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Like I said before, comforting, but not persuasive.It's not meant to be persuasive. I'm not campaigning for Obama. I just thought, since I'd made up my mind, that I should say who I was voting for. I can't work up much enthusiasm for Obama per se, but I can get a little more excited about a divided government headed by him. The fact is, he's likely to be in charge of big Democratic majorities. I can't escape that probability.Some have said Obama's a doctrinaire left-winger. Others, including much of the elite media, says he's a pragmatic moderate, and that his supposed liberalism is a fiction. I'm voting for the moderate, as are most of us swing voters. If it turns out he lied about his true inclinations, then I will join all of you in making his presidency as impossible as the left made Bush's. But if it turns out he is a moderate, well, I think frankly this is what we need right now. The irony of all this: If we had known what the US situation was going to be, six months ago, perhaps the nominees would have been Hillary and Romney, two candidates I then despised, but who both seem, in retrospect, to be fit the profile of what the country needs.
a non sequiteur fallacyThe French mistake, as we call it.
I was voted on here?I feel so cheap and tawdry...Audrey.
Have you checked out the IBD series?www.ibdeditorials.com/series8.aspxThe few I've checked out are pure propaganda. Their sources were solely right-wing web sites that quoted other right-wing web sites that quoted other right-wing web sites, ad infinitum. Frankly, I would be embarrassed to have printed them.If Obama really thinks he's going to apply Saul Alinsky principles in the WH, he's in for a huge disappointment. Obama would never think this. Saul Alinsky taught techniques for organizing to the have-nots so that they could compete on an equal footing with the haves. He taught them not to put their faith in politicians, because their interests were never the same. The Alinsky organizer had no ego, and was never "the leader"; everything accomplished was accomplished by the group.In sharp contrast, here Obama is the leader, the politician, running to be the biggest "have" of them all. While born a poor black child, he received a good private education, and ended up attending two Ivy League schools. Through merit, Obama entered the Establishment.Obama is a creature of the Chicago machineObama is not a creature of the Chicago machine, but was tolerated by them because he could get elected, in the tradition of the late great Paul Simon (whose campaigns were also run by David Axelrod), Abner Mikva, Adlai Stevenson, and Paul Douglas. Like Mikva and Douglas, Obama is a classic Lakefront Liberal.Obama's record of acquaintances of choice isn't about bad judgment -- it's reveals his ideology and values.Perhaps unwisely, Obama hangs out with college professors from his neighborhood. I blame the State of Illinois for granting him so many earmarks of respectability: hiring Ayers, granting him tenure, promoting him to full Professor, designating him a Senior University Scholar, and naming him Distinguished Professor; when they should have tried, convicted, and hanged him.Still, what are you going to do?
I was voted on here.I feel humiliated and used.I feel like a piece of dirt.I feel absolutely despicable.I need a shower.
So what's with all the flower photos? What's she trying to tell us?
John Stodder - It doesn't speak well of him, in particular his attacks on the First Amendment. We need to be really watchful of that...NO!You do not give it the CHANCE to become something worse. As intelligent as you are, I am stunned.Something for you to consider. McCain may not be a good CANDIDATE, but he is up to the JOB, two entirely different things, actually. He is the kind of guy who would rather work than go out there and talk about himself.Obama is a great candidate, urbane and well spoken (though I'd argue empty) - I don't believe he is up to the JOB. His record with the Annenberg Foundation (as much as we have been allowed to see) proves it. His association with Ayres, ACORN, Wright et al proves it, his lack of a record legislatively proves it.You're looking at yourself in the mirrored facade that is Obama, and seeing your own goodness there. You have to look behind the mirror.Palin's comment was brilliant in its simplicity - this is a guy who authored two autobiographies, and not a single piece of legislation... - Obama likes to talk about himself, but not do the JOB.
I don't quite buy the notion that the MSM has talked down an otherwise healthy economy. The spike in foreclosures, the drop in home prices, and the drop in the stock market all started and were palpable beginning last year.It is certainly true that the housing fiasco represented a very real problem. It is worth considering, though, that the MSM hyped the homebuying boom to within an inch of its life and largely ignored the very real risks -- obvious for years now -- of lending large sums of money to people with no means of paying it back. They were part of the problem. They helped inflate the bubble.
Palin's comment was brilliant in its simplicity - this is a guy who authored two autobiographies, and not a single piece of legislation... - Obama likes to talk about himself, but not do the JOB.Palin's comment was STUPID in its simplicity. This is a guy who authored ONE autobiography and one book on POLICY. Plus, Obama has authored legislation. For example, the most significant piece of legislation Obama authored in the Senate was on comprehensive aid for Congo. The most significant piece of legislation McCain authored during the same period was one giving federal property sited in prime commercial locations to an Arizona developer in exchange for relatively worthless checkerboard land. Both of these were signed into law. This shows the contrast between the two: Obama believes in helping the poor live decently, while McCain believes in helping the rich get richer.
reader_iam,The thing about "Angie" is--do you realize how long Doris Roberts has been playing mothers of adult children? That's, like, 30 years in the span between "Angie" and "Everybody Loves Raymond". Meanwhile Donna Pescow and Robert Hays must've thought they'd really hit the big time. Pescow fresh from Saturday Night Fever and Hays in Airplane! right about the same time.And particularly the late Debralee Scott, fresh off small recurring role in "Welcome Back, Kotter", movin' up. The mom icon survives.Ah, the glory days: When all a sitcom needed was a young woman and a city. (Wasn't that the distinguishing feature in almost all these shows? Mary Richards in Minneapolis. Rhoda moved away to...New York, was it? Phyllis in San Francisco. And poor, forgotten, Angie in Philadelphia.)
Donna Pescow has continuied to act in supporting roles and was last seen as the mom of the young lawyer (Son of Patsy) who is marring Meadow Soprano. She looks exactly like my Aunt Rosie.
This is true, but not exactly the superstar role of the '70s. Nice to see her get out of the "family programming" ghetto, tho'.
Ivy-leaguers will find the things non liberal illuminati will find. Or is it they go to the left looking for subliminal messages to distract the real messages being relayed.
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