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Old 03-05-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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I think everyone in America has felt like crying about the 2000 election at least once the past 8 years. It was the worst thing to happen to America ever. Literally.
Over 600,000 dead Americans at the hands of other Americans gets my vote for the worst thing to happen to America.

But who am I?
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Over 600,000 dead Americans at the hands of other Americans gets my vote for the worst thing to happen to America.

But who am I?
A necessary loss, unlike the Bush administration.
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:08 AM
 
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I watched the documentary. It was an embarrassing piece of journalism and I do not mean for Conservatives.
The Conservative equivalent would have been if there were a film made where the documentarian had only gone to gay parades to make a film about all Liberals.
I am a Northeast Conservative. I am not the least bit religious, I am not racist, I am reluctantly pro-choice, I do not own a gun nor do I chew tobacco, and I have gay friends and relatives but support only heterosexual marriage. This describes all of the conservatives that I know, and there are quite a few of us in Massachusetts.
Why weren't people like me represented in this mockumentary?
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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A necessary loss, unlike the Bush administration.
True.
After all, the abolitionist Republicans needed to fight the pro-slavery Democrats in order to make all men free.
Thank God we won that one!
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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I watched the documentary. It was an embarrassing piece of journalism and I do not mean for Conservatives.
The Conservative equivalent would have been if there were a film made where the documentarian had only gone to gay parades to make a film about all Liberals.
I am a Northeast Conservative. I am not the least bit religious, I am not racist, I am reluctantly pro-choice, I do not own a gun nor do I chew tobacco, and I have gay friends and relatives but support only heterosexual marriage. This describes all of the conservatives that I know, and there are quite a few of us in Massachusetts.
Why weren't people like me represented in this mockumentary?
The documentary does state, several times, that this is just a glimpse of SOME McCain supporters. I've met a ton of people, however, who share the views expressed in the doc.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:17 AM
 
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The documentary does state, several times, that this is just a glimpse of SOME McCain supporters. I've met a ton of people, however, who share the views expressed in the doc.
The conservatives that I know are nothing like these people.

My in-laws live on Michigan Ave. I won't say who my father-in-law is but his is one of those names that are etched in stone at Millennium Park among many other locations in Chicago.
In other words he is a philanthropist.
He is also a conservative. Most of his friends are conservatives and not a one bears any resemblance to the people interviewed.

The woman who interviews these people is Nancy (I vant to suck your vallet) Pelosi's daughter. Need I say more?

I would also be willing to bet that if someone were to interview Obama supporters around the time of the election and made a film about it, that HBO would take a pass on screening it.

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Old 03-12-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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The conservatives that I know are nothing like these people.

My in-laws live on Michigan Ave. I won't say who my father-in-law is but his is one of those names that are etched in stone at Millennium Park among many other locations in Chicago.
In other words he is a philanthropist.
He is also a conservative. Most of his friends are conservatives and not a one bears any resemblance to the people interviewed.

The woman who interviews these people is Nancy (I vant to suck your vallet) Pelosi. Need I say more?

I would also be willing to bet that if someone were to interview Obama supporters around the time of the election and made a film about it, that HBO would take a pass on screening it.
That's all fair. Still, I've seen the documentary and hear echoes of lots of things I've heard elsewhere in the run-up to the 08 election.

I am from SC originally and most of my family is still in SC, NC, and GA. I was there before and after the election, and the vitriol I saw was truly staggering.

It's not everyone. I know TONS of fair-minded Conservatives. Still, you can watch videos of McCain rallies and see that the folks in this doc are not alone. Not by a long shot. That's what this documentary is about.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:33 AM
 
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The conservatives that I know are nothing like these people.

My in-laws live on Michigan Ave. I won't say who my father-in-law is but his is one of those names that are etched in stone at Millennium Park among many other locations in Chicago.
In other words he is a philanthropist.
He is also a conservative. Most of his friends are conservatives and not a one bears any resemblance to the people interviewed.

The woman who interviews these people is Nancy (I vant to suck your vallet) Pelosi. Need I say more?

I would also be willing to bet that if someone were to interview Obama supporters around the time of the election and made a film about it, that HBO would take a pass on screening it.
It's Nancy Pelosi's daughter Alexandra that does the doc. All she does is ask them simple questions.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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It's Nancy Pelosi's daughter Alexandra that does the doc. All she does is ask them simple questions.
Yes I edited.
You're right though, she didn't actually produce the film.
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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The conservatives that I know are nothing like these people.

My in-laws live on Michigan Ave. I won't say who my father-in-law is but his is one of those names that are etched in stone at Millennium Park among many other locations in Chicago.
In other words he is a philanthropist.
He is also a conservative. Most of his friends are conservatives and not a one bears any resemblance to the people interviewed.

The woman who interviews these people is Nancy (I vant to suck your vallet) Pelosi's daughter. Need I say more?

I would also be willing to bet that if someone were to interview Obama supporters around the time of the election and made a film about it, that HBO would take a pass on screening it.

If you really are a conservative then shame on you for not understanding your party. The types of people appearing in that documentary are representative of your base. Those are the types of voters that the Republican party depends upon to get elected.
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