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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:02 AM
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I love seeing the way they look at him. They KNOW he's going to be the next president.
You can't listen to him speak,especially in person,
  You can't listen to him speak and not know this man,
Who has just rekindled your hope,
  Something you thought extinguished for years,
And who has inspired you that this casket,
  That this unclosed casket that our Nation has climbed inside,
That we can escape it and recover things that we took for granted in better times.

  You can't help but look at that man and just know.

  This picture...look at these faces:



  Down to the little girls. They all know, even if some are too young to understand.

  And those that understand, reach- not to touch some rock-star...but to thank him.

PB
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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:05 AM
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1. Clearly, they have mistaken him for a member of The Decemberists
:sarcasm:
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casus belli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:06 AM
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35. LOL! Thanks for the laugh...
but that crowd is about 74,990 people too small for the Decemberists.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 10:21 AM
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42. ...
:rofl: :toast:
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:21 AM
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50. Guffaw !! I needed that.. THANK YOU !
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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:29 AM
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51. my pleasure
:)
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DangerousRhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:33 PM
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91. Haha!
First laugh of the morning. Thanks!

:rofl:
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 05:50 PM
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121. !
:rofl:

PB
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:06 AM
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2. Did you know his name means "The one who is blessed"?
Edited on Fri May-23-08 01:06 AM by 2rth2pwr
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:32 AM
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20. Yes, and
"Hussein" means "handsome."


He's both, but that's not enough to make a POTUS. What's your point?
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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:36 AM
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55. Sure, but what does "The Decemberists" mean? n/t
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 05:13 PM
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117. The Decembrists
are a rock band that performed immediately before Obama's large rally in Oregon. Clinton supporters had floated the notion that attendees came to hear the Decembrists more than to see Obama and depicted the media as anti-Clinton for not highlighting this fact.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:40 AM
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58. Yes, and "Michael" means "like God."
Alert the media. :eyes:
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:48 PM
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85. Barack let the Jewish voters in Florida and the media know what his name means this week.
I haven't heard any Michael's going around announcing that.

"Barack," he said, "means the same as baruch - it means one who's blessed."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2008/05/23/200...
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:54 PM
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87. "I haven't heard any Michael's going around announcing that."
You just did.

I've told people that fairly often over the years. :evilgrin:

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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:32 PM
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100. Because there are just as many Americans named Barack as there are named Michael.
Whatever.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:06 AM
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3. bunch of elitists...
:sarcasm:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:07 AM
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4. Booeetiful!
oh yes, they know. :)

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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:24 AM
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13. I love that picture.
:loveya:
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:51 PM
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86. It was taken in Tampa this week
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 09:43 AM
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40. That's a good one too! n/t
PB
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BenDavid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:08 AM
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5. "This is why Democrats lose elections. The elite is always
Edited on Fri May-23-08 01:09 AM by BenDavid
"above" doing anything that might appeal to THOSE PEOPLE. ..This is part of the reason the Washington elite hated Bill Clinton. A Democrat who appeals to the common man? No no, can't have that!"talkleft Now remove Bill's name and add Hillary's and you have another candidate that appeals to the common person.

"There was a time when the Democratic party went too far in the way of populism (William Jennings Bryant). Now we run away from it...I would think that Kerry, Gore, Dukakis, Mondale, McGovern, etc.and now obama would be some kind of lesson. Clearly not. This party needs to be held back a grade." talkleft

"The argument that Clinton's supporters are racists proves that Obama is unelectable. No candidate can win the general election if over half of Democratic voters refuses to vote for him because he is black." talkleft.


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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:11 AM
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7. What are you talking about? Why this post here??
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peoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:14 AM
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8. are you on heavy prescription meds?
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:21 AM
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12. Our esteemed friend, Mr. BenDavid ...
... is on a posting frenzy. That's because he knows that the days he is free to spew venom at our Democratic nominee are down to a precious few ...
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:34 AM
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21. That's why he's on my ignore list.
Don't need him upping my blood pressure any.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 02:47 PM
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95. Ditto.....and I don't miss him one bit.
:hi:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:30 PM
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98. He lowers mine. Good comedy always does.
:)
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 04:01 PM
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110. Same here
Shabbat Shalom Forkboy! :D :hi:

