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The 20th 2008 Presidential election thread (merged "annointed child" thread)

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Old 07-10-08, 02:41 PM
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So this Jesse Jackson castration thing... Is it possible to bring his credibility any lower?
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Originally Posted by Ranger
So this Jesse Jackson castration thing... Is it possible to bring his credibility any lower?
Four words:

Dancing With the Stars.
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Old 07-10-08, 02:53 PM
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So this Jesse Jackson castration thing... Is it possible to bring his credibility any lower?
I heard someone point out today that if Don Imus had said he wanted to cut Senator Obama's balls off, Reverend Jackson would be the first one to demand his resignation, complete with a rhyming explanation of how the white man has always tried to castrate the black man.
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I heard someone point out today that if Don Imus had said he wanted to cut Senator Obama's balls off, Reverend Jackson would be the first one to demand his resignation, complete with a rhyming explanation of how the white man has always tried to castrate the black man.
Man Jesse Jackson is such a tool and irrelevant. It's sad.
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He was your hero before Barack came along.

Question for our moderators: Is it permissable for me to start a thread about what issue is of the greatest concern to our members - a poll will be included?
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Originally Posted by classicman2
Question for our moderators: Is it permissable for me to start a thread about what issue is of the greatest concern to our members - a poll will be included?
Why not?

I've said repeatedly that the two issues for me this election are free trade and torture.
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Originally Posted by VinVega
Man Jesse Jackson is such a tool and irrelevant. It's sad.
A castrated tool?
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Senator McCain is running as hard and as fast as he can to get away from his chief economic advisor, Senator Phil Gramm, who today said we were in a "mental recession" and called the United States "a nation of whiners." Ross Douthat of Atlantic Monthly is calling it the GOP's "Carter Moment."
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Obama's response?

"I want all of you to know that America already has one Dr. Phil,"

No, I'm being serious. He said that.

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Old 07-10-08, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
Obama's response?

"I want all of you to know that America already has one Dr. Phil,"

No, I'm being serious. He said that.
Pat Buchanan said it was a great line. I agree. For those not in the know, Phil Gramm is Dr. Phil Gramm, with a Ph.D. in economics.
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Here's my translation of the good Reverend's statement -- "That damn fool isn't following the script. If he doesn't do something to alienate white folk soon, he'll actually get elected President, and then no one will want to listen to race-baiting demagogues like me and Al."
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Originally Posted by JasonF
Senator McCain is running as hard and as fast as he can to get away from his chief economic advisor, Senator Phil Gramm, who today said we were in a "mental recession" and called the United States "a nation of whiners."
I completely agree with him.
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I completely agree with him.
I hadn't really thought that much about it, but I think Dr. Phil Gramm is exactly right. We are a nation of whiners.

It's hard to imagine how problems are solved without first facing the truth. And the truth is, many of our problems are due to our attitudes.
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I hadn't really thought that much about it, but I think Dr. Phil Gramm is exactly right. We are a nation of whiners.

It's hard to imagine how problems are solved without first facing the truth. And the truth is, many of our problems are due to our attitudes.
Yeah, but I don't think that was his point. It sounds to me like he was maintaining that the economy is fine and everyone should stop bitching.
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"I drive 50 miles each way to work in an SUV, and now I have to spend $90 on gas every week. Wah!"

"I bought a grossly overpriced house with an adjustable rate mortgage and lied on the application, and now the price is going down while my interests rates are going up and I can't afford it anymore. Wah!"

Yeah, I think Gramm's right. But right doesn't win elections.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
Obama's response?

"I want all of you to know that America already has one Dr. Phil,"

No, I'm being serious. He said that.
An idiotic statement deserves and idiotic response. Good for him!
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Senator Obama's response:

Senator McCain's response:
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
Yeah, but I don't think that was his point. It sounds to me like he was maintaining that the economy is fine and everyone should stop bitching.
I know whining about the economy without doing something about it is the American way, but there are things the average American can do to make his and everyone's situation better. But they'd rather just complain that they can't have whatever their whim might be at the moment as easily as they have had it some other times.

Of course there are some people with real problems, but all in all, most people are fine but just want to complain.
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Foreclosures are up over 50% from this time last year. The stock market is down 15%. The dollar is worth less than it's ever been worth, and gasoline costs more in real dollars than it did even during the depth of the 1970s gas crisis.

I suppose Phil Gramm would tell me those statistics are all in my head and that I should quit whining.
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The question of why those things are occurring and the resulting answers to those problems is what needs to be addressed. Not simply whining about it expecting the government to fix your stupid decisions for you and enable you to continue them.
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The question of why those things are occurring and the resulting answers to those problems is what needs to be addressed. Not simply whining about it expecting the government to fix your stupid decisions for you and enable you to continue them.
Stupid decisions like buying a car? Not getting paid in Euros?
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Whining is nothing new. The publication of it is just more rampant, thanks in part to the internet and more importantly the modern media machine. This probably does impact the sentiment in people's minds as well, since misery loves company.
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Stupid decisions like buying a car? Not getting paid in Euros?
Way to invest in the stock market, dumb-asses!
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Way to invest in the stock market, dumb-asses!
If you're really hurting and whining about it because of a temporary downturn in the stock market you have a problem. But it's your problem that you caused yourself.

If you were smart about it you'd look at it as an opportunity and keep putting money into it while it's down.
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