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Apr. 14th, 2008 | 12:51 pm
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posted by: luminationremix in political_rage

Isn't it ironic that we have a man running against two dynasties, and everytime he starts to pull ahead his opponents, (one in particular) wants to play herself up to be the underdog in this election.  What makes it more ironic and even funny is that some people feel sorry for her when she is on the ropes and is losing. These same people who all the time say politicians are all crooks, and are rich fat cats who don't know what they go through or give a damn about them. 

I find it even more hilarious that most people get annoyed with politicians saying the same old crap every four years to scare up votes. I've heard many people on the street say such things as, "Politicians always tell you what you wanna hear, then when we elect them they never live up to their promises." This is funny because when we do finally get a politician who'll occasinally tell us some things we may not want to hear, or tell the truth, we let the media scrutinize them to no end, or vote against them in favor of someone who is more corrupted and less honest, and more well known.

What Obama said about bitter people clinging to God and guns when times get tough is exactly right. That's exactly what a lot of people do. I live in a state where in some areas I see people do just that. It's not an elitest statement. It's the truth. I don't see why that statement would cause such alarm. It shows that Obama's been paying attention. 

Sometimes I think Obama is too honest to be a politician, because again so many people in this country swear up and down they want a politican who'll tell them the truth, but it seems that a lot people just want to be cheated and lied to by politicians because that is what they are used to. 

Obama is not perfect, but he is different. I think after what we have now, people should be more eager to at least give this guy a shot. He's at least worth that much judging from the way he's run his campaign. And again he's running against two dynasties: The Clinton Dynasty, and The McCain Military One. He didn't have a whole lot of connections at the start of his campaign compared to his opponents. 

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vnsplshr

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from: vnsplshr
date: Apr. 14th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
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"Obama is not perfect, but he is different. I think after what we have now, people should be more eager to at least give this guy a shot."

Even with McCain's old ways, Obama's goals for running up the cost of running government are too irresponsible, in my opinion. Government already does too much.

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from: luminationremix
date: Apr. 14th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
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I wouldn't mind the spending, and the government doing things if we progressed from it as a country in terms of job growth, and infrastructure, and moral standing in the world, but the government spends like crazy now with conservatives in charge and we regress in every way instead of progress.

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vnsplshr

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from: vnsplshr
date: Apr. 14th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
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Those are great goals. It's the other spending that I see working against our economy and personal prosperity. Obama's health care goals alone are just scary, given the smaller younger workforce and the larger older retiree force looming ahead.

Conservatives offer a chance at less spending. Obama (and Clinton) offer no chance.

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a_lost_hero

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from: confliction
date: Apr. 14th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
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The $3 Trillion dollar war sure moved your country forward.

Red is forwards right?

:P

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vnsplshr

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from: vnsplshr
date: Apr. 14th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
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Exactly... so going deeper in debt is a great idea, right?

Upping taxes and chilling the economy (which has already slowed)... wise stuff, eh?

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a_lost_hero

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from: confliction
date: Apr. 15th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
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Surely if they just cut military spending down to a more realistic level there will be plenty of money for paying of the federal debt and running health care services?

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vnsplshr

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from: vnsplshr
date: Apr. 15th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
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They're still running military operations overseas, and they don't seem to be willing to give that up just to shore up domestic issues. The health care services intended by Obama and Clinton are questionable and perhaps more expensive than the war. We have a huge mass of pensioners coming online, putting a bigger drain on existing services than we've ever seen. Suddenly granting more services when those others are unfunded will only increase debt... war or no war. What we need is British style torte reform and mandatory coverage removal, so health care can get cheaper on the open market.

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