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Wino you know wrote:Ralph Nader (remember HIM) told one of the Fox News anchors (his name escapes me for the moment) that Barack Obama must decide if he's going to be "Uncle Sam" or "Uncle Tom." :o

And they say President Bush is divisive.
This should bury Ralph's dumb a$$ once and for all.
Unfortunately, Obama's going to emulate his Uncle Karl, not Uncle Sam.

He's already stated that he wants to bring back the fairness doctrine and go after the 2nd amendment.

Glenn Beck played a clip the other day of him saying that he plans to nominate Supreme Court judges who will overturn the "unreasonable restrictions" places on the government by our Founding Fathers.

God help us.
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mikemck wrote:
Wino you know wrote:Ralph Nader (remember HIM) told one of the Fox News anchors (his name escapes me for the moment) that Barack Obama must decide if he's going to be "Uncle Sam" or "Uncle Tom." :o

And they say President Bush is divisive.
This should bury Ralph's dumb a$$ once and for all.
Unfortunately, Obama's going to emulate his Uncle Karl, not Uncle Sam.

He's already stated that he wants to bring back the fairness doctrine and go after the 2nd amendment.

Glenn Beck played a clip the other day of him saying that he plans to nominate Supreme Court judges who will overturn the "unreasonable restrictions" places on the government by our Founding Fathers.

God help us.
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Wino you know wrote:
mikemck wrote:
Wino you know wrote:Ralph Nader (remember HIM) told one of the Fox News anchors (his name escapes me for the moment) that Barack Obama must decide if he's going to be "Uncle Sam" or "Uncle Tom." :o

And they say President Bush is divisive.
This should bury Ralph's dumb a$$ once and for all.
Unfortunately, Obama's going to emulate his Uncle Karl, not Uncle Sam.

He's already stated that he wants to bring back the fairness doctrine and go after the 2nd amendment.

Glenn Beck played a clip the other day of him saying that he plans to nominate Supreme Court judges who will overturn the "unreasonable restrictions" places on the government by our Founding Fathers.

God help us.
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mikemck wrote:
Wino you know wrote:Ralph Nader (remember HIM) told one of the Fox News anchors (his name escapes me for the moment) that Barack Obama must decide if he's going to be "Uncle Sam" or "Uncle Tom." :o

And they say President Bush is divisive.
This should bury Ralph's dumb a$$ once and for all.
Unfortunately, Obama's going to emulate his Uncle Karl, not Uncle Sam.

He's already stated that he wants to bring back the fairness doctrine and go after the 2nd amendment.

Glenn Beck played a clip the other day of him saying that he plans to nominate Supreme Court judges who will overturn the "unreasonable restrictions" places on the government by our Founding Fathers.

God help us.
Again, whatever your opinions, he is now the President-Elect and I hope that despite your views of him and his politics, you can at least wish him and our country well, and hope that maybe, somehow, you might be wrong about this.
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Obama was elected president?
Now I'll never listen to Jimmy Buffett again!





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mikemck wrote:
Wino you know wrote:Ralph Nader (remember HIM) told one of the Fox News anchors (his name escapes me for the moment) that Barack Obama must decide if he's going to be "Uncle Sam" or "Uncle Tom." :o

And they say President Bush is divisive.
This should bury Ralph's dumb a$$ once and for all.
Unfortunately, Obama's going to emulate his Uncle Karl, not Uncle Sam.
Really?

That goes a little bit against the interview I watched last week with Brian Moore. Moore said that Obama was definately NOT Socialist, and that he (Moore) would never vote for Obama.

Interesting, because Brian Moore was running for President on the Socialist ticket....

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Post by FunkHouse9 »

mikemck wrote:
SchoolGirlHeart wrote:
East Texas Parrothead wrote:I hope I'm not speaking too early here, but so far, there have been no reports of rioting ... I've seen celebrations in Student Union Buildings and churches, but no rioting ... maybe we've rounded that corner, too.

'Night all.
I just watched a middle-aged white man in the middle of a crowd, with tears in his eyes, unabashedly celebrating the election of a black man as President of the United States. My son asked me why I'm teary-eyed. Because, son, this country has rounded a corner.
I weep for America, too. We've just elected our first Marxist president.
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Congrats to Obama, wasn't much doubt he was going to win. The Republicans beat themselves with a weak ticket and the past 8 years.

Let's hope for the best and a brighter future.
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There are an awful lot of people here essentially screaming that the end is near. He's a Marxist! He's a Socialist! The downward spiral has begun! God help us all! We should be uniting behind him, just as you have said that we should be unified behind George Bush. Barack Obama is going to do his best to make the USA the best it can be. His path may not be your optimum route, but as a nation, we have spoken. Many of you believe that the current president has been working in our best interests. You complain about our choice and then you tell us to lay off of Bush. Perhaps he has been doing what he thinks is best, but something like 81% of us disapprove.

