Whack-jobs and Birth certificates

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by HerthaBerwyn, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. HerthaBerwyn

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    Do you know that seemingly datable guy who hasnt gotten any in months, or more? Its usually the stench of desperation. Its like an ant-pheromone of repulsion. The unstable reactionary right is emitting that foul reek worse than the BO from a section 8'r in dry-fit.

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=78931

    http://comments.obamacrimes.com/blog/_archives/2008/10/23/3944421.html#post_comment

    Limbaugh and the rest of the screamers are all over this fantasy. 'He CANT be president. He just CANT. There has to be something!! The will of the people be damned. We cant have a president who isnt a schill of the industrialists.'

    So its onto this birth certificate crap. He isnt in Hawaii to say goodbye to his Grandmother (Socialists dont have Grandmothers you know. They dont have navels either. Ever seen Barack Husseins navel, huh? Well, have you?) Hes there, with the guy from the heist movies, you know, the one in the green visor, forging a birth certificate.

    I wont call it an overhand full court shot at the buzzer, or needing to hole a 4-iron for eagle on 18 because the rest of the event just isnt that close.

    Its worse than that.

    What were looking at is the kernel of an organized attempt to alter the Electoral College post election. Even after Obama takes 300 electoral votes the hard right will still try to overthrow the vote. If that happens expect rioting, and destruction worse than after MLK was killed. I swear Ill be there too.


  2. LiverpoolFanatic

    LiverpoolFanatic Peace.

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    Who are these people???
  3. Auriaprottu

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    I've read two letters to the editor in my local paper that called for the end of the Electoral College. I tried in earnest to recall seeing any such calls in previous election years, and I have not been able to remember any.

    This sort of thing should put to rest any claims about the Dems being the party of whiners.

    Should.
  4. HerthaBerwyn

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    Here is some more reactionary effluvia from Pat Buchanan.

    "Why arent the Darkies more grateful?"

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=25634

    --First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.

    Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.

    Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the '60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.--


    Well, Lordy Me!, Aint that just grand!


  5. biggyv

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    Seriously? TONS of people called for an end to the electoral college after the 2000 election.
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    --http://www.obamacrimes.com/


    Wingnutters, not a pithy lot.
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    Yup.

    Guy near me during the inaugural protest after the 2000 election had a sign advocating for the abolishment of the electoral college. He wasn't the only one.
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    I hope they YouTube Limbaugh's head exploding.
  10. Barbara

    Barbara Where is Rickon?

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    I've called for an end to the electoral college for years now. It's not an especially radical or racist belief to hold.
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    Fair enough- I just never saw it in my local Letters is all. Of course, with all that's happened over the past eight years, I probably have forgotten some things.
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    It was one of my county convention's suggested planks for the 2004 elections. I spent over an hour trying to talk people out of it, unsuccessfully.

    (My contention is that the winner-take-all part should be dropped. My reasoning for retaining the rest is that a recount of the whole country if its only, say, Florida that's in question is Pandora's box squared.)
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    Sanford Levinson, a fairly liberal law professor/constitutional scholar who teaches at the University of Texas has been calling for an amendment to get rid of the electoral college for some time now. Of course, he also wants the office of the VP abolished and thinks generally that we need another constitutional convention to fix numerous other parts of the current document. He also contributes frequently to Balkinization, which is a great legal blog.

    http://www.amazon.com/Our-Undemocra...ef=sr_1_4/002-9490062-3818461?ie=UTF8&s=books
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    After Kerry lost in 2000, these boards were all about getting rid of the EC.
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    Kerry? 2000?
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    Yeah.

    Vice President FDR addressed the nation via satellite, live-streamed on the Internet. Promised a new deal and everything. And contrary to rumors, he did not diss his President Dewey.

    Duh!
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    dogface Let's Just Pretend

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    The Depression reached it's zenith in 2000.
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    After we are done with getting rid of the electoral college let's get rid of the Senate.

    North Dakota has the same number of Senators as Califas? WTF?
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    I just had a thread going a couple weeks ago about eliminating the winner take all part of the EC, and I got slated for it. Not sure why, there's nothing in the Constitution that says it has to be that way (and isn't in Maine and Nebraska).
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    dogface Let's Just Pretend

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    I think you were reamed for suggesting that Governors decide the allocation of electoral votes.
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    Partly for that (and that's fine, it was just something I threw out there), but not totally. Is ok, I'm used to it by now. :D

    (EDIT: The suggestion was for Governors to get one electoral vote for themselves, one going to the statewide winner, and the rest by congressional district.)

    I think it's funny all this talk of Obama being born outside the country when we know for a fact that John McCain wasn't, being born in the Panama Canal Zone.
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    The issue came up in 1964 too, because while Goldwater was born in Arizona, he was born there while it was a territory, not a state... but I don't think anyone seriously suggested he should be disqualified, it just struck people as interesting.
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    Maybe it's something that can be debated for the future, but one thing for sure. The way things are going, it's not going to be a factor at all this time around.
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    Dropping the winner-take-all part is sometimes brought up by the party who loses a particular state... 'we lost the state but it should have been 60-40, not 100-0'. Naturally, the party who wins the state always disagrees. There's a movement in California right now about it. The underdog Repubs like it, the Democrats don't.

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