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Old 09-15-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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Not sure I agree. The anti-war demonstrations, for instance, while they had their fair share of whackjobs, at least had a unifying theme.
And now the theme is stop spending along with no government run healthcare. That is pretty much the message, everybody has different angles at it. With the anti-war, you had groups who just wanted us out because they thought we went in for the wrong reason, groups who wanted us out because they think all war is bad, and groups who think Bush and Cheney delibrately orchestrated the attacks of 9/11 to launch us into war for oil. Yes, the theme was still unified, individual opinions and reasoning varies greatly as is the case with those protesting our current government.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Another great post, LML! What I remember from 9/12/01 is people rallying around Bush.
What I remember is 90% of the population rallying around him, while 10% ripped into him for sitting in the classroom and finishing his time with the kids instead of jumping up and running out of the room.

As far as Obama goes, I oppose most of what he is doing (except calling Kanye a jackass, that was great). But when it comes to our country coming under attack, he is the commander in chief and I would rally around him too and put aside domestic issues to support him in his role as commander in chief.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:44 PM
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What I remember is 90% of the population rallying around him, while 10% ripped into him for sitting in the classroom and finishing his time with the kids instead of jumping up and running out of the room.

As far as Obama goes, I oppose most of what he is doing (except calling Kanye a jackass, that was great). But when it comes to our country coming under attack, he is the commander in chief and I would rally around him too and put aside domestic issues to support him in his role as commander in chief.
I'd bet it was more like 95% (at least) rallying around Bush. That's the way it was in this liberal bastion where I live (Boulder County, Colorado).
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:27 PM
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I see, like these people right?

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Love it...especially the road kill..hysterical...

Using a small boy like that is dispicable!
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:24 PM
 
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I'd bet it was more like 95% (at least) rallying around Bush. That's the way it was in this liberal bastion where I live (Boulder County, Colorado).
It may have been that high. But there definitely was a very small but loud portion of the population who immediately went after Bush for everything they could dream up. I am not saying that nullifies the other portion that rallied behind him, just saying there was a noticeable amount of people who did not.

I do honestly believe that if we were hit again, MOST people who are in opposition to Obama's domestic agenda would stand behind him. I would, and even without being hit again I support his actions so far with our military as he seems to be listening to top military advisors and following their plans and suggestions. I'd like to see us out of Afghanistan sooner rather than later though.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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Love it...especially the road kill..hysterical...
That poor kid doesn't know **** from shine-ola.

Man, you have a great sense of humor
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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What "racist signs"? There have been none? This person doesn't know what he is talking about.

It is not "racist" to call Obama what he is: An indonesian Muslim ... That is what he is. Why is it "racist" to say so?


This is one of the stupidest threads ever started.
Wow. Unbelievable how quickly lies can spread and certain people begin to assume they are fact simply because they want to.

For the record, Obama is an American Christian.
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