If Barack Obama can turn this country around at all and we are better off in 4 or 8 years, I hope you naysayers are man enough to take back your words and admit that he turned out to be a decent, if not an excellent, president.
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Post by green1 »

Congratulations President Obama.

I still have my reservations but he is my President. May he govern in the same vein in which he campaigned.

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FunkHouse9 wrote:There are an awful lot of people here essentially screaming that the end is near. He's a Marxist! He's a Socialist! The downward spiral has begun! God help us all! We should be uniting behind him, just as you have said that we should be unified behind George Bush. Barack Obama is going to do his best to make the USA the best it can be. His path may not be your optimum route, but as a nation, we have spoken. Many of you believe that the current president has been working in our best interests. You complain about our choice and then you tell us to lay off of Bush. Perhaps he has been doing what he thinks is best, but something like 81% of us disapprove.

If Barack Obama can turn this country around at all and we are better off in 4 or 8 years, I hope you naysayers are man enough to take back your words and admit that he turned out to be a decent, if not an excellent, president.
Going back to the first presidential elections, those that did not win have always yelled the sky is falling. Every time.

Let's give Obama a chance and if life is not better in a year then let the bashing begin.
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East Texas Parrothead wrote:
springparrot wrote:
East Texas Parrothead wrote:This has been one of the best acceptance speeches I have ever heard in my 56 years on this planet ... and seeing the hope in the faces in the crowd gives me such peace .... Sure wish I could have been there! What a moment in history.
What a night---I still have chills.....
Me, too ... and my eyes are leaking ....

Same here, every time they play clips again (can't seem to turn the TV off) I get misty all over again. What a thrill to have a President who can put a sentence together. Feels good to be really proud of my country again, instead of sad .The global reaction was amazing to watch - the rest of the world (except Russia of course) seems to be as happy as we are.

God bless our new President and keep him safe.
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Post by FunkHouse9 »

Crazy Navy Flyer wrote:
FunkHouse9 wrote:There are an awful lot of people here essentially screaming that the end is near. He's a Marxist! He's a Socialist! The downward spiral has begun! God help us all! We should be uniting behind him, just as you have said that we should be unified behind George Bush. Barack Obama is going to do his best to make the USA the best it can be. His path may not be your optimum route, but as a nation, we have spoken. Many of you believe that the current president has been working in our best interests. You complain about our choice and then you tell us to lay off of Bush. Perhaps he has been doing what he thinks is best, but something like 81% of us disapprove.

If Barack Obama can turn this country around at all and we are better off in 4 or 8 years, I hope you naysayers are man enough to take back your words and admit that he turned out to be a decent, if not an excellent, president.
Going back to the first presidential elections, those that did not win have always yelled the sky is falling. Every time.

Let's give Obama a chance and if life is not better in a year then let the bashing begin.
Agreed. Give him a chance to prove you right before you light the torches.
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Crazy Navy Flyer wrote:
FunkHouse9 wrote:There are an awful lot of people here essentially screaming that the end is near. He's a Marxist! He's a Socialist! The downward spiral has begun! God help us all! We should be uniting behind him, just as you have said that we should be unified behind George Bush. Barack Obama is going to do his best to make the USA the best it can be. His path may not be your optimum route, but as a nation, we have spoken. Many of you believe that the current president has been working in our best interests. You complain about our choice and then you tell us to lay off of Bush. Perhaps he has been doing what he thinks is best, but something like 81% of us disapprove.

If Barack Obama can turn this country around at all and we are better off in 4 or 8 years, I hope you naysayers are man enough to take back your words and admit that he turned out to be a decent, if not an excellent, president.
Going back to the first presidential elections, those that did not win have always yelled the sky is falling. Every time.

Let's give Obama a chance and if life is not better in a year then let the bashing begin.
I think Obama made it pretty clear last night that this is going to take time, and, while I hope things are significantly better in a year, it is likely to take far longer than that.
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I couldn't sleep I had to listen, to a conscience knowing so well, that nothing comes form indifference. I look inside of myself.

Will I find some kind of conviction? Will I bid the hero farewell? Will I be defined by things that could have been?
I guess time will only tell, I guess time will only tell!!

So don't let it be, before tomorrow comes, before you turn away.
Take the hand in need. Before tomorrow comes, you could change everything!

I curse my worth and every comfort, that blinded me for way too long. Damn it all I'll make a difference from now on.
Cause I'm wide awake to it all, yes I'm wide awake to it all!!

Does anyone care it ain't right what we're doing? Does anyone care it ain't right where we're going?
Does anyone dare justify how we're living? Does anyone here care at all?

