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[Happytears] [thumbsup]

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[Applause] [Happytears] [Applause]

This is a first man on the Moon moment. I am sooo proud of the USA right now... congrats TO ALL!

MAGNIFICENT VALOUR!

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YES WE DID! [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

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I am so unbelievably proud of my country right now...just wow. [thumbsup] [Happytears]

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Well done everyone!
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Woo Hoo! [Applause]
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W00T!!!!

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quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
[Applause] [Happytears] [Applause]

This is a first man on the Moon moment. I am sooo proud of the USA right now... congrats TO ALL!

MAGNIFICENT VALOUR!

Me too. I think the country is maturing, finally.


[thumbsup]

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
YES WE DID! [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

Well...ahem...yes *we* did, but yeah! [Big Grin] [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted November 04, 2008 22:00      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I thought his victory speech was quite good, too. (not that I expected any less)

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I liked this article from The Onion. Kind of sums it up.
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quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
I thought his victory speech was quite good, too. (not that I expected any less)

It was fantastic...and I'll also point out that John McCain's concession speech was quite good. I tip my hat to him for being good about it, as well as his great roles on SNL. (He completely pwned the real Sarah Palin...humorless _______ that she is.)

/me looks forward to a country that might get a bit less fscked up!

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[Applause] [Applause] What a relief! [Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

Thank you to all those 'merkins who chose change. [Smile]

Oh... and ASM?.... HA HA HA HA HA [Razz]

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I feel like I can walk a bit taller now. I have no idea what happens next, but we just elected a guy who, instead of campaigning on hate and/or fear, campaigned on hope. And he won.

He also happens to be black, which is a huge, historic milestone.

McCain gave a classy concession speech. I wish he'd shown more of that class during campaign season, but, then again, the tone he took contributed to his loss so maybe I shouldn't bitch too much about that. I wanted a decisive Obama win.

*phew*

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
YES WE DID! [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

Well...ahem...yes *we* did, but yeah! [Big Grin] [Smile]
Hey, I voted.
Twice.
I picked up some voter registration forms from the local mosque.
I'm officially a 23 year old black woman from Ohio, and a 64 year old Cuban man from Miami.

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To the victor go the spoils!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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...enter socialism [Eek!]

Jonathan just asked, "Can Obama make it to the inauguration without getting assassinated?"

That got me wondering, if that were to happen, would Biden become president? If so, would Biden get to select a VP or would the Democratic party? Or would we have to have a whole 'nuther election?

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This is a great day for socialist terrorism! [Wink] [Wink]

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I try to avoid political debate... Religion and politics, you know.

This election was especially hard for me. I can't say I'm glad Obama won. I can't say I would have been glad if he'd lost either.

To me, it's a South Park moment. "Oh Stan, don't you see? All elections are a choice between a giant douche and a sh*t sandwich" [ohwell]

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/me does the happy dance

I cannot adequately express how good this makes me feel... not because I am confident that Obama will be a great President (whilst hopeful, I could never be confident of such a thing with any Presidential candidate), but because of how so many millions of people have been inspired to think that good things are possible, that change is possible. If we can keep believing in democracy, equality and justice, and we prove our commitment to this belief by actually acting and voting, then all is not lost quite yet, I think.

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It's a new day, a new dawn, and I'm feeling gooooood!

And Rhonnie, the best way to ensure Obama is not assassinated would be for responsible Republicans like yourself and your husband to speak out against the poisonous smears that circulated during the election that painted a picture of Obama as some foreigner, a supporter of terrorism, with ambitions to overthrow your democracy and become a dictator. Your candidate Senator McCain has set a splendid example with his generous and graceful concession speech.

And I see nothing in Obama's policies that resembles, for example the socialism of pre Thatcher Britain. The Democrats are a right wing party, they only look left wing if you compare them with mad rolling eyes, neo fascist, right wing nut jobs. On the other hand it is a Republican administration that has just nationalised the commanding heights of the US economy. So who's the socialist?

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Jonathan just asked, "Can Obama make it to the inauguration without getting assassinated?"

That got me wondering, if that were to happen, would Biden become president? If so, would Biden get to select a VP or would the Democratic party? Or would we have to have a whole 'nuther election?

If by some horrible circumstance Obama were assassinated, Biden would be President and just like any other President he would pick his Vice President. The only way there would be another election would be if both of them were killed, then it would be Hillary Clinton vying for the Presidency because she was second runner up and she would undoubtedly beat McCain as well.

I can't say I'm glad Obama won, but then again I can't say I'd be happy if McCain won either. I didn't really like either choice and haven't liked any of the choices offered to me since I have been of voting age, but you've got to vote for somebody or you've no reason to complain. [ohwell]

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Happy here too!

As for "socialism", I heard about that old Cuban woman from Florida who voted McCain because "Cuba showed that wealth repartition doesn't work." It may not have worked in Cuba, but there is more than extremes on a line - there are moderates ways of implementing an idea. I'd say socialism works pretty well in Canada and many european countries. But it's communism that killed Cuba's (and the USSR's) economy. Socialism != communism; thus Obama having socialist tendencies doesn't make him a communism. Anything in moderation can be a good thing; anything in excess is a bad thing.

Anyway: congratulations from a little citizen from Up North to the new President of the United States for a campaign well done and the triumph of ideas over fear. [Applause]

Now the world is watching. [Geek]

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I think that a lot of people forget that the US is a Democratic republic, with socialistic tendencies. What else do you call Social security, welfare, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, low income housing, etc, etc...?

Look, Obama may be a full on Marxist, but do you really and honestly think that Americas would allow for a second term if he proved to have ideals like Chavez in Venezuela?

Wouldn't happen.

Now as far as it goes, whether you voted for or against Obama, no one can say that this was not a history making election. Look at what was possible...

The first female president,
The first female vice-president
The first black president.

However you tossed that ballot, your vote was creating true history.

All I truly hope is that Obama can keep his promises. And that those promises do our country some good.

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