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Old 11-09-2008, 12:30 AM
 
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That Obama is mixed race means nothing. What matters is the challenges he and our nation are facing. He has been dealt a worse hand than any president since FDR. Stop gloating over the Republican defeat and get ready to support the new administration's efforts to save this economy. How much are you going to care about race if you don't have a job to feed your family? Also, get ready to sacrifice. This recovery is going to be painful for all of us. It's time for a lot of Americans to grow up.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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Finally away from the Republican machine which has been eroding our spirit as well as our way of life for far to long. My only fear is that Bush is still in office for another two months, plenty of time for him to push our great country over the edge. God knows he's tried...........Bush, the president who lacks moral fiber, has no soul, and remorse of his devastation to our country is nothing to him. No real american problem is as important as tee time on the golf course. Anyone here feel like I do, lock Bush up for life, put him with O.J. Two murderers side by side. On a more upbeat note however, I am estatic that Obama won, finally as Americans we are waking up...I think Obama will do the best job in the oval office since JFK's short lived presidency...
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: moving again
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some people are simply ridiculous
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro (Scottsdale), AZ
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Finally away from the Republican machine which has been eroding our spirit as well as our way of life for far to long. My only fear is that Bush is still in office for another two months, plenty of time for him to push our great country over the edge. God knows he's tried...........Bush, the president who lacks moral fiber, has no soul, and remorse of his devastation to our country is nothing to him. No real american problem is as important as tee time on the golf course. Anyone here feel like I do, lock Bush up for life, put him with O.J. Two murderers side by side. On a more upbeat note however, I am estatic that Obama won, finally as Americans we are waking up...I think Obama will do the best job in the oval office since JFK's short lived presidency...


(Wow! I really thought Michael Moore was to "busy" to post on forums like these. Looks like we have a regular celebrity amongst us folks!!! Yippeeee!!)

In all seriousness though, do you really believe your warped ideology? It is almost cult-ish! I don't mean to be rude, but your remarks are the very thing that is ruining this country my friend. I know you can't see it because you live in this happy and free socialist society where everyone loves each other and sings Disney songs all day. But for the rest of us, we all call reality home. If this election has shown me one thing, it is that liberals like you cannot hold a reasonable conversation, and totally dismiss facts and absolute reason for some vague idealism that will never be accomplished in this lifetime. Good luck with that though!

Face it, the liberal wackos of this country put a man that has a less of a polical resume than an ameba, into arguably the most importat postition on Earth. Somehow, when it comes to politics, liberals get giddy with excitment to vote for the most unexperienced man for the job. But if they went in for open heart surgery, I wonder how far that logic would get them when a CNA would come into perform the operation. (Of course if the CNA was black, I'm sure the thought of certain death would soon subside!)

This election also represented another thing; what is defined as racist, and what isn't by people like you. If McCain had won, and a bunch of white men stated that we voted for McCain on skin color alone, we would be biggots, and the NAACP would bomb our homes that night. But after BO's acceptance speach, there were hundres of thousands of "African American's" shouting just that for Obama. Not only is that racist, but just plain ignorant. I've had to sit here for eight years and listen to people like you spew out your garbage about Bush, and I kept my mouth closed because I voted for him both times, and I'M PROUD TO SAY IT!!! It is going to give me such delight to watch as BO screws this country up even more with his spend, spend, spend, liberal agenda, and watch as people see what they trully voted for.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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That Obama is mixed race means nothing. What matters is the challenges he and our nation are facing. He has been dealt a worse hand than any president since FDR. Stop gloating over the Republican defeat and get ready to support the new administration's efforts to save this economy. How much are you going to care about race if you don't have a job to feed your family? Also, get ready to sacrifice. This recovery is going to be painful for all of us. It's time for a lot of Americans to grow up.
Bideshi, kuddo's for taking the high road! I also voted for McCain, but am choosing to be positive about Obama's election. The spewing of hateful, often ignorant, propoganda back and forth sounds like 2 first graders fighting on the playground: My President Elect is better than your loser-candidate, nah nah nah neener! Funny, and sad how this sounds like the current Congress and the trash on too many of the "news" shows. So do you all want to prove you are right or do you want to try and find a common ground and help set a tone for getting things done? Fellow Republicans: Do you like sore losers? Did you like the whining when Gore and Kerry lost? Of course not-so knock it off. Why can't the criticism be constructive like "We all need to be certain that he tracks to the center, where the majority lies, and doesn't govern too far to the left." Democratic citizen-friends. Be humble in your victory and remember that the true majority is not to the left or the right, but down the middle with a little center right lean. This according to various accounts I read and heard. I am an American above all else, including party affiliation. I hope President Elect Obama does well and turns out to be a great president.