We could be so much more than we are.
We could be so much more than we are!
We could be so much more than we are!!!
Oh this much I know.

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Post by C-Dawg »

FunkHouse9 wrote:There are an awful lot of people here essentially screaming that the end is near. He's a Marxist! He's a Socialist! The downward spiral has begun! God help us all! We should be uniting behind him, just as you have said that we should be unified behind George Bush. Barack Obama is going to do his best to make the USA the best it can be. His path may not be your optimum route, but as a nation, we have spoken. Many of you believe that the current president has been working in our best interests. You complain about our choice and then you tell us to lay off of Bush. Perhaps he has been doing what he thinks is best, but something like 81% of us disapprove.

If Barack Obama can turn this country around at all and we are better off in 4 or 8 years, I hope you naysayers are man enough to take back your words and admit that he turned out to be a decent, if not an excellent, president.
WIth all due respect, I think it's a little early to be expecting anyone who didn't support Obama to unify behind him. The election results aren't 12 hours old, yet the 46% who didn't think he was the right person for the job are just supposed to step in line and join his celebration parade? This was a long, hard, divisive campaign, and anyone who supported a candidate other than Obama should be given time to come to terms with last nights results, and not be expected to be as joyous and optimistic as those who supported Obama. Anything less is insensitive.
I myself am trying to be open minded, but have been in a funk, and have stayed mostly to myself the past 2 days, trying to come to grips with what I saw as inevitable. I'm not a Republican. So, I can see that they might take it harder than I am, I don't know. I do know there needs to be a period of healing.
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Post by Martonian »

mikemck wrote:He's already stated that he wants to bring back the fairness doctrine
Someone else said that to me yesterday. Can you show me where he said that he wants to bring it back?

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C-Dawg wrote:This was a long, hard, divisive campaign, and anyone who supported a candidate other than Obama should be given time to come to terms with last nights results, and not be expected to be as joyous and optimistic as those who supported Obama. Anything less is insensitive.
You are correct. People do deserve time to adjust to the idea. However, many people seem to be already giving up on him and he's not even in office yet. I don't expect people to be thrilled when their team loses the Super Bowl. But, I also expect them to not give up on next season because the other team's quarterback uses a different playbook.
C-Dawg wrote:I do know there needs to be a period of healing.
With all due respect for everyone's views, to me, the next 4 years will be a period of healing.
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Post by Bubbaphan »

ejr wrote:
East Texas Parrothead wrote:We have witnessed history and I'm glad I lived to see it.

I believe Obama will work hard to bring us together and will help us build bridges with our foreign friends.

I believe he has what it takes to lead us through the difficult times ahead. I believe he will work for a consensus rather than use a heavy hand to get his way.

The three words I keep hearing all night are

Unity
Hope
Equality

He has set the bar very high ... and I believe he will be able to rise to the occasion ... he'll bring out our better angels and we will all be better to have lived during the next 4 years.

I wish my granddaddy was here to witness this ... and Lucille, the lady who raised my brother and me ... they would have loved this moment.

'Night, all.

God Bless America.
God Bless Barack Obama
God Bless us all.
You said it well.

I am incredibly moved by this evening and its significance.
I am so proud of America. I lived through a time when there was a "whites only" sign above the entrance to my grandfathers store, and how he later realized that his black customers were his best customers. I am excited about the future of this country once again. It, I believe, is a great day for our country. I wish our President-elect all the best.
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Post by blowinupinmissoula »

Wino you know wrote:
mikemck wrote:
Wino you know wrote:Ralph Nader (remember HIM) told one of the Fox News anchors (his name escapes me for the moment) that Barack Obama must decide if he's going to be "Uncle Sam" or "Uncle Tom." :o

And they say President Bush is divisive.
This should bury Ralph's dumb a$$ once and for all.
Unfortunately, Obama's going to emulate his Uncle Karl, not Uncle Sam.

He's already stated that he wants to bring back the fairness doctrine and go after the 2nd amendment.

Glenn Beck played a clip the other day of him saying that he plans to nominate Supreme Court judges who will overturn the "unreasonable restrictions" places on the government by our Founding Fathers.

God help us.
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its nice to see the far right voice on this forum. unfortunately they couldnt help but make it negative on one of the most historic nights our country has seen in ages. this is totally unreasonable and immature, i understand freedom of speech, but on a thread which is simply congratulatory i dont see the point. your guy lost and now your hesitant of the pres-elect. ok, so dont put anything down when everybody else is simply saying congrats. maybe im taking to hard of a line here, but it just gives this entire thread a nasty vibe thanks to 2 or 3 angry people. too bad.


and thank you so much everyone who voted. OBAMA!!!!!! YES WE CAN!!
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