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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:32 AM
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52. I was wondering who that was nt
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:48 AM
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62. No he just lost his meds
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:38 PM
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103. He's in his "last throes."
:)
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Tunkamerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:15 AM
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9. Isn't that in direct contradiction to the pictures?
Obama runs away from populism? How exactly? And if he does, how does Clinton embrace it? And since when was Hillary Clinton a political outsider who the "elite" hated? And in conclusion, do you seriously believe the things you post?
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:54 AM
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37. How is the "inevitable" nominee of August 2007 an "outsider"? n/t
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:46 AM
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61. Me three! LOL!
Edited on Fri May-23-08 11:47 AM by FrenchieCat
Was actually responding to WesDem......in comment #5 is called ignored in my book. :)
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americanstranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:17 AM
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10. He seems to be doing okay with the common folks, thanks.
But thanks for your incessantly repeated concern. Or monomania, or whatever you want to call it.

- as
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:02 AM
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34. You are, without a doubt, the BIGGEST nut here.
And that is saying something.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:45 AM
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60. PLEASE! Don't say "nut" like it's a Bad Thing.
It's clear that BenDavid isn't qualified to be among our loving and endearing kind.

* This has been a public service posting on behalf of the International Association of Fruits & Nuts, DU Chapter.

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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:50 AM
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64. Sorry!
Mmmmmmmmmmm, nuts.

:9
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:52 AM
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36. So, what's this hero of the common man doing shilling for the FTA with Columbia? n/t
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:34 AM
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53. Have you EVER made a post that didn't mention race? Just asking... nt
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:04 PM
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71. What the hell you talking Bill Clinton is Elite (DLC) now let me put ur butt on ignore
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NatBurner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:36 PM
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77. dude, wtf?
i'm gonna need for u to make sense, ok?

try it out, see how u like it
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 02:05 PM
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92. BD doesn't have a clue on how to make sense.
That's why he's on my ignore list. Thank Goddess because he surely raised my blood pressure.
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swishyfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:47 PM
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84. WTF?
:eyes:
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 04:02 PM
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111. you're quite a bitter and angry person...
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:09 AM
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6. These are pretty good too.


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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:20 AM
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11. That's it, isn't it
You just can't stand other people's joy.

Sad, really.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:30 AM
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16. Your hostility is impressive, Your username....
"truth to power" is a little specious. You aren't comfortable with someone who could BEGIN to make the changes the country really needs to make.

Better he tries and fails than Bill and Hillary giving the Bush cabal a pass on their near complete destruction of the Constitution.

Obama is a Constitutional lawyer. Hillary represented Wall Mart.

She cannot run a campaign and she is not qualified to run this country.

She represents the big dollar/big power interests your username is SUPPOSED to be fighting against.

Yet, your hostility is impressive.
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:39 AM
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22. Actually, if you spell its username
You can see the real truth: tworthtwopwr--turning truth (or is it worth?) into another one of its whoppers with every post.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:43 AM
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23. Yeah - I hope they're getting paid up front.
This one and a couple others.....

Hill will stiff them if she can get away with it.
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 02:09 AM
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27. How can you see hostility in the photos I shared?



Oh, hes not fully enlightened, being that enlightenment is a process, not an event. But for reasons I cant fully articulate, he is one of those individuals who communicates God-like energy (metaphorically speaking), in whom you can feel God.
http://www.jg-tc.com/articles/2008/03/31/opinion/letter...
Now, Im using the term God to mean the loving, honest, just, and inspiring part of the force behind it all. You may not believe somethings behind it all, but I do. And I look for God constantly that which exudes love, integrity, humility, depth, kindness, generosity and more ... supposedly.

So, Geraldine, Im taking a special look at Barack Obama because hes a lot closer to a Jesus-type than the other candidates, by quite a bit. What if God decided to incarnate as men preaching hope and change. And what if we didnt recognize them, because we are so dull, and let them slip away, not availing ourselves of the opportunity to be led by God! Lord knows weve elected the anti-Christ often enough. Excuse me, George.

So you can imagine why even a white male like myself would be interested in a candidate talking the way Barack is talking. For those of you who are confused, what Barack is saying is in line with what God him/her/itself would say.

Secondly, my interest in Barack has nothing whatsoever to do with him being black, although it would be an ultimate irony that a black man was used to help set us free.


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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 02:29 AM
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29. Yep. Hatred. Couple of days, maybe a week to go now.....
After Herself steps down, do you think you'll leave right away, or will you hang out till the GE?

I'm really going to be interested to see if she can hold on to her Senate seat. I'll donate to any challenger that comes along.

