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  1. Patters

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    I'm 52, and while I was pleased the the Bill Clinton elections and the Democratic gains in 2006, overall, in my adult life the Democrats have been running as moderate Republicans. But, no longer!

    Do you believe it looks like we actually elected a black man named Barack Hussein Obama president, a man who ran on a liberal platform that included national health care, alternative energy, and increased taxes on the wealthy! A man who is openly for gay rights and made it clear he favors a woman's right to choose, a man who believes in manmade global warming, and believes in the United Nations! A man who supports labor unions and favors tough regulation on big business. This is the most wonderful victory of my adult life.
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    This is the begining of a completely new Era... This is an amazing moment in the history of our country...

    From Salve owning white men, to being led by a black man as president in 100 years... NUTS!

    This is a Historic moment in our Country.. and im on the internet... :(
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    The idea that Kerry will get a cabinet job, does not sit well with me.
    If you are for change, don't pick Kerry.
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    Abraham Lincoln was actually the 1st but we'll let that technicality go for the time being. ;)
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    Take it easy on the champagne tonight ... it could moderate your moderating. :p;):p
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    The end of the United States of America...

    The United Socialist States of "America"

    :)
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    I'm pretty proud too. Ultimately we will have a firm opinion 4 years from now, but I believe it ushers in a new period in our nation.

    We needed a leader who inspires. I can't wait to see how many what percentage of voting age people actually voted.

    It honestly gives me goosebumps and inspires me. He won't be perfect, no president is perfect but we need to go in a new direction and the people have spoken.

    the demographics who usually don't vote have made their voice heard.
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    pretty ridiculous comment

    jump on board or cry for 4 years
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    Just a reminder ...it started by bailing out WALL STREET . :rolleyes:

    AIG , MERRYL , all the banks , etc etc etc
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    It feels like SB36.
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    BINGO. I'm still in a surreal moment.
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    "To the Democrats and Republicans who opposed this plan yesterday, I say step up to the plate and do what's right for this country, and to all Americans, I say this: If and when I am president of the United States, this rescue plan will not be the end of what we do to strengthen this economy, it will only be the beginning. It is not a time for politics. It is not a time for partisanship. It is not a time to figure out how to take credit or where to lay blame. It is not a time for politicians to concern themselves with the next election. ... It is a time for all of us to concern ourselves with the future of the country we love. This is a time for action,"
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    Man, I wish I could feel like that again. And I also voted for Obama. I just don't feel enthusiastic about him for many reasons, and was slightly less enthusiastic about McCain.
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    I wasn't enthusiastic about either one myself. I hope after every election that the new president becomes the best ever ... so I'll hope for that again ... like I always do.
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    you know. alot of us under 40 have read and youtubed MLK, JFK, RFK, FDR, and all the great leaders who have made great moments and inspired a nation.

    this appears to be our moment where we saw great american history happen
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    Feels like SB 42 except I knew this one was coming.
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    I'll survive a few years......... The economy is in the shytter, so it's gonna limit much of what he can do.

    It's a compelling story for sure. I think in the the end though, A LOT of people are going to be disappointed. I almost feel bad for him. The media has deified him so much that many of those the "got out to vote" today feels that he sh!ts gold bullion and can part the economic waters with the wave of his hand. He now has to deliver on his "hope and change".

    He sold America a big back of goods, we'll see what he can deliver. He inherits a mess.
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    you're a giant fan???????????
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    No.

    I felt ****ty after SB 42 and I feel ****ty now. Except this one I expected, that one I didn't.

    Regarding Patters' subject, he's a piece of **** just as we knew.
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    Hi patters .

    I would like to thank you for everything.
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    Group hug time ...
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    He's against gay marriage - one of the few things I agree with him on.
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    Agreed. Obama gives me NO reason to feel happy. The state of our country still SUCKS.

    He is full of promises and words like all politicians and shown nothing that makes me believe he will be a great President. It'll be interesting. He could be good but right now I just feel no reason to be proud or happy.

    Yay we have a black president for the first time ever. That's all nice and everything but I wish I could just know right now how he will turn out. I am going to be hearing a lot of how great this is for our country. I'll believe it when I see it.
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    Really? Looks like Patters didn't do his research.
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    Let me re-phrase - Obama SAID he was against gay marriage in one of the debates. Whether he lied or not, I can't say.
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    Obama is for gay rights and against gay marriage ... i am for both.
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    And I am against both :D
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    Obama said that he doesn't believe the country is ready for gay marriage and also said that he opposes the California amendment to define marriage in such a way to prevent gay marriage. Obama has been far more honest about this issue than any other candidate, though I agree he's not perfect.
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    Patters is always banging the gay rights drums.....
    Is there something he needs to tell us?

    No.... forget it.....I don't want to know......
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    I believe everyone should be treated equal.

    I don't see a problem with a cival union vs marriage as long as they have
    the same benefits.

    I just don't want to see gays receive minority status which would give
    them additional benefits ....... everyone should be treated equal.
    Nobody should get an advantage based of their race, gender or sexuality.

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