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Bush, the president who lacks moral fiber, has no soul, and remorse of his devastation to our country is nothing to him. No real american problem is as important as tee time on the golf course. Anyone here feel like I do, lock Bush up for life, put him with O.J. Two murderers side by side.
You forgot to blame Bush for Global Warming, the common cold and invasive species. Right now Bush goes down as an average President. Not the best and certainly not the worst. The real "rankings" will come in 10-20 years when historians write about that. Call him murderer etc., but if you think he's the worst President then I suggest you brush up on your presidential history.
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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Obama is now our 44th president and now the nations first black president!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And to think, maybe in four years we can get over it ! ! ! As long as we have to make note of 0 being the first black president, we're still a racist country. So, the sooner the rest of you get over it the sooner you can catch up to the rest of us.
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Well, I didn't vote for Obama, based on just one issue important to me, something McCain supported that he didn't. But I want Obama to shine as President, I really do. He probably won't accomplish much of anything in his 1st four years (just think about everything that will be on his plate when he steps in), but a lot of people out there expect him to "fix" everything immediately, and that is going cause a lot of problems.

But I want to tell you about something you will find fascinating, and chances are that none of you know about this. We have a woman living in "the burbs" of Portland, Oregon, who is the daughter of a freed slave. You got it! This is 2008, and she is the sole direct descendant of one (although she has a brother living elsewhere). She was the last of 25 children, and her father was in his 80's when she was conceived. She is currently writing a book about him, and I only hope that she gets it done and published before she leaves the world, because this book will be a FIRST-HAND, fresh account of someone's life in slavery.

But think about this for a moment. We have an American who obtained direct history from her own father, a freed-slave, who has also lived to see the 1st Afro-American president, something that her father probaby couldn't fathom.

When Obama settles in, I think I'm going to write to him about her.
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:23 PM
 
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Wow! I really thought Michael Moore was to "busy" to post on forums like these. Looks like we have a regular celebrity amongst us folks!!! Yippeeee!!)

In all seriousness though, do you really believe your warped ideology? It is almost cult-ish! I don't mean to be rude, but your remarks are the very thing that is ruining this country my friend. I know you can't see it because you live in this happy and free socialist society where everyone loves each other and sings Disney songs all day. But for the rest of us, we all call reality home. If this election has shown me one thing, it is that liberals like you cannot hold a reasonable conversation, and totally dismiss facts and absolute reason for some vague idealism that will never be accomplished in this lifetime. Good luck with that though!

Face it, the liberal wackos of this country put a man that has a less of a polical resume than an ameba, into arguably the most importat postition on Earth. Somehow, when it comes to politics, liberals get giddy with excitment to vote for the most unexperienced man for the job. But if they went in for open heart surgery, I wonder how far that logic would get them when a CNA would come into perform the operation. (Of course if the CNA was black, I'm sure the thought of certain death would soon subside!)

This election also represented another thing; what is defined as racist, and what isn't by people like you. If McCain had won, and a bunch of white men stated that we voted for McCain on skin color alone, we would be biggots, and the NAACP would bomb our homes that night. But after BO's acceptance speach, there were hundres of thousands of "African American's" shouting just that for Obama. Not only is that racist, but just plain ignorant. I've had to sit here for eight years and listen to people like you spew out your garbage about Bush, and I kept my mouth closed because I voted for him both times, and I'M PROUD TO SAY IT!!! It is going to give me such delight to watch as BO screws this country up even more with his spend, spend, spend, liberal agenda, and watch as people see what they trully voted for.

