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Gloria~I meant our everyday business. Our personal business.
Wow. I feel the sour grapes on this one. lol I'm surprised at how angry people are... I still just don't see what is so bad about him. Even if i love someone, i'm not blind to the faults of them... And i just don't see the downsides everyone is upset about.
ETA: I am just totally disgusted with the idea that anyone feels it's alright to call other women murderers, or say they 'suck their baby's brains out' simply because of a different way of looking at things. Do you hate anyone that could have had to make this choice? If your sister had to do it (or wanted to) would you want her arrested and tell her she is a murdering baby-brain sucking monster? I REALLY REALLY liked the rule on the old abortion debate board that we would refrain from calling it murder. What if one of the women here had to make such a hard choice? Maybe it wasn't an easy choice, but one between her life or the fetus'? Talk about a way to chase off potential debaters. I wouldn't hang out where someone kept calling me a brainsucking murderer! (PS. I KNOW a bunch of you will puff up at this. but i do have a point. we don't let people here insult others, why is ok to call people this if we don't even know if one of these women is here?)
myyams - I believe it is supposed to be sarcastic, as if to say that those of us who supported Obama believe those things. The whole list is a pretty gross distortion of what I believe, but I'm not going to bother debating it because I actually DO understand that Republicans are angry and sad today. I remember feeling that way in 2004 when Bush won. More than anything, I was just so confused and upset because I really thought that most people saw what I saw and felt the way I felt about the Bush administration, and here was our chance to change it and get our country on a better path. I cried like a baby when Bush won again; I just couldn't even believe it! So I think I do get the anger and sadness that Republicans are feeling today. I've been there, and it sucks.
I guess more than anything, I just wish we could stop thinking of each other like we're the freaking boogymen or something. I look at that list that Rivergallery posted, and I think "Jeez, if you really believe that's what I stand for, you must think I'm a seriously nasty peice of work." And I'm sure that Republicans have seen plenty of distortions of their own beliefs from liberals that make them feel the same way. I wish we could stop doing that to each other, and accept that we're all fairly decent human beings who just have different ideas about the role of government. I'm not the enemy. You're not the enemy. We're both good Americans that did our civic duty and got out there and voted.
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But I'll play along.
You mean like those who mourned Bush's re-election because of all the deaths in "the war on terror"?Then pretend that the newly elected president was in support of slaughtering any child for any reason. Would you not mourn the election of said president? Would you not mourn the death of millions of children over the next 4 years?