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Originally posted by ghostlandseller
I should be able to not like Obama and not feel pressured or guilty.
Everyone says "Give him a chance before you hate him!" isn't it supposed to be the other way around? Let him prove himself then love him? Im pretty sure this is how the world works. You don't get married to someone then see if you like them.
Originally posted by Mozzy
it's because obama being president stands for what a lot of this site stands for. it's about revolution and the fact that a simple man can make it that far.
why does that count for more than when previous presidents were elected after being farmers? you're right it doesn't it's stupid. but the point is people recognize an upheavel when they see one, and this "appears" to be one.
i would never vote for either of those AHs in a million years, no one with a brain would. i just saw a lady on tv saying " i voted for mc cain but i didn't vote because of race, i made a philosophical decision based on the TWO candidates."
and she was the "wise" person on the news interview. it's just sick, that lady was twice as old as i am and doesn't have a friggin clue.
We again have been reminded that in the USA anything can happen, even a black guy can become president
Well why don't we go to McCain's little known war on Obama of filling his supporters with the fear and doubt that Obama is 1. Not a Christian 2. Possibly a Terrorist 3. Has friends who are currently Terrorists. Now to me that seems a little bit like racism and yeah thank god it didn't work.
Originally posted by sos37
And then YOU will hear back from someone like me.
I WILL NOT give the man or his racist wife a chance. I WILL NOT acknowledge him as MY president. I WILL NOT compromise MY principals to make the masses look favorably upon me. I will NOT give up my love for this country and the freedoms given to me by soldiers who gave their lives so that I might make my own decisions just so the Democrats in office can TAKE AWAY MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS and turn this country into a socialist cesspool.
Originally posted by ghostlandseller
This is odd! Since when am i not allowed to dislike our president. Everyone is just all over me when i say, I do NOT Like BARACK OBAMA.
I know this election has been so strangely different than past elections. People are so aggressive and passionate. But i don't like people saying i am ignorant and that i should feel ashamed because i do not love Barack Obama. i know WHY i do not like him and it is largely economically and character based.
I mean i just don't see a lot of reason to proclaim this guy our savior yet. he has no proven track record! he does not have a fool proof financial plan. I am not anti democrat, i actually like the alternation, it keeps things balanced. i feel like he has an almost dangerous amount of power with his oratory skills. he can influence people to a stunning degree. its impressive but only if used for good. and i don't exactly trust him YET. I just do not like the guy. But this isn't about why i do or don't like Obama.
Originally posted by conspiracy nut
the least you could do is congratulate the obama fans for the fact that obama won. be sportsmanslike. maybe you can offer something that you like about him while mentioning the things you dont.
it does not reflect well if you act like a sore loser. if you have not been actin like a sore loser then they should just respect your views and call it a day. debates on politics and religion can get very nasty with some people.
Originally posted by Open_Minded Skeptic
reply to post by Epinephrine
You raise a good point, and we must all be on watch for inappropriate racism claims.
However, many of the 'criticisms' levelled at Obama so far are, I believe, vulnerable to being interpreted as euphamisms for racist attacks.
For instance that he is Muslim, that he is not a US-born citizen and that he is a Socialist, just to name a few.