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Why Obama Will Lose
American Thinker ^ | September 27, 2008 | Miguel A. Guanipa

Posted on 10/15/2008 9:01:25 PM PDT by fiodora

Moments of crisis have their purpose, not least of which is to witness how those weathering them will measure up to much greater challenges ahead. The recent financial market tumble afforded priceless opportunities to rate the strength of character of those to whom we may soon be yielding the power to govern. It is noteworthy that when the opportunity arose to display the desired strengths upon which voters will be counting on beyond voting day, Barack Obama -- not John McCain -- chose instead to mock the presumed shortcomings of his opponent.

This particular crisis also furnished Obama and his loyal media posse with an unparalleled opportunity to reinforce the central theme of his campaign, which casts his opponent as the proud and fated heir of the totality of George W. Bush's legacy. The favored three-pronged Obama strategy now consists of dissociating his own party of any shared responsibility for the debacle, refocusing the blame for the negatives on his opponent and taking front stage as the deliverer from all our calamities. But this strategy is bound for failure.

The first reason why Obama will be defeated is that this hour of crisis has uncovered a fierce vein of opportunism in the man. This pathological streak, characterized by a blind determination to succeed at all costs, was prominently displayed in his gleeful impetuosity to capitalize on the media's alarmist reports of a complete financial "meltdown".

During this financial collapse's most climactic moments, Obama directed his efforts at pandering to a somewhat misguided public discontent and stoking the embers of panic, rather than drafting alternative solutions for addressing the economic imbalances that precipitated the crisis in the first place. For a campaign that was pioneered on the pledge to steer off petty attacks, these types of knee-jerk reactions now define both the man and his campaign as both marked by extreme lapses of cognitive dissonance.

The second reason for the coming fall of Obama is that, while bad tidings may draw some attention, they are seldom guaranteed to encourage sustained support for the messenger. Obama's own predecessor is well acquainted with the unintended consequences of placing too much emphasis on the politics of doom and derision. Most people are eventually worn out and disillusioned by the constant drum of negativity. Other than the static mantra of "change we can believe in" -- recently modified to the slightly more imperious "change we need" -- Obama has little to offer in the way of any substantial alternatives to offset his ominous outlook of a future absent his wisdom and guidance at the helm, which leads one to believe that about the only thing that he can guarantee will change are his campaign slogans.

The third reason for Obama's eventual defeat is that -- in spite of his hopes for the triumph of image over substance -- he seems not to have yet assimilated the rather basic political maxim that words and deeds which project mutually contradictory messages can easily become very powerful weapons in the hands of one's adversary. To wit, few things appeared more contrived than the impassioned appeals on behalf of the downtrodden and the stern words of rebuke against the excesses of ruthless Wall Street profiteers still in his breath, as he boarded his personal jet to join in a $28,500 (hat tip to readers for correcting the figure) per plate fund raising fete with the most fiscally intemperate of our species: the lavish Hollywood glitterati. Needless to say, such glaring inconsistencies leave Obama wide open to the same charges of hypocrisy he has more than once indignantly leveled against the opposition.

The fourth reason is Obama's curious -- but not wholly unpredictable -- decision to yoke himself with Joe Biden, the gaffe-prone and mischievously wry senator from Delaware, whose core ideology is virtually indistinguishable from his own. Set against McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate, which brought a new level of political relevance to the office of vice-president, the democratic ticket has suddenly emerged as the one that offers the least opportunities for distinct philosophical approaches to today's sundry economic and social issues. It is no wonder the McCain-Palin ticket has become so attractive to a country that -- contrary to the current progressive dogma -- is very willing to embrace diversity.

