM
Response to Reply #20
23. Actually, we can go back as far as 2000........that's when we officially lost our mind...
believe that it was in December of that year, when the Supreme Court decided that they knew better what was good for us, in terms of counting votes. I will never forget.
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bigbrother05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 04:11 AM
Response to Reply #23
35. Well, the Europeans thought it was a fluke in 2000
Saw that the SCOTUS had stolen it, but couldn't imagine the US would tolerate when we got the chance to fix it in 2004. They were willing to accept that we had gotten a bit complacent and lazy in our good fortune, so an aberration like W would be corrected at our next opportunity. They really believe/envy the way we can peacefully change administrations without rending the fabric of our democracy. That's why they were so surprised in 2004 (we were in Germany at the time), they never thought we wouldn't fix such an obvious mistake.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:18 AM
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21. Damn! Your husband is a keeper!
My DH? "I have one vote, and that's it." But my DH also loves Obama and has loved the primaries, loves the speeches, loves the man. Your husband is just more literate than mine. But we all agree. :toast:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:19 AM
Response to Reply #21
22. 23 years married strong! 28 years of dating!
You are right.....he is a keeper! LOL!
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LulaMay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:38 AM
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24. Wow! The words flow as spontaneously from your hubby as a handwritten speech!
and your short term memory for detail is AMAZING!


You two (?) sure know how to talk with each other! Wish I could learn to have a conversation like that!


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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:41 AM
Response to Reply #24
25. I also remember vividly that
there was no sniper fire during our conversation.
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LulaMay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:48 AM
Response to Reply #25
27. Is there usually?
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:53 AM
Response to Reply #27
28. Only in the Clinton household, far as I know.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:29 PM
Response to Reply #25
111. SNAP!!
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 04:22 AM
Response to Reply #24
36. I myself have copied and pasted it to a word doc for later
amazing.
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 12:04 PM
Response to Reply #24
56. Oh god. Don't tell me this means the "boycott" is over.
That went by too quickly.
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:31 PM
Response to Reply #56
91. So it would appear.
And they promised we'd be ok until Tuesday.

Liars.
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intaglio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:54 AM
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29. Bribery!!!11!!!
Corruption!!!!!11

I QUOTE

I then gave my husband a kiss.

Is there NOTHING these OBAMITES will not do???///???
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 03:15 AM
Response to Reply #29
31. In my house, we call it a
quid pro quo!
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dchill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 03:46 AM
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33. The Obama campaign might like to see that...
It's pretty much a prepared soundtrack for a radio/TV spot. Just sayin'
:hi:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 03:46 AM
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34. I'm a straight man and I wanna kiss him
Nice positive post
Thank you
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:06 AM
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37. Kisses for both of you
Your thoughtfulness and passion are spreading !
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:13 AM
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39. Obama.Must.Be.President
'Nuf said. :hi:

:woohoo:
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DemVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:35 AM
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40. GO HILLARY!!!!!
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Blue Fire Donating Member (588 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:43 PM
Response to Reply #40
100. Yes Hillary, please GO! AWAY!! FAR, FAR AWAY!!!
BTW, FrenchieCat, I won't offer your hubby a kiss, but if you ever get to the Detroit Lakes area, I will certainly buy the beer!

:toast:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:33 PM
Response to Reply #100
113. !
Thanks....just in case! :hi:
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:32 PM
Response to Reply #40
112. Yeah. Go Hillary, and take McCain with you.
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caseycoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:50 AM
Response to Original message
41. Wow FrenchieCat!
This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

K&R
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:54 AM
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42. Here's to hope.
:thumbsup:
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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:57 AM
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43. YOUR HUSBAND??!!?? WTF?@@$%$???
You mean all those years of flirting with you was for nothing???
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 11:39 AM
Response to Reply #43
53. Flirting is never for nothing!
;)
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SoonerPride Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 11:43 AM
Response to Reply #43
54. K & R
Proud to kick this.

Very nice post.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:04 AM
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44. Frenchie
Upon reading your good husband's words I first wanted to say as a total joke. . ."can I steal your husband?" But then I thought better of it and thought to say, "does he have a brother?" LOL

I couldn't agree with his sentiments more about Obama presenting himself at this juncture in time.

