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  •  What can I say? (3+ / 0-)
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    NonnyO, jaf49, lunachickie

    I voted for Obama for one reason, and one reason only - I thought McCain would invade Iran, and had to be stopped.  Otherwise I would have gone 3rd party.  

    I think a lot of people were looking at what Obama represented, and didn't look very closely at his policies.  Or hoped he was just saying stuff to get elected.  I tend to assume the worst of politicians until proven otherwise, and assumed the worst about Obama as well based on his track record in Illinois and in the Senate.  Lot of talk, little action.

    I have to admit, I'm surprised by some of the stuff that Obama has done regarding our foreign policy. I really didn't think he'd expand the drones and targeted assassinations.  I knew he'd expand the war, but I didn't think he'd do it this way.

    •  At the end of the day (3+ / 0-)
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      NonnyO, mochajava13, jaf49

      we both voted for the guy, though, didn't we? It doesn't matter why. And yeah, that pisses me off, too.

      And he was the best we could do. Really? No, really?

      See my thread just below with NonnyO--we could have done a lot fucking better. So kill your tv and anyone pushing the "electability" crap next time out. Because crap is what that is...

      •  You're right (2+ / 0-)
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        NonnyO, jaf49

        I feel bad about voting for Obama now.  By the time the primaries came around to my state, many had already withdrawn from the race.  (Which may speak to a need to reform our primary systems.)  I should have voted 3rd party.  I really hate voting between the lesser of two evils; I'm not doing it again.

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