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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:20 PM
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I Fully Expect That I'll Probably Check The Box For Barack Obama In 2012, Maybe...
But while last time, in 2008, it was with THE FULLEST OF PRIDE...

This time it will be, once again, for the lesser of two evils...

:shrug:
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:26 PM
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1. In the primaries, I will do as I have done in the past - not vote for any
incumbent.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:28 PM
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2. he is hardly evil but it is simply any potential democrat instead of a verified republican maybe he
will wake up in a second term, fire all the wall street millionaires and republican operatives running his administration, ditch his filthy rich friends from corporations which pay no taxes, and adopt some populism.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:30 PM
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4. Please... Pass Me That Bong...
:hide: :evilgrin: :hide:

:hi:

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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:29 PM
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3. Understood, I will as always keep my vote private
Whether I vote for Obama or not is none of anyones business.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:32 PM
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6. Very True, Once A Pillar Of Being An American...
And I Did Say "Maybe"...

:shrug:

:hi:
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:00 PM
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17. I remember those days.
I'll keep my vote private come election day. I'll say one thing: I won't be voting for a Republican.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:30 PM
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5. One good thing, he won't have to worry about re-election
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:34 PM
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7. Thats usually when right leaning pols do the most damage
Just sayin.......
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:45 PM
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10. I think he will be a stonger dem if he doesn't have to worry about re-election
That is my hope anyway
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:43 PM
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8. my feelings exactly
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 07:44 PM by bowens43
and unfortunately that's what he's counting on, He knows that he can bend over backwards to kiss the ass of conservatism and continue to fuck over his base and we'll still hold our noses and vote for him.....

I don't know who's more pathetic, him or us
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:44 PM
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9. I feel good about the 2012 election. After stumbling after their
success of 2008, democrats have found their fighting spirit. The fights between Obama opponents and Obama supporters on DU is good news in a way. Progressives may not like Obama, but moderates will come up big for Obama. Moderates support Obama at 10% less than liberals, but moderates have overwhelming numbers, with 77% supporting President Obama, Obama is walking in tall cotton and just has to fend off the fiends from the right through to election day 2012.
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:06 PM
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11. Amen. Obama was the 1st person I voted FOR rather than against.
..sigh.. Back to the same ol same ol.
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Marie Marie Donating Member (709 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:13 PM
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19. Ditto
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:32 PM
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13. Don't really care why you check that box.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:33 PM
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14. Maybe...
... --- ...

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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:56 PM
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15. I'm simply noticing that plenty of DU folks feel the need to explain that ...
while they will probably vote for Obama, they don't feel good about it.

Do you care that I will eagerly vote for him? I'm suspect that no, you don't actually care if I do.

I guess, I'm not sure why you feel the need to explain your vote to us.

In the end, when the count the votes, the REASON for each vote does not make that vote more or less valuable than any other vote. They all count the same.

The GOP hopes many on the left will find some reason NOT to vote. Their strategy depends on it. Because that is really the only way they can win and extend the damage that they've done to the middle class over the last 10 years.

Given that, I don't really care why some one checks the Obama box, just so long as they do. I will vote for Obama because I think he has accomplished a great deal given what he is up against. You might vote for him because you see him as a "lessor of evils".

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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:04 PM
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18. Enthusiasm Equates To Money And Volunteerism During The Campaign, And GOTV On Election Day...
Lack of enthusiasm has an opposite effect.

:shrug:
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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:49 PM
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20. So basically, what you're saying is...
you really don't care why we support him, just as long as we do. You know, I think Obama has the same idea. Fair enough - but a lot of us are reluctant allies at best. We might just be more enthusiastic if many of our ideas and complaints weren't simply and arrogantly discarded out of hand as not necessary and certainly unwanted.

All it will take is a Progressive challenger - in this upcoming election or any future election, for a great many of us to change our votes. Maybe not enough to make a difference, not yet. Given time though... when it is made painfully clear over and over again that so many of our elected dems don't give a damn about what is quite a significant number of their voters... don't be surprised if we decide to go with someone who considers us important.

I'll tell you why I explain my vote. I explain my vote here because I think it needs to be pointed out, over and over again that this isn't the best we can do. That we are not getting what our time, our effort and our hard work have earned. I explain my vote because I hope people will be paying attention and at least give some consideration as to whether the reasons I am upset may possibly be just a little valid. When in return I receive contempt or arrogant dismissal, it is far from encouraging or inspiring.

Ignore us if you wish, you are certainly under no obligation to give a damn.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:59 PM
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16. Good thing. Because we're not allowed to say we don't support Obama.
I mean Summers and Bernanke and the Goldman Sachs crooks. I mean Obama.
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