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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 10:20 AM
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41. Falsely spinning OBama's populist campaign into a right-wing religious brainwashing experience.
Aren't you so very special?
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:19 PM
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74. see #72
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DemGa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:37 AM
Response to Reply #27
56. Religious rapture in the photos - fascinating and bizarre
Edited on Fri May-23-08 11:39 AM by DemGa
Of course, this has been repeated throughout time - but so few have this power. I think it is very limited though, as a great many seem completely immune to the spell of Obama.
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:18 PM
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72. It is fascinating


What he is offering is for the courageous, for those who have the heart to move beyond just dreams, and into realms never experienced in American history.

What he is offering is beyond hope, hope is just a starting point, like the intimate binding of struggle between his example of the young white girl and the old black man.

What he is offering is for those who look to the next generation, believing that perfection is not in the eyes of the beholder, but reality which we can't avoid

What he is offering is a solution for opportunities for more solutions to tackle root issues that have paralyzed a nation fit for perfection

What he is offering is the antisynthesis to an ideology of hate and a philosophy of inferiority

What he is offering is an agreement between struggles and a covenant for perfection, in that nothing is impossible if one begins with hope and the assurance of faith
http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/03/sweet_obama_fin...





Illustration which accompanied the Wilamette Week's endorsement of Barack Obama April 30th, 2008 - http://wweek.com/editorial/3425/10870 /

Michelle- Barack Obama is the ONLY person in this who understands that. That before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation.






There is lot's more.

I listened to that endorsement and Barack's speech afterwards and Obama, to me, must be not just an ordinary human being but indeed an Advanced Soul, come to lead America out of this mess, if we no if They, let them, but we too have a say in this Democracy, this Barack well knows. Through this trial-by-fire, recently experienced by him, he has been Humble, Noncombative, Noncritical and committed to doing his work on this earth to make it a more better and perfect union.... http://wweek.com/editorial/3425/10870/
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pgh_dem Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 02:43 PM
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94. I'm calling 'shenanigans' on you.
"2rth2pwr":


The picture of Sen Obama with Oprah, (judging from their outfits and the time of day) is from the SC rally. That lame-ass pre-fab photoshop lens flare was *added* to the picture to give the 'beatific' effect you're trying to illustrate in your disingenuous collection of quotes and photographs.

other pictures from that rally...where the hell is that impossibly floating softbox light coming from?




this is as 'glowy' a picture as i could find from that event:


I'm willing to believe some of the lighting is for real if this is a video still captured and scrubbed to freeze at the moment of a flash (again disingenuous in looking for ways to misrepresent the photo, which I'm betting is not from his campaign). But that lens flare is pure ...

shenanigans.

Since all of your pictures appear in a clearly anti-Obama blog obamamessiah.blogspot.com, and pretty much in the same order, the hostility of your source material is transferred to the intent of your post. Res ipso loquitur and all that.

I think Superman's pissed off at you, ya League of Supervillains Shenanigans-er.

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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 07:42 PM
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122. That's it you don't like one picture? How about the endorsement and the illustration?
Were they "enhanced"?
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:34 PM
Response to Reply #27
101. I said before that were one disingenuous person. Thanks for continuing to prove it.
:hi:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 04:07 PM
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113. Just remember this for the 'period' after the nominee is official.
I've got a dossier on some 'folks' on the computer that is down, so I may not get to utilize it when the time comes (which will hopefully be very soon).

Too bad I don't have Photoshop at this time. :evilgrin:

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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 04:09 PM
Response to Reply #113
114. Got to get that Photoshop back. I've used up my other idea.


:)
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 04:52 PM
Response to Reply #114
115. Please repost that a million times.
:applause:

When I get back my main 'puter I want to add that to my collection of kick-ass political art. ;)
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 07:46 PM
Response to Reply #101
123. Oh shit, I got forkboy and swamprat on my ass.
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DemGa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:47 AM
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24. Wow - nt
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:58 AM
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68. Shouldn't you be lighting a candle?
St. Hillary, 1993
Watercolor and gouache over graphite
on illustration board
Published in the New York Times Magazine,
May 23, 1993



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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:30 PM
Response to Reply #68
75. Best you can do is from '93? and no context? see #72
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:37 PM
Response to Reply #75
78. The Clinton campaign has been beating the "sacrificial martyr" and Victim drums too long.
Edited on Fri May-23-08 12:41 PM by TahitiNut
YES ... it goes back to 1993 and before. Poor Nell!

