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Old 11-05-2008, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Oh, and Aylalou -- isn't your state the one about to elect the comedian AL FRANKEN????? What on EARTH is that all about?
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:22 AM
 
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It's up to Obama. He has to lead from the center and unite, not divide. So that means ignoring Pelosi and company and realizing that he does not have a mandate for liberal issues. The economic meltdown got him elected, not his personality. Bush got him elected, not his ideas.
He has to go after strengthening the economy and some of what he said he wants to do will not do that. He'll have to ignore his base to secure his support among the majority
and since I think he's self serving, that won't be a problem. BUT.... I do think people have information on him that they will use to force him to do what they want, so he may end up being another Bush, a sham Prez. Thats not very comforting, but we''ll see what happens. Hey, only his supporters can end up being disappointed, right?
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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If the posts in this thread can be used as an example,I'll say more divided.

The guy JUST won and hasn't made any decisions other than what to have for breakfast and a lot of right wingers are already labeling him a liar and this and that.Get a grip folks,step back and see what happens when he gets to sit in the oval office for a couple of months and then start your crap.I hope for all of our sakes that he does a fantastic job because we are just about ruined at this point.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:16 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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Divided.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:22 AM
 
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A few things scare me. The people who will loose their job due to higher taxes for the small businesses and the safety of this Country with an unexperienced president who will sit down unconditional...maybe he learned something during his campaign..., and socialist health care ( welcome to long waiting lists!!!). But the majority got what they wished for so I'm happy that the majority can celebrate today.
Why not wait and see how he does before you try him. He may surprise you. I understand that you are sad that your guy didn't win but now you have to give Obama a chance. If he screws up then you can say I told you so but for God Sake give the man a chance.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:24 AM
 
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divided
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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Oh, and Aylalou -- isn't your state the one about to elect the comedian AL FRANKEN????? What on EARTH is that all about?
Franken is much better than Coleman in this case, believe me. Coleman, first off, was a turncoat. Many of us who live here know many ugly personal things about him. I worked in city government when he was mayor and could tell you horror stories.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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And I'm sorry you regard honesty you don't happen to agree with as "bitterness." The economic realities of our country make all of his promises undoable. That's an objective fact. And those who voted for him solely on the basis of those promises and his aura are going to be disappointed. That's logical.

You act as though this is the first "dignified, honest man who wants to do nothing but help the American people..." to hit the White House. Sorry, but we've had plenty of those. Jimmy Carter comes to mind. His presidency was not successful. You accuse me of "bitterness" but it seems to me that you can't look at this objectively.
You'll be proven wrong. He is nothing like Jimmy Carter. I have had the good fortune to have worked with people like Obama who have brought visions to reality against naysayers.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:11 AM
 
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We will all go about what we did the day before the election. "United" and "Divided" are just abstract terms. What is anyone going to do that actually makes it happen on an individual basis? Saying it does not make it so.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Oh, and Aylalou -- isn't your state the one about to elect the comedian AL FRANKEN????? What on EARTH is that all about?
That turd did not win.........
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