President WTF?

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    Aug 29, 2008 5:32 PM GMT
    All the talk about the election is getting old. Why are voters never this worked up and into when it comes to voting for the Senate and other politicians that truly run the country? Obama this and McCain that, does anyone really think either one will change a thing? We have not had one President ever that does things single handed and neither one of these jerk offs will be able to make any changes without backing or the house. I think the best thing for the country right now is for a head on plane collision of both parties until America wakes up and realizes where the real change needs to be made.icon_twisted.gif
  • Timbales

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    Aug 29, 2008 5:37 PM GMT
    I think getting more involved with local and state level elections is just as important. All these people feed into the national level decision making.

    and on a side note

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    Aug 29, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    Yeah but most don't, nice clip by the way LOL.
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    Aug 29, 2008 8:06 PM GMT
    You do have a point there.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 29, 2008 8:11 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI think getting more involved with local and state level elections is just as important. All these people feed into the national level decision making.

    and on a side note

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    Damn...that clip is freaking hilarious!
  • auryn

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    Aug 29, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI think getting more involved with local and state level elections is just as important. All these people feed into the national level decision making.

    and on a side note

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    Orange Mocha Frapuccino!!!

    Now someone needs to do one with the Republicans during the gas fight.
  • DCEric

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    Aug 29, 2008 8:23 PM GMT
    Did anyone else notice that Obamas hands are white, and Hillary's are black.

    /Just sayin
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    Aug 29, 2008 8:24 PM GMT
    DCEric saidDid anyone else notice that Obamas hands are white, and Hillary's are black.

    /Just sayin


    Lol, they are ain't they!
  • EricLA

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    Aug 29, 2008 8:32 PM GMT
    Well, given that the Republicans are extremely likely to lose the House to the Democrats, and the Democrats to widen their majority in the Senate by several seats, Democrats would have majority control. They would then have two years, before the next congressional election, to pass legislation that MUST create positive change for the country. If they don't, then the Democrats will have squandered a rare opportunity. And if that happens, they should just fold the party and let something else form in its place.
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    Aug 29, 2008 8:40 PM GMT
    I guess the main reasons why the presidential election is getting so much coverage are:

    - Voters are alarmed by the executive branch's power grabs during the Bush administration

    - Voters are concerned about additional far-right appointees to the Supreme Court

    - Voters are looking for a charismatic executive to help break the logjams in Congress

    - Voters are looking for the next administration to re-establish a more diplomatic approach to foreign relations (i.e., the president appoints the cabinet, including the Secretary of State)

    I agree that the noise to signal ratio is pretty high, but it's par for the course.
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    Aug 29, 2008 8:45 PM GMT
    Chizzad saidWhy are voters never this worked up and into when it comes to voting for the Senate and other politicians that truly run the country?

    I'm beginning to think you don't read much. Kentucky had the closest Senate race in history in 2007 with John Yarmuth-D defeating Ann Northrup-R, by 51%-47%. It was an outpouring for change considering A.N. had held office for a grueling 10 years with little or no accomplishments for the middle-class in this state.

    And in case forgot, after a 12-year run, you lost control of the House and Senate. So yes, we voters are just as passionate for our Senate races as we are for our Presidential races.
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    Aug 29, 2008 8:52 PM GMT
    Chizzad saidAll the talk about the election is getting old. Why are voters never this worked up and into when it comes to voting for the Senate and other politicians that truly run the country? Obama this and McCain that, does anyone really think either one will change a thing? We have not had one President ever that does things single handed and neither one of these jerk offs will be able to make any changes without backing or the house. I think the best thing for the country right now is for a head on plane collision of both parties until America wakes up and realizes where the real change needs to be made.icon_twisted.gif


    You're disappointed. You're fed up. You're frustrated. You're cranky. You rant.

    I'm totally with you on all of that.

    But after you rant. Then what? What are YOU doing about it? What do you suggest WE do about it?

    Everyone needs to rant to express their frustrations. But in the end, change doesn't happen until someone picks up and DOES something. All those McCain and Obama volunteers doing all "the talking" (including you, sometimes, in between rants), are DOING something. They are trying to understand, they are trying to persuade, they are trying to learn.

    This is the first time in 40 years the country has been so actively involved in choosing its leadership. Sure it's frustrating. But that's democracy. You'd rather have everyone just sit quietly and watch, waiting for some "plan crash?" Who's gonna make that plane crash?

    The surest cure for frustration with how things are is action. Your country, state, county, and city needs you. Have your rant, but then get moving and DO something about it.

    K
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    Aug 29, 2008 8:55 PM GMT
    iguanaSF said

    This is the first time in 40 years the country has been so actively involved in choosing its leadership.


    Yea really
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    Aug 29, 2008 9:31 PM GMT
    People say Australia is the same as the USA, because we are both democracy. This is true to a point.

