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Donger
08-28-2008, 06:12 PM
Just in case you wanted a preview:

“Four years ago, I stood before you and told you my story – of the brief union between a young man from Kenya and a young woman from Kansas who weren’t well-off or well-known, but shared a belief that in America, their son could achieve whatever he put his mind to.

“It is that promise that has always set this country apart – that through hard work and sacrifice, each of us can pursue our individual dreams but still come together as one American family, to ensure that the next generation can pursue their dreams as well.

“It is why I stand here tonight. Because for two hundred and thirty two years, at each moment when that promise was in jeopardy, ordinary men and women – students and soldiers, farmers and teachers, nurses and janitors -- found the courage to keep it alive.

“We meet at one of those defining moments – a moment when our nation is at war, our economy is in turmoil, and the American promise has been threatened once more.

“Tonight, more Americans are out of work and more are working harder for less. More of you have lost your homes and more are watching your home values plummet. More of you have cars you can’t afford to drive, credit card bills you can’t afford to pay and tuition that is beyond your reach

“These challenges are not all of government’s making. But the failure to respond is a direct result of a broken politics in Washington and the failed presidency of George W. Bush.

“America, we are better than these last eight years. We are a better country than this.”

***

“This moment – this election – is our chance to keep, in the 21st century, the American promise alive. Because next week, in Minnesota, the same party that brought you two terms of George Bush and Dick Cheney will ask this country for a third. And we are here because we love this country too much to let the next four years look just like the last eight. On November 4th, we must stand up and say: “Eight is enough.”

“Now let there be no doubt. The Republican nominee, John McCain, has worn the uniform of our country with bravery and distinction, and for that we owe him our gratitude and respect. And next week, we’ll also hear about those occasions when he’s broken with his party as evidence that he can deliver the change that we need.

“But the record’s clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush ninety percent of the time. Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush was right more than ninety percent of the time? I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to take a ten percent chance on change.”

***
“You see, we Democrats have a very different measure of what constitutes progress in this country.

“We measure progress by how many people can find a job that pays the mortgage; whether you can put away a little extra money at the end of each month so that you can someday watch your child receive her diploma. We measure progress in the 23 million new jobs that were created when Bill Clinton was President – when the average American family saw its income go up $7,500 instead of down $2,000 like it has under George Bush.

“We measure the strength of our economy not by the number of billionaires we have or the profits of the Fortune 500, but by whether someone with a good idea can take a risk and start a business, or whether the waitress who lives on tips can take a day off to look after a sick kid without losing her job – an economy that honors the dignity of work.

“The fundamentals we use to measure economic strength are whether we are living up to that fundamental promise that has made this country great – a promise that is the only reason I am standing here tonight.”

***

“That’s the promise we need to keep. That’s the change we need right now. So let me spell out exactly what that change would mean if I am President.
.
“Change means a tax code that doesn’t reward the lobbyists who wrote it, but the American workers and small businesses who deserve it.

“Unlike John McCain, I will stop giving tax breaks to corporations that ship our jobs overseas, and I will start giving them to companies that create good jobs right here in America.

“I will eliminate capital gains taxes for the small businesses and the start-ups that will create the high-wage, high-tech jobs of tomorrow.

“I will cut taxes – cut taxes – for 95% of all working families. Because in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle-class.

“And for the sake of our economy, our security, and the future of our planet, I will set a clear goal as President: in ten years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East.

“Washington has been talking about our oil addiction for the last thirty years, and John McCain has been there for twenty-six of them. In that time, he’s said no to higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars, no to investments in renewable energy, no to renewable fuels. And today, we import triple the amount of oil as the day that Senator McCain took office.

“Now is the time to end this addiction, and to understand that drilling is a stop-gap measure, not a long-term solution. Not even close.

“As President, I will tap our natural gas reserves, invest in clean coal technology, and find ways to safely harness nuclear power. I’ll help our auto companies re-tool, so that the fuel-efficient cars of the future are built right here in America. I’ll make it easier for the American people to afford these new cars. And I’ll invest $150 billion over the next decade in affordable, renewable sources of energy – wind power and solar power and the next generation of biofuels; an investment that will lead to new industries and five million new jobs that pay well and can’t ever be outsourced.”

