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D23MIURG23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-12-08 10:46 PM
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258. I've lived in ID and I currently reside in MI...
Edited on Sat Apr-12-08 10:47 PM by D23MIURG23
So I am familiar with the segment of society you are referencing. Some of these people are genuinely insane; our own Michigan Militia was implicated in the Oklahoma City bombing.

On the other hand, the same sorts of feelings are present to varying degrees in an increasingly wide swath of society. Some of the things Ive heard about government power and the need to own weapons from a gun nut friend (and hunting buddy) of mine, were also rendered to me by a art student and self described communist a few years earlier. That these two would have anything in common politically would have been unthinkable to me eight years ago, but there it is. And get this... my gun nut friend, who is an NRA member, and who's rifle collection is worth more than my car, thinks W is a joke and supported Edwards!!!

There is only one thing people can agree on these days, and its exactly what you reference in your last line. Washington is broken, and we need a different perspective. Hillary's "I can make real change by being a Washington insider" campaign was exactly wrong, and is exactly why Obama has such an advantage. Its also why this "bitter" comment is not going to change anything... its mostly true and again serves (again) to distinguish him from his competition.
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