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Chichiri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-08 12:34 AM
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Thank GOD I got out of Fargo when I did.
Edited on Sun Oct-19-08 12:36 AM by Chichiri
Any of you folks who are so inclined, why don't you drop a line to The Fargo Forum and tell them just where they can stick their McCain endorsement. I can't believe I used to live in that dumphole.

John McCain is not the perfect presidential candidate. But hes a better choice than Barack Obama.

McCain, the Republican senator from Arizona, embodies traditional conservative values, a streak of independence and the depth of experience that qualify him for the Oval Office. At a time when the nation faces extraordinarily difficult challenges at home and abroad, Americans should not put a rookie in the highest office in the land.

Obama, with not even a full term as a Democratic senator from Illinois, is a rookie. Hes articulate, charismatic and intelligent, but hes not experienced. His domestic policy tilts socialistically toward unprecedented government control of almost every aspect of American life. His programs, if implemented, would plunge the nation into a deeper economic hole.


More at link, if you have the stomach.
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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-08 12:48 AM
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1. McCain?
Ya?
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-08 12:49 AM
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2. That sounds quite literally delusional
Edited on Sun Oct-19-08 12:49 AM by depakid
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-08 12:51 AM
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3. I am also. I've been watching and waiting to see if they endorsed McCain.
I couldn't see them endorsing Obama, was hoping they would simply not endorse anyone. Personally, I'd rather have someone who is "articulate, charismatic and intelligent" than someone who can't speak, makes poor decisions and choices, and is not very bright. Oh excuse me, "has a blind spot or two". I am glad I got out of there also.
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-08 01:01 AM
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5. Ah but at least McCain is
white, and that is what it comes down to at least with folks in NoDak that I have talked to, to be honest most of them are older late '60's early to mid '70's but still it reeks and what is worse is that some of them are life long dems who say that they will vote for McCain or not vote at all based solely on race.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-08 01:07 AM
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6. Yup, there is racism there for sure.
There are good people there, but there are racists also and I've heard that sentiment from people out here on the west coast also. I also heard from a repub acquaintance that he is very pissed at people he knows for voting skin color.
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FKA MNChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-08 12:51 AM
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4. Bleaggh!
Edited on Sun Oct-19-08 12:53 AM by FKA MNChimpH8R
:puke:

I want a rebuttal from Ed Schultz!
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Chichiri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-08 01:36 AM
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7. My LTTE in response:
Dear Editor,

Having lived for a decade in Moorhead, there are many things I miss
about the area; being unable to read the local newspaper without
feeling the need for a shower is not one of them. For a time, I
thought that perhaps this was an unfair impression to take with me,
but The Forum's endorsement of John McCain has been, to put it mildly,
a vindication.

For one thing, there is no rational reason to think that McCain's
policies would differ from President Bush's to the extent needed to
save our economy, particularly considering their convergent economic
philosophies. For another, whatever one's view on the doctrine of
American exceptionalism, installing as our leader a man such as
McCain, who has led such a dishonorable campaign, would certainly
falsify it.

But most serious is this: despite his apparent good health, the
actuaries say it is more likely that McCain will not survive to the
year 2013 than it is that your birthday will fall on a Thursday that
year. I challenge the Editorial Board to tell me, with straight faces,
that they are comfortable with the idea of President Sarah Palin, and
that endorsing such a real possibility is preferable, or even
responsible. The reasons to think otherwise are, by now, well-known to
all.

The Forum should rescind its endorsement of McCain and, if it honestly
feels that Barack Obama is not the man for the job, decline to make an
endorsement for President this year. Neither would be unprecedented.
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