***

“We are the party of Roosevelt. We are the party of Kennedy. So don’t tell me that Democrats won’t defend this country. Don’t tell me that Democrats won’t keep us safe. The Bush-McCain foreign policy has squandered the legacy that generations of Americans -- Democrats and Republicans – have built, and we are to restore that legacy.

“As Commander-in-Chief, I will never hesitate to defend this nation, but I will only send our troops into harm’s way with a clear mission and a sacred commitment to give them the equipment they need in battle and the care and benefits they deserve when they come home.

“I will end this war in Iraq responsibly, and finish the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. I will rebuild our military to meet future conflicts. But I will also renew the tough, direct diplomacy that can prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. I will build new partnerships to defeat the threats of the 21st century: terrorism and nuclear proliferation; poverty and genocide; climate change and disease. And I will restore our moral standing so that America is once more the last, best hope for all who are called to the cause of freedom, who long for lives of peace, and who yearn for a better future.”

***SPRAYER
08-28-2008, 06:15 PM
Ayers? He's “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.”

Bootlegged
08-28-2008, 06:19 PM
What is up with him and the wife and "You See.."

Donger
08-28-2008, 06:26 PM
What is up with him and the wife and "You See.."

It's condescending.

Bootlegged
08-28-2008, 06:28 PM
What a surprise. A whole lotta populism with no specifics.

nychief
08-28-2008, 06:31 PM
It's condescending.

How is the that condescending? Oh wait... when you are an undereducated white man, you are insecure about others who show any modicum of intelligence...that's why you support George W. Bush... you elected a drinking buddy, who when on to start an unjust war, run the economy into the ground and shit on the constitution.

nychief
08-28-2008, 06:32 PM
What a surprise. A whole lotta populism with no specifics.

it's an acceptance speech idiot.

Bootlegged
08-28-2008, 06:33 PM
it's an acceptance speech idiot.

As opposed to his others that cleary define his policies. You shtstain.

Donger
08-28-2008, 06:33 PM
How is the that condescending? Oh wait... when you are an undereducated white man, you are insecure about others who show any modicum of intelligence...that's why you support George W. Bush... you elected a drinking buddy, who when on to start an unjust war, run the economy into the ground and shit on the constitution.

ROFL

Now THAT'S condescending!

J Diddy
08-28-2008, 06:37 PM
Ayers? He's “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.”

you're on the national sex offenders database aren't you

HolmeZz
08-28-2008, 06:38 PM
Looks pretty good.

Bootlegged
08-28-2008, 06:43 PM
Just in case you wanted a preview:

“Four years ago, I stood before you and told you my story – of the brief union between a young man from Kenya and a young woman from Kansas who weren’t well-off or well-known, but shared a belief that in America, their son could achieve whatever he put his mind to.

“It is that promise that has always set this country apart – that through hard work and sacrifice, each of us can pursue our individual dreams but still come together as one American family, to ensure that the next generation can pursue their dreams as well.

“It is why I stand here tonight. Because for two hundred and thirty two years, at each moment when that promise was in jeopardy, ordinary men and women – students and soldiers, farmers and teachers, nurses and janitors -- found the courage to keep it alive.

“We meet at one of those defining moments – a moment when our nation is at war, our economy is in turmoil, and the American promise has been threatened once more.

“Tonight, more Americans are out of work and more are working harder for less. More of you have lost your homes and more are watching your home values plummet. More of you have cars you can’t afford to drive, credit card bills you can’t afford to pay and tuition that is beyond your reach

“These challenges are not all of government’s making. But the failure to respond is a direct result of a broken politics in Washington and the failed presidency of George W. Bush.

“America, we are better than these last eight years. We are a better country than this.”

***

“This moment – this election – is our chance to keep, in the 21st century, the American promise alive. Because next week, in Minnesota, the same party that brought you two terms of George Bush and Dick Cheney will ask this country for a third. And we are here because we love this country too much to let the next four years look just like the last eight. On November 4th, we must stand up and say: “Eight is enough.”

