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Election '08

posted by Dr. Zoidberg on - last edited - Viewed by 328 users

If you're like me, you're anxious to see the results. For those of you who are, let's have a little in-forum poll. Your vote will remain anonymous unless you choose to make it public.


I voted Obama, because I feel this country needs more affordable health care...

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  • i'm not american but i veer more towards obama

  • [quote]other(there's some other guy running I know, his name isn't coming to me though)[/quote]

    There are several others, actually...

    EDIT: Oh, did you mean Max? Okay, I get your joke... :p

    EDIT2: Also, several of us in the office are glued to the NY Times map at the moment...

  • @Emily said:
    EDIT2: Also, several of us in the office are glued to the NY Times map at the moment...

    Cool, thanks!

  • Must. Resist. Political. Blowout...

    Anyway, I voted McCain, for 2 simple reasons...

    #1.) Because our economy is in enough trouble, and another one trillion in deficit would bankrupt this country.

    #2.) I don't want a terrorist-embracing-socialist (who isn't proud of his country) in the White House.

    So, I guess i'm alone in that mindset on here, but its cool... (This country is going to hell anyways, no matter who gets in... I'm just going along for the ride.)

  • I vote McCain because he is less likely to

    approve the Kyoto Protocol
    pull out of Iraq
    tax us to last week
    support a costly alternative energy scheme
    screw with Healthcare
    remove our second amendment right
    embrace terrorism
    cut military funding
    freely open borders
    pander to the U.N.
    ...did I mention it all? There's probably more...

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    Mel

    Obama - I would quote someone from their Tumblr who really hit the nail on the head for me:

    From way back, this election wasn’t about issues. No, I haven’t lost my mind. I realize we’re in a world of hurt, that nearly every one of us lives on a precipice, that we continue to dishonor ourselves through wars without purpose, that social injustice is so back-burner it cooks over a sterno can on the porch.

    But candidates, in order to build consensus and achieve office, lay so much gauzy cheese over “programs” and “plans” that when time comes to digest them they’re no more satisfying than a plate of Hush Puppies at Long John Silver’s. The next President Whomever has no idea what’ll be happening on February 1, other than it’s sure to be heavy: it’s a game of reaction, of rope-a-dope, of trying to reign in rogues.

    This is about message and attitude. Which is why it is so necessary to elect Barack Obama. The message is We Need To Be Together; the attitude is We Belong Together. Let’s face ourselves in the mirror: our politics, our social attitudes, our entire culture wallows in cynicism and loathing. We don’t seem to want anything anymore. We live in perpetual fear, derision, and exhaustion.

    If he changes nothing else, if he accomplishes nothing else, if he stands for nothing else, at the very least, Obama has a puncher’s chance of convincing us, of dragging us, kicking and screaming, to beginning to learn, once again, that we play on the same team. That we chose, long ago, to live together. That our unity is endowed by our unremitting acceptance of that togetherness; and that our lengthy disenchantment with what we say we ordained for ourselves is destroying us.

    Get out of that bed, wash your face and hands. They’re calling on you.

    http://karenuhoh.tumblr.com/

    I couldn't have said it any better.

  • I just remembered, I wrote a Xanga post on my choice...

    Why one would want to vote Democrat

  • @Mel said: Obama - I would quote someone from their Tumblr who really hit the nail on the head for me:

    From way back, this election wasn’t about issues. No, I haven’t lost my mind. I realize we’re in a world of hurt, that nearly every one of us lives on a precipice, that we continue to dishonor ourselves through wars without purpose, that social injustice is so back-burner it cooks over a sterno can on the porch.

    But candidates, in order to build consensus and achieve office, lay so much gauzy cheese over “programs” and “plans” that when time comes to digest them they’re no more satisfying than a plate of Hush Puppies at Long John Silver’s. The next President Whomever has no idea what’ll be happening on February 1, other than it’s sure to be heavy: it’s a game of reaction, of rope-a-dope, of trying to reign in rogues.

    This is about message and attitude. Which is why it is so necessary to elect Barack Obama. The message is We Need To Be Together; the attitude is We Belong Together. Let’s face ourselves in the mirror: our politics, our social attitudes, our entire culture wallows in cynicism and loathing. We don’t seem to want anything anymore. We live in perpetual fear, derision, and exhaustion.

    If he changes nothing else, if he accomplishes nothing else, if he stands for nothing else, at the very least, Obama has a puncher’s chance of convincing us, of dragging us, kicking and screaming, to beginning to learn, once again, that we play on the same team. That we chose, long ago, to live together. That our unity is endowed by our unremitting acceptance of that togetherness; and that our lengthy disenchantment with what we say we ordained for ourselves is destroying us.

    Get out of that bed, wash your face and hands. They’re calling on you.

    http://karenuhoh.tumblr.com/

    I couldn't have said it any better.

    Me neither....

  • @Barack Obama- July 2, 2008 said: I am in support of a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded as our military


    Note- He did not say 'police' or anything to that effect.

    The following words should come to mind:

    -Gestapo
    -K.G.B.
    -Thought Police

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