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    Obama Wins!

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jeanette Rose, Nov 5, 2008.

    The title says it all. Barack Obama will be America's newest president. I'm personally very relieved and thrilled for the win. I adore Obama and feel that he'll bring about the changes that America so desperately needs. Besides, I'm not too thrilled on McCain and Palin... Their entire campaign was, in my opinion, completely ridiculous. Honestly, if McCain had won, I would've moved myself to Canada. It would've completely tarnished America.

    I'm so happy Obama won. I can't express how grateful I am that things turned out this way.

    Jeanette Rose ~
     
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    I preferred Obama over McCain and I definetely didn't want Palin in the White House so I am really happy Obama won.
     
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    I've seen this coming for weeks. McCain just didn't run a campaign that could win , while Obama on the other hand ran a rather excellent one. I don't see change either way. Obama's never voted off Democratic party lines, while McCain would have been a neo-Bush adminustration. No change either way but this was an excellent example of how to run a campaign.

    How does Palin as VP in up in the white house? Unless McCain dies but I won't be surprised if he's alive when Obama's first term is up.
     
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    McCain's health really isn't that great, so Palin ending up in the White House would've been a pretty likely result. This election has taken a hard tole on McCain's physical etiquette.

    I agree with Shadow Dragon, though. Palin anywhere near the presidential position would've been disastrous. *Steals a snuggle from the L avvie.*
     
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    Oh holy expletive yes. =;D Staying up late to hear Obama's speech. There are so many things for me to celebrate now; first black president; new Democratic president; no more Palin; and if I do say so myself, McCain gave a damn good concession speech. It made me remember how I truly respected the person he was before he sold out for votes.
     
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    I saw Jesse Jackson crying and that kind of scared me, but other than that YAY!!!!
    Go Obama. I really hope he does well. We are all counting on him.
     
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    I also saw Jesse Jackson crying, but I guess I'm not that surprised by it. And Obama is awesome. I wanted him to win so bad. It's really a shame his grandmother wasn't here to witness this historic event.
     
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    It was an interesting run. Obama definitely had a lot on his side. Still, the U.S. has discovered bread and presents...
     
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    Yes! At last! We finally have someone who will solve all the Problems!
     
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    Sarcasm, methinks?

    EDIT: Having watched the speech ... I was amazed. I loved the rhythm and message of the last bit- talking about the 106-year-old woman, punctuated by "Yes We Can!" Just one of the many things Obama brings to America is his amazing ability to speak and to draw in souls. Plus, I loved the puppy comment. =P
     
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    'Ello yeah exciting news. At least this is the one and only thing I am excited about when it comes to politics. Now lets hope when January comes we will start seeing some change in this society of ours. But watch Bush might do something crazy these last months he is in office. This is good.

    Here and Now
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    Ha, I'm glad you like it.

    Back on topic: Yeah Obama's speech was amazing, one of the best I have ever heard.
     
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    Congratulations, Americans. You've regained some respect from me, anyway.

    I'll confess, deep down I was sort of hoping for a McCain win, followed by Palin taking over the Presidency due to poor health on McCain's part. The comedy value of a Palin Presidency would have kept the Daily Show in platinum grade material for years.
     
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    For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American. It's difficult to believe that many of my fellow citizens could be so stupid as to vote for an Anti-American, socialist coward to "lead" us. I have NO president for the next four years. Hopefully, we can undo all the damage this idiot might do after his presidency fails.

    Consequences of socialism: I am laying off 7 of my 22 employees in the morning to begin scaling down for the economic downturn that Obama's anti-business policies are sure to bring. When they ask me "Why?", I will simply tell them to thank Obama and hope his "new" government will provide them with jobs. I am also curtailing all my charitable donations (around $20,000 per year) and three college scholarships that I have sponsored for the past six years. I am not a rich man, but until now, I have contributed heavily to those in need and to my employees. I pay 100% of the premium for my employee health insurance and make a 6% contribution each year to their SEPP IRAs. It's all over now. If people want a socialist government, they can line up in front of some government agencies and beg for handouts and jobs. (Yes - the employees I am laying off are those who advocated for Obama.)
     