“Now let there be no doubt. The Republican nominee, John McCain, has worn the uniform of our country with bravery and distinction, and for that we owe him our gratitude and respect. And next week, we’ll also hear about those occasions when he’s broken with his party as evidence that he can deliver the change that we need.

“But the record’s clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush ninety percent of the time. Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush was right more than ninety percent of the time? I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to take a ten percent chance on change.”

***
“You see, we Democrats have a very different measure of what constitutes progress in this country.

“We measure progress by how many people can find a job that pays the mortgage; whether you can put away a little extra money at the end of each month so that you can someday watch your child receive her diploma. We measure progress in the 23 million new jobs that were created when Bill Clinton was President – when the average American family saw its income go up $7,500 instead of down $2,000 like it has under George Bush.

“We measure the strength of our economy not by the number of billionaires we have or the profits of the Fortune 500, but by whether someone with a good idea can take a risk and start a business, or whether the waitress who lives on tips can take a day off to look after a sick kid without losing her job – an economy that honors the dignity of work.

“The fundamentals we use to measure economic strength are whether we are living up to that fundamental promise that has made this country great – a promise that is the only reason I am standing here tonight.”

***

“That’s the promise we need to keep. That’s the change we need right now. So let me spell out exactly what that change would mean if I am President.
.
“Change means a tax code that doesn’t reward the lobbyists who wrote it, but the American workers and small businesses who deserve it.

“Unlike John McCain, I will stop giving tax breaks to corporations that ship our jobs overseas, and I will start giving them to companies that create good jobs right here in America.

“I will eliminate capital gains taxes for the small businesses and the start-ups that will create the high-wage, high-tech jobs of tomorrow.

“I will cut taxes – cut taxes – for 95% of all working families. Because in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle-class.

“And for the sake of our economy, our security, and the future of our planet, I will set a clear goal as President: in ten years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East.

“Washington has been talking about our oil addiction for the last thirty years, and John McCain has been there for twenty-six of them. In that time, he’s said no to higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars, no to investments in renewable energy, no to renewable fuels. And today, we import triple the amount of oil as the day that Senator McCain took office.

“Now is the time to end this addiction, and to understand that drilling is a stop-gap measure, not a long-term solution. Not even close.

“As President, I will tap our natural gas reserves, invest in clean coal technology, and find ways to safely harness nuclear power. I’ll help our auto companies re-tool, so that the fuel-efficient cars of the future are built right here in America. I’ll make it easier for the American people to afford these new cars. And I’ll invest $150 billion over the next decade in affordable, renewable sources of energy – wind power and solar power and the next generation of biofuels; an investment that will lead to new industries and five million new jobs that pay well and can’t ever be outsourced.”

***

“We are the party of Roosevelt. We are the party of Kennedy. So don’t tell me that Democrats won’t defend this country. Don’t tell me that Democrats won’t keep us safe. The Bush-McCain foreign policy has squandered the legacy that generations of Americans -- Democrats and Republicans – have built, and we are to restore that legacy.

“As Commander-in-Chief, I will never hesitate to defend this nation, but I will only send our troops into harm’s way with a clear mission and a sacred commitment to give them the equipment they need in battle and the care and benefits they deserve when they come home.

“I will end this war in Iraq responsibly, and finish the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. I will rebuild our military to meet future conflicts. But I will also renew the tough, direct diplomacy that can prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. I will build new partnerships to defeat the threats of the 21st century: terrorism and nuclear proliferation; poverty and genocide; climate change and disease. And I will restore our moral standing so that America is once more the last, best hope for all who are called to the cause of freedom, who long for lives of peace, and who yearn for a better future.”

ROFL

KC Dan
08-28-2008, 06:44 PM
and the word "experience" = ZERO

patteeu
08-28-2008, 06:48 PM
Is Bill Ayers in charge of pyrotechnics tonight?