I especially loved this line ". . .I have faith that America will elect this man, who fits no previous mold, and who represents the mosaic collective of us all. In so doing, the world will see that we are who we say we are. . . "

Never in this lifetime have I seen a candidate who speaks more from the heart than he.

Consider visualizing him taking his oath of office on the Capital steps next January. I'm doing so relentlessly.

http://www.geocities.com/electionmodel/2008PrimariesLin...
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:26 PM
Response to Reply #44
88. The image of Obama being sworn in as President of the United States,
Michelle by his side, keeps coming to me spontaneously for the last few weeks.

I infuse that image with every ounce of power I've got.


Picture Barrack's family in the White House, his daughters laughing, running through the corridors, Obama in the Oval Office, folks. Make it come true. The whole world demands this of you.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:07 AM
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45. Your hubby put it very well
These are exactly my thoughts. I take nothing away from the struggle women have had but since we find ourselves with two potentially historical glass ceilings being broken I have to think that it's more important in this election to choose the racial one and not the gender one. As your hubby said, we need to show the world we are who we say we are.
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:16 AM
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46. Wow that post gave me goosebumps. You know when something feels righ. Grat posts as always frenchie.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:40 AM
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48. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 12:01 PM
Response to Reply #48
55. How is it that you are not tombstoned yet?
I've yet to see a post from you that wasn't advancing some right wing nonsense.
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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-01-08 12:18 AM
Response to Reply #55
154. Looks like the work's been done. I see the empty shell of a deleted message.

:rofl:
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:43 AM
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50. "... God, Fate, Destiny or Providence.." - my feelings exactly, though
one hesitates to verbalize that on THIS board, it is what many of us feel :-) K&R
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:00 PM
Response to Reply #50
61. Right. Sorry about calling y'all a bunch of crazy cultists.
I can see I was way off base.

God, fate destiny and providence command that I drink the koolaid.
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goletian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:13 PM
Response to Reply #61
64. forgive the op for the positive message. i also feel she should be more realistic.
stick to the realities of our world, like sniper fire in bosnia. stuff like that, the real deal type of stuff.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:02 PM
Response to Reply #64
69. I've had my fill of the deification of politicians.
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:20 PM
Response to Reply #61
86. serious questions
are you religious?

Do you believe in God?

Fate?

:shrug:


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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:46 PM
Response to Reply #86
117. No, no and no.
If I were religious, I would run away - crying - from any politician whose supporters are convinced was chosen by God.

Yikes... Just yikes.
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 07:05 PM
Response to Reply #117
121. yeah, but...
no one here is claiming that Obama was "chosen by God". If you've found anyone that actually believes that, i'd be surprised. (an actual quote, not your interpretation of someone else's words, would be an appropriate way of refuting my statement... in other words, please don't say, "all Obamabots do it!" or "i've seen it before")

How would you know what you would be like "if you were religious" if you're not?

Honestly, and i truly do not mean any disrespect here, do you have a problem with all religion?




btw, i'm an Obama supporter, but i do like Hillary and would vote for her in the GE (i wouldn't even need to hold my nose, since i don't think she stinks... she's just not my favorite)

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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 07:18 PM
Response to Reply #121
126. Can you provide a non-metaphysical explanation for ...
""... God, Fate, Destiny or Providence.." - my feelings exactly,"

Yes, I do have a problem with all religion that assumes limitations on our free will and/or divine intervention in our affairs. ESPECIALLY political affairs.



These conversations of mystic origins of our politicians bring me as close as possible to a religious experience. Only then can I understand the appeal of flagellation and mortification of the flesh. When I read my fellow democrats going all soft in the head I want to gouge out some sensory organs.

Obama appears to be a skilled politician, and a conscientious public servant. If his healthcare policy were adequate, this would be enough for me.

You guys are creeping me out.


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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:02 PM
Response to Reply #126
131. well
it would've been nice of you to include a LINK, instead of half of a sentence out of context and unattributed.

i'll just assume that the rest of what you might have to say is also flatulent obfuscation.

Tood a loo!



happily ignoring...

la dee dah....

:)

bye now

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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:50 PM
Response to Reply #131
136. LOL! I should be relieved that you aren't burning me as a heretic.
that "unattributed half sentence", was the subject of the post that diverted us into fantasyland.