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    McCain's policies are more "socialist" than Obama's. A lot of my loony-lefty friends were very reluctant to vote for him.

    Just, y'know, trying to keep a handle on reality. Frankly, the Republican reaction to the Wall Street crash should show you pretty much where socialism is in America (read: Everywhere). You want pure anarcho-capitalism? You'll have to move into Ayn Rand's imagination.
     
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    Oh for the love of God... Obama is NOT a socialist. He is slightly left of the centre, which may as well be a communist in the US, since you have no concept of a left wing, and start panicking as soon as anyone mentions anything left of Genghis Kahn (an over-exaggeration, yes, but people's poor grasp of political theory is beginning to wind me up). Obama is a liberal.

    And as for the celebrations and parades, I'd hold out on that if I were you. Making promises is one thing, fulfilling them is another. Simply jumping on a bandwagon and hoping someone is going to solve all your problems, like Moses leading the Israelites to the promised land, doesn't often result in fruition. And blindly following any politician isn't a particularly bright idea. The Germans learnt that in the 1930s...
     
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    You'll be sure to find out what socialism really is given that you may be getting sued for discrimination. And what makes President Barack Obama anti-American?
     
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    Was glad to hear on the radio while driving to work that Obama had won. A monumental win for many reasons, and a land slide too, wonderful. :D Lots of people I know neglected sleep to stay up and watch it.



    *(On a side note for the brits, was not happy to hear that Brown's reaction sound bite had been forgone for Cameron's - you're not prime minister yet Cameron, can it and please, please, go away!)* Sorry - it's not that I like Brown, it's that I dislike Cameron.
     
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    I love you...

    Seriously, no one else seems to notice he's a pretentious twat with all the policy of a damp turnip. He sits there and moans, while Brown tries to fix the goddamn mess (admittedly he isn't anywhere near perfect, but at least he's trying to do something constructive).
     
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    I know exactly what you mean! Cameron just sits there complaining in his oh-so-dull way and promises nothing different (if he can be bothered to actually commit to anything at all ¬_¬) and promises us exactly what we've already got! Brown at least is trying things and it's not like he's daft, he knows what he's doing - plus we only ever get half the information so, meh - damn media driving the less informed to vote stupid.

    Will go back on topic quickly so as not to look like I'm highjacking the thread! - GO OBAMA!! :p
     
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    There's an old saying. Better the Devil you know.

    Brown is pretty much the only one capable of running the country. At least we know his faults and cock ups.
     
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    This video is a bit old (it has Tony Blair instead of Gordon Brown) but the Cameron bit is accurate.
     
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    Yeah I've seen that before. ;) I actually preferred Tony Blair because I personally thought he made a good prime Minister, he had his faults but then none of them are sound and like I said better the Devil you know.

    As you say the Cameron piece is accurate.
     
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    Banzai, it's not that America is so right-wing; it's that certain segments of the population listen to constant repetition of the refrain that America is right-wing until they start to believe it. The "Obama is a socialist" meme came straight from the Rovian playbook and it's gotten recited until - for some people - it has the heft of truth. Frankly, it was a very risky gambit, given the behavior of the Republican party and McCain in particular when it comes to things like, oh, nationalizing huge financial institutions and so on, but if you keep your head inside the echo chamber it rings out pretty resoundingly.

    It's worth noting that everything that's actually come out of Obama's mouth has been in the vein of "It's going to be really really really really hard, but we can hope for better." Even his exultant, reassure-the-nation victory speech spent a lot more time dwelling on just how much of a mess we're in than on building castles in the sky.

    Dude, did you... did you just Godwin the election?
     
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    Actually I agree with everything Banzai's said. Obama has a long road a head I certainly hope he fillfulls some of his promises.
    We will always have hope its part of human nature to hope for better things
     
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