SHOCK: Conservative Chicago Tribune Endorses Obama

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    From your link.....

    This endorsement makes some history for the Chicago Tribune. This is the first time the newspaper has endorsed the Democratic Party's nominee for president.

    The Tribune in its earliest days took up the abolition of slavery and linked itself to a powerful force for that cause--the Republican Party. The Tribune's first great leader, Joseph Medill, was a founder of the GOP. The editorial page has been a proponent of conservative principles. It believes that government has to serve people honestly and efficiently.

    With that in mind, in 1872 we endorsed Horace Greeley, who ran as an independent against the corrupt administration of Republican President Ulysses S. Grant. (Greeley was later endorsed by the Democrats.) In 1912 we endorsed Theodore Roosevelt, who ran as the Progressive Party candidate against Republican President William Howard Taft.

    The Tribune's decisions then were driven by outrage at inept and corrupt business and political leaders.

    We see parallels today.

    The Republican Party, the party of limited government, has lost its way. The government ran a $237 billion surplus in 2000, the year before Bush took office -- and recorded a $455 billion deficit in 2008. The Republicans lost control of the U.S. House and Senate in 2006 because, as we said at the time, they gave the nation rampant spending and Capitol Hill corruption. They abandoned their principles. They paid the price.
     
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    so they support obama b/c why again?

    b/c there is no reason, none in the article.
     
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    This is the first time ever that the Chicago Tribune has endorsed a Democrat.

    I think you are wrong.
     
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    Chicago Tribune - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    You are the weakest link Jennifer, goodbye.
     
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    so fucking what?

    that doesn't make them conservatives. damn labels
     
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    Actually it does, unless every single paper you call Liberal isn't Liberal anymore. :eusa_whistle:

    Can't just have it one way Jennifer.
     
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    i don't think i have used that term on here before. i say bias. i have heard alot about their editorals and how crazy they are, or i'am going nuts?
     
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    ummm...Senator Obama is from Chicago.

    It would be suicidal for the local paper not to support the "local boy makes good" candidate.
     
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    You're just a dissenter, Jen. :D
     

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