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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 05:56 PM
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It's Going To Be Obama
Edited on Thu Jun-19-08 05:58 PM by NanceGreggs
MEMO to the GOP:

Barack Hussein Obama will be the next President of the United States.

No matter how many of your on-the-payroll talking-heads spew utter nonsense about him, its going to be Obama.

No matter how many outrageous smears you come up, its going to be Obama.

No matter how many scurrilous lies your minions tell, its going to be Obama.

No matter how much effort your operatives put into swiftboating him, its going to be Obama.

No matter how many times you raise the specter of Reverend Wright, or flag-pins, or Chicago-style politics, its going to be Obama.

No matter how often you attempt to insult his wife, his friends, or his associates, its going to be Obama.

No matter how vociferously your pundits challenge his abilities and his competence, its going to be Obama.

No matter what tricks you plan to put into action between now and November, its going to be Obama.

No matter how many baseless rumors you try to pass off as the truth, its going to be Obama.

No matter who you dredge up to speak against him, its going to be Obama.

No matter what lengths you go to, or what depths you sink to in order to turn people against him, its going to be Obama.

No matter where you go to dig up dirt, or how far your party tries to fling it, its going to be Obama.

No matter how hard you to try to instill fear with suggestions of looming terrorism, its going to be Obama.

No matter who you cajole, threaten, or pay-off to besmirch his good name, its going to be Obama.

No matter how often you publicly wring your hands and question his ability to lead a nation, its going to be Obama.

No matter how passionately you proffer your arguments to the contrary, its going to be Obama.

No matter how shrill your voices get, or how incensed you become at the thought, its going to be Obama.

No matter what you do, say, fabricate, exaggerate, allude to, conjure up, pass along, shout, whisper, fantasize, publicize, propagate, proliferate, cause tears about, cause fears about, stomp your feet over, scream your fears over, pollute, dilute, spin, fold, staple or mutilate, the end result will be the same: its going to be Obama.

Barack Hussein Obama will be the next President of the United States.

That is all.

Try not to choke on the idea but dont feel obligated to try too hard.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 05:57 PM
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1. I am so happy to be rec number 1.
:bounce:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 07:13 PM
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23. I detect hopefulness in the OP that has long been missing from this
world. Thank you, OP. I concur. :P
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Mike Nelson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 05:58 PM
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2. It better be Obama
or, we're doomed!
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NotThisTime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:12 PM
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11. Ditto!
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gademocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 05:58 PM
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3. K & R
once again, Nance, well done!
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 05:59 PM
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4. woo-hoo!
Absolutely!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:01 PM
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5. You've got that right!
:headbang:
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:01 PM
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6. If NanceGreggs says it, it must be true!
K&R! :patriot:
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:04 PM
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7. I hope so
I hope so
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:06 PM
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8. Don't think I'd choke on that idea. What about doing the happy dance around it, instead?
I would yell and hoot and dance and wave my arms around and sing on that idea. At the top of my lungs!
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:11 PM
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10. No, we won't choke ...
... but there are many GOPers who will - and I am really not too concerned if their choking proves fatal.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:16 PM
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13. "I am really not too concerned if their choking proves fatal"
such sass! I LOVE IT! RRRREEEOOOOWWW! (my cat sound!)

This OP fired me up big time, thank you for making it - especially for the minions around this place who fear him! Maybe when they saw "HUSSEIN" they lodged a hunk of ribeye in the windpipe.




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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 07:31 PM
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29. Yeah... know whatcha mean...
You know what? Let 'em. I figure it's THEIR TURN. We've had to choke on eight - to about 15 or 16 YEARS of it. Farther back than that, if you consider the years before Clinton - from maybe reagan onward. Let them choke for a change. Maybe some hard time wandering in the wilderness will provoke some circumspection and soul-searching.

Then again, and I'm genuinely sorry to feel this way, I look at someone like laura ingraham. Just survived a bout with cancer. That is no small stuff. I know a woman on that journey now. HORRIBLE!!! EXTREMELY traumatic on all sorts of levels. A struggle, and a spiritual/psychic/psychological/financial/emotional/AND physical punch in the gut. You go through a lot of changes when you face something that life-altering. You'd think that kind of ordeal would have made our friend laura ingraham a better person. From her continued harsh snark and nastiness, coldness, judgmentalism, and lack of compassion, I'd say probably not. I hoped for something different from her. Might help her stay healthier.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:09 PM
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9. When one considers that McCain has to be back in his
coffin before sunrise, this should be an intersting situation... :D