And finally, with the exigencies of the moment calling for more desperate measures will come the re-awakening in Obama's mind of the notion that sooner or later he will have to conjure up the uncharitable verdict of racial malfeasance as the cause for this country's hesitancy in exalting him to the lofty echelons of American politics. No longer will he forego requiring votes from the reluctant as guilt offerings to atone for their prejudice laden indecision, or employing subsidiary bully pulpits to showcase his own personal (and mostly imagined) upheaval as a contestant of unwonted pedigree amidst what he and his minions insist on characterizing as a hopelessly racist electorate. And the more egregious these calls to penance for racial sins at the voting booth become, the more he will incur the disdain of those who silently feel that it should only be called racism when one votes or doesn't vote for a candidate because of the color of his skin. on "Why Obama Will Lose"


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008debates; loyalmediaposse; mccain; obama
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1 posted on 10/15/2008 9:01:25 PM PDT by fiodora
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To: fiodora

If Obama loses, there are going to be riots.

Heck, if he wins there are going to be riots.


2 posted on 10/15/2008 9:09:55 PM PDT by ottbmare
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To: ottbmare

Let there be riots and watch a democrat never win again as they will be associated with chaos.

But we all know if McCain wins, he’ll immediately bump Palin as VP and offer it to Obama to show how he can reach across the aisle.

Btw, did McCain point to anyone tonight?


3 posted on 10/15/2008 9:11:37 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (How does one win over terrorists? KILL them with UNKINDNESS)
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To: fiodora

Listen to the George C. Scott “Patton” speech again.

The MARXISM espoused by Obama and his connections to Bill Ayers a traitor in wartime and a domestic terrorist for the better part of a decade (his group was active in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s in violent crimes), it is all PERSONAL REPUGNANT to Americans. It is not the America we grew up in. It is not the political ideology that we will accept lightly.

If we hadn’t seen its’ effects around the world, it might have had a shot.

In this day and time, a NAKED Marxist cannot win. For now, the media and the Democrats have tried to have a poker face and play at being moderates.


4 posted on 10/15/2008 9:11:48 PM PDT by weegee (My wealth is not to be spread like Country Crock Senator Obama!)
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To: ottbmare

Good, let them burn their neighborhoods with the network TV cameras showing these animals across America.


5 posted on 10/15/2008 9:11:53 PM PDT by Uncledave (Zombie Reagan '08)
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To: Uncledave

Let there be riots....let people steal nike sneakers and break glass windows...come to my neighborhood please.


6 posted on 10/15/2008 9:13:08 PM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: ottbmare

We have been fortunate not to experience election violence.

I’ve heard that police departments around the country are quietly gearing up for election day and the days after. If anything happens, they would like to nip it in the bud. But as we saw years ago with riots, esp. after Martin Luther King was killed, the police can be overwhelmed by angry mobs.

This election has made history based on predictions of violence. I have never, ever, heard of threats of violence based on results of any previous election in this country.


7 posted on 10/15/2008 9:13:47 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Uncledave

If violence breaks out, do you think that Obama will come out there and say, “can’t we all just get along”????

I seriously wonder what the reaction of Obama would be to violence. If he loses this election and it’s a razor thin margin, could he be angry enough that he wouldn’t get out in front to appeal for calm? Just a thought.


8 posted on 10/15/2008 9:16:18 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: fiodora
He will lose because:

He's a total lightweight
He is a commie socialist
He is a black man
He dissed Shrillary
His wife is a bee-yatch
He's a Black Panther
He sees America as THE PROBLEM, not as that which should be emulated.

Take your pick. The people who vote against him are going to have one or more of the above reasons as THEIR reason, like it or not.

That this boob made it past the first round still stuns me.

9 posted on 10/15/2008 9:18:53 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: fiodora

I agree. Obama will lose.


10 posted on 10/15/2008 9:19:31 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

He will probably call his cousin Odinga for advice on how to keep the riots going.


