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  1. #21  
    Quote Originally Posted by moderateinny View Post
    This endorsement for Obama from Christopher Buckley sums it up pretty well from my vantage point. He is pulling the lever for a Dem for the first time in his life - and his reasons cannot have been better said.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-a...e-for-obama/p/
    extraordinary indeed.

    If I believed in a god (a god other than BARYE, of course), I'd wonder about the timing of the hurricane that savaged Texas on the anniversary of Katrina -- on the eve of the GOP convention -- and of the timing of the worst economic callamity since the great depression -- happening during the debates -- in the days leading up to the election.

    It is becoming increasingly hard for Obama to lose...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BARYE View Post
    [...] If I believed in a god (a god other than BARYE, of course), I'd wonder about the timing of the hurricane that savaged Texas on the anniversary of Katrina -- on the eve of the GOP convention [...]
    I'm not normally one to make an ad hominem attack, but you are an *****. A complete buffoon. A disgrace to your cause. First, you're wrong in your facts. The hurricane that 'ravaged Texas' (more properly, eastern Texas and western Louisiana) was Ike. It made landfall on 9/13/08. Two weeks and a day after the anniversary of Katrina (8/29). The hurricane which made landfall on 9/1/08 (also not on the anniversary of Katrina) was Gustav. It ravaged Louisiana (where your 'beloved former estates' are ). You have become as one with your extreme rightists who allege AIDS as a punishment from God, or those that try to shut down any dissent with 'noun verb 9/11'. Congratulations.

    Now, to segue back on topic... I love my chosen candidate. I'm casting my vote for Ron Paul. I sure as hell am not voting for whatever pod person has taken the form of John McCain. Also in the past few weeks, I'm becoming increasingly convinced that Obama is not the second coming of JFK or Lincoln or even Clinton, but rather the second coming of Jimmy Carter, i.e. a fundamentally intelligent and fairly decent man who will not live up to his potential. I am not a 'lesser of the two evils' type. Ironically, I can't even vote for my own party as a protest for the dual reason that 1) the nominee this election is Bob Barr, and 2) due to Gustav the Libertarian Party was not able to submit their slate in time to make the ballot. So, I'm voting for the Louisiana Taxpayers Party's slate of electors who have committed to vote for Ron Paul and Barry Goldwater (hopefully we all realize that none of us are actually voting for a candidate directly, but rather a slate of electors who say they will vote for that candidate, with varying degrees of binding to that promise per state).
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  3. #23  
    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Now, to segue back on topic... I love my chosen candidate. I'm casting my vote for Ron Paul.
    I respect your decision. I don't see it as throwing your vote away either - I've done it myself when I voted for Ross Perot in the past.
  4. #24  
    Quote Originally Posted by moderateinny View Post
    I respect your decision. I don't see it as throwing your vote away either - I've done it myself when I voted for Ross Perot in the past.
    I also voted for Perot. I won't vote for Paul, though: even though he has some great ideas, he also comes out with some that really bothered me (such as thinking that the gov't should have let the market take care of Katrina and not gotten involved.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bujin View Post
    I also voted for Perot. I won't vote for Paul, though: even though he has some great ideas, he also comes out with some that really bothered me (such as thinking that the gov't should have let the market take care of Katrina and not gotten involved.)
    My vote for Perot was also tied to the illusion/dreams I was having about a possible third party. And for a while it looked like he might pull that off. I don't see Ron Paul offering anything other than a place to dump a protest vote - and while I respect that, I myself find Obama to show tremendous promise with great potential to be a very good President. As does Mr. Buckley. Toby does not - but that is OK - at least he can see through the many personalities of McSybil and knows enough not to go there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bujin View Post
    I also voted for Perot. I won't vote for Paul, though: even though he has some great ideas, he also comes out with some that really bothered me (such as thinking that the gov't should have let the market take care of Katrina and not gotten involved.)
    In comparison to what the government has 'done' so far, he may well be right. To use a colloquialism, "Fix Everything My A$$".
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  7. #27  
    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    "Fix Everything My A$$".
    LOL. Has a nice ring to it.
  8. #28  
    Quote Originally Posted by moderateinny View Post
    LOL. Has a nice ring to it.
    It's one of many T-Shirts available on Bourbon. Another favorite is "Government Subsidized Healthcare: All the Efficiency of FEMA with all the compassion of the IRS". I can't wait to see the Gustav and Ike ones in a couple weeks.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  9. #29  
    Socialism did not work in the past and will not work now. Carter is a bitter man and needs to go quietly back in to the pasture. Obama is the 2nd coming of Carter, not the messiah, regardless of what Louis Farrakhan states. Another person Obama does not need to endorse him. To think that Obama will bring this country together with people like him in his past.
  10. #30  
    Quote Originally Posted by bclinger View Post
    Socialism did not work in the past and will not work now. Carter is a bitter man and needs to go quietly back in to the pasture. Obama is the 2nd coming of Carter, not the messiah, regardless of what Louis Farrakhan states. Another person Obama does not need to endorse him. To think that Obama will bring this country together with people like him in his past.
    I see the cntl-c cntl-v functions are working on your keyboard Ben.

    America was socialistic? Fascinating Ben. Surely you won't want to stick around for a repeat of that, will you? Pack your bags Ben - we won't miss you.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo...ama_vs_mccain/
  11. #31  
    Yes it was leaning that way under Carter and will really lean that way under Obama - the government growing under Bush and if Obama takes the seat, it will know no bounds with him, Nancy and Harry running the show, and of course with Barney doing his great job in finances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bclinger View Post
    Yes it was leaning that way under Carter
    It was? Can you be more specific? I mean, you're not exactly credible when you say these things. You just said Carter made our country socialist and now say he made it "lean that way" - whatever the heck that means. So please, cite specifics Ben.

    and will really lean that way under Obama -
    Will it lean anymore than Bush and the Republicans have already made it lean? Do you know how much government has grown under Bush and the GOP? Obviously you don't or wouldn't post stuff like this that makes you sound ignorant. Here is some help for you http://bigpicture.typepad.com/commen..._w_bush_a.html

    the government growing under Bush and if Obama takes the seat, it will know no bounds with him, Nancy and Harry running the show,
    I don't think McCain is any safer in this regard. He certainly hasn't demonstrated any more restraint since he voted for Bush's policies. He was good at blowing hot air at the cameras to appear to be all "mavericky" but really is just as complicit as the rest of the Bush supporters....which works out well because HE IS a Bush supporter.

    Nancy and Harry do worry me though. I hope that Obama will not act like Bush and just rubber stamp spending bills the way that Bush did when the GOP had control over all of the houses.

    and of course with Barney doing his great job in finances.
    I'm beginning to think you want to tap that Ben. You're very obsessed with this guy and I cannot figure out why.
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