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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:46 PM
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20. Yeah, that's one issue the GOP have yet to publicly address ...
Would a McCain presidency mean the WH only operates between dusk and dawn?
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 07:15 AM
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62. : )
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gblady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:16 PM
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12. I'm counting on it.....
that's for darned sure!
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Aanya Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:17 PM
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14. Why wait?
Sounds good to me! Let's get this show on the road! I don't think McBush is going to last clear till November anyway! The brain matter is drying up and blowing away!
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:22 PM
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15. Yes, it is.
:hi:
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:25 PM
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16. Hey ...do you think that Obama will be the next president of the United States?
:hi:
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:26 PM
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17. I said the same thing and was accused of being overconfident.
I called it simply being confident. But I don't just want to win, I want to give McCain a humiliation beating. All Republicans should get a humiliation beating too. So let's not just win, let's WIN!!!
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:53 AM
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69. Ordinarily I would say the same thing
About overconfidence, I mean.

I'm still suffering from my beloved Patriots losing the Superbowl to the underdog. Lots of Pats fans were doing the Happy Dance all over the (virtual) bodies of Giants fans. That made me very nervous...like they were inadvertently calling down the wrath of the football gods who would punish their arrogance...and then..... :wow:

But see, fan confidence had nothing whatsoever to do with a team winning. If voting had won that game, the Pats would have won, I'm sure...which leads me to the topic of confidence in Obama's win in November.

We have control over what happens. Well, to an extent, anyway. People can vote...and vote...and vote. And that's where the confidence comes from...

I think that when people say Obama WILL WIN, it's coming from the knowledge that people are going to rise up do whatever they have to do to ensure that he wins.

Because our country's future depends on it.

:)
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 12:23 PM
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75. To win a game or an election you must not only show up, but fight to win.
In line with the football analogy, being here in Wisconsin I have seen the Packers when they were one of the top teams have the attitude for a game that they were so good that all they had to do was show up. The trouble is that they actually had to play the game and have as much hunger to win as their opponent. I think in this past football season the Giants had more desire to win than the Cowboys, the Packers, or the Patriots.

I think the Democrats can decisively beat McCain, but they will have to work hard to do it. That's one of the reasons I don't like the picking of Obama's cabinet before he even wins the election.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:27 PM
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18. We are doomed if he isn't
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:31 PM
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19. I Sure Hope So!
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 06:53 PM
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21. We knew that all along, didn't we NanceGreggs?
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 07:06 PM
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22. Today's rejection of public funding will assure it happening. No "swift boating" this time.
The GOP will throw the 527s at him, but he will respond with all the money he needs.

We're gonna see to it.
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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 07:17 PM
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24. With all due respect, it most definitely will NOT be Obama if
everybody thinks this way. It's this kind of self-congratulatory complacency that makes front-runners careless. Has the lesson of Hillary Clinton been forgotten in less than two weeks?

I hope I'm wrong, but I fully expect the GOP to steal the 2008 election, and no one will do a goddamn thing about it. It's worked twice already, why the hell wouldn't they do it again? We've already amply demonstrated that they can rely on nobody going after them for it.
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greyghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 07:20 PM
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27. They never tried it against this man, the dogs will have their day.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 08:12 PM
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34. Confidence and complacency ...
... are not one and the same thing.

The woman who knows her peach cobbler will win the blue ribbon at the county fair rarely sits around the kitchen, expecting that the prize-winner will bake itself.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 02:58 PM
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81. No complacency here. We have a lot of work to do.
But I've got to tell you, it will happen.

I liked Kerry and most definitely wanted him to win in '04, but even though he was ahead going into election day, I did not visualize him winning. It haunted me that I "saw" bush* taking another term, but yet that is what I "saw".

Where as I believe that we cannot become complacent nor lazy, I see Obama winning, I do not see a 'president McCain', but I do see President Obama.

It will happen.

Now everyone get to work! :)
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greyghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 07:18 PM
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25. Spot on, and thank you!
Edited on Thu Jun-19-08 07:18 PM by greyghost
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 07:20 PM
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26. 1.5 million people willing to do without something in order to donate to Obama
TERRIFIES everybody in any position resembling power.

Media goons.

Party bigwhigs.

The entire GOP.

The military industrial complex.

Every last one of the pricks who have had their hands in our pockets for decades is absolutely shaking in their boots over 1.5 million people reaching into their pockets on a semi-regular basis in order to give.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 07:22 PM
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28. Maybe, but it's just too soon to count Mercer out.
And the Wetzelbill/Kurovski ticket is still very attractive...