11 posted on 10/15/2008 9:21:57 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The Dems have started them before. Here’s one from 1866-

New Orleans Riots (1873–1874), clash of political factions led by Louisiana gubernatorial rivals Republican W. P. Kellogg and Democrat John McEnery. The disorder began 5 March 1873, when McEnery’s partisans attacked two police stations. On 6 March the members of McEnery’s legislature were arrested and jailed. In response to the violence, federal troops were ordered into Louisiana to protect Republican officials, which angered the McEneryites. In response, McEnery’s supporters formed the White League in the spring of 1874. On 14 September 1874, the league launched a successful attack on Kellogg’s forces; twenty-seven people were killed in the melee. McEnery took over the state government the following day, but U.S. troops hurried into the city and restored Kellogg on 17 September. The uprising paved the way for the overthrow of the Republican regime in Louisiana three years later.


12 posted on 10/15/2008 9:22:37 PM PDT by bleach (They have Obama- We have Oh! MAMA.)
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To: freekitty

Same here.

Obama is going to lose.

Historically liberal northern senators have a very poor track record trying to win the white house, for democrats southern governors have been the key, southern governors that appear to run as moderates.
Governors are always favored for the white house. Reagan, Carter, Clinton, Bush 43. Governors all.

So we have an uber liberal/socialist junior senator from the north with radical ties, against a moderate experienced senator war hero from the west with a Governor on the ticket. If history is any teacher, Americans will elect McCain.


13 posted on 10/15/2008 9:25:41 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the polling gods and whimper.)
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To: fiodora

He is right. McCain/Palin will win...bambi is a worthless sack of ..it...


14 posted on 10/15/2008 9:29:20 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Lizavetta

He only made it past the first round by cheating and stealing the nomination from Hillary. I guess the Clintons’ are shocked it happened to them. Shows you how the donkey party eats their own. As the old saying goes what comes around goes around...or what seeds you sow you shall reap...


15 posted on 10/15/2008 9:34:00 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: fiodora

IF Obama wins, it will because of FRAUD, pure and simple. He’s been setting this up for years. CO


16 posted on 10/15/2008 9:34:48 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what an antibiotic is to an infection - Healing!!!!)
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To: fiodora

IF Obama wins, it will because of FRAUD, pure and simple. He’s been setting this up for years. CO


17 posted on 10/15/2008 9:34:57 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what an antibiotic is to an infection - Healing!!!!)
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To: ottbmare
If Obama loses, there are going to be riots.

And WTF should I care?

18 posted on 10/15/2008 9:40:07 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: fiodora

I am only seeing a very few HusseinO bumper stickers. I saw very many more Kerry bumper stickers here in Californica


19 posted on 10/15/2008 9:43:17 PM PDT by KTM rider (It's the supreme court appointments stupid)
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To: fiodora

We need to ensure Obama Hussein LOSES. He’s a fraud, folks. A Marxist. Americans are certainly asleep at the wheel this year.


20 posted on 10/15/2008 9:45:28 PM PDT by heatherlund
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To: shield

If enough rats get in the privacy of the voting booth and vote McCain, we can win. But the voter fraud is going to be hard to overcome. God help us.


21 posted on 10/15/2008 9:47:29 PM PDT by unkus
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To: ottbmare
Riots, hmm, how to cope,..how to cope...The Outlaw Josey Wales Pictures, Images and Photos
22 posted on 10/15/2008 9:55:55 PM PDT by redstateconfidential ("Go to the mattresses")
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To: KTM rider
I'm in VERY liberal Marin County and I have seen a bunch of Obama lawn signs, bumper stickers, ect, but nowhere as much as Kerry in 04.
The people I come across and talk to are at least 60% supporting McCain which is very surprising. People who generally lean left and always vote Dem are telling me they just don't trust Obama.I have been very surprised by this.
But the “polls” and TV Talking Dolts keep saying Obama is way ahead—I really am surprised by my own experience and the medias distorting...er, reporting.
23 posted on 10/15/2008 9:58:10 PM PDT by scott says (MSM-- Morons Spouting Misinformation)
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To: ottbmare
Heck, if he wins there are going to be riots

And probably in the same places to boot! Rioters don't typically bother driving to a different neighborhood.

