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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:52 PM
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One quartter of Americans have only had a Bush or Clinton as Prez in their lifetimes...

...if Hil the Pill is s-elected, at the end of 2 terms it will be one-third.

Creepy.

I read it in the Harpers Index last night.
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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:55 PM
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1. I saw that too
As a twenty-something, it freaked me out to consider that a quarter of Americans were born in 1989 or later.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:58 PM
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2. No time like the present to break the grip they've had on government.
We need CHANGE.

And change isn't going to come wearing the same old face, carrying the same old baggage, and making the same old promises.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:01 PM
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3. It's actually even worse thant that, since Poppy was pulling the strings
through James Baker for a good bit, if not most, of the Reagan Administration as The Gipper succumbed to Alzheimer's.
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Beausoleil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:10 PM
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5. Probably since Oct '80
Since Poppy was pulling the strings for the October Surprise. And don't forget the Bush/Hinckley connection.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:25 PM
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9. Beat me to it -
I've said for years that Bush1 was re-elected in '88.
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:03 PM
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4. As much as I despise hereditary dynastys, and am not particularly fond of Sen.
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 03:14 PM by T Wolf
Clinton's policies, this line being pushed by the media is another example of the Dems being out-manuevered by the pukes. Now that their dynasty is finishing (for now) America should not continue the practice.

It is the same crap of "now that we have done it, it's tme to switch the rules" approach the republicons are pushing for a "return to bipartisanship for the good of the country."

I certainly hope the Dems do not continue to fall for that shit. Now is exactly the time to stomp on the throat of the Bushistas and their supporters and permanently remove them from the scene.

Sometime in the past year, I read a posting here that stated that now (then) was precisely the time for a PROGRESSIVE push to the left by the Dems. The time was ripe and the country more receptive to this kind of sea-change. Instead, they are moving even further to the right to attempt to woo those middle-of-the-road wusses who will abandon the party as soon as they can.

I do not really have any hope that this country will be the impetus for positive global change. We have lost (thrown away) that opportunity.
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dbackjon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:10 PM
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6. Bravo!
If the Democrats think that Hillary is the best candidate, she should win the nomination. Regardless of her last name.

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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:29 PM
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10. Hillary is NOT a change from those policies - you yourself said
you don't care for her policies. If she was the strong progressive who would stand against the record of the past 28 years, what is the problem with her policies?

End it NOW. The policies AND the dynasties. Get a populist progressive in there who will fight the powers that be, not compromise with them.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:26 PM
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7. That means that quarter won't be able to vote for several more years
I wonder if they have even paid attention to who the President is and if there has been a difference. That statistic also means those folks have known only war and deficit for half their time alive..
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LittleBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:27 PM
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8. That includes me.
I know no politics outside of Bush Clinton
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Solar_Power Donating Member (422 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:47 PM
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11. That percentage will increase dramatically during 8 more yrs of Clinton admin
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 05:15 PM
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13. AS I mentioned, the % would then be one-third! TOO MUCH
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:57 PM
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12. I'm bored with the whole
bushclintonbushwhatever..I want fresh blood. Not the same ol' recycled shit.
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 05:45 PM
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14. Since she is only is a Clinton by marriage it is not a true blood dynasty
The fact that she does not play up what seems to me a perfectly usable maiden name does not score any feminist points.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 08:00 PM
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17. yeah plus
whenever she is in poll trouble she trots out Bill. x(
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:36 PM
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15. Well...that leaves 3/4th's who KNOW BETTER...so just leave the election up to
the REST OF US...and don't worry about it. :D
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DemGa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:43 PM
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16. I've never understood why two sorry-azz Bushes
Edited on Sat Dec-15-07 06:58 PM by DemGa
from the Bush crime family, makes two Clintons seem bad or "creepy." I see this a lot, but I don't judge the Clintons in regard to the Bush crime family.
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