Obama election would bring rise of new Republicans

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With the election only a few days away, it looks increasingly likely that Sen. Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States.
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Greybull, WY

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Nov 1, 2008
 
And if McCain wins???
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Nov 1, 2008
 
Very well written, but one has to sit back and consider that Reagan was more conservative than McCain. Reagan made a couple of mistakes, but all of the Presidents do. Obama, on the surface, looks like he would probably make a good president, but his background and his friendships make his ideology kind of shaky. McCain has made some really liberal choices in the past that will make some of the GOP swing to Obama probably. This election seems to be a real horse race and no telling who will win.
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Nov 1, 2008
 
What are the expectations from an Obama victory in particular from African/Americans. Obama is great on personal presentation but if he cannot deliver then it could lead to dissappointment and anger. If elected he could be a very devisive President.
Milo Bloom

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Nov 1, 2008
 
John wrote:
What are the expectations from an Obama victory in particular from African/Americans. Obama is great on personal presentation but if he cannot deliver then it could lead to dissappointment and anger. If elected he could be a very devisive President.
As could McCain.

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Nov 1, 2008
 
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/u...

"Barack Obama’s senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations for his presidency if he wins next week’s election, amid concerns that many of his euphoric supporters are harbouring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve. The sudden financial crisis and the prospect of a deep and painful recession have increased the urgency inside the Obama team to bring people down to earth,"

This is why he wanted people to vote early.

His campaign has deliberately allowed people to believe anything they want about him - his speeches have been pie-in-the sky. People have put all their hopes onto his getting elected and creating a Utopia. Don't tell me the campaign is surprised - this is a Saul Alinsky technique. Push folks to be dissatisfied, blame the other guy, & promise them the moon, and by the time most people catch on it is too late - but you have your power.

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Nov 1, 2008
 
"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the people you need to concentrate on."
~~ Robert Strauss, Democrat strategist

Since: Sep 08

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Nov 1, 2008
 
The only pleasure I can imagine ultimately getting if The One wins is to see the drug-like ecstasy of his supporters wilt into abject dismay when they realize what a fraud he is and start paying the consequences.
PlacitasRoy

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Nov 1, 2008
 
"If elected he could be a very divisive President ..." The right-wing hate merchants will never stop attacking him. But just like Bill Clinton fought them to a stand-still, with the different attitudes in the country plus a small liberal counter weight they won't succeed to the same extent they did with Clinton.

The sane Repugs have already bolted the party. What remains to be determined is if the Christo-Nazi wing, the loot & pollute wing,the rape & pillage deregulation wing, or the redneck racist wing prevails. Give them all Uzis have have them for the circle!

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Nov 1, 2008
 
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/...

"Rush Limbaugh highlighted this yesterday, and it's subsequently getting picked up on the blogosphere today. It is, putatively, the work of a repentant Hillary staffer who moved to the Obama campaign and is appalled by what she's learned of their deviousness and scheming, and a little ashamed of the way they tried to destroy Sarah Palin. The piece(Snip) makes two interesting points..."

An enemy defector affirms all the things the conservatives have been saying.(make sure to clik link in article.)
Don't be surprised when a 20 something lady in the Obama campaign (the person who wrote the article) is found dead, having committed suicide with TWO shotgun blasts to the back. She will leave a suicide note that she couldn't stand the thought of Obama losing.
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Nov 1, 2008
 
Babe Rainbow wrote:
http://corner.nationalreview.c om/post/?q=MGIyMGMyMDc4MjQ3MGI wOGFhZDA5MjNmZDZhZDdmZjc=
"Rush Limbaugh highlighted this yesterday, and it's subsequently getting picked up on the blogosphere today. It is, putatively, the work of a repentant Hillary staffer who moved to the Obama campaign and is appalled by what she's learned of their deviousness and scheming, and a little ashamed of the way they tried to destroy Sarah Palin. The piece(Snip) makes two interesting points..."
An enemy defector affirms all the things the conservatives have been saying.(make sure to clik link in article.)
Don't be surprised when a 20 something lady in the Obama campaign (the person who wrote the article) is found dead, having committed suicide with TWO shotgun blasts to the back. She will leave a suicide note that she couldn't stand the thought of Obama losing.
What a nutty imagination! If it was on Rush - it is not worth repeating. Grow a brain!
Santa Fean