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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 08:08 PM
Response to Reply #28
33. Whoa ...
... stop messin' with my head, dude.
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rhiannon55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 07:58 PM
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30. NanceGreggs I'm proud to share a party with you
You write the coolest damn stuff. Thanks for reminding me that sometimes the inevitable is INEVITABLE. Woo-hoo! It's going to be Obama! :woohoo:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 08:05 PM
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31. It IS going to be Obama!
And, none of that will matter, NOT THIS TIME... Thanks Nance!
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 08:06 PM
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32. I hope you are right Nance, I really hope you are...
But I don't think we should be too overconfident. Yes, things look good for us right now, but we all know how dirty the Republicans play. These people are not going to give up the White House easily, and they will do anything they can to make sure that Obama never steps inside the Oval Office.

We can certainly win this, but only if we fight hard for it. This is not going to be an easy battle, but it is a battle we must win.
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Duder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 08:17 PM
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35. It's going to be...
...Obama.

For sure. :)
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Willo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 08:26 PM
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36. Obama will be the next President
But make sure you vote, no matter what. Even if you know your state won't matter. Even if you hear he's already won or lost your state.
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scarface2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 09:01 PM
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37. i think we should just call him hussein from now on!!!
and watch the heads of republikan assholes explode!!!!
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:23 PM
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93. you know, i was thinking the same thing
the other day while driving around listening to NPR.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 09:46 PM
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38. Obama = PPOTUS
Presumptive President of These United States!
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 09:50 PM
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39. Nance - another wonderful post. If I could vote for you someplace,
I would. Best DU author, Senator, Pulitzer Prize? I don't care, I'd give you my vote.

(This offer does not include President. Senator Obama has it for the next 2 election cycles. You can have it after that, though).
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 09:51 PM
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40. Well, Nance, for the first time I'm a bit disappointed in one of your OPs. Hard as I try, I can't
fit the damned thing ON A T-SHIRT !! %$^#&$^%@@@!!

I guess I'll have to make it a poster and paste it on the back of my car !
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MadrasT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 10:16 PM
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41. Take that, GOPukes!
:dem: You go, girl!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 10:17 PM
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42. President Barack Hussein Obama
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trickyguy Donating Member (461 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 10:40 PM
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43. I'm puttin' on my dancin' shoes. Can't wait to see Barack and
Michelle at the Inaguration Ball. Bet she'll look stunning.

Seriously, it IS going to be Obama.
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FightingIrish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 11:23 PM
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44. For the next seven months I am going to vizualize
a tall, proud, young president saying "I Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly swear" while glancing at the soon to be indicted war criminal whose legacy he will erase. I hope he puts a subtle emphasis on his middle name as he takes up the mantle we have helped him claim.
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MaraJade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 11:35 PM
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45. No matter how many women over 35 are passed by and ignored,
it's going to be Obama.

(sigh)

Four years. . .
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Shae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 12:14 AM
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54. Vote for McCain if you think you'll get a better shake there. . .
Hillary lost and Obama is the nominee.
If you can't get behind him, then do what you gotta do.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 11:39 PM
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 11:45 PM
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48. Buh bye!
Be sure to tell you buddies back at home base you made it to one whole post!

:hi:
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MaraJade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 11:49 PM
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49. Another THREAT against all who DISAGREE. . .
Looks really good on us "BIG TENT" Dems. . .
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 11:55 PM
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51. If you honestly think that post ...
... represents "disagreement" within the party, you might want to reconsider the use of the word "us".
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 12:08 AM
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53. That One Was Not One Of Us, Ma'am
"Kill one, warn one hundred."
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 11:52 PM
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 11:58 PM
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52. Funny ...
... I didn't see any "factual comments" to opine on.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:52 AM
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 09:40 AM
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70. Yeah... FAUX's whores are all pushing the campaign finance BS *hard* today.
Edited on Fri Jun-20-08 09:51 AM by redqueen
So yeah... thanks for doing your part, too. :eyes:


Enjoy your brief stay.
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 11:43 PM
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47. wonderful!
K&R
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Shae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 12:16 AM
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55. I think you may be onto something, Nance Greggs! nt
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 12:30 AM
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56. Hi Nance. Hey, you got any thoughts
on how the Presidential election might come out?
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 12:36 AM
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57. Me? Nah ...
I'm adopting a wait-and-see attitude myself.

:hi:
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 05:00 PM
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86. No doubt the only safe thing to do.
It all seems so iffy.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 04:45 AM
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58. Oh, it will be Obama and his coattails will be long
We will likely get that supermajority that the Democrats swear is the only thing holding them back from doing great things in Congress. What I worry about now is what if Obama becomes President and there is a Democratic majority in the House and Senate and nothing changes? I don't think I could quite handle it, really. It will be a macro version of what happened after all the work we put in around the 2006 elections and then nothing changed. I don't think I have much more disillusionment left in me, ya know?
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emanymton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 05:43 AM
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59. Who Controls The Election Machines?
Edited on Fri Jun-20-08 05:46 AM by emanymton
.