Thig Lyfe
08-28-2008, 06:51 PM
I can't believe how dedicated to the "HEY GUYS BARACK'S MIDDLE NAME IS HUSSEIN WTF AM I RIGHT?!?!" thing Donger is.

Sometimes immaturity knows no bounds.

Bootlegged
08-28-2008, 06:51 PM
The voting line for Obama will look like Robert Carradine leading the masses to the Anthony Edwards speech.

DeezNutz
08-28-2008, 06:51 PM
“But the record’s clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush ninety percent of the time. Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush was right more than ninety percent of the time? I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to take a ten percent chance on change.”

Some of the true believers are already pleasuring themselves to the above passage...

Bootlegged
08-28-2008, 06:52 PM
I can't believe how dedicated to the "HEY GUYS BARACK'S MIDDLE NAME IS HUSSEIN WTF AM I RIGHT?!?!" thing Donger is.

Sometimes immaturity knows no bounds.


That's all ya got?

Thig Lyfe
08-28-2008, 06:57 PM
That's all ya got?

What, you think that your brilliant observation that it's an acceptance speech that doesn't detail exactly what he will do each day as President deserves some sort of response?

HolmeZz
08-28-2008, 08:03 PM
“But the record’s clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush ninety percent of the time. Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush was right more than ninety percent of the time? I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to take a ten percent chance on change.”

Some of the true believers are already pleasuring themselves to the above passage...

Admit it, that's a good line.

splatbass
08-29-2008, 12:03 AM
and the word "experience" = ZERO

There once was another lawyer from Illinois. He also ran for president. He served in the Illinois legislature for 10 years (just like Obama), he served in the US congress for 2 years (just like Obama). His experience was exactly the same as Obama's.




His name was Abraham Lincoln.

J Diddy
08-29-2008, 12:42 AM
There once was another lawyer from Illinois. He also ran for president. He served in the Illinois legislature for 10 years (just like Obama), he served in the US congress for 2 years (just like Obama). His experience was exactly the same as Obama's.




His name was Abraham Lincoln.

he wasn't qualified to be CIC

splatbass
08-29-2008, 01:00 AM
he wasn't qualified to be CIC

:D

Mecca
08-29-2008, 01:11 AM
It's condescending.

You know I've read alot of your posts and I find you to be extremely condescending so you'd know huh?

irishjayhawk
08-29-2008, 01:54 AM
“But the record’s clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush ninety percent of the time. Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush was right more than ninety percent of the time? I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to take a ten percent chance on change.”

Some of the true believers are already pleasuring themselves to the above passage...

Why is it not a good line?

jAZ
08-29-2008, 02:46 AM
Is Bill Ayers in charge of pyrotechnics tonight?

ROFL

DaneMcCloud
08-29-2008, 02:51 AM
You know I've read alot of your posts and I find you to be extremely condescending so you'd know huh?

If you look up the word Elitist in the dictionary, Donger's the person who invented it.

Alphaman
08-29-2008, 06:16 AM
What, you think that your brilliant observation that it's an acceptance speech that doesn't detail exactly what he will do each day as President deserves some sort of response?

If you listened to or read the speech without preconceived notions about him he told you what he would do as President. Here, I'll help you. You'll find it in all those sentences and statements that begin with "I will" or "We will" or "I'll". At a very quick glance, I count no less than 15 of those sentences and statements.

Baby Lee
08-29-2008, 06:22 AM
Loved it when he congratulated the historic slave candidates [as opposed to the historic slate of . . . ]

DaKCMan AP
08-29-2008, 06:50 AM
and the word "experience" = ZERO

I forget, how much Presidential experience does John McCain have?

Ari Chi3fs
08-29-2008, 07:08 AM
Donger is the most elite, condescending bastard on this forum.

Go back to the ****ing UK, if you don't like it. That is all.

memyselfI
08-29-2008, 07:19 AM
I was lucky enough to have Back to School night so I missed much of the hoopla but from the parts I did see it was quite the spectacle. I think a week from now everyone will remember the show not the speech..

not sure that is what one wants from a speech.

Goapics1
08-29-2008, 08:19 AM
Donger is the most elite, condescending bastard on this forum.

