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Old 01-22-2013, 05:47 AM
 
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.... Obama 2013 Inauguration Turnout EXCEEDS Expectations: 800, 000 - 1 MILLION

....and only 23 missed work,...the rest were unemployed and living on the government dole.
Was that an attempt at humor? Please don't try to be funny. It's embarrassing for all of us.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Here's what I see...

A few years ago when the left was angry with bush, it was due to real issues that resulted in real damage to America. Things like slap-dash middle east wars and tanking the economy.

Now, the right makes up silly accusations to throw at Obama and no amount of reality moves them off of being dead wrong. Things like terrorist sympathizer, foreigner, Muslim, birth certificate.

Now the GOP wants to restoke the culture wars, tax the working poor, and give breaks to the already wealthy while maintaining a cold war military and allowing our infrastructure to continue to deteriorate. This Republican obsession with blocking spending on America in favor of blowing up more sand and dirt in the middle east just makes no sense at any level. Yet they cling to it with what may prove to be a death grip.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Steeler Nation
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I don't know why the second inauguration has to be as big a deal as the first and I do realize it was scaled back the second time around, but I don't see where the 2nd time should be as big a deal, especially the way the economy is in the crapper. I am not picking on Obama, I have often wondered this no matter who was elected.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:56 AM
 
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It's very revealing that conservatives say that the Americans who voted for the President are mostly the unemployed and welfare recipiants as if that's an insult and de-legitimizes President Obama's re-election.

It shows very directly that for conservatives certain voters don't count. That any politician receiving the votes of the unemployed and those on welfare in the minds of conservatives received the votes of illegitimate Americans who are takers voting themselves free stuff.

The core of conservatism is exclusion.

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Old 01-22-2013, 05:59 AM
 
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You also used that line to pad your wounds after the Nov. 6 landslide defeat. You guys need to stock up on new bandages. Reusing the same adhesive is not healthy.
That's a bald-faced lie.

Welcome to prove it if you can.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:00 AM
 
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A few years ago when the left was angry with bush, it was due to real issues that resulted in real damage to America. Things like slap-dash middle east wars and tanking the economy.

Now, the right makes up silly accusations to throw at Obama and no amount of reality moves them off of being dead wrong. Things like terrorist sympathizer, foreigner, Muslim, birth certificate.

Now the GOP wants to restoke the culture wars, tax the working poor, and give breaks to the already wealthy while maintaining a cold war military and allowing our infrastructure to continue to deteriorate. This Republican obsession with blocking spending on America in favor of blowing up more sand and dirt in the middle east just makes no sense at any level. Yet they cling to it with what may prove to be a death grip.
For Democrats the opposition to Bush was about policy. For Republicans however, the opposition to Obama goes much further. It is much more personal ranging from things as superficial as his skin color to disputing the proven fact that he is a U.S. citizen.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Baldock, hertfordshire, England
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Another interesting tidbit, Obama got more individual contributions from average Americans than any other President in history. Also more people signed up and participated in his campaign than any Presidential campaign in history.

Obama is a great President on so many levels.
In the same way as Madoff duped more americans than any other scammer, i suppose you have a point.


Given the in-org-o-ray-shun appears to a brit to be little more than a free music concert with beyonce, is there any reason why millions wouldnt turn out?
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The core of conservatism is exclusion.
I think the core of conservatism has mutated into an ugly type of fear and anger. Fear of diversity and anger that they're a shrinking minority.

Change is always with us, but some minds are unable or unwilling to cope.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:02 AM
 
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Was that an attempt at humor? Please don't try to be funny. It's embarrassing for all of us.
Yep,...it was humor.

Didn't you see the "smiley face" at the end?

God,...you liberals are really ignorant/stupid!!!

Like I've said before,...liberals are the most unhappy people on Earth.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:06 AM
 
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It's very revealing that conservatives say that the Americans that voted for the President are mostly the unemployed and welfare recipiants as if that's and insult and de-legitimizes President Obama's re-election.

It shows very directly that for conservatives certain voters don't count. That any politician receiving the votes of the unemployed and those on welfare in the minds of conservatives received the votes of illegitimate Americans who are takers voting themselves free stuff.

The core of conservatism is exclusion.
Ditto. That is why their party is crumbling after years of excluding certain demographic groups. It worked for a while as they represented the majority ethnic group, but as America becomes more diverse and the minority slowly becomes tomorrow's majority, their strategy has backfired big-time as the tide turns against them.
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