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Old 11-03-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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So, you're a Republican (or Independent) and want to vote for Obama but you're afraid of Democratic hegemony (Democratic control of the legislative and executive branches)?

Conservative columnist Kathleen Parker has the answer for you:

Kathleen Parker: The final hours


"...If Obama is your man, then otherwise vote all Republican.

As even Democrats should do, lest one party control both Congress and the executive branch. That absolute power corrupts absolutely is a dictum that needs no defense. That both parties are equally corruptible is a monument to understatement. And gridlock, though we profess to hate it, is sometimes preferable to the alternatives."
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:54 PM
 
Location: West, Southwest, East & Northeast
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Use your head! If you are the least bit intelligent you'll vote for McCain. If you are dumb as a rock you'll probably vote for Obama.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Use your head! If you are the least bit intelligent you'll vote for McCain. If you are dumb as a rock you'll probably vote for Obama.

Got it backwards. Again.

Typical though
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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If you want to stand with "Kooter" vote for mccain.

If you want to stand with CHANGE vote for OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:24 PM
 
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use your head! If you are the least bit intelligent you'll vote for mccain. If you are dumb as a rock you'll probably vote for obama.
ditto that
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Downtown Greensboro, NC
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I can tell you this. With John McCain, you know what you are getting, another 4 years of the last 8 years. Thats a fact! We know what Obama's (Clinton's) policies will do. We've seen it happen in the 1990s when we had a properous economy. To me its very clear who should be the next president.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:38 PM
 
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Got it backwards. Again.

Typical though


The OP's Kathleen Parker quote seems pretty sensible.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:44 PM
 
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So, you're a Republican (or Independent) and want to vote for Obama but you're afraid of Democratic hegemony (Democratic control of the legislative and executive branches)?

Conservative columnist Kathleen Parker has the answer for you:

Kathleen Parker: The final hours


"...If Obama is your man, then otherwise vote all Republican.

As even Democrats should do, lest one party control both Congress and the executive branch. That absolute power corrupts absolutely is a dictum that needs no defense. That both parties are equally corruptible is a monument to understatement. And gridlock, though we profess to hate it, is sometimes preferable to the alternatives."
Why not vote for McCain instead? We already have a Democratic congress.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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Use your head! If you are the least bit intelligent you'll vote for McCain. If you are dumb as a rock you'll probably vote for Obama.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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I can tell you this. With John McCain, you know what you are getting, another 4 years of the last 8 years. Thats a fact! We know what Obama's (Clinton's) policies will do. We've seen it happen in the 1990s when we had a properous economy. To me its very clear who should be the next president.
Well....the Op does have a point and to reference it to your frame of thought: The majority of the past administration has been with a Dem controlled congress, and the 90's while Clinton was in office, was a majority of Repub controlled congress. Seeing as the prez can't do anything except appoint people to a few, limited posts, without congress approval.........
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