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Jim Wright
Mon Oct 27 2008, 04:19PM
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Forget what you and I may say about the candidates we support. Read and listen to their own words. The link below will allow the willing to hear the words of Barrack Hussein Obama. Is this good for America? Good for our kids and grandkids?

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Ack Ack
Tue Oct 28 2008, 05:59PM
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Joined: Fri Jul 29 2005, 01:48PM
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Jim, I see that you - like the rest of the Republicans, can only offer criticism of other candidates instead of an actual party platform. Tell me, what ideas does the Republican Party have for America besides more tax breaks for the rich and a never-ending war in Iraq?

More fear mongering is not the answer and I would think that it's not an example that you would want to set for your children and grandchildren.

Instead of being part of the problem, Jim, how about being part of the solution?
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Scott McKay
Tue Oct 28 2008, 10:35PM
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Joined: Sat Nov 19 2005, 12:00AM
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"We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism."

Nikita Khrushchev, 1959


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FishinCrazy
Wed Oct 29 2008, 03:29AM
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Joined: Wed Jul 02 2008, 03:16AM
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Ack - why the intolerance and the personal attacks simply because Jim has a different political view? If you wish to slander a neighbor and the neighbor's political party, go to his door and shout him down in person. Then go to a McCain rally and discuss your issues with the Republican party. (If you have stolen McCain signs you can return them while you are there.) Are you Seymour with a functional keyboard and a spell checker?

Live and let live. Tolerate those with different perspectives. Take a yoga class.

You have the right to an opinion and the privilege of casting your vote, but recognize that Jim's vote counts the same as yours.
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Ack Ack
Wed Oct 29 2008, 01:47PM
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Joined: Fri Jul 29 2005, 01:48PM
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FishinCrazy, where in my post do you see an attack? Do you mean my asking Jim about the platform of the Republican Party? I point to the fear mongering that is part and parcel of the Republican rhetoric and ask him - as he asked the rest of us - whether that was something he wanted to pass on to his children and grandchildren. I mention that fear mongering - such as Jim's pointed reference to Obama's middle name - is unprodocutive.

There's nothing intolerant about my asking him to defend his statements. Obviously, you're reading something into my post that isn't there. Why so defensive?

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Grandma's Kid
Mon Nov 03 2008, 01:13AM
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Joined: Wed Aug 03 2005, 02:02AM
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In 2001 in an interview on a public radio station Obama was speaking about "redistributive change" not the redistribution of wealth i.e. socialism. Redistributive change" is generally understood to mean in constitutional law rights of equal opportunity to education, voting, legal representation etc. Rights that we now take for granted but were an important part of the civil rights movement. If you listen to the interview carefully without watching the editing extractions on the video you might hear that Obama thought that it was a tragedy that the courts got too far ahead of public opinion Actually that's a conservative position. This is just another example of people seeing and hearing what they expect and/or want to see and hear. If Obama is elected he will have a better understanding of constitutional law than any president in history. That was his main focus at Harvard. I understand that Republicans don't respect education so much in their nominees as recent history clearly demonstrates but I think having well educated people in office for a change would be helpful.

Grandma's Kid
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