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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:24 PM
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We are too gullible. It's precious actually, that we blindly allow ourselves
to believe in everything our favorite candidates tell us. We are like people who still believe or want to believe in Tinkerbell or Santa Claus. We are good people who will always give someone the benefit of the doubt.

We want a happy ending, a peaceful world, equal rights for all and above all; the truth.

But it is for that very reason we will always be disappointed in our candidates. They may want all those things too but after the election, the reality sets in and they realize that if they want to keep their job, they have to abandon the happy ending.

I want to be angry about the bending over and grabbing of the ankles for the banking sleezebags, the abandonment of repealing "don't ask, don't tell", and the lack of motivation to bring torturers to justice.

I want to be angry - but I'm not. The kind of world I envision will not be possible in my lifetime, but even if we make a small step towards that better place - we are still in the game so it's not all bad.

We need to stop being so gullible and just accept campaign promises for what they are - empty words.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:29 PM
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1. speak for yourself.
I live in the real world. I understand that politics is not only a dirty business but that it really is the art of the possible.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:30 PM
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4. word
some of us on here are realists.
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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:35 PM
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7. Agreed. Campaign promises rarely withstand post-election reality.
Edited on Sat May-02-09 06:36 PM by TwilightZone
In addition, politics is much more about compromise, barter, bullying, and begging than most people realize.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:16 PM
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23. Yes!!
:thumbsup:
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:30 PM
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2. lol. Actually, we need to force our politicians to fulfill their promises.
And make them face consequences when they don't.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:30 PM
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3. What "candidate" are we speaking of?
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:47 PM
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12. All candidates Frenchie....I am very fond of our President...but I also
think he could not have known what it would be like until he was actually there. It's a cesspool.
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Old Hank Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:31 PM
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5. Language about repealing "Don't ask don't tell" is back in the WH website
Apparently the public reaction forced the WH to reconsider the soft language they had inserted recently:

http://www.propublica.org/article/whitehouse.gov-reinse...
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:49 PM
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13. That is good to know - I think that's what set me off when I heard
about the changes that had been made. It needs to be a priority.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:32 PM
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6. I stopped being gullible about two decades ago
I'm a pragmatic Progressive who believes in measuring success in increments. Bush's slide backwards is the reason we actually have a black man in the White House now. He woke us up. So at least right now there are a few less gullible people
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katandmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:41 PM
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8. Does that apply to all candidates, or just Barak Obama?
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Psychic Consortium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:41 PM
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9. Obama will move us forward, the world you envision is possible.
Edited on Sat May-02-09 06:42 PM by Psychic Consortium
In your lifetime.
It will happen.
Obama works step by step, he will get us there.
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:55 PM
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17. Thanks - I hope you are right. But even if it doesn't happen, I think
he had the truest of intentions of any president in my lifetime.
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Psychic Consortium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:57 PM
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19. It will happen. 100% guaranteed.
Just like his election was a certainty.
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:16 PM
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22. Dang......are you "psychic"
:)
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Psychic Consortium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:33 PM
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24. Call it what you will. But it is certain we will move into the 21st century.
Some will be left behind in the 20th century and fade away.
Take heart, their time is over.
And they know it.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:44 PM
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10. I really don't mind if you sit this one out
Your words but a whisper your deafness a shout.
-Ian

Sorry couldn't resist.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:46 PM
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11. Perfect quote, shadow
:hug:
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:49 PM
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14. LOL.....nice someone actually remembers that.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:53 PM
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16. I played the whole album on my college radio show
I didn't have a lot of listeners after that, or after the entire "Joe's Garage" show I did, but I had fun.
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:11 PM
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20. Your listeners who tuned out after Ian's masterpiece were obviously
lacking an appreciation of pure genius. I still play them!
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:50 PM
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15. Yeesh


Profound! :eyes:
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Mike 03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:55 PM
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18. Are you kidding? It's been the precise opposite for years and years now.
Edited on Sat May-02-09 06:56 PM by Mike 03
Nobody believes ANYTHING our candidates tell us. It's become so self-destructive that it's actually working against our own best interests now.

Your post is a cliche that is out of date.

What rock have you been under?
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:15 PM
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21. Well yeah - but republicans were always liars so of course no one
would believe them. I do not think the democratic candidates were liars, they just did not realize that what they wanted to do couldn't be done.

Big difference there.
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