Your absolute certainty assumes that there be an open election. As J. Stalin is credited with saying, "Who counts the votes matters."

Put nothing beyond the people holding power in USA today. Mr Cheney plays a long game. He knows he can expect to have to answer for his actions once the new administration is sworn in on January 2009.

Zimbabwe's current president, Robert Mugabe faces the very same prospects of losing power through the voting process. Mr Mugabe's solution is to intimidate, arrest and torture/kill those who stand against him. Mr Cheney does have his own private army, Blackwater to turn to.

Let us hope that USA has an election. Should it be an open election, then "its going to be Obama" is valid.

BTW - Love your writing.

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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 11:06 AM
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71. September: Bush nukes Iran. October: Martial Law. November: Elections cancelled.
Edited on Fri Jun-20-08 11:07 AM by Seabiscuit
December: Blackwater mercenaries set loose on all political dissidents. Water boarding pales in significance to the torture meted out. Homes not just invaded, but torched.
January: Nation collectively salutes Herr W.

Anyone here seriously think it can't happen?
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beezlebum Donating Member (927 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 01:58 PM
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79. i seriously think it won't happen/
not necessarily that it can't but that it won't.

why be openly dictatorial when you can fool people, gradually convincing them you're doing these things to "protect" them, and then, after your decade is up, you retire to some place sunny and luxurious and continue to collect your pay.

propaganda and dogs and ponies are plenty effective, and the populace can be appeased/go back to sleep with an eventual economical improvement. no need to dictateify.

there will be an election. and enough people will vote obama that it can't be stolen this time.
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 06:03 AM
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60. It will have to be a landslide.
I have no doubt the Republicans have more dirty work up their sleeve. They have cheated their way in the past 8 years and I fear history will repeat unless we have a overwelming turnout.
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 07:12 AM
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61. Lovely.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 07:18 AM
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63. This is going to
some Hillary supporter friends who are determined to undermine Obama with the hope that Hillary will get the 2012 nomination. I will entertain their bizarre responses with silence. Yes I still know a few who now recite republican talking points with same alacrity as Hannity and Limbaugh.
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loyalkydem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 07:25 AM
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64. This post
Brings a warm fuzzy feeling to my body
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bluescribbler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:00 AM
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65. The audacity
to hope for this to happen.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:04 AM
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66. AMEN!
Our candidate is a fighter, and he is going to keep fighting all the way to the WH, and even after he gets in!
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:48 AM
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67. K&R n/t
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 11:15 AM
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72. Its going to be Obama.
K&R! :kick:
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 11:52 AM
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73. Let the GOP choke on this thought:
Edited on Fri Jun-20-08 11:52 AM by Jack Rabbit
YES, WE THE PEOPLE CAN!!

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katandmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 12:15 PM
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74. So where is Obama in the FISA bill fight? Too busy trying to get elected to national office
To show any national leadership in advance.
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 06:26 AM
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100. Because his vote is the difference between passing and not passing.
Edited on Sat Jun-21-08 06:28 AM by Political Heretic
Oh wait.

Yes, of course he's trying to get elected. Which is why he is going to speak out against immunity (as he has been doing), work to take it out, and if that doesn't work vote for it because its absolutely stupid not to on a bill that has more than enough votes to pass anyway and simply HAND the GOP their attack points in your vulnerable area (national security/foreign policy)gift wrapped with a note that says "please use this against me to paint me as naive, inexperienced, soft on terror, out of touch on security and weak from now until November! Love, Barack."

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katandmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 01:47 PM
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101. Lather, rinse, repeat, SPIN SPIN SPIN
Obama is a fucking liar just like all politicians.
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 03:39 PM
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103. Show me the lie.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 01:05 PM
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crankychatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 01:19 PM
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77. have I kicked this fun thread yet? - nt
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crankychatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 01:20 PM
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78. Thank you for your recommendation. If the thread you recommended NT
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 02:43 PM
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80. I say it will be Obama too, and I believe countless republicans are going to help...
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 03:01 PM
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82. I love Nance!
There! I said it out-loud. :blush:



Thank you, Nance! :thumbsup:
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Mark D. Donating Member (420 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 03:33 PM
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83. Great Post
Edited on Fri Jun-20-08 03:40 PM by Mark D.
But two things.