    Our head of State is the one and only Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Queen of the UK, Head of the Commonwealth that Oz and Canada are apart of, So Great Britten is a democracy too, and our system of law and politics is much older than the USA, yet Oz is much younger, and better looking.

    Yet for Our Prime minister, we Aussies, and Australians, are happy to bring an ordinary bloke forward for this job. Yet you Americans seem to need, some-one with superstar qualities, and Yes Obama has this, But is he the best man for the job?

    So if you guys get over needing a President with superstar qualities, and start to be happy to bring an Ordinary bloke forward for the top job. You may move out of the rut, and get another President like Abraham Lincoln; the best you ever had.
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    Aug 29, 2008 9:55 PM GMT
    Pattison, we tried ordinary bloke - his name was George W Bush. So far it hasn't worked out very well.

    Silly us, we think that maybe this job should be handled by someone with some above average skills/talent/judgement/experience.

    And all the talk about the election is... just getting started.
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    Aug 29, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    OHhiker saidPattison, we tried ordinary bloke - his name was George W Bush. So far it hasn't worked out very well.

    Silly us, we think that maybe this job should be handled by someone with some above average skills/talent/judgement/experience.

    And all the talk about the election is... just getting started.


    Mr Bush jr, is no ordinary bloke, his daddy was a president of the US of A. No ordinary american, can say this.


    What you guys need is another Abraham Lincoln, the best you ever had.

    But remember when you vote. Put you selfish want aside, and put whats better for America, and vote Republican.

    Remember: It's not what America can do for YOU.

    BUT.....What YOU, can do for America.


    Do the right thing, and vote republican.
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    Aug 29, 2008 10:54 PM GMT
    OHhiker saidPattison, we tried ordinary bloke - his name was George W Bush. So far it hasn't worked out very well.

    Silly us, we think that maybe this job should be handled by someone with some above average skills/talent/judgement/experience.

    And all the talk about the election is... just getting started.



    Exactly!
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    Aug 29, 2008 11:02 PM GMT
    Auryn said
    Timberoo saidI think getting more involved with local and state level elections is just as important. All these people feed into the national level decision making.

    and on a side note

    14udkkp.gif


    Orange Mocha Frapuccino!!!

    Now someone needs to do one with the Republicans during the gas fight.


    Wake me up! Before you go-go, don't leave me hangin' on like a yo-yo!
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    Aug 29, 2008 11:06 PM GMT
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    OHhiker saidPattison, we tried ordinary bloke - his name was George W Bush. So far it hasn't worked out very well.

    Silly us, we think that maybe this job should be handled by someone with some above average skills/talent/judgement/experience.

    And all the talk about the election is... just getting started.


    Mr Bush jr, is no ordinary bloke, his daddy was a president of the US of A. No ordinary american, can say this.


    What you guys need is another Abraham Lincoln, the best you ever had.

    But remember when you vote. Put you selfish want aside, and put whats better for America, and vote Republican.

    Remember: It's not what America can do for YOU.

    BUT.....What YOU, can do for America.


    Do the right thing, and vote republican.
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    Aug 30, 2008 1:17 AM GMT
    Timberoo said
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    Aug 30, 2008 1:43 AM GMT
    EricLA saidWell, given that the Republicans are extremely likely to lose the House to the Democrats, and the Democrats to widen their majority in the Senate by several seats, Democrats would have majority control. They would then have two years, before the next congressional election, to pass legislation that MUST create positive change for the country. If they don't, then the Democrats will have squandered a rare opportunity. And if that happens, they should just fold the party and let something else form in its place.


    Are you writing to us from the year 2006? The Republicans lost the House two years ago. The Democrats have had control of the House of Representatives since January 2007. So, they have had 2 years to pass "positive change for the country" already. So, you're saying they should fold the party now? Interesting.
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    Aug 30, 2008 1:45 AM GMT
    Who are the people in the back seat? Excuse my ignorance....

    They look like fun people to hang out with.
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    Aug 30, 2008 1:46 AM GMT
    makeumyne saidWho are the people in the back seat? Excuse my ignorance....

    They look like fun people to hang out with.


    A pompous, racist ass and a woman who loves our country...but just not all that much.
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    Aug 30, 2008 1:49 AM GMT
    Biden is not racist!
    Look how much fun he's having in the back seat with Michelle! icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 30, 2008 4:17 AM GMT
    Chizzad saidAll the talk about the election is getting old. Why are voters never this worked up and into when it comes to voting for the Senate and other politicians that truly run the country? Obama this and McCain that, does anyone really think either one will change a thing? We have not had one President ever that does things single handed and neither one of these jerk offs will be able to make any changes without backing or the house. I think the best thing for the country right now is for a head on plane collision of both parties until America wakes up and realizes where the real change needs to be made.icon_twisted.gif


    I agree in a way. People vote off of their Presidential selection, so it does matter. HOWEVER, if they could separate the two we would be much better off.