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What Will Happen If Obama Loses?

 
 
Reply Wed 29 Oct, 2008 09:14 pm
Riots in the street?

Drops in the favorable ratings of foreigners?

Scholars' proven assertions that racism remains a prevailing malignant force in American Society?

A real test of racism in America might actually be whether or not Obama can lose without significant responsive vitriol.

Does Obama have to win to prove that America has significantly moved away from institutional and societal racism?
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Wed 29 Oct, 2008 09:30 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Armageddon?
nimh
 
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Reply Wed 29 Oct, 2008 09:35 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Whatever would happen, it can't possibly be as bad as what will happen if Obama wins.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Wed 29 Oct, 2008 09:39 pm
@nimh,
Well that goes without saying.
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BillRM
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 05:42 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
I have the very strong feeling that if Obama loses there will be an amazing amount of payers said everyday for the next four years for his good health.

President Palin is a nightmare with a good chance of coming true given McCain advance age.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 12:55 am
@BillRM,
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I have the very strong feeling that if Obama loses there will be an amazing amount of payers said everyday for the next four years for his good health.

President Palin is a nightmare with a good chance of coming true given McCain advance age.


I'm sure you meant that an amazing amount of prayers will be said every day for the good health of McCain.

Why do you think she is a "nightmare?"

Biden as president is, to me, the nightmare scenario.

All he ever thinks about is how he can promote himself.

Every idiotic gaffe that escapes his mouth, when it escapes, is a pearl of wisdom to Old Joe.

I'm convinced that Palin knows her limitations and would rely upon seasoned advisors.

Biden?

Who is more seasoned, in his mind, than himself?

Talk about your disasters.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 02:48 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
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Why do you think she (Palin) is a "nightmare?"


Do you really have to ask? Really? Surprised

littlek
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 09:49 am
@msolga,
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Re: Finn dAbuzz (Post 3457571)
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Why do you think she (Palin) is a "nightmare?"




Do you really have to ask? Really?


I'll mark that as a yes for the drop in foreign appreciation of the US.
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 09:53 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
To one extent or another, I think that the whole lot of them are nightmares, or at least bad dreams!
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 11:45 am
@msolga,
Because she has as much political experience as Obama?
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 11:53 am
@Ticomaya,
No, because she's mentally challenged.
kickycan
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 06:49 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Here's an interesting snippet from a longer article.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/166910/page/1

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If Obama loses, the reaction in America will likely play out along the same old divides. Democrats will interpret the loss in the framework of recent election defeats: we could not elect Al Gore or John Kerry, and now Obama, even in the midst of crisis. Their talk will turn to a new third way. Republicans will look at their implausible victory as a reason to suspend or at least dial down the soul-searching they are undergoing now, over whether they drifted too far right"or not far enough. Conservatives will crow. Liberals will weep. African-Americans will gnash their teeth. (And the media, it must be said, will be shamed for its poll-driven reporting that showed virtually no path to a McCain victory.)

The rest of the world, for its part, will see something different. America, already said to be on the decline, will look all the smaller for having failed to redeem itself with the election of a young black man with African and South Asian roots and a Middle Eastern middle name. And it will look smaller still for having had the opportunity to do so, yet failing to see the opportunity, let alone capitalize on it and breaking a line that goes back more than 200 years in the United States. To the rest of the world, in electing another Republican America will have appeared not only to extend the agonies of the Bush years, but to have missed a historical chance for which it's hard to find a precedent or parallel in any country: the ultimate triumph of a long-oppressed minority.

The world has already cast its vote, in poll after poll, and what it wants, and may not get even if Obama is elected, is an American Gandhi, a Gandhi who not only speaks for the oppressed minority but was one of them. The world caught a glimpse of their man on a sunny afternoon last July in Berlin. He stood at the base of Berlin's Siegessäule, or Victory Column, in the Tiergarten. Some 200,000 people fanned out before him, a crowd much larger than any he had drawn at home during 18 months on the stump. He took the opportunity to address a much larger audience. "People of the world," Barack Obama said, "look at Berlin, where a wall came down, a continent came together, and history proved that there is no challenge too great for a world that stands as one." That may be too much for any president to deliver. Indeed the world may be setting itself up for a rather rude awakening when an elected Obama proves far more pragmatic, less progressive, than expected. But taking their cue from the title of his second book, the people of the world he addressed that day have invested in him the audacity of their hope.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2008 06:51 pm
@msolga,
Yes I do.

Do you really find it so hard to respond intelligently?
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2008 06:55 pm
@littlek,
NEWS ALERT: Some of us Americans don't, particularly, care whether or not there is a "foreign appreciation" for America.

I'm struggling to find a civil way to express my disdain for the premise behind your post.

Eff the rest of the world if it is good for America.

If you think otherwise you are not a loyal American.

Plain and simple.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2008 06:58 pm
@CalamityJane,
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No, because she's mentally challenged.


This must be one of the most idiotic comments posted on A2K.

You partisan simpleton Jane.

Sarah Palin is mentally challenged?

Good God!

Can you be more ridiculous and mean-spirited?

squinney
 
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2008 08:02 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Like it or not, it's a big interactive, interconnected global world out there now. We don't have to like the French President and they don't have to like ours. But, when when we are all connected it matters if they / we have competent, reasonable, intelligent leadership or not. All of the world has seen the results of not having it. All of the world is paying for it.

We can't turn back the clock and be isolationist.

We are the world. You might as well join hands with us, Finn. Smile
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2008 08:27 pm
@Ticomaya,
armageddon?
no,thats when obama gets elected in 2012.

duh!
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maporsche
 
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2008 08:33 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
I'm going to Grant Park in Chicago where Obama will be on election night. I don't have tickets to the actual event, but it sounds like there will be a few hundred thousand people in the area.

If Obama wins I'll be pretty close to a historic moment (something I've always wanted to be involved in). If he loses, I'll be involved in a riot (which is something else I've always wanted to be involved in).

I'll win either way.
gungasnake
 
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2008 08:34 pm
Quote:
What Will Happen If Obama Loses?


Would the word "party" work for this one?
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2008 08:47 pm
@maporsche,
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If Obama wins I'll be pretty close to a historic moment (something I've always wanted to be involved in). If he loses, I'll be involved in a riot (which is something else I've always wanted to be involved in).

I'll win either way.


Hast considered that thou might be the one hacked up with a machete or cooked??
 

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