Like it or not, EVERY election has a large element of faith ... hope for better. Hope for justice. NOTHING is ever certain. If anything, it speaks to the HIGHER ASPIRATIONS of ordinary people for the better realization of the values and beliefs we teach our children. It's about values and principles. It's CYNICISM vs. ASPIRATION. I'll vote 'aspiration' EVERY time! Every time. George W. Bush is what cynicism brings.

Try this ...
http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2007/01/harpy_h...



Get off the cross, Hillary ... we need the wood!




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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:41 PM
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80. The difference is that some people see her actions, then portray her as a martyr
in a way that purposely is negative. Obama fans can't help but evangelize when they accepted Obama into their lives.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:43 PM
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81. Bullshit! SHE portrays HERSELF as a martyr!


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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:45 PM
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83. LOL!
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:31 PM
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99. Superman would be disappointed.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:38 PM
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104. For balance, here are some Hillary cultists:
Rapt expressions -- check
Hands clasped in devotion -- check
Stickers on forehead -- check

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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 04:03 PM
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112. i can't wait until the primary is over... and then...
peace...
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FightingIrish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:28 AM
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14. Why is it that a positive post about Barack Obama seems
to stir up the people known as "Ignored". This really is unbelievable that these people can be so bitter about the way the Democratic process is playing out. It's absolutely pathological.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:30 AM
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17. Haven't been able to see the ignored hatred for like months!
And it feels really, really good.
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 02:10 PM
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93. Me either Frenchie!
I really like not seeing the ignored. I can tell by reading others responses though what kind of venom they're spewing, and they spew a lot.
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americanstranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:31 AM
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19. They got nothin'.
They know it's over at this point.

It's not about their candidate any more, now it's just about pissing people off.

I laugh at them, mostly. Sometimes I feel embarrassed for them, because they clearly feel no sense of embarrassment for themselves. But mostly I laugh.

- as
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ampad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 02:01 AM
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26. I know
They litter the fucking threads and normally they are the first ones to post in these type of threads. It is almost like they stalk the DU to be the first one to shit on a thread. I'm so happy to have ignore or else I would be at them all the time. It's nice not to be able to read their bullshit. I think some of them have more than contempt for Obama which is really pretty sad; too much like their candidate.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 02:32 AM
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30. Wow, the "ignoreds" are chirping tonight!
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 10:32 AM
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45. I've recently had to add a few back onto the list.
I just can't continue to be distracted by the posting of a dwindling few assholes anymore. They are as worrisome as a cloudy day.
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 02:37 AM
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126. I think that poster has you on ignore.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:56 AM
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38. They're miserable shits
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:45 PM
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82. Lol. I'm having an "ignored"-fest going on in this thread too...
Fortunately, Obama supporters have mentioned the names of a couple up-thread, so at least I have a sense of who's participating.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:08 PM
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96. I made the mistake of releasing all but one from the dungeon,
earlier in the week, and by God, the absolute worst are still here. At this point, it's merely attention seeking, and they pat each other on the back...it's kinda funny really. Watching them lose it, they've have come completely unhinged. This thread seems to have brought them all out.

They go right back on Ignore after this thread.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 10:41 PM
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124. I recommend the Ignore button for those who are essentially just razzing...
...the whole population of DU with bullshit they don't even believe. There's about, dunno, maybe 4-8 who do it on GD :P on a regular basis. Then there's the full-timers who do it everywhere.

  You know, the ones you might think "How in God's name can this poster have been doing this for years and still be here?!".

PB
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:30 AM
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15. Beautiful people, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
Modern English - Beautiful People lyrics


If you know how I'm feeling,
You'll hear just what I say,
About the world outside your window,
Let's take it all the way.


Beautiful people,
Flowers in your hair,
Far too caring for the world out there,
I love your voice,
Beautiful people,
Love, love, love,
Beautiful people.

It came to me this morning,
On a wing and a prayer,
These words are for the people,
Three's so much we can share,

Love, love, love

I want to know,
Will these thoughts ever go,
For the rest of my life,
Will I feel these words are right.

When you use your voice,
Everyone can hear it.

