A Sad Day

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    I have heard much discussion this morning about why McCain lost, why Obama won. Basically, McCain was the wrong Republican candidate. (I still blame Fred Thompson for dragging his feet too long. I think he was the best choice to take on the Obama machine.)
    McCain is too old, still tries to rely on his war service, which was admirable, but too long ago, to win people over. He was not forceful enough and was too forthcoming about a lot of things, that is a dangerous thing in politics.

    I would not have voted for Hillary because I did not believe in her policies and political views, even though as a woman, I would have been proud to have a female president, I would NEVER waste my vote just to get a female elected. But, in hindsight, I would gladly have voted for Hillary over Obama any day. At least with her, I did not have to fear being sold out to Muslims or some other group.

    But, as to why Obama won, several reasons. He had sooooo much money to spend to convince people of how wonderful he is. He had the right look, the right age and spoke all the things people want to hear - I'm going to make it all better, I'm going to give you what you need, I will provide free blah, blah, blah. I feel like we now have a slick used car salesman for president. I believe if I hear the word "change" one more time, I will actually puke.

    And, way, way too many people (black and white alike) voted for him because he is black. Hey, if I was black, I am sure I would be extremely proud and excited that we have our first black president. Can't blame them for that. I am actually proud that our country has come that far. But, I did not vote for him because he is black. I did not vote for him because he is not the right person for the job; his policies stink. And, it is a shame that so many people refused to see what he really stood for and only voted for him to prove they could put a black president in the white house. I bet 3 out of 4 who voted for him have no idea what his stand on most of the issues was.

    Well, it has been done. I can only hope and pray that the checks and balances set up by our founding fathers really work. I do not want my children and grandchildren to grow up in a quasi socialist society where nobody needs to work hard to achieve because all you have to do is put your hand out and the government will provide all your needs.
    Well, you wanted him. I hope we all don't live to regret it.
     
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    Coloradomtnman Rational and proud of it.

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    Do you think most people vote because they did months of research and a lot of critical and rational thinking?? Hell no!

    Its just how things work.

    However, why write him off before he even has a chance to prove whether his policies work or not? We all know that Bush's didn't, and that the GOP's didn't. Might as well try something else. I'm not a Democrat and I don't worship Obama like many do, and I don't trust politicians AT ALL, but I'll let him try and if he does alright, well, that's better than Bush EVER did.

    And if McCain had been elected, I would do the same. McCain, however, isn't Bush and thank God for that!
     
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    Are you really that ignorant?

    Millions of people are celebrating today because it was a historical moment in history and your going to say it was a "sad day"? I bet it was a sad day when lincoln freed the slaves too, it was sad for slave owners. I bet it was a sad day when women got the right to vote? You idiot, weather you like Obama or not, weather you voted for him or not.......today is not a "sad day"......you prick......it is one of the most important days in our or anyones generation. It is a day in which democracy has been executed to its fullest, not a "sad day".......Nothing about democracy is a sad day okay moron.
     
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    The only reason this is a "Sad Day" for McCain and Palin is McCain and Palin themselves.

    McCain the Mavrick ... played the "Woe is me, American Hero ... (which we all know and knew that he was - he did not have to keep drilling it into our brains) ... early in his campaign. When that was not proving to be an asset what does he do? He grabs Sarah Palin out of the wilderness .... (no one had ever heard of her - and he tried cramming her down our throats) ... to become the Republican Ms. Mavrick (that he soon found out even he could not control her mouth). Go figure. :cuckoo:

    If the Republicans lost it was because McCain turned into an angry old Mavrick, and his running mate "big mouth" Sarah :dig: the hole for both of them, and they both fell in.
     
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    I guess you're right----it certainly couldn't have been anything Obama did other than be black.
     
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    Obama won because people had to blame someone, that someone was Bush. Obama did a great job of equating Bush and McCain. Then McCain ran a horrible, perhaps the worst ever campaign. Took Wright off the table. In the last days, took 'family' off the table. Choices.

    Perhaps much more depressing to me than either candidate, is how little the American electorate really looks at 'core beliefs.' At school my principal forced upon me, to make her daughter the 6th grade teacher look good, the task of having the 8th graders research and present the two major candidates position on:

    abortion
    economy
    health care
    war

    Her daughter had obtained a grant for technology, so we have a closed circuit television system within our school, teleprompter and all. The kids would present the 'positions' via news broadcast, and the whole school would vote on Nov. 4th. After fisticuffs broke out in kindergarten and 2nd grade, it was 'decided' abortion would be dropped as one of the topics. We are a Catholic school. ;)

    Basically I set aside 4 class periods for the kids to research the positions of both McCain and Obama. At the beginning there were 6 out of 17 for Obama. As they compiled side by side positions, the votes for Obama dropped to 1. The other 5 went on to bring their findings home to parents. One parent called me and said, "Where did you tell the students to look for Senator Obama's position?" When I said, "His official website," the father said, "I didn't know this." My question to the electorate, why don't they know? Neither gentleman hid their views, they were out there.

    It's not brain surgery or rocket science.
     
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    Republicans can look in a mirror and see why they lost last night. Voting a flaming idiot into office for two terms was more than most could endure. Obama basically ran against McCain and Bush.

    I think I heard it on one of the new channels. "The failings of the GOP is another legacy of Rush-Rove." And that is certainly the case.
     
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    I'll take a black man over Kerry or Gore anyday of the week. :lol:
     
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    Republicans lost beecause their whole argument was a hypocrisy. Blaming democrats for large government and spending when their admin seen the most spending and growth in government ever. Callin Obama's tax plan a redistribution of wealth when all taxes are a redistribution of wealth. Callin Obama a socialist when America is clearly a socialist nation wiith programs like social security and medicare. Alienation of the latino vote with their radical immigration stance. 8 years of failed policies will not go unpunished
     
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    I would actually be curious to see how many black people voted in 2004 vs. how many black people voted in 2008...
     

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