Psycho-Babble Politics Thread 829179

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Obama

Posted by Sigismund on May 15, 2008, at 5:43:38

So it's Obama then?

John Howard said that Obama was the candidate of choice for Al Queda and Obama replied by asking if John Howard would send 30,000(!) troops to Iraq, which was one of the bright spots before the last election .

It seems that so much promise invites retribution.

Is that how it is?

 

Re: Obama

Posted by caraher on May 18, 2008, at 9:45:02

In reply to Obama, posted by Sigismund on May 15, 2008, at 5:43:38

It may invite retribution, but there's good reason to be hopeful that voters will see past the manipulations this year.

 

Re: Obama caraher

Posted by Sigismund on May 18, 2008, at 16:21:13

In reply to Re: Obama, posted by caraher on May 18, 2008, at 9:45:02

Well, they made Bush a war hero (can that be true?) and Kerry a draft dodger.
Let me try again.
They made Kerry a coward and Bush something else.
And then there was the congressman who had no legs from the Vietnam war. I forget. Did he turn out to be a coward too?
It must be quite exciting.

But look, seriously, last night I heard a talk Muhammid Yunnis gave to the Commonwealth Club in San Fransisco.
Truly, he was something else.
Keep an eye out for him.

 

Re: Obama

Posted by caraher on May 19, 2008, at 2:45:23

In reply to Re: Obama caraher, posted by Sigismund on May 18, 2008, at 16:21:13

The smear machine suggested that Max Cleland owed his political career to his own incompetence in blowing his legs off with his own grenade. (A rather cunning move on his part, eh?) See, for instance, http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/04/02/con04074.html

Interestingly enough, since the 2000 primaries John McCain received the same treatment at the hands of those who felt he wasn't the right kind of conservative. Mocking him for "losing" five aircraft as a Navy pilot (including the mission where he was shot down and imprisoned and for being in a plane struck my an errant missile abord the USS Forrestal), at least one group still hopes to persuade the Republican convention to reject him.

(For their dismissal of his military career see http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnmccain.com/cin_mccain_lost_five_u.htm )

They'll certainly go after Obama with the same high regard for truth. I just think the electorate has figuring out that they've been manipulated to their own detriment.

 

Re: please be sensitive Sigismund

Posted by Dr. Bob on May 19, 2008, at 6:59:39

In reply to Obama, posted by Sigismund on May 15, 2008, at 5:43:38

> John Howard said that Obama was the candidate of choice for Al Queda

Please be sensitive to the feelings of others (such as supporters of Obama). Even if you're quoting someone else.

But please don't take this personally, this doesn't mean I don't like you or think you're a bad person.

I encourage anyone who has questions about this or about posting policies in general, or is interested in alternative ways of expressing themselves, to see the FAQ:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/faq.html#civil
http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/faq.html#enforce

Follow-ups regarding these issues should be redirected to Psycho-Babble Administration. They, as well as replies to the above post, should of course themselves be civil.

Thanks,

Bob

 

Re: Obama Sigismund

Posted by rskontos on May 19, 2008, at 18:17:11

In reply to Obama, posted by Sigismund on May 15, 2008, at 5:43:38

Sigismund, I can't tell if this means you are against him or for him. Or would you rather not say?

rsk

 

Re: Obama

Posted by Sigismund on May 19, 2008, at 20:37:41

In reply to Re: Obama Sigismund, posted by rskontos on May 19, 2008, at 18:17:11

For many Australians, schooled in the ways of Mr Howard, this statement acquired the status of a compliment.

For a decade one politician after another failed to gain any purchase on Mr Howard.
To see him so deftly and effortlessly dealt with was a visceral pleasure to savour again and again.

It's too much, I know, to hope that our leaders might show by example that we are all in this together but Obama seems (from here) to offer the prospect of a break in a particularly negative political pattern.

 

Re: Obama Sigismund

Posted by rskontos on May 20, 2008, at 10:11:05

In reply to Re: Obama, posted by Sigismund on May 19, 2008, at 20:37:41

Yes I know exactly what you mean and to think maybe people might make a break and show they are not sheep but people and just vote for someone based on their own gut instincts versus other bullcrap might be something to wish upon a star for?

rsk

 

Meanwhile, back at the ranch.....

Posted by Sigismund on May 20, 2008, at 17:44:49

In reply to Re: Obama Sigismund, posted by rskontos on May 20, 2008, at 10:11:05

"Take the Middle East seriously because that's the center of that's the place where people get so despondent and despair that they're willing to come and take lives of U.S. citizens." GWB on advice he would give the next president, Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008


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