Love, love, love

Beautiful people, yeah,
All we need is love, love, love



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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:31 AM
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18. Bless 'em.
I knew in '04 he was going to be President someday. I just didn't know it would be so soon. :D
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jasmine621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:57 AM
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25. Same kind of look I've seen on the faces of Michael Jackson fans.
He is a rock star politician...much like young Bill Clinton was...and look what they did and are doing to him. Come November, the game will change. McCain WILL NOT be the GOP standard-bearer. Obama camp will be thrown off message when the new GOP ticket is announced. It will be comfortable for the RW to vote for AND nullify Bob Barr's run. If a new GOP candidate is ont top, Barr will not run in November. The RW will solidfy and unify around a pair of very appealing moderate/conservatives over whom the RW will swoon just as the left is swooning over Obama.

This will be the October surprise...but of course, not to us because you now know.
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 02:11 AM
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28. Or The Backstreet Boys.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:50 AM
Response to Reply #25
63. Or Beatles fans.

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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 02:32 AM
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31. Great photo! Great tribute!
K and R
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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 02:37 AM
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32. That's just beautiful to see....
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:19 AM
Response to Reply #32
49. Someone like Rockwell could have painted a picture like that and you'd never...
...believe that it could happen in real life. It's just too perfect.

PB
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Life Long Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 02:39 AM
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33. Amazing...
The kids being involved.
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VotesForWomen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:57 AM
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39. whatever. put the koolaid down. nt
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 10:23 AM
Response to Reply #39
43. You're welcome to join us at any time.
At least our koolaid has never been spiked with "entitlement." ;) :hi:
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 10:37 AM
Response to Reply #39
46. Oh great.
It's the "I'm a woman, so I'm only going to vote for a woman..." bullshit again. How truly "enlightened" you are... Started donating to McCain yet?
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:24 PM
Response to Reply #39
90. Translation:
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 05:37 PM
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119. Thank you- seeing as I have the poster on ignore I could only speculate.
  My speculation, as it turned out, was not far off. :evilgrin:

PB
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Roxy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 10:26 AM
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44. I know this feeling...that was me last Sunday in Pendelton, Oregon
Edited on Fri May-23-08 10:28 AM by Roxy66
(Not actually me in this picture)
I was a volunteer for his town hall last Sunday, and had to secure the entrance he came through. He is like a shining light....I found myself gazing upon and touching our hope for the nation. It was awe inspiring...my 14 yr old daughter was right there with me and almost started crying. It truly was amazing.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 10:46 AM
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48. To see him and to hear him, to be a recipient of his humor, insight and..
...thoughtfulness and to watch his demeanor, polite and respectful almost to the point of self-deprecation is nothing short of humbling.

  I hope your daughter's life is filled with experiences of future American presidential candidates which reach that same high bar.

  But I don't think a person like him comes around every election.

  Not unless we, the people, demand only the best.

PB
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 10:39 AM
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47. Because he's tall, dark, and handsome.
But is that really enough nowadays?
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:36 AM
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54. If that were all he is, it wouldn't be enough, true
As it is, he has much more going for him than that.

We're very fortunate in our talented nominee.
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:59 AM
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70. 1. He isn't the nominee yet.
Not knowing him personally, I think he's probably smart enough but I don't think he has anywhere nearly enough experience for the depth of trouble that this country is in. I have real problems with the reaching across the aisle thing. That generally means we should expect to see people start trading things that may be near and dear to our hearts away to the republicans in exchange for what? The republicans appear to be better at trading and bargaining than the democrats.
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:38 AM
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57. He's selling hope
They bought it. Nothing wrong with that.

Remains to be seen whether or not he can actually deliver though.

If he cannot unite the divisions in the party then he just might lose the general election.

Even if he does win there is a real question as to whether or not he can bring meaningful change to politics in Washington. I don't see members of the legislature and judiciary jumping on that bandwagon.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:44 AM
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59. Man, this is a good illustration of what turns me off so strongly about Obama
and his campaign. The messianic worship...it's just unseemly, and has no business in politics. You know he's a politician, right? He would happily sell you down the river for his own political gain, as would they all.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:53 AM
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65. IT is those who would threatened to vote agains their best political interest
in the name of their proclaimed Goddess of Peace who are exhibiting "messianic Worship" of the worse kind.