You guys can be so... precious.
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Willo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 09:39 AM
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51. Go Hubby! God, Fate, Destiny or Providence.
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 11:30 AM
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52. Wow. What a remarkable statement.
:thumbsup:

I would add he would do more for the U.S., symbollically, than any other President in the history of this nation!
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 12:14 PM
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57. Made me tear up
:kick: and r
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 12:21 PM
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58. K&R
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liberaldem4ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 12:29 PM
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59. That was awesome
I can't wait to have a president I can really truly be proud of. I think the rest of the world will be proud of us too.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 12:34 PM
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60. Your husband's a smart
guy, Frenchie! I think our country is due for some revolutionary change.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:04 PM
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62. That was so beautiful it gave me chills!
:loveya:
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elixir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:10 PM
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63. Please don't imply that Barack Obama cares about the Palestinians, he does not.
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LiberalLovinLug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:05 PM
Response to Reply #63
105. You missed the point
the tomcat ;) said:

"How can we claim to represent goodness as a Western power, if we cannot exercises goodness by understanding our own "issues" to get beyond them?"

The focus was on America, not on how much Obama has claimed he "cares about the Palestinians"
And please link up to some proof that Obama does not care about that middle east conflict? A conflict if resolved would help stabilize the region and help make US troops and all Americans a little safer. Why wouldn't any president care about that? You're really grasping at straws.

You Hillbots just can't stand that a good candidate (Hillary) was upstaged by a great candidate (Barack). Get over it.
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jettison Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 07:35 PM
Response to Reply #63
128. quotes please
Tell us how you know that he doesn't care.

By the way, Hillary hates Ginger Kids. That's right, she hates anyone with red hair. It's just a fact. No basis. Just accept it.
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:21 PM
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66. I appreciate all of your OP's, but this one is particularly moving & powerful. K & R.
:yourock:

:thumbsup:

:applause:
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ms liberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:38 PM
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67. Wow. I like the way your husband thinks, FrenchieCat! K&R n/t
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 01:50 PM
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68. "Just by who he is ... will do more ..."
All that is, by definition, is identity politics. Just "who he is" won't actually DO anything.

Bake
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dbmk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 04:44 PM
Response to Reply #68
82. As a european I say:
Edited on Mon Mar-31-08 04:59 PM by dbmk
You are wrong. Immensely wrong. Most people I talk to here all recognize what a historical significance it will be if Hillary is elected. But female heads of state is not exactly a rare thing, uncommon but not rare, in these parts, so she is first and foremost seen as a politician. And not exactly as an unusual one, at that. With all that carries of connotations.

Obama on the other hand. To the rest of the world, that is the breaking of a glass ceiling that will be heard and seen as more significant than you can imagine.

Add to that the fact that the guy seems to be smart, deliberate, even tempered, has a good sense of right and wrong and the ability to deliver the message.

He will be loved. Instantly.
And the opinion of the US and the way the US is thought of in the world will change drastically as a result.

EDIT: I think that Frenchies husband knows that that fact alone is not enough to qualify him for the office. So do I. But I have no doubt, and neither does he, I suspect - along with a significant part of the US population apparently, that Obama has what it takes to act as your president in all the capacities required - on top of that.
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:33 PM
Response to Reply #82
93. Good response to something I can't see
And glad to hear from a European.

Welcome to DU!

:toast:
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Blue Fire Donating Member (588 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:51 PM
Response to Reply #82
101. Great post, dbmk!
We need to spread that European perspective around this nation!

And welcome to DU! :hi:
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:39 PM
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71. Viva Obama!
Edited on Mon Mar-31-08 02:40 PM by ShortnFiery
VIVA OBAMA 2008 (Translated to English)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iCJY8bFUtU
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:40 PM
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72. Give Him A Kiss For Me !!!
Just tell him it's from a secret admirer, LOL!

:bounce: :hi: :bounce:
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:42 PM
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73. you've got a very smart hubby. :)
you lucky dog, you. ;)
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 03:27 PM
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74. Did you have a court reporter in the room to transcribe all that?
;)

I love pillow talk.
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Chalco Donating Member (817 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 04:19 PM
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75. Barf
Edited on Mon Mar-31-08 04:20 PM by Chalco
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:35 PM
Response to Reply #75
95. Go piss on your own threads.
That was a good, positive post.

