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« Reply #600 on: October 12, 2008, 09:25:09 AM »
You'll be glad to hear the happy results of a poll of one I conducted yesterday:  a young woman of my acquaintance, a pretty mainstream type, fairly politically apathetic but conservative/Republican by habit, told me yesterday she's voting for Obama.  When I asked her why, she said, "Because we don't need more of what we've had for eight years."  When I asked what she thinks of Palin, she said, "She's an idiot--I mean, 'I can see Russia from my house'?"  I was cheered.

My boyfriend's sister is got married yesterday, into a relatively conservative family.  At the reception, I talked to a woman maybe 7 or 8 years older than me who lived in Florida (in fact, she was glued to the Gators/LSU game while I was talking to her!) and she told me that although she was a registered Republican, she was leaning toward Obama. She also told me that Palin scared her and was "too conservative for me, and I'm a Republican!" I also have another friend who was gung-ho for McCain and then got extremely turned off when he picked Palin.

I think that the McCain campaign underestimated its voters  by a lot when they chose her. I mean, Bush's approval rating is down in the 30s right now. Picking someone so folksy and conservative as Palin may just be reminding people of Bush. Not everyone thinks like that woman in the town hall video. People are smart enough to see that she's not qualified for the presidency, and that she's simply being used by the McCain's campaign to reel in voters with winks and
"betcha"s. I think many people feel a bit insulted by this, and it's created resentment.

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« Reply #601 on: October 12, 2008, 09:35:05 AM »
It's really bizarre watching McCain defend Obama's character to those folks at his own rally, and get booed.

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« Reply #602 on: October 12, 2008, 10:46:42 AM »
It's really bizarre watching McCain defend Obama's character to those folks at his own rally, and get booed.

I'm sure it's confusing for them since his campaign just spent the last week telling them essentially the opposite.
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« Reply #603 on: October 12, 2008, 10:53:24 AM »


Maybe it's because I'm a pinko liberal left-wing factonista (and British, even worse), but this kind of attitude strikes me as absolutely insane.

It is absolutely insane, but not very uncommon where my mom lives. I suppose when you live in the middle of nowhere and almost everyone thinks like you, it's easy to be absolutely insane. And it's not so much a Republican thing as much as an ignorant, right-wing Christian thing.

If Philly Boy Roy was born again, he would be my mother.

I'd be surprised if Cincinnati (where my afore-mentioned grandparents live, not to mention my uncle who still sends me "Obama is a muslim" emails) votes Democrat.

I will not be very surprised if Cincinnati votes Democrat. I'm kind of enjoying watching conservative Republicans become disillusioned. They all aren't changing, but it seems like a lot of them are fed up enough to vote for Obama or to not vote at all. But I thought the same thing about John Kerry.
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« Reply #604 on: October 12, 2008, 11:15:47 AM »
I think many people feel a bit insulted by this, and it's created resentment.

Yeah, the woman I mentioned said this specifically.

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« Reply #605 on: October 12, 2008, 11:32:23 AM »
It's really bizarre watching McCain defend Obama's character to those folks at his own rally, and get booed.

I'm sure it's confusing for them since his campaign just spent the last week telling them essentially the opposite.

Yeah. Which is why I don't feel sorry for McCain in that situation. Sweet, sweet irony.

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« Reply #606 on: October 12, 2008, 11:57:32 AM »
i'm a mccain supporter and a republican, but here's what i don't get... they go around telling us obama's a terrorist, but then act surprised when we get pissed off at him like we get pissed off at other terrorists.  i mean, for fucks sake -- this whole war on terror, all we've been hearing is how terrorists are the ultimate evil who want to destroy america.  mccain and palin then make it pretty clear that obama is a terrorist/terrorist supporter, and we're not supposed to be outraged?  wtf?  a terrorist bcoming president isn't enough to get you all riled up?!

whey the fuck didn't johnny mac take obama's terror loving ass to the floor during the debate?  we can debate boring ass policy differences until the cows come home, but that debate could have been over in a second if he's just said 'yeah, yeah, yeah socialism is great, obama... now vote for me because i'm the only presidential candidate who is not a terrorist."  you see how well that shit goes over in political rallies, right?  now imagine if the rest of the country/world got a chance to hear that same info.  debate over.  campaign over.  final score, america: 1, terrorist: 0.

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« Reply #607 on: October 12, 2008, 12:19:20 PM »
I love that people say that Obama is a terrorist. After years of growing up on food stamps, helping the local community, working hard to get a good education, becoming a politician, fighting some of the most bitter elections in recent times, is he just going to turn around and go, "GOTCHA, I'm a terrorist!"?

Even if that were true, what would he do? Order the execution of all non-muslims? Blow himself up on the Whitehouse lawn?

This guy has been a better citizen and servant for his country than most and this is how people treat him.
At least have the balls to come out and say that its because he's black, cause deep down inside people really know that the Harvard-educated, christian politician from Chicago is not a radical muslim terrorist.



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« Reply #608 on: October 12, 2008, 12:29:40 PM »
The thing that really amuses me are that the same folks who think he's a muslim extremist are also the people who are upset about his attending a so-called racist (Christian) church. If he's a muslim, why would he spend 20 years attending a Christian church? You can't have it both ways.
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« Reply #609 on: October 12, 2008, 01:25:23 PM »
The thing that really amuses me are that the same folks who think he's a muslim extremist are also the people who are upset about his attending a so-called racist (Christian) church. If he's a muslim, why would he spend 20 years attending a Christian church? You can't have it both ways.

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« Reply #610 on: October 12, 2008, 02:12:35 PM »
I don't like him because he's  a lawyer.  does that make me a racist?
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« Reply #611 on: October 12, 2008, 03:17:35 PM »
I usually vote Republican, but I hate McCain because he's a former P.O.W.  Those guys drive me nuts!
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« Reply #612 on: October 12, 2008, 03:34:07 PM »
I usually vote Republican, but I hate McCain because he's a former P.O.W.  Those guys drive me nuts!
especially Vietnam Vets.  Always whining about how they were mistreated when they came home as well.
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« Reply #613 on: October 12, 2008, 03:34:35 PM »
I usually vote Republican, but I hate McCain because he's a former P.O.W.  Those guys drive me nuts!

Dude totally pals around with prisoners and other assorted lowlifes.

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« Reply #614 on: October 12, 2008, 03:41:58 PM »
One wonders: how would Dutch vote in this election?