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Fido

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Why the Dems might win
« on: September 01, 2008, 08:09:06 PM »
8 years of poor leadership, ongoing efforts to divide the country ideologically, incompetent conduct of foreign policy resulting in the alienation of many if not most of our major allies, use of torture, horrific response to Katrina, and the list goes on.

Add the fact that McCain's positions in the campaign so far don't indicate that he is trying to significantly differentiate himself from the Bush Administration.

Finally, a candidate who is committed to restoring the image of America around the world through a more thoughtful foreign policy, providing affordable health care to most if not all Americans, a commitment to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security rather than attempts to dismantle or privatize them, an energy policy that will do more than just advocate more drilling for oil, and the opportunity to elect the first African-American president in US history.

Just trying to come at this from a positive perspective rather than enumerating why the Dems might manage to wrest defeat from the jaws of victory.

John Junk 2.0

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Re: Why the Dems might win
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2008, 08:41:27 PM »
This theory just doesn't have legs.

Fido

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Re: Why the Dems might win
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008, 08:59:45 PM »
Well, Junk, at least you're honest. And you can't say I didn't try to frame it positively.

I don't not feel no reason for optimism after the last couple go-rounds.

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Re: Why the Dems might win
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008, 10:50:46 PM »
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I don't not feel no reason for optimism

Does that mean you do not unfeel a reason for pessimism, or do feel unreason toward optimism?

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Re: Why the Dems might win
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008, 11:16:14 PM »
I'm just kiddin' around. 

Fido

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Re: Why the Dems might win
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2008, 11:24:00 PM »
Me too, JJ. Cutout, I sacrificed clarity to make a Best Show joke, failing to reveal that I'm kinda pessimistic. I'm personally pretty impressed with Obama but kinda dismayed that the polls show the race pretty close. I'd rather play up a more optimistic scenario however.

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Re: Why the Dems might win
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 11:35:51 PM »
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a candidate who is committed to restoring the image of America around the world through a more thoughtful foreign policy

I'm actually with you Fido. I admit to not having 100% confidence in the depth or visionary-ness of Obama's ideas. But he actually does make me hopeful in purely a symbolic sense - the impression he makes overseas is good for diplomacy and for general optimism, for what that's worth. He shares that quality with Bill Clinton.

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Re: Why the Dems might win
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 12:07:06 AM »
I SUPPORT THIS THREAD TITLE!!!

WOOHOOO
YIPPIE KAY YAY!

GOOOOOOOoooooOOOOOOOOOO DEMS!!!!!!!

Emily

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Re: Why the Dems might win
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 12:07:57 AM »
LETS BEAT THAT OTHER TITLE WITH MORE PAGES!!!


GOOOooooOOOO DEMS!

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Re: Why the Dems might win
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2008, 12:08:30 AM »
I HAVEN"T READ THE POSTS HERE YET.

I JUST WANT THIS TOPIC TO W-I-N-!

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Re: Why the Dems might win
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2008, 12:09:57 AM »
I"M TOO TIPSY/TIRED TO READ THEM NOW

I"LL READ THEM TOMORROW

GOOOO DEMS!


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Re: Why the Dems might win
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2008, 09:31:52 AM »
This topic stands for CHANGE!!!
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Re: Why the Dems might win
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2008, 10:07:26 AM »
This is a thread WE CAN BELIEVE IN!

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Re: Why the Dems might win
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2008, 10:10:58 AM »
This thread is on the wrong side of history. 

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Re: Why the Dems might win
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2008, 10:29:20 AM »
This thread believes in the American people*












*who voted that idiot into office two times in a row.
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