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  •  BTW, does he understand that CONGRESS (11+ / 0-)

    is blocking closure of Guantanemo Bay, not the President?  

    Does he think Romney would stop the drone attacks?  Hell, Romney will probably start an all-new war with Iran.

    Wall Street?  Like a Romney presidency would be less in the pocket of Wall Street?  lolololol

    Again, the only message he sends by not voting is the potential for a Romney victory, which sends the message that America wants what Romney's selling.  How exactly does that make a point about Obama not being progressive enough?  Jesus H. Christ!  

    •  I saw a speaker over the summer say that if you (4+ / 0-)
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      think that you're going to hurt anybody's feelings by not voting for Obama, "white supremacy has a firm grip on your mind."

      I don't know if I'd go that far... but I do think some young and/or white voters expected more of President Obama than any other president... either because of the inspirational nature of the campaign or, yes, because he's black.

      A black man (or a woman) has to be twice as good.

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      by cai on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 04:53:08 PM PDT

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    •  Thank you... (0+ / 0-)

      You really does GET it all ... he reads more than I do...but maybe stuff that is TOO much sometimes.  I just am not sure where he is coming from...baffles me.  Your points are very much what I was trying to say to him.  

      "Never separate the life you live from the words you speak." "Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers." Paul Wellstone

      by mom2dems on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 05:24:03 PM PDT

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    •  It's the direction of the country (1+ / 0-)
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      Obama is defined in the mainstream press as a liberal.  Period.  Drone strikes?  War in Afghanistan?  Wall Street influence?  They've never heard of such.  If Obama loses, he will have been too liberal.  It will announce that a further march to the right is in order.  And who else will be kept from voting in the next election?  

      •  If we elect moderates like Obama (0+ / 0-)

        We increase our chances of getting more acceptable choices in later elections.  If Obama looses, then the right turn the country takes will be too strong to fight.

        Numbers are like people . . . Torture them enough and they'll tell you anything.

        by Actuary4Change on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 05:54:26 PM PDT

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