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Nov 1, 2008
 
Babe Rainbow wrote:
"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the people you need to concentrate on."
~~ Robert Strauss, Democrat strategist
A lesson McCain is trying to pull of this year.
PlacitasRoy

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Nov 1, 2008
 
Santa Fean wrote:
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What a nutty imagination! If it was on Rush - it is not worth repeating. Grow a brain!
Only a friggin' delusional mor0n would be ignorant enough to quote Druggie Limpballs as a source.
terroplane

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Nov 1, 2008
 
PlacticRoy > as if the Bush hasn't been bashed for the last 8 yrs. By the press by the Democrats in congress < Durbin calling him Hitler > The hate has come from the left. Remember Bush started trying to be bi-partison > No Child Left Behind w/ Kennedy the Prescription Drug Act. And spending like a Democrate. Clinton's 8 yrs ended in a recession for Bush > remember the Tech bubble? The hate comes from the LEFT. You are not forced to pray at school but we are being forced to accept "marriage" being redefined to including unions between men and women. Your 2nd ppg is full of hate. Need i say more?
Mrs Wright

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Nov 1, 2008
 
Santa Fean wrote:
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What a nutty imagination! If it was on Rush - it is not worth repeating. Grow a brain!
He was obviously hopped up on prescriptions.

Since: Sep 08

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Nov 2, 2008
 
Only someone who can't read would fall for the tight-wing LIE that Durbin called Dubya Hitler.Find the QUOTE and read the QUOTE....not the LIES the right-wing spread about the QUOTE.

Praying at school is an unconstitutional indoctrination of children and promotes discrimination toward those who don't accept the view of the majority.

You don't have to accept giving everyone equal civil rights. Just get out of the way and let them have their rights.....won't affect you one damn bit.

No one is prevented from praying at school. a whole class of people are prevented from exercising what should be their civil rights.

"Is it true that there are A LOT of friggin' delusional morons residing in Placitas?" A lower percentage than in the general population. We are a well-educated community. We just call them dubmass dittoheads and that sums it all up.

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#17
Nov 2, 2008
 
Reagan didn't start the move away from moderate Republicans, that was Nixon.

Remember Sen Edward Brooke?[for shame, if you don't]

Brooke served as a U.S. senator for two terms, from January 3, 1967, to January 3, 1979.

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#18
Nov 3, 2008
 
IMO except for his delusional paranoid illegal acts, Nixon was fairly moderate. EPA, OSHA, opening China, created the U.S. government's first affirmative action program, expanded Social Security, tried to pass minimum wage and universal health care plans. He did suck up to Jerry Falwell and began the interbreeding to the fundamentalists into a Republiant political power but it was Reagan who really embraced them. While there was a budget deficit and he was a tool of the military industrial complex, it wasn't until Reagan slashed tax rates while exploded spending that it all went to hell.

And I do remember Senator Brooke, as well as my Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen, and "conservative" Barry Goldwater (who would disown these wild-eye rapture right, neo-cons, warmongers)

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#19
Nov 4, 2008
 
It's my understanding that a lot of the good that came out of the Nixon administration was by "accident", that is, via Congress and a distracted executive.[I don't have a good reference-- anyone else?] But then there is Dick Cheney, also a Nixonite.

Yes, there is a whole crew of conservative Republicans that would be turning in their graves. Maybe the thought process will return to politics?
Juanita Zapata

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#20
Nov 4, 2008
 
Look, I don't give an if you see kay what 4 years from now brings...

Let's focus on the present and try to change what is happening.
505guy

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#21
Nov 4, 2008
 
terroplane: Very good post.

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