24 posted on 10/15/2008 10:03:37 PM PDT by kittycatonline.com
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To: scott says
But the “polls” and TV Talking Dolts keep saying Obama is way ahead—I really

I am more and more convinced that the erronious polls are a setup for the "we wuz cheated" that will come on Election Night.

25 posted on 10/15/2008 10:11:34 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: happygrl
Something is going on for sure. I really am surprised by the amount of people who I talk to versus what the “polls” say- especially considering my location. You would think that 8 out of 10 would be pro-Obama and I have been encountering 5 out of 10 at best.
26 posted on 10/15/2008 10:18:02 PM PDT by scott says (MSM-- Morons Spouting Misinformation)
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To: fiodora

McCain will win. Sarah Palin has brought a breath of fresh air...and true change. What a great team!


27 posted on 10/15/2008 10:19:54 PM PDT by IndianPrincessOK (McCain/Palin...2 pit bulls, one with lipstick! Pigs will fly with lipstick Nov. 4th)
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To: scott says

Let us not forget that Reagan was behind in the polls quite up the election and he crushed his opponent both times! I think once the actual voting starts Obama might not win.


28 posted on 10/15/2008 10:48:23 PM PDT by greccogirl ( gO)
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To: shield

Who is Bambi?


29 posted on 10/15/2008 10:49:21 PM PDT by greccogirl ( gO)
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To: IndianPrincessOK

Yes she is cool! But there are no more debates with her in them. I wonder how she can get more visibility ???


30 posted on 10/15/2008 10:58:21 PM PDT by Edgewood Pilot
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To: IndianPrincessOK; fiodora; ntnychik; LucyT; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; MeekOneGOP; ...

31 posted on 10/15/2008 11:05:09 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Canadian Outrage
IF Obama wins, it will because of FRAUD, pure and simple. He’s been setting this up for years. CO

If Obama looses, may it be because of the FRAUD, pure and simple. May his strongest supporters, the alphabelt media, be exposed for what they are, leftish leaning liars.

32 posted on 10/16/2008 12:05:00 AM PDT by BILL_C (Those who don't understand the lessons of history are bound to repeat them!)
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To: greccogirl
Nick for Obama. Along with Obomber, Obaminator, Nobama, several others.
33 posted on 10/16/2008 1:34:00 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: PhilDragoo
Interesting campaign poster.

Who's the schmuck in the fedora? Looks like Lavrenti Beria.

34 posted on 10/16/2008 1:35:25 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: lentulusgracchus

You go the schmuck part right. It’s Saul Alinsky.


35 posted on 10/16/2008 1:44:21 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: PhilDragoo

That’s a phenomenal graphic!


36 posted on 10/16/2008 2:07:26 AM PDT by VigilantAmerican (We will not waver, we will not tire; we will not falter, we will not fail)
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To: PhilDragoo

What a piece of crap!


37 posted on 10/16/2008 2:33:04 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: PhilDragoo

Did you catch the number of ACORN registrations turned in to Ohio??? Exactly 666,000! No joke...


38 posted on 10/16/2008 3:09:20 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ Pro-Palin & NObama Gear : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: fiodora

bump


39 posted on 10/16/2008 4:30:24 AM PDT by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Lizavetta

“That this boob made it past the first round still stuns me.”

My thoughts exactly. How anybody can vote for Obama, given his connections to terrorists both domestic and foreign, and the connection to Chicago’s corrupt polical machine is beyond me. My choice for President was made two years ago and has never waivered. In fact my confidence in McCain as the better choice has risen sharply during that time.


40 posted on 10/16/2008 9:11:56 AM PDT by tob2 (No retreat!)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Very good points.......problem is, a dumbed down electorate, led by a liberal-biased media, will not often hear such words this time around.......

However, if a southern democrat senator with a democrat governor as a running mate were on the ticket........then it would be 24-7 the importance of executive experience, the history of presidential elections, etc., etc.