Go back to the ****ing UK, if you don't like it. That is all.

ROFLROFLROFL

Programmer
08-29-2008, 08:48 AM
“But the record’s clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush ninety percent of the time. Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush was right more than ninety percent of the time? I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to take a ten percent chance on change.”

Some of the true believers are already pleasuring themselves to the above passage...

The record might be clear, but what were the vote counts on those 90%? Were they passed with an overwhelming majority or were they all partisan type votes?

The comment is clear, but the context of what is said is plainly biased without regard for the overall facts being presented. What other notable or less known senators voted with Bush in those votes? How may democrats voted against Bush 100% of the time? How many votes did you review to determine what the outcome of the votes were? Did 90% of the bills voted on pass?

McCain <> Bush.

Messier
08-29-2008, 08:49 AM
I was lucky enough to have Back to School night so I missed much of the hoopla but from the parts I did see it was quite the spectacle. I think a week from now everyone will remember the show not the speech..

not sure that is what one wants from a speech.

At least you're fair and even handed.

Programmer
08-29-2008, 08:50 AM
There once was another lawyer from Illinois. He also ran for president. He served in the Illinois legislature for 10 years (just like Obama), he served in the US congress for 2 years (just like Obama). His experience was exactly the same as Obama's.




His name was Abraham Lincoln.

The comparison laughable.

By your calculations when will the next civil war begin? Who will be freed in this one? Lincoln was President during a time when more Americans died at the hands of other Americans than ever before and since.

Is that what you want in an unexperienced president?

whatsmynameagain
08-29-2008, 09:04 AM
The comparison laughable.

By your calculations when will the next civil war begin? Who will be freed in this one? Lincoln was President during a time when more Americans died at the hands of other Americans than ever before and since.

Is that what you want in an unexperienced president?

you're the turd that won't flush...


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Programmer
08-29-2008, 09:47 AM
you're the turd that won't flush...


Posted via Mobile Device

Personal attacks from the person most in need of a biatch slap than anyone on the planet, now that was unexpected. :rolleyes:

Dave Lane
08-29-2008, 10:30 AM
You know I've read alot of your posts and I find you to be extremely condescending so you'd know huh?

Actually there is a little psychological test you can take. Find the 5 things you detest most in others and the 5 things you admire most in others. Add them together and it is a complete picture of your inner self.

Hence Donger is extremely condescending (duh) and hates it in others. Makes total sense.

Dave

Alphaman
08-29-2008, 10:37 AM
The record might be clear, but what were the vote counts on those 90%? Were they passed with an overwhelming majority or were they all partisan type votes?

The comment is clear, but the context of what is said is plainly biased without regard for the overall facts being presented. What other notable or less known senators voted with Bush in those votes? How may democrats voted against Bush 100% of the time? How many votes did you review to determine what the outcome of the votes were? Did 90% of the bills voted on pass?

McCain <> Bush.

Actually I think he did a very good job of painting the context. He hammered the Bush Administration as being a dysmal failure. He then pointed out that McCain was lockstep with the Bush Administration 90% of the time.

He acknowledged that both candidates had spoken about change, but he implied that you can't be about change when you agree with the status quo90% of the time.

Programmer
08-29-2008, 10:41 AM
Actually I think he did a very good job of painting the context. He hammered the Bush Administration as being a dysmal failure. He then pointed out that McCain was lockstep with the Bush Administration 90% of the time.

He acknowledged that both candidates had spoken about change, but he implied that you can't be about change when you agree with the status quo90% of the time.

We aren't talking about opinions. We are talking about specifics of what caused McCain to vote on bills that were included in the 90%.

McCain isn't about status quo as many of the liberals feel. He has a different agenda and a different definition of what liberals feel conservatism is all about. McCain has been known to be more liberal than any republican in recent history. In essence we have two democrats running for office in the opinion of many people.

B.O. is just fighting the Bush wars all over again. He has failed to look any deeper than party affiliation to make his decisions.

The Mad Crapper
09-26-2010, 09:46 AM
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