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8 reasons why Obama might not win

So people will ask "why is this post still here?"  (Dec 4, 2008 | post #3058)

Hampton Roads Daily Press

World reaction to Barack Obama's election as America's fi...

You shouldn't pick on a veteran with obvious war wounds. I would be willing to bet that people wouldn't be so quick to judge his stance and gait if they could see the scars that cause the inability to "lift their arms straight up." You should be ashamed of yourself, but sadly, I am certain that you are not. That, my friend, is part of the problem in our society. You lack respect for those that suffered and deserves to earn more than just your respect, but your gratitude. Pity.  (Nov 25, 2008 | post #107)

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8 reasons why Obama might not win

I am engaged in a mind stimulating conversation with another worthy poster. I didn't name this apparently eye catching thread, so renaming it is not my call. If the person with whom I am speaking to in this thread decides to continue this RESPECTFUL conversation, it will continue with or without your approval, so might I suggest that if the name is OFFENSIVE to you, move on - don't look - or look and know that I couldn't care less about your opinion of my desire to drink my own intoxicating urine. An eggman, did you turn the tables on me again?  (Nov 21, 2008 | post #3025)

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All fired up: Gun owners rush to buy guns for fear Obama,...

Not to mention the fact that he pointed out "maybe I should learn to shoot a gun to protect myself from the wing nuts...." blah blah blah... He still fails to understand that it is not his legal gun-owner fellow citizens that he needs to be concerned about - its the thugs. They have the weapons that he rants about and no one knows where those guns are. That is why the gov't will most likely NEVER pass any laws to remove guns from homes. You can only take them from the ones you aware of - to do so would keep the thugs and thugletts armed and the law abiding, home protecting, self-defending, GOOD citizens without a way to protect their life and limb. He is a dope. You may as well give up this good fight with another hard headed doofus that refuses to believe that for every thug related shooting that occurs, there are 10,000 quiet gun owners that he never hears about or gets the opportunity to complain about. At most, our anti-gun (JOE BIDEN) politicians will attempt to do it so they can say later on to their consituants (for re-election purposes) that they tried to pass a law like he said he would but "they" wouldn't go for it and then he will shrug and move on to his next disclaimer.  (Nov 21, 2008 | post #1791)

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Al-Qaida No. 2 insults Obama, says president-elect opposi...

I know - proofread....during OUR petty disagreement  (Nov 21, 2008 | post #966)

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Al-Qaida No. 2 insults Obama, says president-elect opposi...

It is laughable. The term "Politically Correct" makes me laugh right out loud at my desk and my office staff peeks in on me to make sure I am not having a seizure on the floor when I consider their middle-ages comments. I am certain that they are over there in their sandbox wondering how much damage we, as a country, sustained during out petty little in-border election disagreement. I squabbled with the best of them over who should be the next president of the U.S., but I have news for the terrorist - they are in for a rude awakening. We are fine - we are strong - we are ready. What happened to us during the election was a family feud and it's over-if they think for one minute that we are divided and weaker because of it, they couldn't be more wrong. Our internal battles will not negate the fact that we can squabble with each other, but when the external negative instigators of this world tries to hurt one of our own, we WILL rise to the occasion and show them that murdering our citizens is not an option and will not be tolerated. I look forward to Mr. Obama's reponse. If he is all that he proclaimed to be, now is the time for him to shine.  (Nov 21, 2008 | post #965)

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8 reasons why Obama might not win

I am aware. I witnessed the endrosment that Sunday morning on Meet the Press. And for a brief moment, I questioned my own judgment regarding Mr. Obama. Then, I came to my senses knowing that the detriment would far outweigh the benefit if I were to set aside my own convictions for the sake of trusting someone elses instincts in lieu of my own. Naturally, I let my head do my thinking for me instead of rolling over because Colin Powell's views varied just enough to sway him a wee bit more left than I am willing to bend. I still have the utmost respect for him because regardless, he is a powerful and successful human being and my admiration was not swayed by his endorsment. He and I do share so many mirrored values and my opinion for him didn't budge with his democratic candidate support. I do hope that you didn't assume I was not aware of his support of Mr. Obama's mission. It would be a real shame for you engage in conversation with someone that you didn't feel were current-event savy. I am curious about how you felt about Mr. Powell prior to his announcment, and during his heavy affiliation with the Republican Party and the current administration. Did you like him and his values then? Or after he chose to publicly discuss his preferred candidate? Or did/do you like him at all? He, after all, was a very influential player during the "failed Republican reign" that you so vehemently ridiculed in previous posts and on other threads. And yes, I realize that you owe no one any explanations, so I will not feel slighted if you choose to not respond. Please understand that I am despiratly trying to help anyone suspicious of my motives understand that the prejudices that float in and out of these forums do no infect all posters that didn't agree with Mr. Obama enough to vote for him. I came in with my integrity intact and I will exit the same.  (Nov 21, 2008 | post #3021)

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All fired up: Gun owners rush to buy guns for fear Obama,...

Koowait is drunk, obviously.  (Nov 21, 2008 | post #1698)

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All fired up: Gun owners rush to buy guns for fear Obama,...

Thank you for bothering to find that. Maybe that jerk will SHUTUP now. I'm not holding my breath though, because blue is bad.  (Nov 21, 2008 | post #1696)

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All fired up: Gun owners rush to buy guns for fear Obama,...