:spank:
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:38 PM
Response to Reply #75
115. What's wrong, Chalco?
Edited on Mon Mar-31-08 06:40 PM by rateyes
Are you allergic to the truth?
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Chalco Donating Member (817 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:46 PM
Response to Reply #115
135. I just call it like I see it. nt
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-01-08 07:21 AM
Response to Reply #135
158. It would be a good idea, then, for you to change ophthalmologists. nt
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 04:21 PM
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76. wow - for real your husband is a wise man. kicking and recommending
great OP. Love what he said.
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TomBall Democrat Donating Member (332 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 04:24 PM
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77. Smoochie Him One for me, too, please nt
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 04:33 PM
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79. It is time.
Obama is the right person at the right time. Give that man of yours another kiss! K&R! :kick:
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swimmernsecretsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 04:36 PM
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80. Oh, man. You are one fortunate woman.
I want one like yours.

PS: Hello from across the Bay in SF!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:36 PM
Response to Reply #80
114. We see you........we see the entire S.F. skyline from our
Living room windows! :hi:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 04:39 PM
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81. Thanks for your very touching post. Obama is America.
I like your husband's perspectives. :) K&R.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 04:45 PM
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83. Your husband is a wise man. nt
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hell-bent Donating Member (593 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 04:57 PM
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84. Sorry, it sounds very Messianic to me.
Especially the part about God and providence! Well, I loved you when you fought for General Clark on this site. However, you apparently have seen "the light" and sipped from the special potion which has affected your good judgment. And, I understand that being a black person you would naturally support a black candidate that is very intelligent and a great orator. Sorry, that doesn't necessarily qualify him over Hillary. But, let's agree to disagree respectfully. :loveya:
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:43 PM
Response to Reply #84
98. You know, I'm an atheist
And it doesn't sound Messianic to me.

And the "being a black person you would naturally support a black candidate " sounds a bit, shall we say, condescendings?

It's like saying that "being a woman you would naturally support a female candidate".
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hell-bent Donating Member (593 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:13 PM
Response to Reply #98
108. So, are you saying that the 90% black vote
for Obama in Mississippi was not based on color but on what Obama has done for the Black community? And, that the New Hampshire vote was not because women voters thought that Hillary was treated unfairly? Of course this contest has nothing to do with race and gender,right? GMAFB!
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:26 PM
Response to Reply #108
110. I was pointing out the totally condescending nature of your post.
I understand that there are some people who are voting on the basis of race and gender, but not everyone is.

I'm white and male, I'm supporting Obama. My wife is as well. I know black people who are supporting Hillsnbill - not many, but a few. I think that too much is being made of both the racial aspect and the gender aspect.

So, as you so quaintly put it, GMAFB!

:hi:
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 07:06 PM
Response to Reply #108
122. 90% of the Black vote for Clinton and other Democrats
was obviously not based on color.

Why do you believe the Black vote for Obama is based on color? Do you believe Blacks would not vote for Obama if his skin color was white?
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:51 PM
Response to Reply #84
102. So the OP uses God, Providence or Destiny to cover
all religions including atheism in the thought that Obama may be the candidate at this time and place for a reason, and you see it as "messianic"? That's um... clever. Or biased depending on who's side you are on.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:50 PM
Response to Reply #102
118. What "reason" would that be?
Listen to yourself.

Messianic? Chah!

Politicians succeed at becoming leaders because people vote for them.

With all due respect; fuck this destiny/chosen by God shit.
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jettison Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 07:38 PM
Response to Reply #118
129. another one eh?
Another Hillary supporter prefacing her message with expletives because the words aren't powerful enough, nor poignant enough to stand on their own. But yep, "fuck" this destiny "shit"... I was about to say "no way man!" but when you threw that in, I changed my mind. Well played sir. "Fuckin' eh, dude. Where's your car?"
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:52 PM
Response to Reply #129
138. Welcome to DU!
May your stay be long enough to impart wisdom.
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jettison Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-01-08 09:49 AM
Response to Reply #138
159. and...
May you remain the king of not-so-subtle welcomes and not-so-hidden innuendo.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-01-08 10:09 AM
Response to Reply #159
161. Good. I hate being inscrutable.
If you think I've pissed in your wheaties simply because I refuse to buy into this "chosen one" crap, and consider anyone who does supremely ridiculous, then you need a broader political perspective.
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jettison Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-01-08 12:46 PM
Response to Reply #161
163. missing the point again
"pissed in your wheaties"... "chosen one crap"... "supremely ridiculous"...

