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Jasonspaceman
Jasonspaceman
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Palin rallies

I am amazed at the level of racism and ignorance there is in this country, and when I see videos like this, which are crazily common nowadays, I am totally shocked. But then I am also not. People are just fucking dumb. They think that politics is some kind of playground battle. They have no idea how bad their lives will become if they actually got what they wanted. Why do they even imagine that someone like John McCain or Sarah Palin would care about them?

Republicans only care about the super-rich, except when there's votin' to be done, because after elections are bought and sold, these people will get thrown away like the garbage they are spewing forth. What I see are mostly poor, frustrated, ignorant, misguided people who have been lied to so much by the government that they are just spouting off the lies in order to somehow make sense of the world. It is unbearably sad because they don't see that it is actually Bush who was the 'terrorist' ? who is sending their kids to die for totally made up reasons. They actually trust in a government that is killing them and wants to take away their freedom ? and they don't even know. These people should be pitied.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHrExRHZnm0

Oct 22, 2008, 20:48


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mirtchevman
mirtchevman
1725 posts

Re: Palin rallies

i know, i know. it's gettin scary out there...



Oct 22, 2008, 21:03


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GaryB
GaryB
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That's pretty insane. It's funny how they think 'Socialism' is a terrible label. You'd never see that kind of anger from regular people in Britain (I presume these were regular people). You only see anger like that from extreme left wing groups or far right loonies.

What beggars belief, and also happens in the UK, is that you have blue-collar meatheads voting for the right(est) wing option. These people have been duped. Did they not think that Bush's tax breaks for the super rich were unnecessary? Are they happy with dead American soldiers getting flown home weekly? Are they happy with rising unemployment and a collapsed financial sector? Do they think that 40,000,000 Americans without health insurance is an acceptable statistic for the richest nation on earth?

They can't surely hate Obama because he is mixed race? Can they? I hope Obama wins.

Oct 22, 2008, 21:15


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Labhead
Labhead
1868 posts

Re: 'socialism'

GaryB wrote:
It's funny how they think 'Socialism' is a terrible label.


Funny you mention that...
This is the old McLame from 8 years ago...


Audience member: "Why is it that someone like my father who goes to school for 13 years gets penalized in a huge tax bracket because he's a doctor."

McCain: "I think it's to some degree because we feel obviously that wealthy people can afford more."

Audience member: "Are we getting closer and closer to, like, socialism?"

McCain: "Here's what I really believe: That when you reach a certain level of comfort, there's nothing wrong with paying somewhat more."


source (with video):
http://crooksandliars.com/silentpatriot/daily-show-flashback-mccain-socialis

Oct 22, 2008, 21:22


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DevastatorJr.
DevastatorJr.
961 posts

Re: Palin rallies

"History is a race between education and catastrophe"
- HG Wells

It always amazes me that Midwestern Republicans are so concerned with terrorism, as if any terrorist would even bother bombing West Virginia,(except the home grown kind, like Timothy McVeigh of course.) They hate NY, yet they constantly bring up 9-11, as if that justifies anything awful or stupid any American might say. I live here in NY, and I don't feel like 9-11 should dominate they way I think about the world, one way or another.

Oct 22, 2008, 21:30


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wracket
wracket
1427 posts

Re: 'socialism'

But that's the thing...there once was a time when McCain wasn't that bad (as far as Depublicats are concerned), but this election (and the several years building up for his nomination) have really brought out the worst in him. At first, part of me thought/hoped that, should he be elected, the "real" McCain would come back. Regardless, the second he green-lit the Palin nomination he lost any remaining respectability.

Oct 22, 2008, 21:31


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DevastatorJr.
DevastatorJr.
961 posts

Re: Palin rallies

"History is a race between education and catastrophe"
- HG Wells

It always amazes me that Midwestern Republicans are so concerned with terrorism, as if any terrorist would even bother bombing West Virginia,(except the home grown kind, like Timothy McVeigh of course.) They hate NY, yet they constantly bring up 9-11, as if that justifies anything awful or stupid any American might say. I live here in NY, and I don't feel like 9-11 should dominate they way I think about the world, one way or another.

Oct 22, 2008, 21:40


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Labhead
Labhead
1868 posts

Re: 'socialism'

Exactly. Once upon a time, I had a little bit of respect for McCain since he went against his party on so many things. However, he's flip-flopped on so many crucial things over the years that he's lost it. The thing that really made me lose it was when he didn't vote against waterboarding after saying he was against torture.

Sometimes I think maybe he wouldn't be as bad as Bush (is that really saying much?), but then I see stuff like how he finished 894 out of 899 in his Naval academy class and picking Palin, and I realize he might not be any smarter than Bush.

Oct 22, 2008, 21:51


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GaryB
GaryB
1554 posts

Re: 'socialism'

Thanks, Labhead. I can't believe he said that! He was so right with that comment.

Margaret Thatcher made 'socialism' a swearword in Britain in the 80s. It's making a comeback though....in a disguised form. Politicians, on both sides, now refer to "social justice" and "fairness". Only Labour refer to 'redistribution', though. I love that concept.

Oct 22, 2008, 22:03


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moonduck
moonduck
312 posts

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We have a "species" of people here in the U.S. who remain uninformed, uneducated, unfortunate for a county as great as ours. They are of all ages, both urban and rural, but primarily senior citizens who have never surfed the web, have never used a computer, some of whom only have a high school education. These people truly exist. Normally, they do not vote either because they are not mobile or they just don?t give a crap. They just live the life and remain mostly concerned only about being comfortable. Don?t get me wrong. These are nice God fearing people. They just haven?t had enough exposure to a blend of different types of people to be comfortable with anything other than the norm. Now that a black man is running for president they, this species, are coming out in droves in paranoia and for a few, in rage! Yes, prejudice exists in America.

Oct 22, 2008, 22:32

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