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Old 10-11-2008, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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I'm not accusing anyone here of being without intellect. I merely started it by asking if the people voting for obama have a reason other than that he's a democrat.
and after it all, I hope you gained that sense.
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I'm not accusing anyone here of being without intellect. I merely started it by asking if the people voting for obama have a reason other than that he's a democrat.
I'm glad to hear that you are like myself in that you vote outside the party lines when you see a better candidate..

That is so important if we are to get the quality people into our government..

If we solely voted for a party, then politics becomes even stronger..
If we solely voted for an individual, then politics weakens and individual strengths become more important..
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:17 PM
 
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I totally agree with ehenningsen. Political parties need to take a wayside, and we need to vote in people who are committed to making our country better.
I'm not voting for Obama because he is a democrat... I'm voting for him because I really feel that he has our best interests at heart, and after listening to the debates and hearing where he stands on the issues, I feel he will be the best person to govern our country.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Hillary coming on Tuesday. If you're an Obama supporter, be sure to stop in!
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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I totally agree with ehenningsen. Political parties need to take a wayside, and we need to vote in people who are committed to making our country better.
I'm not voting for Obama because he is a democrat... I'm voting for him because I really feel that he has our best interests at heart, and after listening to the debates and hearing where he stands on the issues, I feel he will be the best person to govern our country.

So you want our country to go the route of Canada and Europe (socialism)?
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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That would be nice. I don't see Canada entrenched in some endless religious war that's been going on for 2,000 years. I've seriously considered looking at moving to Canada but the nationalization process is more than I'd want to deal with, so we might as well make Canada here.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:37 AM
 
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"So you want our country to go the route of Canada and Europe (socialism)?"

I agree with DTO Luv on this one. Why on earth would we not want a government-sponsored safety net? Health insurance? Maternity/Paternity leave? Affordable child care? Heck, in France they send someone over to your house to help with housework right after you've given birth. What's not to like?

For people who scream that the taxes would be unaffordable...well if the government had taken the money we wasted in Iraq and used it to better their own country than that wouldn't be an issue would it?

C'mon people...the Cold War is over already, and Socialism (or if you are speaking of Europe, Democratic Socialism) is not a "gateway" to Communism, Karl Marx's opinion aside.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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So you want our country to go the route of Canada and Europe (socialism)?

You and other Republicans throw around the word socialism like it is a terrible thing. And who can blame you after 60 years of brainwashing by the media. Have you ever actually traveled to Scandanavia or Canada. Pretty happy people.

Socialism is not just the system that controlled the former Soviet Union, which, like our current system of run away capitalism, screws the middle.

Look at every livability index in the world and you will see the Scandanavian countries and Canada near at the top. The United States doesn't even rank in the top 20.

They don't practice socialism like the Soviets. They practice Democratic Socialism which means the markets can thrive but a safety net is in place for the elderly, jobless, sick, and students.

So, this B.S. buzz word that you are throwing around is ridiculous. I would love to live in a country where we paid slightly higher taxes and had free health care and university education.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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Glad to know I'm not the only one out there.

Be sure to vote Esch for Congress too!
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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Here is an interesting article from today's Chicago Tribune:

Socialists: Obama no socialist

Socialists say Barack Obama is not -- chicagotribune.com
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