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Old 12-25-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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Don't choke on 'em.
Might those be sour grapes?
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Old 12-25-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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Might those be sour grapes?

Possibly...
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Old 12-25-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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Dang wouldn't that be bitter and tough to swallow?
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Old 12-25-2008, 05:52 PM
 
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Dang wouldn't that be bitter and tough to swallow?

Much more so than the sweet nectar of a bright outlook.

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Old 12-25-2008, 05:57 PM
 
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Much more so than the sweet nectar of a bright outlook.
But there are those who say the sweet nectar of optimism is Kool Aid and nothing else. Are the bitter grapes that much better then the Kool Aid of hope. Is dispair and gloom so desired that the gift of nectar is rejected?
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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But there are those who say the sweet nectar of optimism is Kool Aid and nothing else. Are the bitter grapes that much better then the Kool Aid of hope. Is dispair and gloom so desired that the gift of nectar is rejected?
No, that is not what has been said. What has been said, by me anyway, is that anyone who follows party politics the way so many of you partisan Dems and Pubs do is drinking of the kool-aid. You go out of your way to interpret what people say completely wrong. It is sad really.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:56 PM
 
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No, that is not what has been said. What has been said, by me anyway, is that anyone who follows party politics the way so many of you partisan Dems and Pubs do is drinking of the kool-aid. You go out of your way to interpret what people say completely wrong. It is sad really.
The sour grape line was started by someone else in response to someone else and I don't think had anything to do with you. Now go and have another cookie and realize this thread isn't about you.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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Is this the same public that can't answer simple questions about politics? The way he has been propped up by the media Im surprised it's not 90% or more. Im praying he does a good job as I would love to be able to vote for someone who turns this country around. Unfortunately I don't think it will be Obama.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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Is this the same public that can't answer simple questions about politics? The way he has been propped up by the media Im surprised it's not 90% or more. Im praying he does a good job as I would love to be able to vote for someone who turns this country around. Unfortunately I don't think it will be Obama.
This is interesting.

I have heard a LOT of people say, "Obama wasn't my choice, but I sure hope he does a great job as President."

Sounds like a pretty honest and decent response to me.
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - CNN Poll: Obama transition draws approval of 4 in 5 Americans « - Blogs from CNN.com
Eighty-two percent of those questioned in a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday morning approve of the way the Obama is handling his presidential transition. That's up 3 points from when we asked this question at the beginning of December. Fifteen percent of those surveyed disapprove of the way Obama's handling his transition, down 3 points from our last poll.

The 82 percent approval is higher than then President-elect George W. Bush 8 years ago, who had a 65 percent transition approval rating, and Bill Clinton, at 67 percent in 1992.


"Barack Obama is having a better honeymoon with the American public than any incoming president in the past three decades. He's putting up better numbers, usually by double digits, than Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, or either George Bush on every item traditionally measured in transition polls," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.


This is certainly good news as we move forward together.
This is pretty meaningless.
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