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  1. Sounds like you're not entirely sure if it was his finger.. or his tongue.. that Dr Friendly put in your ass, Delbro. Aw well,.. whichever it was,.. I hope the special attention he gave you helped alleviate your.. uhh.. throbbing head. "I'd like to poke toss see you again in a few days, Del" Seriously though.. I hope you're feeling better soon, friend.
  2. The *major national polls* show Obama leading McCain, on average, by 4.8%. On average the major polls show Obama with anywhere from 41%-49% support. That's hardly an indication that "most Americans" see Obama the same way you do, muh-man. It seems to me to be an indication that roughly half of the American electorate feel Obama is ready and qualified to be the next POTUS.
  3. yeah,.. and they inspire people too. ..for whatever that's worth, right? But uhh.. what exactly does that have to do with your rather bizarro claim that Obama was in Germany "shamelessly pandering for votes"? How many German votes do you think he'll get in the general election as a result of his pander in Berlin, eh?
  4. I'm sure you meant "thanks", eh.. *ahem* .."newb"? You might be very pleased to learn that in addition to sinking that 3-pointer.. Obama did in fact say "thanks" to the troops. See for yourself, muh-man. --> *Obama thanks troops in Kuwait* *Obama meets troops in Kuwait.. sinks 3-pointer*
  5. You posted it. You made an offer? ..When? Where? [does your offer still stand.. on its own? You know,.. without a cane or a walker? ] Btw,.. you asked a question about Obama not having a 20% lead in the polls, and I responded to your question. Have you any reactions, thoughts, insights, or counter-arguments you'd like to share? Or have I stumped you.. yet again?
  6. I heard McCain had the fudge without nuts. You know.. because it's easier on his gums. [Then again,.. it could be just another one of those toothless.. erm, baseless.. internet rumors, I s'ppose. ]
  7. Pb, if you're not going to spell correctly, your suggestion that someone else has their head up their ass is going to bite you in.. well.. yours. A quick and easy lesson for.. you: "your" is possessive; and would properly be used to indicate that *the head belonging to you is up the ass belonging to you*. "you're" is a contraction meaning "you are"; and would properly be used in indicating that *you are a totally clueless dunce*. Capisca? [Of course I don't mean "you" personally is those examples; I mean "you" generically, Pipeboy. Yeah,.. that's the ticket. ] ---------------- Obama draws tens of thousands.. and hundreds of thousands.. at arenas and outdoor rallies around the country and the world.. While John McCain draws.. (literally).. "about a dozen" at..
  8. Yeah,.. it's shameless how Obama was in Berlin pandering for all those German votes,.. huh Del? "People of Berlin - people of the world - this is our moment. This is our time." "This is the moment when we must defeat terror and dry up the well of extremism that supports it. This threat is real and we cannot shrink from our responsibility to combat it. If we could create NATO to face down the Soviet Union, we can join in a new and global partnership to dismantle the networks that have struck in Madrid and Amman; in London and Bali; in Washington and New York. If we could win a battle of ideas against the communists, we can stand with the vast majority of Muslims who reject the extremism that leads to hate instead of hope. I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions. But I also know how much I love America. I know that for more than two centuries, we have strived - at great cost and great sacrifice - to form a more perfect union; to seek, with other nations, a more hopeful world. Our allegiance has never been to any particular tribe or kingdom - indeed, every language is spoken in our country; every culture has left its imprint on ours; every point of view is expressed in our public squares. What has always united us - what has always driven our people; what drew my father to America's shores - is a set of ideals that speak to aspirations shared by all people: that we can live free from fear and free from want; that we can speak our minds and assemble with whomever we choose and worship as we please. These are the aspirations that joined the fates of all nations in this city. These aspirations are bigger than anything that drives us apart. It is because of these aspirations that the airlift began. It is because of these aspirations that all free people - everywhere - became citizens of Berlin. It is in pursuit of these aspirations that a new generation - our generation - must make our mark on the world. People of Berlin - and people of the world - the scale of our challenge is great. The road ahead will be long. But I come before you to say that we are heirs to a struggle for freedom. We are a people of improbable hope. With an eye toward the future, with resolve in our hearts, let us remember this history, and answer our destiny, and remake the world once again." Face it, Delbert.. you're really embarrassed for McCain's candidacy,.. ..and for what your sub-mediocre candidate says about your party. ..huh? Mac-n-Cheese McBush-mobile McNapTime?
  9. "traditional democrats" who will never vote for Obama? If by "traditional democrats" you mean "Dixicrats".. you might consider that those who used to identify themselves as Dixicrats have long since departed dem party and they're republicans now.. you know, because their racism and intolerance fits better with republican party values than with the democratic party values. And.. I would've thought it'd go without saying, but apparently not.. no one expects Dixi-repubs to vote for Obama. Besides,.. those Dixi-repubs of whom you speak are already showing in the polls as being part of the 39%-46% who are supporting McCain.. so your point is moot anyway. I realize, Del, that you repubs are desperately resting your hopes on "all the indepedents and [Dixicrats] who will never vote for Obama",.. but the reality is that Obama has already written off the votes of Dixi-repub racists, and he has every bit as much of a chance of getting independent votes as McCain does. The fact of the matter is that all the major national polls are showing STRONG and CONSISTENT democratic party support for Obama; thus his consistent 41%-49% showing in the polls. And, my friend, you can take it to the bank that dems who are participating in polls ARE going to show up to vote on election day... unlike repubs who are participating in polls but who won't bother to vote on election day. An Obama landslide is the result.
