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Why did Sarah Palin resign?

Personal scandal
 5 (17.2%)
Probable indictment
 7 (24.1%)
Just plain craziness
 3 (10.3%)
Looooong lead up to 2012
 4 (13.8%)
Something else
 2 (6.9%)
Some combination of the above
 8 (27.6%)

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6860 on: November 02, 2008, 01:29:45 AM »
That's cool how you referenced a case.

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« Reply #6861 on: November 02, 2008, 01:52:21 AM »
For Alci.

Of particular note:

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Newsday on Long Island has endorsed Obama.

At least 50 papers have now switched to Obama from Bush in 2004, with just four flipping to McCain. In addition, several top papers that went for Bush in 2004 have now chosen not to endorse this year, the latest being the Indianapolis Star in key swing state Indiana.

The Chicago Tribune endorsed Obama--the first Democrat that it has backed in its long history. Three of the top five dailies in deep red state Texas switched from Bush to Obama this time.

Also: College papers endorse Obama, 79-1.
That's cool how you referenced a case.

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« Reply #6862 on: November 02, 2008, 01:59:31 AM »
That's cool how you referenced a case.

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« Reply #6863 on: November 02, 2008, 06:58:45 AM »
For Alci.

Of particular note:

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Newsday on Long Island has endorsed Obama.

At least 50 papers have now switched to Obama from Bush in 2004, with just four flipping to McCain. In addition, several top papers that went for Bush in 2004 have now chosen not to endorse this year, the latest being the Indianapolis Star in key swing state Indiana.

The Chicago Tribune endorsed Obama--the first Democrat that it has backed in its long history. Three of the top five dailies in deep red state Texas switched from Bush to Obama this time.

Also: College papers endorse Obama, 79-1.

But, of course, my hometown paper endorsed McCain  ::).

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6864 on: November 02, 2008, 01:00:26 PM »
here is at the crux of the economist's suspicion...


yeah...uh huh...

n.b. from the economist article:

"Given Mr Obama’s inexperience, the lack of clarity about some of his beliefs and the prospect of a stridently Democratic Congress, voting for him is a risk. Yet it is one America should take, given the steep road ahead."


no risks this time...we did that with bush, no???





...please...experience counts for more than two years of a term in the u.s. senate and two years of giving pretty speeches..




This is what redistribution actually looks like in our country, btw: http://www.taxfoundation.org/UserFiles/Image/Blog/ftsbs-large.jpg

And here's the Economist's endorsement:
http://www.economist.com/world/unitedstates/displayStory.cfm?source=most_commented&story_id=12516666

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http://www.economist.com/world/unitedstates/displayStory.cfm?source=most_commented&story_id=12516666
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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6865 on: November 02, 2008, 01:16:58 PM »
I wonder what took them so long.  It probably would have been more effective before she spent the last two months stumping daily for Obama, but still. 

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1108/Hillary_calling.html

November 02, 2008
Hillary calling

The latest McCain robocall features ... Hillary Clinton.

The RNC sends over the script:

    FEMALE VOICE: I'm calling for John McCain and the RNC. Listen to what Hillary Clinton had to say about John McCain and Barack Obama:

    HILLARY CLINTON: In the White House, there is no time for speeches and on-the-job training. Senator McCain will bring a lifetime of experience to the campaign, and Senator Obama will bring a speech that he gave in 2002. I think that is a significant difference.

    FEMALE VOICE: This call was paid for by the Republican National Committee at 866-558-5591, and authorized by McCain/Palin 2008.

That would be primary campaign Hillary.

CNN first reported the call.


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That's cool how you referenced a case.

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6866 on: November 02, 2008, 02:01:27 PM »

Quote from: Economist endorsement
At home he would . . .lessen the tendency of American blacks to blame all their problems on racism.

I immediately picked up on that, too.  I had to roll my eyes twice!  Either way there needs to be a "some" in there, either before the word "American" or in place of the world "all."  If anyone thinks that an Obama win in this election is going to somehow magically change conditions that black Americans face on Nov. 5, then he is delusional.  I think the most that can happen is that attitudes -- both of white and black Americans -- may begin to shift in ways that could mark progress for this nation.  This is an important first step, but it is, admittedly, only the first.

Wow, the Economist really screwed this endorsement up for me. If anything, this election has confirmed that racism is still very prevalent in this society, not just with white skinheads, but with joe sixpacks and sarah hockeymoms who will use words like muslim, socialist, communist, marxist and terrorist sympathizer in place of n*gger. Even Bill formerpresident tokenized African-Americans while liberal campaign insiders darken photos in campaign ads to remind voters that he is still half-black. So when a black person can run for president during a time of economic prosperity and none of the above happens, then i will concede the point.

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6867 on: November 02, 2008, 02:56:19 PM »
I wonder what took them so long.  It probably would have been more effective before she spent the last two months stumping daily for Obama, but still. 

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1108/Hillary_calling.html

November 02, 2008
Hillary calling

The latest McCain robocall features ... Hillary Clinton.

The RNC sends over the script:

    FEMALE VOICE: I'm calling for John McCain and the RNC. Listen to what Hillary Clinton had to say about John McCain and Barack Obama:

    HILLARY CLINTON: In the White House, there is no time for speeches and on-the-job training. Senator McCain will bring a lifetime of experience to the campaign, and Senator Obama will bring a speech that he gave in 2002. I think that is a significant difference.

    FEMALE VOICE: This call was paid for by the Republican National Committee at 866-558-5591, and authorized by McCain/Palin 2008.

That would be primary campaign Hillary.

CNN first reported the call.


By Ben Smith 12:15 PM

yeah at this point, it's not going to have an effect

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6868 on: November 02, 2008, 03:09:32 PM »
Have you seen that fivethirtyeight has McCain doubling his chances, practically overnight?

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6869 on: November 02, 2008, 03:16:49 PM »
Lol to 6.3%...he could double until Election Day for all I care :D