Low information voters tend to get caught up in this kind of disconnected idol worshiping. College Graduates and college goers, not so much.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:55 AM
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66. Huh.
What do you make of me, then? I have an Ivy League degree and I voted for Hillary in the PA primary. I of course will vote for the nominee in the GE no matter who it is, as will 99% of DUers, even though you guys keep trying to make it seem like all Hillary supporters are lining up to vote for McCain.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:18 PM
Response to Reply #66
73. You obviously are an obvious koolaid drinker.
I can see the outline of such on your upper lip.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:55 AM
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67. I know what you mean.
The "Goddess Of Peace" blesses you ... St. Hillary of Ark(ansas) sacrifices for you. Ave. Ave.
St. Hillary, 1993
Watercolor and gouache over graphite
on illustration board
Published in the New York Times Magazine,
May 23, 1993



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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 11:59 AM
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69. Dude, I would never worship Hillary.
Or any politician. They all lie, cheat, and steal. People who think Obama is any different are either very new to politics or blinded by their cult-like attachment to him.
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mystieus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:31 PM
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76. lol, i'm sorry
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swishyfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:09 PM
Response to Reply #69
88. Well aren't you special.
We're passionate about getting a Dem in the White House and believe we have a great opportunity with Obama.

Fuck off with your condescending bullshit.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 01:20 PM
Response to Reply #59
89. your post exemplifies precisely what turns me off so strongly about Hillary's current incarnation.
And her campaign. And her supporters.

The pettiness. The derisiveness. The grousy cynicism. The almost gleeful (if any "glee" can be found in the Clinton campaign) lack of vision or enthusiasm or anything even resembling a notion that politics at its best can speak to the better angels of our nature. (remember that line?)

Hillary Clinton has made it more than apparent she would sell a lot of shit down the river for political gain- starting with her calculating vote for the IWR, and her calculated refusal to admit it was a mistake.

This is precisely why Obama has beaten her. A lot of us are tired of that shit. We WANT something better. We are not so old and tired and beaten down and bitter that we believe that it is impossible to ever have anything better.

You still don't get it.

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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:30 PM
Response to Reply #89
97. Indeed! n/t
PB
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:41 PM
Response to Reply #89
105. Helluva post impeachdubya.....
:applause:
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graycem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 04:00 PM
Response to Reply #89
109. I think you just gave
the best analysis of the difference between camps. The supporters are mirrors of their candidates. Hillary's = cynical, Obama's = hopeful.

I've been cynical since 2000. It's way more exhausting than daring to think that things can be better than they've been the past 7 1/2 years.

Great post. :)
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graycem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:55 PM
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108. I don't understand so much cynicism...
Edited on Fri May-23-08 03:56 PM by graycem
Messianic? People get this excited over a football game for gawd sake. What's so horrible about being excited or inspired by a talented politician who might be the next President? At least he's a Democrat offering a POSITIVE message, giving us something to be hopeful about after the last 7 1/2 LONG depressing years. What is SO wrong with that? Are you THAT negative about everything in your life? Or you're just upset because he's more charismatic than Hillary? People still act this way with Bill Clinton (I used to be one of them!), I don't see any Hillary supporters trying to rain on that parade.
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:38 PM
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79. I don't know. The guy on the very right looks sort of constipated. (jk)
In all seriousness, just remember he is a human being. Not a messiah.

Keep that in mind in February 2009 when he makes his first compromise in office.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:37 PM
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102. My daughter still wants "the girl" to be "president of Ohio"
she'll get her wish by the time she's old enough to vote.
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suston96 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:41 PM
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106. I love the way he looks at her....wonder what he is thinking?




But then there is this one I saw today on DU:



They do make a charming couple. eh?
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 03:43 PM
Response to Reply #106
107. Her barnacle to his whale. n/t
PB
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 04:54 PM
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116. I really didn't expect to see the second coming of Christ.
Thank you Lord
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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 05:32 PM
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118. *BARF* This is saccarine and makes me want to vomit. It could be Hillary and I would feel the same.
like if Thomas Kincaide was allowed to run a political campaign :evilfrown:
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 05:46 PM
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120. That makes my face hot and eyes teary.
Edited on Fri May-23-08 05:47 PM by Sequoia
Durn cute...gotta save it...thanks! Even that little baby girl is jazzed!! My 12 year old said a few months back he'd be president.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 10:45 PM
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125. By the way, as a parent, it's near impossible to get great, "natural" smiles on kids in photographs.
Edited on Fri May-23-08 10:45 PM by Poll_Blind
  All three of mine give the "constipated" smile. That little girl, just above his head, with her little hand out-stretched...that's a beautiful smile. It's real.

  I love it!

PB
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ruby slippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 02:41 AM
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127. ha ha, I have to comment because this photo shows just how "I" looked
at him...My eyes were closed!!!! :rofl: But, I'll still cherish it.

In retrospect, I think I was just so overwhelmed that I couldn't look. But, he looked at me.




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