Comments on: Democrats wrap up their convention, tell us what you think… http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Natheya http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/comment-page-3/#comment-372070 Sun, 31 Aug 2008 06:32:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/#comment-372070 Awesome post Juls. More people need to “get it”.

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By: AwfulTruth http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/comment-page-3/#comment-372017 Sat, 30 Aug 2008 08:57:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/#comment-372017 Juls – great post and good reading.

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By: AwfulTruth http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/comment-page-3/#comment-372016 Sat, 30 Aug 2008 08:56:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/#comment-372016 At 72 McCain may not have the stamina or the temperament to be a good president. As fine a person as he is.My money is on Obama – younger, fitter, charismatic, intelligent, wise beyond his years, compassionate, positive, uplifting, great teeth ;- , respectful, clean, tough, dogged, reliable – need I go on? ;-)But sure, he is all of the above – but what will McCain and his possible VP make of Obama’s finer points?We will just have to wait and see…

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By: lucyblue http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/comment-page-3/#comment-372011 Sat, 30 Aug 2008 05:06:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/#comment-372011 Wonderful! It was a relief to hear him get serious about the differences, and make them clear. Lots more of that is needed. The biggest thing he could have done differently would be to explain how he is going to pay for all these changes. I liked it because he made reference to the past but kept the focus on the future – we must change or our democracy is doomed, and clearly the democrats, with all their flaws, care much much more about democracy and what makes it work, than the republicans, who seem to care mostly about greed.

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By: AwfulTruth http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/comment-page-3/#comment-371999 Sat, 30 Aug 2008 02:13:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/#comment-371999 I loved it – I enjoyed the whole show and even the road to Damascus way that Hilary and Bill finally appeared to capitulate. My view of the Clintons just got rosier. :-)Hillary for Secretary of State! This would be an ideal role for Hillary and I think she may even have been promised it already – but don’t quote me! Obama might like to consider this option.I thought Obama’s speech was rousing, heart-felt and charged with hope for a better America.The only hurdle is one of preudice,racism and the downright idiotic and mad way some citizens view a possible black president.Obama needs a heck of a lot of protection if another foul murder is to be avoided.What is it with American society and its ability to kill it’s leaders?Finally, if America fails to elect Obama, then it can just as well kiss goodbye to a new era – and accept that America will be doomed to decreasing influence and more of the same old crud from a government that has dragged the US into the excremental mire.

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By: Juls http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/comment-page-3/#comment-371983 Fri, 29 Aug 2008 22:47:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/#comment-371983 Vindication! McCant just picked Palin. That’s symbolic just just passing the torch to Obama. Let’s see Palin is just a mirror image of Obama except on the Reublican side of the house. Both are not career politicians (Palin was just in the town council 6 years ago), both are wicked smart, charismatic, and both had career politicians eating their dust.This is just like a super villain story … he confronts the hero with a mirror image of himself only evil and under the villains control … and perhaps female. That’s awesome!So Republican’s have given up on the you need 50 years of being corrupted in Washington to be a good leader dialog and are just going to fight fire with fire.I tell you what, tell McCant to give her the #1 spot and some independents and Clintonites might think about it. Until, then its still a vote for McCant!