Yep, you are still a DUMBA55. I fixed you quote up there. You still refuse to capitalize God. Shame on you. Perpetual foolish behavior.  (Nov 21, 2008 | post #1695)

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World reaction to Barack Obama's election as America's fi...

You wouldn't trust McCain because you lack common sense.  (Nov 21, 2008 | post #104)

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NN assistant police chief demoted, guilty of DUI

When she told you that quote "NEVER NEVER NEVER GIVE UP" who was she quoting? I would like to use that, but I don't like to steal someone elses sayings.  (Nov 21, 2008 | post #67)

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8 reasons why Obama might not win

Please refer to your response to my original post to determine whom continues to nurse the race issue. Again, my determination on whom to vote for was in black and white - black ink, white paper. The two candidates FACTS were put on paper where I compared their talents, experiences, morals, details of intentions, and overall credibility. A faceless, flat piece of paper with FACTS. I weighed their pros and cons and made my determination based on that. I took a test where the questions asked which statement and or issue do I side with and I was not privy to which candidate said what statement. I voted for the one whom I shared the most answers. I voted without prejudice, as I always do. Mr. Powell would have received my vote because he and I share very similar views on the direction this nation should take. Therefore, he would have received my vote. If he were whiter, he would have received my vote. If he would gayer, he would have received my vote. If he were 85 years old, he would have received my vote. If he was a she, she would have received my vote. If he were you, you would have received my vote. I will say it one last time, breaking history outweighed common sense and a short term goal was achieved. Doing that prematurely just for the sake of saying that it has been done is not the right reason to do it. Your skepticism and assumption of my tone led you to describe my reasoning as "hollow" but it is you that reads something into a message that is not there. I am one of the citizens that didn't vote for Mr. Obama for the right reason. His race wasn't my reason. His reasoning was. Had he shared my opinions, my vote would have been cast for him. I have heard grapevine conversation from people who didn't vote for him because he is black. I heard equally as many people say they were voting for him because he is black. If you can't accept my explanation, which keep in mind, I do not owe, but respectfully offer, and still feel that I am just not ready for a black president, you are hard headed and conversation with you is pointless. I am ready for a black president because my next president is black. If people keep making black an issue, it will continue to be an issue. Stop looking for it and pouncing on the people that didn't vote for him because you assume it is because of that. Many times, it is the case, but for me, it was not. As I said before, on January 20, he will not be black, a man or a democrat, he will be president - and he has my full attention. TO NOT SUPPORT MY PRESIDENT IS TREASON. LEARN IT. READ IT AGAIN. AND PLEASE STOP POLICING NON-OBAMA VOTERS. It really does call attention to your assumtion problem. Thats what they call it when you read something that isn't there. You can't hear tone in a 2-D environment, so looking for attitude that isn't there is a waste of YOUR time and energy.  (Nov 21, 2008 | post #3019)

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8 reasons why Obama might not win

I broke it down like this, because for me, it’s a pyramid: The top block is the most imperative issue. Blocks 2 and 3 are very important, BUT without securing the issues surrounding block one, all others are irrelevant. For me, that was protecting our nation from persons who mean to inflict a great deal of harm to us. Again, for me, it was first and foremost about keeping out the ones that want to eliminate us - ones that have murdered our citizens and are plotting right now, as I type, to cause us harm again. And for them, the sooner the better. To put a tourniquet on those people and stop them BEFORE they strike is imperative in order for ANY other actions following that to be effective in our recovery as a nation. It “boiled down to” which of these two men has been in the midst of serious life or death situations already and will be able to appropriately react when danger rears its ugly head? Who has been at the brink of elimination and fought tooth and nail until his mission was accomplished. of the two should be entrusted with our safety? If our President fails to react appropriately at block number 1 in our pyramid, blocks 2 through 10,000 are irrelevant. We will die if block number 1 is mishandled. Who would you trust? The one that has already fought and will again fight for us and our lives? Or for the one that sides with our troops coming home prematurely and ultimately worsening an already badly mangled environment whose incomplete restructuring will reduce the efforts of all our troops, both dead and alive, in vain? You don’t stop taking antibiotics just because you feel better. The relapse is worse than the initial illness because your defenses were worn down and not making a full recovery initially will make you weaker when it happens again. Do it right the first time and slay the dragon. If you tick it off with a needle in its eyes, the backlash is worse than if you work a little longer and do it right the first time. Yes, I am the queen of metaphors!!! But it works for me. I digress. Too many people voted for him solely because he is brown – how many of them actually researched BOTH, much less EITHER candidate? (I call him brown because it’s a very cute thing my daughter said when she was little and was describing someone to me that she saw and she called him brown – it was precious – out of the mouths of babes.) You can deny it all you want, but you will be hard pressed to explain why the polling places were loaded with people who wouldn’t have voted at all if both candidates were white. That makes them racist, not me. As of January 20, 2009, Mr. Obama has my full attention and support because to not support him and his efforts is treason. He will not be black, he will not be a man, he will not be a democrat…He will be president. But for right now, I CAN say that having a black or female president has been a long time coming, but the last sentence in my post still rings true, just because the time has come does not mean that just any old black man is suitable for that job. The morals, ethics, associates, experience, conduct, character, past, present and future all have to jive and until I take my last breath, I will never believe that Mr. Obama is the best man for that job right now. Maybe later, but now, we need to defend our nation and I don’t believe that is his strong suit. We’ll see. I’d love nothing more than to be humbled and wrong. I hope he will deserve more credit than I have given him thus far.  (Nov 20, 2008 | post #3015)

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