Just more of the same from you? Keep acting like a 12 year old. I'll keep pointing it out for you.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 11:38 PM
Response to Reply #84
151. I remember supporting Gen. Clark
at the same time that Al Sharpton was running in 2004.

Seems like that "blows" your "theory", hey?

Just disagreeing with your take on me and my motives......respectfully.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:33 PM
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94. Good, people can see that Obama is trying
the other candidates are much of the same. I think people prefer someone who is going to try.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:35 PM
Response to Original message
96. Idealism is nice
and he sounds like a fine man.

But I'm not sure his opinion is all that well grounded in the political realities of today....
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:40 PM
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97. I would have given the same answer
only much less eloquently!
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:43 PM
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99. Bookmarked. Recommended. Thank you!
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:54 PM
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103. FrenchieCat, you have one terrific husband there!
What a beautiful message that speaks volumes as
to his kindness and character. He is VERY intelligent, too.

A big kiss to him and to you, dear lady.
Another addition to my Buddy List- YOU!
:)

You both Rock-BigTime!

:yourock: :grouphug:
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 05:59 PM
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104. You sure scored!
in the husband department!
That is the way I feel about Obama now too.
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DutchLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:08 PM
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106. This is what Bill Maher's panel talked about last Friday:
People thinking everything will be magically turned all right once Obama becomes president. These same people ignore that Obama is a regular status quo candidate who doesn't want to change anything fundamentally about the USA. It will be a few cosmetic changes, and all of you will believe all problems are solved and you will go back to sleep again.
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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-01-08 12:42 AM
Response to Reply #106
155. Crystal ball? Tarot? Tea leaves? Where does this vision come from?
I, as one Obama supporter, do not believe it will be magic. I'll take Obama at his word, that it will still be a lot of work and that one candidate won't make all the changes we need. It's up to us as a people to work together. And the great thing about Obama is that he has the capacity to inspire people, to give people hope. In this respect he goes way beyond status quo. Obviously not everyone feels the same way, but there sure are a lot of people who do.

And sleep? The wretched pain in my heart I've felt over the last eight years makes me want to raise a large middle finger toward that comment of yours. It's not over, come the next election. Ground swell, grass roots...baby, it's happening and there are a lot of other people like me who are pissed about the status quo. Democrats aren't like sheeple Republicans. We'll push back on our own if they start to get too cozy in DC.
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DutchLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-01-08 05:12 PM
Response to Reply #155
164. Democrats are as much sheeple as Republicans. Most people are.
Obama can inspire people and give them hope, but where is all that based on? Sppeches, charisma and a lot of hot air. Just look at his voting record and his platform: the fundamental structures in America (the justice system, the military-industrial complex, the health care system, the distribution of wealth) will not change one tiny bit.

Obama hasn't even vowed to reverse horrible legislation like the Patriot Act. But then again, he voted for that, too. What can be expected from such a candidate? The people are getting tricked into a corporate candidate once again.
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:11 PM
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107. Your husband sounds like a good person, FC, you two seem well suited.
:hi:
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:21 PM
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109. You married a smart man
I may have misjudged you. ;-)
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:44 PM
Response to Reply #109
116. Well, he and I don't always see things eye to eye.........
Which is why I asked him, because although we don't always agree on the subject of politics, I do respect his perspective on things.....

I'll note, for your sake, that he was always quite neutral on Gen. Clark.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:21 PM
Response to Reply #116
134. Fair enough.
:toast:
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Mithreal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 06:50 PM
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120. FC, you helped win me over for Obama
I started out with other preferences and when I butted heads with you once about your views toward another candidate I looked at your journal and found a very positive and detailed message for Obama. You were the first to give me that push I needed. Your enthusiasm helped win me over. Now I am working to get him elected. Cheers to you for all the positive work you are doing.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 11:27 PM
Response to Reply #120
149. Wow! Me likee!
Thanks for making me feel that I made a difference! :thumbsup:
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 07:12 PM
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124. I sincerely hope you don't have the unmittigated gall to criticise
people who vote for Hillary since she is a woman after posting that.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 07:18 PM
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125. More ice cream on the destiny cake
The words in your post are felt by pretty much all of us. Yet there is one more, very important characteristic of Obama and that's his expertise knowledge of the U.S. Constitution.

