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Old 09-10-2014, 08:13 AM
 
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When I saw this thread title, I thought it was going to be a mid 1990's cigar ad filmed in the oval office.

 
Old 09-10-2014, 11:39 AM
Status: "Elect a clown? Expect a circus!" (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Originally Posted by juneaubound View Post
Regardless of how people vote in the future, I really do hope that we have all learned not to make our politicians (especially the president) into idols. It's not a whole new world and the oceans didn't cease to rise and the planet did not heal.
Judging by how many still label Regan the greatest ever, not even close.
 
Old 09-10-2014, 11:47 AM
 
Location: california
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I don't honestly see how Palin could have done any worse.
 
Old 09-10-2014, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Florida
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LOL

How'd that Hope N' Change thing work out for your daughter? Is she still singing Obama's praises? If so, she's one of the (ignorant) few.

Let's hope she learned a hard, hard lesson.
It's more idiotic to pull out a 7-year-old thread to express your hate. Someone seriously needs a hobby.
 
Old 09-10-2014, 11:51 AM
 
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Yeah it's an old thread but it's good to take a look back and remember the level of unbridled joy that people felt when Obama was elected.

Regardless of how people vote in the future, I really do hope that we have all learned not to make our politicians (especially the president) into idols. It's not a whole new world and the oceans didn't cease to rise and the planet did not heal.

The president works for us, is elected to represent us, we pay him a salary to represent us. That's all there is. At least, that's all there SHOULD be. I didn't understand the crying back then, but I sure hope that we have learned something from this experience.
Exactly right! Very well put!
 
Old 09-10-2014, 11:52 AM
 
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It's more idiotic to pull out a 7-year-old thread to express your hate. Someone seriously needs a hobby.
I didn't pull this thread out. Go find your glasses. The date is small, but it is legible.
 
Old 09-10-2014, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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I will forever be grateful to the American people that President Obama and Vice President Biden kept an angry old man from Arizona and his entirely unqualified and blithering idiot sidekick from Alaska out of the White House in 2008. And I will forever be grateful to the American people that some rich Mormon prick from Utah and his ambitious and soulless choice from Wisconsin were also kept far away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2012.

God Bless America!
 
Old 09-10-2014, 08:58 PM
 
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I will forever be grateful to the American people that President Obama and Vice President Biden kept an angry old man from Arizona and his entirely unqualified and blithering idiot sidekick from Alaska out of the White House in 2008. And I will forever be grateful to the American people that some rich Mormon prick from Utah and his ambitious and soulless choice from Wisconsin were also kept far away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2012.

God Bless America!
When did people from central Illinois lose their minds? It was a pretty decent place when I lived there. I guess the LWNJs took over, eh?
 
Old 09-10-2014, 09:20 PM
 
Location: NJ
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The president works for us, is elected to represent us, we pay him a salary to represent us. That's all there is. At least, that's all there SHOULD be. I didn't understand the crying back then, but I sure hope that we have learned something from this experience.
I'm not an Obama fan, but I fully understood the emotions of 2008. I live 20 miles from Nashville, which played a giant role in the organizational efforts fighting against segregation just 50 years ago. 2008 did break a barrier down, that, truthfully, should never have lasted so long. That is not to say the nation elected the perfect person to break the barrier, but its exclusionary focus on a small subset of Americans as fit for the office for 232 years..was an embarrassment.
 
Old 09-10-2014, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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When did people from central Illinois lose their minds? It was a pretty decent place when I lived there. I guess the LWNJs took over, eh?
This place has a majority of wingnuts living here, always has, always will. Subtracting one when you moved away never changed the balance.
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