Another good example is military service......

When Clinton ran, military experience was played down by the MSM, because the republicans, Bush41 and Dole, were real war heroes and Clinton was a draft dodger (the MSM even covered up his lying/law breaking concerning his draft record), BUT, when Gore and Kerry ran, suddenly, it was important for a candidate to also be a veteran (the MSM covered up the real reasons that Gore and Kerry only served a fraction of the required term/tour of duty for Viet Nam).................today, the MSM reluctantly acknowledges McCain's real hero status, but is, for the most part, silent on the importance of military veteran service. How convenient.........

NOT ONLY HAS OBAMA NOT SERVED IN THE US MILITARY, HE HAS SIDED WITH AMERICANS AND US GROUPS THAT HAVE SIDED WITH THE ENEMIES WE ARE CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN WAR WITH !!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES, I AM YELLLLLLING !!!!

The MSM covered for Clinton to get him elected, and they are covering for Obama to get him elected.......Clinton was/is deeply flawed, as is Obama.

If Obama were to win, it would only be possible through naked media bias and massive vote fraud, the same way Clinton won two presidential elections.

For those who cannot see the naked media bias, well, the scales have not fallen from their eyes as of yet..........

The basic tools of the MSM are hammer and tongs, and rose-colored glasses. To paraphrase Fox News, I'll let viewers decide as to which political party gets the hammer and tongs, and which party is seen through the rose-colored glasses.

:}

41 posted on 10/16/2008 11:34:34 AM PDT by AwesomePossum ("He who conceals a useful truth is equally guilty with the propagator of an injurious falsehood.")
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To: AwesomePossum

One last thought...

Obama has no Perot factor helping him.

Clinton did, both times.


42 posted on 10/16/2008 11:38:46 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the polling gods and whimper.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Another good point........Clinton had the Perot factor (which many believe was bought by Clinton and sold by Perot).

Obama does not have the Perot factor, but he does have something very big that the Clinton races did not have to such a degree......."racial bias" browbeating peer pressure by the Obama camp and the MSM.........the kind of stuff that frightens queasy democrats, moderates, independents and RINOs into hiding behind the couch.

:}

43 posted on 10/16/2008 12:28:41 PM PDT by AwesomePossum ("He who conceals a useful truth is equally guilty with the propagator of an injurious falsehood.")
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To: BILL_C

That too!! You have a point but Fraud by any other name is still Fraud no? It all stinks imho. CO


44 posted on 10/16/2008 4:57:20 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what an antibiotic is to an infection - Healing!!!!)
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To: weegee

Recently, the nauseating cult-like media does not even bother to pretend they are “converted.”

The media-lackies happily hump the freedom of press...


45 posted on 10/16/2008 5:00:19 PM PDT by fiodora
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Now we have Odinga’s model...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8QcpdUtxNQ


46 posted on 10/16/2008 5:00:24 PM PDT by fiodora
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To: KTM rider

You are right!!!!!


47 posted on 10/16/2008 5:04:39 PM PDT by fiodora
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To: Canadian Outrage
That too!! You have a point but Fraud by any other name is still Fraud no? It all stinks imho. CO

Do you think then that Joe Biden along with other officials in the Democratic Party should be prosecuted for fraud in allowing Obama to continue his charade of running for President when everyone knows he doesn't have a valid birth certificate?

48 posted on 10/16/2008 5:30:39 PM PDT by BILL_C (Those who don't understand the lessons of history are bound to repeat them!)
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To: greccogirl

I left off the Obambi...that comes from Jack Wheeler.


49 posted on 10/16/2008 7:48:05 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: BILL_C

Yeah actually I do. I think they should ALL be prosecuted, exposed and everything else that can be done to them. I suppose it depends on the will of the opposition and “authorities” whoever that might be nowadays. Shiza. CO


50 posted on 10/16/2008 9:19:25 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what an antibiotic is to an infection - Healing!!!!)
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