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Old 11-05-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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Why can't some forum members on here just accept the fact that he won and give him a chance before bashing him to high heaven? Even McCain is giving him a chance. Why can't some of you other guys do the same?
Not to sweat it the majority of the American people have and most of the world is embracing the change. Like dinosaurs those unable to adapt will cease to walk the planet.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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People have no choice but to give Obama a chance. They can enter into this new era with a positive mindset with hope for a better America or they can enter with a chip on their shoulder and only look for negatives.

Personally, I prefer the glass half full until I have reason to expect otherwise.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Like dinosaurs those unable to adapt will cease to walk the planet.
And so the threats from the fascists begin. I won't cease to walk this planet until I either die of natural causes, or if attacked by fascist thugs, run out of bullets.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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I think most people who didn't vote for him will give him a chance. They have to. Like a previous poster said, it's important for ALL people to give him a chance, including those that have expressed how great he is and will be and how he will make things better.

It's time to wipe the slate clean folks and move on. We true Republicans need to dive into this new administration with an open mind and judge on Obama's actions and do whatever we can in our power to support our country and our President. There are many issues out there that everyone can agree on. It's time to work together. I am very proud of what McCain said in his concession speech and I am optimistic after hearing Obama's speech. However, the main reason why I am optimistic is because I am an American and Americans achieve great things especially when we are faced with challenges.

Being an American trumps being a Republican and Democrat. Some people on both sides have forgotten this.

President-elect Obama I congratulate you on being elected as our next President. I congratulate you on being the first black President of the United States. I wish you and your family nothing but the best in the coming months and am looking forward to working towards a greater America for everyone.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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Yeah. McCain's rallies were full of diversity. The RNC convention looked like a KKK rally.

Really? You were there? So if you see a group of white people together, you automatically assume it's a Klan convention?? Sad.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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You "we're in this together" liberals should have thought of that over the past 8 years. Obama now will receive the same treatment President Bush did, plus interest.

We are loyal Americans. We want America to do well.

Therefore, we oppose Obama's policies as much as as deplore Obama the man. The chickens are coming home to roost.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: T or C New Mexico
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Viewing all democrats as liberal democrats isn't exactly a fair observation. while a lot of people think he (obama) is too liberal or a socialist, only time will tell what he is. I believe everyone who dislikes obama is pre-judging his capabilites, and pre-judging what he might or might not do after taking office. how can anyone, anyone, pass judgement on someone who hasn't worked even one day at the job? It's like pizza hut hiring a high schooler and the management casting doubts upon a person before they've even worked one day to prove themselves. is this what republicans are about? casting doubts upon someone who is viewed by them as this or that? if they are (republicans) like this, how can anyone receive a break from being pre-judged? or, not fit to serve. I think he should be given the chance to prove his worth. and BTW, we, Americans didn't know Bush was going to get us into the mess we're in right now. if only all of us could have predicted the future, Bush would still be in texas pulling off his oil and business scams, and would not have been president the past 8 years.
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I have doubts he will be a successful president because he is liberal Democrat,not because he is black.So why do Democrats and much of the black community refuse to recognize a black American who doesn't follow liberal Democratic party beliefs?
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:00 PM
 
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Not to sweat it the majority of the American people have and most of the world is embracing the change. Like dinosaurs those unable to adapt will cease to walk the planet.

That's what so many said of demcrats when they kept losing election after election. Its all a dream to both parties.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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People have no choice but to give Obama a chance. They can enter into this new era with a positive mindset with hope for a better America or they can enter with a chip on their shoulder and only look for negatives.

Personally, I prefer the glass half full until I have reason to expect otherwise.
Says who? You? I can freely choose not to give him a chance. Neither you nor anyone else can force me to.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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Viewing all democrats as liberal democrats isn't exactly a fair observation. while a lot of people think he (obama) is too liberal or a socialist, only time will tell what he is. I believe everyone who dislikes obama is pre-judging his capabilites, and pre-judging what he might or might not do after taking office. how can anyone, anyone, pass judgement on someone who hasn't worked even one day at the job? It's like pizza hut hiring a high schooler and the management casting doubts upon a person before they've even worked one day to prove themselves. is this what republicans are about? casting doubts upon someone who is viewed by them as this or that? if they are (republicans) like this, how can anyone receive a break from being pre-judged? or, not fit to serve. I think he should be given the chance to prove his worth. and BTW, we, Americans didn't know Bush was going to get us into the mess we're in right now. if only all of us could have predicted the future, Bush would still be in texas pulling off his oil and business scams, and would not have been president the past 8 years.
There are a number of people on this forum from Chicago. We heard of Barack Obama long before he was ever a presidential candidate. Having followed his antics in Il over the years, I consider myself more than qualified to pass judgement on the man.
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