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View Poll Results: What Will You Do If Obama is Elected President?
Be mad? 45 19.15%
Be happy? 173 73.62%
Leave the country? 17 7.23%
Voters: 235. You may not vote on this poll

Old 10-10-2008, 08:53 PM
Location: hinesburg, vt
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Well, on November 5th I will go to work just like any other day. If Obama does not deliver then we get another chance in four years. Personally, his promises sound great, but cannot be realistically collectively implemented, hence I think in a few years quite a few folks will feel bewildered and betrayed. On the other hand, maybe things will work out. I am not an Obama supporter and am very concerned over some his "change" agenda, but should he become the POTUS I sincerely hope things work out because all of our livilihoods depend on this. I don't merely want him to screw things up so in four years we can say, see, I told you so.
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:57 PM
Location: Major Metro
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Originally Posted by camping! View Post
None of the above.

If obama is elected I will hope for the best, and stay current with politics and attempt to contact my reps when important legislation is about to be enacted.
Which is exactly what I will do if mccain is elected.
Thank you for a civil response. When Gore "lost" to Bush (put in quotation because that's still debatable), Democrats had to suck it up and move on with their lives including behaving in a civil manner. I don't know why Republicans wouldn't be expected to do the same. Also, for those of you leaving, I'm sure many of us are willing to start a slush fund to assist with your move to another country. Seriously. No need to be miserable living here and making us miserable.
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:58 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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Originally Posted by WinterinAmerica View Post
I think that my first reaction will be to cry...

Back in my "black militant" days, I used to look at my grandfather with a jaundiced eye when he would go to the bank or the grocery store and marvel at the number of African American employees. At the time I couldn't see the marvelousness of it all, African Americans working in minimum wage jobs just didn't move me much.

A bit later and a bit less militant, I sat down with my grandfather conducted a series of interviews with him. Here was a man who left rural Louisiana when he was 19 years old and moved to New Orleans where he found a job in a cotton gin for 95 cents a day. Needless to say, he wasn't thrilled with the work or the pay. Eventually he found a job with the Illinois Central railroad and in 1929, with the help of his brothers organized the first local union for "colored" railroad workers. He spoke about the threats, the murders of union members, the first black firemen being shot, literally off of their locomotives. That's when I learned to really appreciate real black militancy.

When Obama is elected, I will think about my grandfather who would have been 100 when Obama will be inaugurated, and he will be inaugurated, and how he would have marveled that in a country where his grandfather was a slave, and how he had lived through the worst days of Jim Crow and lynching, the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the assassination of Edgar Evers, Emmet Till, four girls in a Birmingham Church, Martin Luther King would see Americans, of all races and hues, elect an African American to the highest office in the land.

And, I will cry for the sorry arsed individuals like Sarah Palin and her ilk who don't see how such an event represents not a danger to America but instead one more step towards America realizing one of its greatest ideals finally being realized.
I have found myself going back to re-read your post several times. It says, on so many levels all the reasons that Senator Obama's election as president means so much.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by arctichomesteader View Post
Those in the know on economics and our economy fear Obama's policies.
I would guess that Warren Buffet is an expert on economics--probably the sharpest guy in America on the subject. He is supporting Obama.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by kpfan4life View Post
Honestly, I would be neither mad, nor happy, nor would I leave the country. Despite who gets elected, I will support them and hope that they will do what is in the best interest for our country.
Me too. I will support McCain if he is elected, and I will not be too disappointed with him in office--especially after his very classy statement today. I will be terrified having Palin in office, however, and I will be praying daily for McCain's health. But I will celebrate if Obama is elected!
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by delusianne View Post
There isn't an >AWESTRUCK< icon in here, WinterinAmerica, but there should be one for this post.

Ditto. and thanks for it.
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Old 10-11-2008, 01:25 AM
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LOL McCain gloated last year he was the deregulator
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Old 10-11-2008, 01:37 AM
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Would be so ironic for Barack Obama with his grand plans for this country and the world now that there is a lack of money at the very time he wants it.... but he'll try to find it 'somewhere'. Notice how when asked what programs he would cut he couldn't find words and looked uncomfortable.
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:33 PM
Location: Uptown
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Originally Posted by mullman View Post
Where we differ is that it sounds like you are a proud capitalist UNTIL someone pops through a 'magic number', after which they are evil profiteers.
Absolutely not. I am just in favor of people that make a great deal of money paying more in taxes. Period. I'm not going to talk about my personal finances, but I am all for paying more for those that have less.
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That is class envy. I do not make Obama's magic $250K either, but if Obama ends up being a Carter 2.0, then I will have to scale back my operations, and lay off people. Fact.
By your previous posts I would guess that you were a toddler during the Carter years. Well I wasn't, and it was a different time. Unfortunately no one listened when Carter wanted energy independence.
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I do agree! I am no friend of President Bush.
Yet, you probably voted for him, but give him no credit for this financial crisis.
Originally Posted by mullman View Post
I simply desire the least government and least taxes possible and am extremely disappointed in our two choices. BUT, I will take the liberal (his voting record, not my label) McCain against a socialist (his words, not my label) Obama, any day.
Whose words? Obama called himself a Socialist? I doubt that.
Originally Posted by mullman View Post
At the same time, no matter what Obama/Biden tell you now, we are not leaving the Middle East any time soon. Save this post and see if I am right.
Did I say they would be out 6 months after they take office? No. I am realist.
Originally Posted by mullman View Post
The sad fact is that until we (USA) can secure our future energy needs, we will not be returning home. Our entire economy depends on energy. And trust me, I hate to have to write this, but otherwise, without relatively cheap and abundant energy we are weeks away from being a third world country.
Having gone 10 days without electricity or running water during Hurricane Wilma I know first hand what people are like in a MINOR crisis. Most people are a tank of gas and 3 meals away from anarchy. Maybe you'll get your energy independence with Johnny Boy, but I doubt it.
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I would appreciate if you can name the family fortunes that fit your stereotype which survive and are active in this day.
Please note, that I am not being sarcastic.
The BUSH Family
Originally Posted by mullman View Post
I just always felt the opposite is true: the people that inherit money are liberal and those that earn money are conservative.
Streisand, Spellberg, Damon, Winfrey all coming from modest backgrounds.

Originally Posted by mullman View Post
Many of my college buddies were liberal activist, yet once they got out in the real world and made a few dollars, all that changed.
Unfortunately money changes a lot of people. Probably posers now, $500,000 house, Hummer, and going to church on Sunday worshiping the Socialist Jesus...
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:38 PM
Location: NE Ohio
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Join the NRA and purchase a gun. I've never owned one. Now may be the time.
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