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August 29th, 2008


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02:27 pm - Oh, so that's what suffrage was about!
"I am especially proud to say, in the week we celebrate the anniversary of women's suffrage, [she is] a devoted wife and a mother of five."
    -Senator McCain, about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin

Between 6:30 and 7:00 minutes into this video.

I didn't know suffrage was about being devoted to your husband and popping out babies. . .
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 29th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
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I represent a lot of issues that Hillary would have faced in this election: I'm an independent voter who has heard all the tripe that the Ministry of Truth has put out about Sen. Clinton over the past. . . Well, about as long as I can remember. I have it in my mind that she's scary, dangerous, and just completely the wrong direction for the country.

And I'm actually willing to admit I'm wrong and vote for her.

I can't help but think of the other millions of independents who have gone through the same sort of constant bombardment that I did, but who aren't willing to admit that they're fundamentally wrong.

Her nomination could have been freakishly bad for the Dems, in ways they don't really understand. Obama's might be freakishly bad because Dems still have that rosy picture of Clinton that might prevent them from voting for the candidate their party eventually did pick.

I fear the Dems may have shot themselves in the foot. . . Again.
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From:prophet_maid
Date:August 29th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
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I think in a lot of ways Obama was the best, most electable candidate. But I believe HE has shot the Dems in the foot with his constant run right.

There is a STRONG progressive base that wants to see a progressive president. The Rethugs have run on solidifying their base, being who they are as strong as they can, and have won, for decades.

Dems should take the hint, and go progressive. They'd energize the base and actually win. As it is, everyone knows the Dems are right on the issues, but the Rethugs own everything and thus control the message.

In other news, some Rethug seriously and with no irony referred to Fox News as a ministry of truth. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/26/politics/animal/main4385316.shtml
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 29th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
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Indeed, I read that related story the other day :) I came away thinking, "Damn, I should read Nineteen Eighty-Four again!"

They're cautiously running on "change". If nothing else, this is an election (refreshingly) unlike any other we've ever seen. A first will occur: either a woman reaching higher than ever, or a black man doing the same. That gives me some hope.

But not enough, truth be told.

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