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By: Juls http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/comment-page-3/#comment-371977 Fri, 29 Aug 2008 22:20:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/#comment-371977 After the last 8 years shame on you Republicans for even fielding a candidate. I thought you where all about ‘manning up’. Well man up to what happened under your watch … you got everything you wanted for 8 years and now we see what it brings. Our turn … move aside … we even promise to play nice … I mean all of us left coast people already pay for all your roads and subsidies so at least that won’t change.Seriously … a big congrats to Obama. Well done my man! Let this be the nail in McCoffin. I am so excited to have a new face in Washington, one that hasn’t been part and parcel to the political machine for decades. Washington needs to be a revolving door … get em in and get em out. Prove your worth on the streets and town halls of where you live, take the good fight to Washington then leave. If you want a permanent position work for the Pentagon or the judiciary … elected officials aren’t suppose to be there for 26 years … that’s not how the founding fathers intended it.By virtue of being a prodigy, Obama is the most qualified. When else has the new guy been so ‘head-and-shoulders’ better then the old guard that he beats them at their own game. He’s a rock star all right … he’s the Mick Jagger or Robert Plant of the political world. And he’s going to be an awesome president … he’s got the best and brightest minds already excited to work for him. And he’s even offered positions to republicans … he might even make a quota for you … you’ll get special preference … assuming you qualify for best and brightest in your respective field.So its all about the economy? And McCant knows the economy? Not likely! How did McCan’t get rich? Did he work his way up? Was he a great entrepreneur? Did he take a lot of risks? Has he even held a job outside of senator? And this is the guy you think has the life experience to lead? I’ll take the Harvard Law educated son of a single mom who graduated President of his class, published his first book while still in college, gives up $$$ to go help a hurting part of our nation then slams through politics like Earl Campbell through a defensive line to beat out the most ‘seasoned’ liars who are still mad because ‘he cut in front of them in line’. But you vote for your turtle soup eating silver spoon in hand guy, we all know they make the best presidents.This shout out goes to the wealthy republicans! Look past getting your Bush tax cuts repealed (so sorry if you really really really don’t like it cut your salary to $250k, I hear you can actually live quite well off that wage too). We know something that you can’t seem to grasp … they skip this chapter in most MBA prep school you people go too. Wealth, my friends, begins with the working class. All those greenbacks aren’t worth anything unless a carpenter is willing to apply his trade skills for it or a farmer is willing to get up in the morning sow a crop for it. The investment class may have 90% of the wealth but its the work of 250 million of us that give that wealth its real value. No billionaire ever contributed a billion dollars worth of work to the economy. It’s impossible. And if the system got you rich and rewards you that much more then your fellow hard working man, well real men are able to count their blessings and give back.If trickle down economics worked then by FAR the top 200 richest people in the world would be from India or China or some system where 90% of the people live in poverty, 9% are considered well off and less then 1% own 95% of all the countries wealth. But the richest people in the world live here … and that’s because a large thriving working class generates wealth and that trickles up.I’ve been to 3rd world countries. When u see what abject poverty brings you realize that a social safety net benefits rich and poor alike. (Hint: Desperate people with nothing to lose…. bad!)Is it ironic that we can’t look to the religious wing (Republicans) for real social values. Your fine with legislating morality but not fairness or compassion. That’s for gays and sissys’ huh? Since when does fairness have to mean that the government takes all and gives it to welfare moms? Has that really happened? Taxes suck but think of them like dirty dishes … if you don’t have any … life really sucks!You know that book you thump at us, you should try picking it up and reading it sometime. I think Jesus defines fairness as ‘to whom much is given much is required’ or how about ‘as you do unto the least of these you do unto me’. And you know what, the GOP back in 33 AD totally disagreed with him!For some reason I derive great pleasure from knowing that if Jesus ran for office the Republican’s wouldn’t vote for him. As proof of that, you insult Obama with this backhanded ‘Messiah’ adjective. But we are atheistic liberals … we don’t believe in a ‘Messiah’. That’s your shtick NOT ours … but thank you for pointing out that he is much more Christ like then anyone you’ve run in 50 years.

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By: pete http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/comment-page-3/#comment-371963 Fri, 29 Aug 2008 21:21:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/#comment-371963 The DNC Proves What a Celebrity Event Is All About !

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By: Mary Robertson http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/comment-page-3/#comment-371958 Fri, 29 Aug 2008 21:16:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/#comment-371958 Canada Stands Beside You!When the people speak and their voice is counted there will be a new hope birthed into America. The change created by a dream begins with a thought in the heart that can imagine creation. You as a Nation are about to deliver a new tomorrow with President Barak Obama.Mary RobertsonVancouver BC

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By: Lula http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/comment-page-3/#comment-371898 Fri, 29 Aug 2008 18:09:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/28/democrats-wrap-up-their-convention-tell-us-what-you-think/#comment-371898 Put your partisanship aside. Look at the body language of these candidates together. Focus on what we as a nation need to do to reclaim our place in the world.I WILL vote for Barack Obama/Joe Biden. These two can help us realize a better life for our citizens.Personally I like Sen. McCain but the stress of the responsibilities of the presidency will kill him and then we will have his VP as the commander-in-chief of our USA. And, remember this is OUR USA!

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