OBAMA the new USA president

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by demonizeZ, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. darktides

    darktides Hot stuff tonight

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    While I am not happy with the results, I truly hope that he can make some positive change, we are long overdue for it.
  2. czechrboard tassia

    czechrboard tassia Likes gay people.

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    and YES WE DID!

    side note... prop 8 in CA is not looking good. at the moment I'm proud of my country and embarrassed by my state.
  3. Cr@cKpiPe tE@sEr noOb!

    Cr@cKpiPe tE@sEr noOb! Not Just Handsome

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    Amendment 2 here in Florida is looking the same. It's weird considering how many younger voters came out. But I guess Florida is conservative enough to ban gay marriage. It sucks because I know plenty of gay/lesbian. :(
  4. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Younger people being more homophobic?

    Shock and awe.

    Shock.

    And.

    Awe.
  5. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    Funny how the Republicans boo when McCain mentions Obama during his concession and people cheered (lightly) when Obama mentions McCain during his.
  6. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    Yah, I thought that was really telling.


    Anyways, amazing. That's all I have to say about tonight.

    I'm glad that McCain FOR THE FIRST TIME told his supporters not to Booo Obama. Too late to show some guts buddy...
  7. Ranger

    Ranger Warrior

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    please, pretend like you guys haven't wished death on the current republican president for 4 years
  8. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Yes, we all have wet dreams about W's death and the subsequent rise to power of Emperor Cheney.
  9. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    the day a presidency election makes REAL history is when the mexicans have their turn in office.

    and correct me if im wrong but dont we have to put up with bush in office for another two months?
    i still predict somethings going to happen to delay obamas swearing in. then in comes the dictatorship
  10. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    Jesus fuck torx, take a day off from your conspiracy theorizing.
  11. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    i did, it was yesterday.
  12. Ranger

    Ranger Warrior

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    i just heard that the senate has granted the chancellor emergency powers!
  13. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    V.........................for vendeta!
  14. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    My Mom just emailed me this about the aging of presidents:

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  15. Cr@cKpiPe tE@sEr noOb!

    Cr@cKpiPe tE@sEr noOb! Not Just Handsome

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    Anyone know where to find who came in 3rd place with the popular vote? I'm curious.
  16. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    By electoral votes, it was a two-man race this time. No third party managed to break through. I don't know what the individual State vote counts for third-party candidates are though. I'm having a lack of success using my pitiful third-rate Googling skills on this question.

    Goofus puts on his Analyst's hat:

    I think both Barack and McCain were nominated for similar reasons. McCain got in because of (not in spite of) his campaign meltdown, which kept him silent while the three conservatives blasted the airwaves and tore their base into three parts. The protest voters voted McCain, and he got momentum from that.

    Barack got nominated because he was an unknown, at a time when the Democrats were pretty disgusted with all their "known" alternatives, who similarly split their base with airwave blasts, and prompting a huge protest vote for the unknown candidate. He built on this by running a competent campaign while his rival ignored the hard math and avoided Caucus States, just because she didn't LIKE them. Thus she lost all the Caucus States, and (hard cold math) didn't win ENOUGH in the Primary States to make up that difference.

    McCain's worst post-nomination mistake was using the sudden flush of money acquired from his nomination successes, to rebuild his campaign staff. He literally should have kept going on his shoestring, and kept his "mavericky" integrity, and left the base lukewarm with him. It's his attempts to energize the Republican base that cost him the huge moderate vote, and it's his campaign staff that convinced him to himself blast the airwaves himself in typical conservative attack style, which lost him support from the folks who protest-voted for him because of their sick-and-tired-ness of negative exaggeration-filled ads.

    Obama managed not to make any stumbles, while remaining charismatic; a quality sorely lacking in most recent Democratic Presidential Candidates. He managed to knock the edges off the worst crisis' during the campaign, such as with his speech dealing with the whole Rev. Wright bruhaha, while simply LOOKING more Presidential in demeanor than John McCain, who I believe was convinced by his advisors to run a campaign that was unnatural to him (for instance, keeping him away from the Press, where normally the Press can't get him to SHUT UP if he gets ahold of them), thus making him uncomfortable, and causing his appearance to seem snappish, like the old man you see who yells at kids to 'get off his lawn!'