I don't have to even give reasons why that is important to all of us either.

We all know that the Bush* administration, and each Congressional Session from (at least) the 103rd to the present has compromised, abused, maligned and a whole host of other adjectives the Constitution. Their decisions or lack thereof imperils each and every one of us. I trust Obama to begin its desperately needed restoration.

Call it destiny. Yup.

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Duder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 07:23 PM
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127. It's a new dawn
Well said Mr. FrenchieCat!

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HowHasItComeToThis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 07:39 PM
Response to Reply #127
130. BRAVO AND BINGO
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AlabamaBrightBlueDot Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:08 PM
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132. From a middle aged caucasian woman in the southeast...
You have a gem of a husband. Blessings to you both.
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CaliforniaDreaming Donating Member (36 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:16 PM
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133. Awesome! Great post! n/t
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mathewsleep Donating Member (824 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:51 PM
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137. i'm sad to hear that you're married.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 11:41 PM
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152. !
:blush:
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Alii Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:57 PM
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139. Fantastic
:bounce:
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 08:59 PM
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140. I like your One Race avatar--
Edited on Mon Mar-31-08 09:02 PM by bliss_eternal
FrenchieCat. Thank you for sharing your husband's words here, made for a nice read!

Would be ok with my linking this thread to the interracial, multi-ethnic support forum? (forum link): http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Let me know, it's not a very busy forum, but I think some of the members that read and post there would enjoy your op and the thread. :hi:

best,
bliss :)
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 11:28 PM
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150. Please do!
:hi:
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 04:29 PM
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165. Thank you...!
(sorry for my delay responding. :blush:) I'm linking it now--and thanks again! :) :thumbsup:
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jpertello Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 09:19 PM
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141. Is my husband right?
I asked my husband the same thing. Here is what he replied:

Although I believe Obama is intelligent and charismatic and would be a great leader, I don't think the majority of white Americans would allow a black, even a half black man to be their president. They'd rather vote for an old washed up senile guy who is white over a black man. Those are the facts. And the Republicans have been registering as Democrats voting for Obama in the primaries and flooding the caucuses voting for Obama because they believe he'll be easier for McCain to beat in the general election.


So, what do you all think? Is he even partially right?


I am very worried that Americans will vote with their inner Archie Bunker.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 10:09 PM
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143. He's electable, but he's not the chosen one.
He's going to have to rely on vigorous politicking - not predestination.
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 10:25 PM
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144. "mosaic collective of us all" that is beautiful. Wonderful post - and
thank you for sharing that with us all. :)
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 10:26 PM
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145. "Whether he is here due to God or...."
Whether he is here due to God or fate or destiny or providence, this man presents himself at this time for a reason.


Uh-oh. That's just what the current occupant thinks. That ought to set off some alarms.

As long as BHO does not think this of himself, we should be OK.
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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-01-08 12:49 AM
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156. It's one thing to feel it's your time, it's another to say God talks to you
I've never gotten the impression from Obama that he feels some sort of divine right to the throne. He seems more than willing to work for the office of President. Listen to his speeches and read his position papers, then make your own judgment call.
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Khaotic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 10:45 PM
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147. We are the Change We've Been Waiting For
Edited on Mon Mar-31-08 10:45 PM by Khaotic
With Barack at the helm ... the new Presidential Seal









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Rubiconski2009 Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 11:17 PM
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148. Wow.......That gave me goose bumps! Thanks for posting that :)
Obama represents the best this country has to offer.

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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-01-08 12:10 AM
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153. My sentiments exactly, some how I am drawn to his message...
I've said this before I've waited 40 yrs to hear a Democrat say the things he says. 40yrs its biblical.
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DerekJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-01-08 03:43 AM
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157. kick
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BigDDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-01-08 10:09 AM
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160. Wow! You have one hell of a memory
congrats on that.
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Apollo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-01-08 10:12 AM
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162. Your husband sure has a fancy way with words
Does he script his statements in advance and read them off a teleprompter - just like Senator Obama?
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