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That's America

A little British humor on Hillary's Comeback and Barack's Hope and Change. (tip to pedantsareus)




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HeHe ... I loved it not only are British humor dark and sinister but also filled with enlightenment ;)

Yes, British humor are indeed wonderful. And the crowd are loving it.

Ha Ha! Yes, they can!!!

Ha Ha! Yes, they can!!!

LOL! No we can't. We can't elect a Democrat as our next president. I think that John McCain will be the next president of the United States. Example after example, article after article, demonstrates that neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama will be able to end the war in Iraq.

According to Krugman, it's the economy. Americans, by and large, adhere to the principle of the "invisible hand" of the market. Most Americans are convinced that the issues set forth by Obama and Clinton are too "socialist" even though most Democrats feel that both of them are too conservative.

In the end, the views of the three of them will be morphed into a certain zeitgiest which translates into all three of them being pretty much the same.

I fear that our next president will be John McCain. As I have said, and as others here have said, get used to saying it:

President John McCain.

JoAnn, your argument doesn't convince me. Maybe you haven't heard, but America actually has elected Democratic presidents before. It's true, you could look it up.

And if, as you say, it's the economy that matters to voters, then won't they blame the current free-falling economy on eight years of Bush, and thus look for change in someone other than his anointed successor, McCain?

"In the end, the views of the three of them will be morphed into a certain zeitgiest which translates into all three of them being pretty much the same."

It's called "Regression to the Mean".

In the end, the views of the three of them will be morphed into a certain zeitgiest which translates into all three of them being pretty much the same.

It's not true, but it is something that will be repeated like a drum beat until people beleve it.

Did folks see Colbert last night? He basically made the argument that Clinton is going to fracture the democratic party and leave Obama too damaged to win.

I am sure McCain hums Hail to the Chief everytime Hillary clinton opens her mouth.

President John McCain.

I don't think it's Hillary or Obama.

It's the people that think that these candidates are significantly different, when in fact it has already been pointed out:

neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama will be able to end the war in Iraq.

Both Hillary and Obama have also enjoyed large donations from health insurance and pharmaco corporations, and this factor strikes me as far more evident than the trivial differences between either candidate's healthcare "plan".

Now, while Obama was not in a place to vote against starting the Iraq genocide, he was a vocal opponent nonetheless, and the Iraq-related votes he made after the war was well underway and overbudget strike me as only somewhat more significant than the deck chair layout on the Titanic after it had hit the iceberg.

Obama also seems less beholden to media and telco interests, as I think his clear statements on related policies reflect (although this could be wishful thinking on my part). One thing I don't think can be argued against is his strong advocacy of increased government transparency, something that, on the other hand, clearly frightens Senator "smoke-filled room" Clinton.

However, Hillary has her strong points too and, when push comes to shove, the differences I mentioned are fairly fine-grained.

And, either candidate would be worlds better than McCain.

That supporters of either candidate feel the need to attack the other side of their own party is depressing and demoralizing, and that sort of thing indeed leads to another Republican warmonger in office.

It is possible to support both candidates while preferring only one, you know. Oh well. It's a little late for Dem supporters to figure that out now.

PS. When I said "I don't think it's Hillary or Obama" I meant: compared to the constant Obama-bashing and Hillary-hating from both respective sides, HRC and BHO at least treat each other civilly sometimes, aside from the "shame on you" kinds of campaigns. (Their supporters encouraging that kind of behavior isn't helping, either!)

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