    The economic crisis didn't hurt McCain so much as his response to that crisis did. It was ironic, to say the least, when he left his campaign to go to Washington, reasoning that a personal touch was more important than conversing over the phone, then spending all that time in his office talking to everyone nonstop on the phone.

    I would have voted for the McCain that earned the ire and wrath of Conservatives in previous elections. I was dismayed by how ardently he courted the Social Conservative base in this election.
  17. Chainblade

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    interesting times. I feel bad for McCain. His party ruined him. 8 years ago, he should had been the republican candidate. oh how times might had been different if it was him in the white house instead of bush. this time around, he just had too much bad stuff going for him. he changed his views on things (probably was pressured into it), chose a terrible VP, most people wanted the complete opposite of bush this time around, etc. He deserved a shot, I think, but just happened to be running at bad times.

    I really enjoyed both speeches. I thought it was really telling as well that when McCain mentioned Obama, people booed. When Obama mentioned McCain, people cheered a bit. That tells ALOT about the type of people on both sides.

    I'm glad that Obama got voted in. I think he was the best choice out of the two. It was my g/f's birthday last night and we were at her parents house. They are crazy christians so you know they are going to vote McCain. They think that this is the end of days and that Obama is the anti-christ and shit like that "because it says so in the bible". My g/f, who doesn't pay attention to politics at all, has been brain washed to think that is true.

    but ya, intersting times. history has been made. I hope that this country goes in a positive direction.
  18. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    its so sad how people let the bible dictate their lives and how they should think.
    i keep hearing the same bullshit from alot of the older whites i associate with that are heavily "KUH-RISTIUN" and i blush in embarassment at how devolved people are these days.

    i didnt hear shit about "a muslim being the end of days in the bible" until barack stepped up to the plate years ago. THEN i started hearing all that hoopla..

    i honestly think bible distributors are changing text as life goes on.. almost like the "mythical" nostradamus
  19. czechrboard tassia

    czechrboard tassia Likes gay people.

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    Taylor and I talked a lot about politics while he was here. Honestly, I don't mind that he voted for McCain, but I can say with 100% certainty that I wouldn't be able to be with him if he had voted for Prop 8.

    There's a huge pain in my heart right now, not just for my LGBT friends and family but also for humanity as a whole. I'm in shock, and all the joy I felt last night when McCain conceded has all but faded away.
  20. Dustin

    Dustin Junior Member

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    Exactly Torx, the bible changes depending on what the white man wants it to say
  21. Commissar Smersh

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    Mark it, quote it, remember it.

    The Republicans will run a Latino candidate in 2012.

    :(
  22. czechrboard tassia

    czechrboard tassia Likes gay people.

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    lol patrick, you missed the important part of that post... he voted no on 8 (and actually we agreed on pretty much all the other props, which was a nice surprise)
  23. Chainblade

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    i can accept people voting for someone if it's about the ISSUES. but blindly voting for someone because of their party, religion, color of their skin, etc is ridiculous. Yet more proof that I believe you should have to take a test before you are allowed to vote, to prove that you know something. For something as important as electing president, you'd think their would be. You have to take a test to get your drivers license for god sakes, why not to vote?
  24. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    The funniest commentary I saw was regarding the fact that Obama was the first african-american president and that the first 16 presidents of the USA possibly could have owned Obama. :D I laughed so hard.
  25. mattdev

    mattdev liberal crybaby

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    I'm incredibly, incredibly disappointed in this. As conservative as my family is, they're very liberal on social issues and they all voted against it. Fortunately it didn't pass in our county (San Mateo) but I'm really disappointed with the rest of the state :(

    So much for California being one of the most socially progressive states in the country.

    Even with the disappointment, I still had one of the best nights of my life last night.