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Old 10-22-2008, 12:05 PM   #1
 
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Default You know what really bothers me about this election?

It's that I'm really afraid what will happen to our country if McCain/Palin wins. And I just realized (dumb, I know, that this is just occuring to me today!) that other people are just as afraid that Obama/Biden will win.

I am just so sad that once again we are such a divided country. My great hope is that whoever wins they will somehow find a way to bring all of us together. We really need to start seeing each other as allies not enemies. We live in a global economy and all this division doesn't serve anyone.


I'm so afraid and obsessing on this. It's doing my head in. I'm going to try to stay away from political things for the rest of the day. Maybe I can do the same tomorrow.
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:18 PM   #2
 
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I already voted, so, I shouldn't even be talking about it anymore. I feel the same way as you though. I worry about life with Sarah Palin as our President because I honestly believe cancer or some stress realated heart attack will kill McCain.

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It's that I'm really afraid what will happen to our country if McCain/Palin wins. And I just realized (dumb, I know, that this is just occuring to me today!) that other people are just as afraid that Obama/Biden will win.
My boss is terrified of the prospect of Obama as President. One, because he's racist. He doesn't admit it but he is. I've heard too much garbage out of him to believe it's age or ignorance anymore. 2- he says his business will suffer. He has it in his mind that Obama is going to tax the hell out of him.
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Good idea to focus on something else for awhile. Regardless of who wins there are going to be a lot pissed people out there. I wish everyone was this jazzed about their local and state elections though.
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how odd that those "others" are so worried about a Democratic presidency, when the last one brought such prosperity to your country...
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That's why I'm voting Obama/Biden. They want to bring everyone together, rather than accentuate everyone's differences. Palin made a comment once that really got under my skin....

"Barack Obama is dangerous. Barack Obama isn't one of us. Do we really know who Barack Obama is?"

She also made a comment once about how some areas of the country are "Pro-America"... like other parts aren't so much.

The "one of us" part is just down right outlandish. What is "us", and if you're not one of "us" then what are you? I think I may not be one of "us" either. You think I'm anti-American?
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:22 PM   #6
 
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I'm with you ladies. I'm really, really concerned about 1) the real possibility that Mc/Pa could win, and 2) what would happen to our country if they did. Frankly I find it kind of horrifying.

I'm concerned that this campaign has been so divisive.

And I think I need to take a break from politics-- thinking about it, reading about it, all of it.
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:27 PM   #7
 
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I am just so sad that once again we are such a divided country.
It makes me sad too. I feel like our country gets more polarized with each passing election. I very rarely talk politics. There are people I work with that I know won't be voting the same as I am--one is quite vocal about it (though he's quieted down). He says things to bait (someone will mention a problem and he'll loudly, sarcastically say, "Oh, but Barack Obama will fix all of that.") and I don't reply. I am not looking for a fight, I think those who have a solid opinion on whom they're voting for are not going to be swayed by me. Dividing and conquering is not the best way to go when it comes to winning an election over people you want to govern. Once you're in office, you have to reconcile the differences you used to your advantage.
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how odd that those "others" are so worried about a Democratic presidency, when the last one brought such prosperity to your country...

Supposedly Bush jr. cut taxes on corporations. I honestly don't know how bad he was for the rich folks.My boss will sit there with a straight face and say that 7.5 of the last 8 years have been wonderful. I think he's crazy but then again, I don't see his personal bank accounts. I just know for me, he's been a disaster. Really, things haven't been this tight for me in over 15 years.
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You know what bothers me most is that the McCain campaign is fostering so much hate mongering, to the point where if/when Obama wins, there are actually people who will think that a terrorist is in the white house. That is beyond dangerous and irresponsible. They have managed to divide this country in a way that is so unbelievably counter-productive, especially given the obstacles that our country is facing. What kind of leadership is that?
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It's that I'm really afraid what will happen to our country if McCain/Palin wins. And I just realized (dumb, I know, that this is just occuring to me today!) that other people are just as afraid that Obama/Biden will win.

I am just so sad that once again we are such a divided country. My great hope is that whoever wins they will somehow find a way to bring all of us together. We really need to start seeing each other as allies not enemies. We live in a global economy and all this division doesn't serve anyone.
I agree with you.
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:50 PM   #11
 
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That's why I plan on doing my part and vote early and then just let it go. If McCain/Palin win, I won't be thrilled, but I'll make the best of it. My husband is voting for McCain/Palin and will not be thrilled if Obama/Biden win...but he's kind of the same mind set. It's like-- well, what can you do?
I don't think the world will come to an end if either side wins. Things might get worse, they might get better...but I think we will survive it either way.
I'm almost of the mind-set that we deserve what we get anyways...not as individuals, but as a nation.
Let's hope for the best...and prepare for the worst...that's for people voting for either side.
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You know what bothers me most is that the McCain campaign is fostering so much hate mongering, to the point where if/when Obama wins, there are actually people who will think that a terrorist is in the white house. That is beyond dangerous and irresponsible. They have managed to divide this country in a way that is so unbelievably counter-productive, especially given the obstacles that our country is facing. What kind of leadership is that?

I didn't even think of that. Obama better have much tighter security than the average president. There will be some crazy-o's, as well as just ignorant people who will come up with all kinds of wacked out theories.
Yeah, McCain and especially Palin are guilty of perpetuating this.
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