Wow, all of that for the little passage I made. So your saying Bush did a good job..Hmm, interesting, yeah I guess if you mean running up the national debt to historic numbers. Killing our men and women for oil. Putting no regulations on our banks, which is why we are in this mess. Using his power to increase gas at remarkable increases in profit while he is in office. Isn't Bush an oil tyconn? Hmm. Interesting. Now the price is finally going down because after record profits the oil industry was threatened with regulations. I guess they better put it down now, so they dont get regulated. After all running the world might take longer than expected. How do you justify all of the years of taxing the rich less than the poor? Lets see there with your great capitalistic society. Gee, dont like 1 percent of the people own 80% of this country. How has that worked out. Where is this supposively trickly down affect, whith the idea that give massive amounts to the rich and they will create jobs. No, they will create more money for themselves. And job wages will remain stagnate, because if you control whats given, heck you dont have to give much for pay. Where have our pensions gone. Retirement. Oh and universal health care is not a good idea. I guess you would like us to believe that the man sitting in the Emergency room would not rather wait an extra hour, rather than pick up an extra job just to pay that Emergency visit. What has our country resorted to, People in the US going to Canada to get prescribtion fills. How do you justify any of that? Oh but you would love me to believe all is well in Republican land. Oh, and by the way Bush the evil tyrant is pushing for even less regulations for banks giving out loans. Hmm, very scary. But I guess, I am wrong and you are right. It's people like you who are misinformed who are ruining this country. The old ideals just dont work. Our country is in the biggest reccession since the great depression. Obama is willing to work for the people, not just the rich, than I'll vote for him anyday. And by the way being compared to Michael Moore, I'll take that as a compliment. He is a humanitarian, who if he truly didn't care, he could pack up his show and retire. He has made enough money. But some people actually care about what is going on in the world and want to see it change for the better. If Obama is the one to do it, then he'll have my support. I truly think change is imminent and Obaman will bring change. It is time the hard workers of the world get there share, not just the rich, priveledged and entitled. You can say what you want, but to act like our country would have been bet off with an aging Bush jr, is sad. By the way if Bush jr won and happened to croak (very likely scenario) gee we would have dolled up Sarah Palin. Now thats funny. Oh by the way, I have to say I like Obama's start, right after being elected, the next day he was already off and running, trying to fix the problems with this country. That's better than the same ole republic machine of going to play golf...
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:36 PM
 
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By the way, Arizona Sunset, while it appears you are to busy trying to be right, (I dont see your side) I am to busy caring about this country getting better. I dont care about skin color like you seem to think. I am white and if I truly felt Mccain would have done a good job then I would have voted for him. However, I feel that he stands for everything Bush is and did. Of course his campaign will campaign that hes different but thats politics. He voted for almost everthing that Bush voted for. A maverick,..I think not. A houdini seems more like it, lets trick us again. If every politician did what they were going to do, this country would not be in this mess that its in right now. Last but not least, held your breath while people bashed evil Bush, are you serious?, wow. So in your mind he did a good job. Now thats scary. Have you been paying attention the last eight years?, or do you live in a vaccumm? It is people like you, I repeat you, who have ruined this country, with your racist unrealistic, "pick yourself up by the bootstraps mentality", with stubborn and highly ignorant beliefs. Look around buddy, apparently, things need to change. Your ignorance is honestly frightening.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Finally away from the Republican machine which has been eroding our spirit as well as our way of life for far to long. My only fear is that Bush is still in office for another two months, plenty of time for him to push our great country over the edge. God knows he's tried...........Bush, the president who lacks moral fiber, has no soul, and remorse of his devastation to our country is nothing to him. No real american problem is as important as tee time on the golf course. Anyone here feel like I do, lock Bush up for life, put him with O.J. Two murderers side by side. On a more upbeat note however, I am estatic that Obama won, finally as Americans we are waking up...I think Obama will do the best job in the oval office since JFK's short lived presidency...
Dude, calm down, your boy Obama won. I don't think you people will ever stop with the Bush hating. Oh yeah, now its Palin hating. You got what you wanted but you still can't control yourselves from your hatred and intolerance. Leftists always demand everyone be tolerant of them and their ideas but not the reverse.
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