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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby narcoleptish » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:18 am

Archipants wrote: McCain's concession speech was gracious and a bit inspiring.


His best speech of the campaign, I think.

I'm glad he didn't speak like that for the last few months.
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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby MeatStick » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:23 am

dstol62 wrote:To quote Sinatra, "start spreading the wealth"....


Right....

Let me know when you get your first check.
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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:28 am

One thing I noticed was when McCain was giving his speech every time he mentioned Obama, which was always in a positive light, the crowd booed and yelled snarky comments. McCain did try to make it stop. Every time Obama mentioned McCain in his speech there were cheers. What does that say about the tone of the two campaigns?
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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby Shipley » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:29 am

Ned Flanders wrote:Congratulations to president-elect Barack Hussein Obama.

He is your president. He is my president. He is our president.


Thats far more gracious than I expected, Ned. Perhaps I misjudged you. Let hope for both our sakes the nation made the right decision yesterday.
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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:32 am

Thats far more gracious than I expected, Ned. Perhaps I misjudged you. Let hope for both our sakes the nation made the right decision yesterday.


It's exactly what I expected. I've seen glimmers of hope in Neddy boy here over the years. It's the Woe's and Bunny's and Tollerators who have shown zero redeemable qualities.
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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby ouroborus4 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:52 am

Did anybody happen to be on state street when the election was called? I wasn't there to witness it, but i heard about it shortly after. I think it speaks volumes that such a large demonstration of joy can take place so spontaneously. here's a video I found: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N360C5DLxUA
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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby eurotic » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:18 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Congratulations to president-elect Barack Hussein Obama.

He is your president. He is my president. He is our president.


If only all his opponents were this gracious.

I never thought I'd say it Ned, but here's to you.:)
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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby Jeb » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:33 pm

MeatStick wrote:47% McCain in the popular vote - in other words, a lot (almost half) of the voters voted for the other guy.


And they're all out buying guns and ammo through January.
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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby Dulouz » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:45 pm

Dane County was the overwhelming bluest county in Wisconsin with 73% of voters picking Obama. Even Milwaukee county came it as 68%. I can't wait to see the ward breakdowns.
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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby Daisy » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:16 pm

fisticuffs wrote:when McCain was giving his speech every time he mentioned Obama...the crowd booed and yelled snarky comments. Every time Obama mentioned McCain in his speech there were cheers. What does that say about the tone of the two campaigns?
That one lost and the other won. This shouldn't be portrayed as our side being inherently more noble. Had McCain won, his supporters would have had the luxury of sounding grace notes while ours would have been doing anything but applauding McCain.

It's tough to lose after pouring that much time and effort into something, and McCaine's core posse shouldn't be denied the catharsis of a few boos on election night.
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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby jjoyce » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:37 pm

Sorry, but where I was sitting, plenty of people were scoffing at McCain. A lot of lefties proved their ability to be chumps in this election, just like the righties.
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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby madmatt77 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:23 pm

Exactly right, jj. There have been jackasses on both sides. Now let's put the vitriol behind us and try to work together to get the important work done. The voter turnout this year proves that our generation is not wholly apathetic. I would love to see this same energetic patriotism and community involvement continue through the next term.
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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby snoqueen » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:35 pm

fisticuffs wrote:It's the Woe's and Bunny's and Tollerators who have shown zero redeemable qualities.


Hey now. Woe made a nice concession announcement on the forum today. You never know who'll man up and do it. (woman up, whatever)
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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby Ducatista » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:17 am

Ned Flanders wrote:Congratulations to president-elect Barack Hussein Obama.

Does the swearing-in ceremony traditionally include the President's full name? Man, I hope so. That'll add a nice little edge to inauguration day for the Neds of the world.
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Re: President Barack Obama

Postby magic moose » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:03 am

I hope they do. Four years to own his middle name under the world spotlight and see he's not so scary. Anyone who thinks he's Al Quaeda after four years can't be salvaged.
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