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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:11 PM
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How Barack Obama Is Paving the Way for a Palin Presidency
http://www.theroot.com/views/how-barack-obama-paving-wa...

Because if history is any guide, the truly awful news is that the smart money is on Sarah Palin to replace Obama in the White House.

Foreshadowing a Palin presidency is a perfect, gathering storm of economics, politics and tribalism, which is not to suggest that Obama is an innocent bystander in his reversal of fortune. It is certainly true that he inherited a capsized economy. But his administration has done little to right the ship. And no president can survive double-digit unemployment and 30,000 foreclosures a month for long.

Like the defiant, segregationist Alabama governor, Palin, the former Alaska governor, speaks the language of the white Southern and suburban voters who fear that the American way of life is under attack from an out-of-touch, Godless, effete and multiracial big-city crowd. With her folksy charisma and parochial values, Palin is the latest in a long line of demagogues from post-Reconstruction governors in the Deep South to Father Coughlin in the 30s, from Reagan to Lou Dobbswhove emerged to redeem, or reclaim, the land from Northern carpetbaggers and uppity Negroes.

According to a December Gallup poll, 44 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Palin, an increase of 4 percentage points from October, and narrowing the gap with Obama, whose favorability rating dropped 20 percentage points since his inauguration, to 49 percent.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:13 PM
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1. this is the third time I have seen this posted this afternoon.
:crazy:
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DrToast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:14 PM
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3. Amazingly, it gets worse every time.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:13 PM
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2. Dupe
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:18 PM
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7. also Better Believe It posted this in GD and it got locked.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:25 PM
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9. WHOOPS sorry for the dupe everyone
:spank:

I forgot to search it.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:31 PM
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11. I am still trying to figure that one out.
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:14 PM
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4. Are the people turning against brains?? nt
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:15 PM
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5. Sorry, not buying this. (nt)
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:16 PM
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6. If fear of Sarah Palin is the best this administration can offer in terms of the
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 05:16 PM by avaistheone1
White House's platform for reelection, they are in deep doodoo.

Beware, the Massachusetts conundrum will strike again.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:19 PM
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8. Not buying it, pallie.
71% of the country doesn't want her to run, including 56% of Republicans.

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2010/01/18/politics/politi...
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southernyankeebelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:28 PM
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10. This woman will never be president of this country. I am telling you reading some of the
blogs out of AK. They have stuff on her they seemed to be sitting on. If you want to reading a interesting blog go to Immoral Minority.com. I am telling you there is so much stuff on their it will take you hours to get through the stuff. Especially stuff on her so called baby. Don't believe it she won't even win in her party. They will get everything out that they are holding on her if she decises to run. I am sure she won't run. If this bitch wins this country deserves to go down. She will want to do to america what she did to AK. Be patient.
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:32 PM
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12. Locking
We are locking these at this time for the following reason:

"Constructive criticism of Democrats or the Democratic Party is permitted. When doing so, please keep in mind that most of our members come to this website in order to get a break from the constant attacks in the media against our candidates and our values. Highly inflammatory or divisive attacks that echo the tone or substance of our political opponents are not welcome here."

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