1) I hope we can eventually just call him "Barry" as his friends did and probably do. Any less fuel to the 'he's a muslim/terrorist' crowd of FAUX SNOOZE liars isn't helpful in this. Nothing wrong with his name for anyone who gets it. But the easily (mis)lead and the right wingers who want to tarnish him will use this and anything they can.

2) I do think he's likely to win. If everyone votes, and the voter turnout causes a wide enough victory to allow him to win DESPITE republican vote stealing tactics, that WILL happen since 8 years after the first major problems popped up, we have ever more polling places using electronic voting with no paper trail. And having one doesn't matter anyway, paper 'recounts' only happen when it's a close decision. If one side wins big enough, the electronic count wins. We should have two counts in every election, electronic THEN public paper counts by non-partisans closely watched.

But aside from that. Too much, 'we're going to win' celebration may lead to 'I don't have to vote, everyone else will vote for him'. Everyone needs to vote. Pessimism in this case would help get a higher turnout maybe. Especially given the above likelihood of right wing voter sabotage. We have to win big, or we may not win at all. That is the reality.

PS. That is if late October polls don't show an easy win for Obama, so Bush nukes Iran and uses an expected national uprising in protest as the 'emergency' he's qualified himself to use (and Congress allowed) to take over the guard from states, roll out Blackwater (after all the shooting practice they had in Iraq) and overrule Congress/Senate objection (as if the largely complicit Democrats would bother) and suspend the Constitution (which he can also do now) and elections too.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:44 PM
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94. Thank you for your concern.
The man's name is Barack, and he has made it clear that this is the name he wishes to be addressed by, and known as.

Thanks for reminding us all that if we want him to actually win, we have to vote for him. I'm sure that hasn't occurred to anyone, and most people are planning to stay home in November.

Do you have a firm date as to exactly when Bush is going to declare martial law, suspend the Constitution and the elections? I only ask because I have been reminded that this is imminent, on a daily basis, for several years now. And I'm still waiting.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 01:53 PM
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102. I love you, Nance!
:spray: :thumbsup:
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Rocky2007 Donating Member (156 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 03:56 PM
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84. k&r No doubt, Barack ROCKS!!!
:toast: :kick:
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JAbuchan08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 04:46 PM
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85. just don't forget that you have to vote to guarantee it.
n/t
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 05:35 PM
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87. No matter what Obama does - whether it be walk naked down Pennsylvania Ave, or the discovery
of yet one more thing he doesnt' remember, it's going to be Obama.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 06:32 PM
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88. Did you clear that with DIEBOLD?
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 06:39 PM
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89. At this point ...
... even Diebold is bettin' on Obama.
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1Hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:09 PM
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92. Good question. Many states returning to paper ballots this fall - shouldn't we all? AND demand
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RNdaSilva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 06:40 PM
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90. For sure!
Edited on Fri Jun-20-08 06:55 PM by RNdaSilva
The glass is more than half-full.

"The Power of Positive Thinking."
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Fluffdaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 06:41 PM
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91. I thought John Kerry was going to win too. :(
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Duder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:51 PM
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95. Times change...
'35% of Americans say they have watched online political videosa figure that nearly triples the reading the Pew Internet Project got in the 2004 race.

10% say they have used social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace to gather information or become involved. This especially applies to younger voters: two-thirds of internet users under the age of 30 have a social networking profile, and half use social networking sites to get or share information about the campaigns.

6% of Americans have made political contributions online during the primaries, versus 2% during the entire 2004 campaign.

39% of have used the internet to access campaign materials; including videos of candidate debates, speeches, announcements, position papers and speech transcripts.'

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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 09:08 PM
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96. This needs a kick.. not for the GOP, but for the concern trolls and cowards HERE.
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 11:01 PM
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97. Love the last line the most!
:thumbsup:
K&R
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think4yourself Donating Member (422 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 06:06 AM
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98. Thank you.
Your post IS a pleasure to read. It is so refreshing to feel hope and optimism again. And, it is truly a joy to work hard for this. This election will be more fair and accurate than the last two. BOTH sides know better now!

Peace!
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 06:24 AM
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99. All bets are off when the Republicans DONT NOMINATE MCCAIN
Edited on Sat Jun-21-08 06:24 AM by Political Heretic
They can see the polls and indicators just like we can. They know McCains chances are DOA. Worse still, McCain doesn't seem to phsyically be handling the campaign schedule well...

Under pressure, he drops out for health reasons, and the nominate someone else who can then take the "new, fresh, attention-grabbing change" message and run with it.

(For the record, I think he'll still win, but I don't think its time to get over confident.)
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