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ComtesseDeSpair Donating Member (529 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 10:20 AM
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50. Obama's Statement Is Very Depressing
I have to wonder ... does he REALLY believe in the death penalty, or is he just saying this to try to appeal to the gun-loving pro-death voters? I just can't believe that anyone as seemingly intelligent as Obama would be pro-death penalty, especially coming from Illinois where the guilt of so many on death row is in doubt. Especially as an African-American man - knowing that so many of his fellow African-American men are on death row only because they couldn't afford decent defense lawyers. It just seems to go against everything I would expect Obama to believe in.

I tell you, between this pro-death penalty statement and the lack of opposition to the FISA bill, my Obama enthusiasm has gone from off the charts last week to an almost John Kerry-esque level of "he's a douchebag but I'm voting for him anyway" disappointment. I feel like an idiot for having had so much faith in him. Maybe he'll turn out to be the progressive president that I thought he could be after all... but right now Johnny Rotten's voice keeps echoing in my head: "Ever had the feeling you've been cheated?"
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