  10. 2%? 20%?? [] Allow me to spell it out for you,.. step-by-simple-step,.. Pipeboy. [let's see if your attention span, and your brain cell, can handle it. ] 1. Looking at the 2000 and 2004 presidential election results, it's readily apparent that America is ideologically divided almost right down the middle: 50/50 Rep/Dem*. Evidence of this split: Bush beat Gore and Kerry by very slim margins; specifically, the margin of victory for Bush over Gore was <1%, and the margin of victory for Bush over Kerry was 3%. 2. Republicans make up approx 49.5% of the electorate (avg of 2000 and 2004 repub%), and most of them are simply not going to vote for Obama no matter what. They will not vote for Obama no matter how well his campaign is going; no matter how poorly John McCain's campaign is going; and no matter how poorly the republican party has done over the past 8 years. Approx 49.5% of the ideologically sharply divided electorate (the remarkably myopic half of the electorate *wink*) is going to vote for McCain no matter what. If, that is, they bother to show up to vote on election day**. 3. Therefore,.. given that almost half of the electorate is not going to vote for Obama no matter what,.. it's not very realistic to expect Obama to open up a 20% lead in national polls. Ergo,.. the question "why isn't Obama leading by 20%?" is a red herring. ------------------------- * It's not quite 50/50 Rep/Dem split though because third-party candidates need to be factored in. For example, in 2000 the split was 48/48/4 Rep/Dem/Other. 2000 results: Gore: 50,996,116 (votes); 48%; 266 (Elect. Coll votes) Bush: 50,456,169 (votes); 48%; 271 (Elect. Coll votes) Other: 3,874,040 (votes); 4%; 0 (Elect. Coll votes) in 2000, a <1% margin of victory amounted to a victory by 5 Elect Coll votes. 2004 results: Bush: 62,040,606 (votes); 51%; 286 (Elect. Coll votes) Kerry: 59,028,109 (votes); 48%; 252 (Elect. Coll votes) Other: 411,304 (votes); 1%; 0 (Elect. Coll votes) in 2004, a 3% margin of victory amounted to a victory by 32 Elect Coll votes. [in 2008, a 7.8% margin of victory could amount to a (landslide) victory by 80+ Elect Coll votes. ] ** Dems are genuinely enthusiastic, excited, and inspired by the prospect of an Obama presidency; that's going to translate into enormous (perhaps record-setting) voter turnout for Obama. Conversely, repubs are not the least bit enthused by McCain, nor are many ofd them pleased with the last 8 years of republican leadership; although they are disenchanted with their party, and are unenthusiastic about their candidate, repubs will still vote for McCain,.. but it's very likely that many repubs will not even bother to vote on election day.. AND.. it's also very likely that a few % of the repubs who do show up to vote will vote for third party conservative candidate BOB BARR. Therefore, it's reasonable to presume that whatever % McCain gets in national polls, 2-3% can be deducted because they'll go to Bob Barr, and a few more % can be deducted to account for repubs who won't bother to vote at all. ------------------------- With all that in mind.. howzabout we take a look at the "P-51 sanctioned" poll source *RealClearPolitcis.com*.. ..a source that looks at the major national polls.. Obama leads anywhere from 1% (ie, a narrow Elect Coll victory).. as reported by FOX Noise.. to 7% (ie, a landslide Electoral College victory).. as reported by Reuters/Zogby. Even in the Rasmussen poll that you were touting a few days ago that showed Obama's lead as a mere 2%,.. shows him having gained another 3% in that poll.. now at 5%. The average of all the major national polls shows Obama with a lead of 4.8%. [1.8% more than Bush defeated Gore by; and 4.2% more than Bush defeated Kerry by.] Add the third party Bob Barr Factor (-3% for McCain), and Obama leads by 7.8%. 7.8% correlates to a landslide electoral college victory for Barack Obama. [4.6% more than Gore defeated Kerry by; 7.2% more than Bush defeated Gore by. ] ..and that's not even accounting for low republican voter turnout. Factoring low republican voter turnout into the equation,.. it's plausible that Obama could win by as much as 9%.. perhaps winning by as many as 100 Electoral College votes! ..and that's all based on Obama's current 4.8% average lead in the polls.. according the poll source (RealClearPolitics.com) that's been sanctioned by our friend and diehard McCaniac,.. P-51. With every tick that Obama's average lead increases in the polls, you can extrapolate what that could mean to the election results in November. Yes, indeed,.. the polls are looking good for Obama. Oh,.. and btw, Pb,.. according to *RealClearPolitics.com*.. Rassmussen shows Obama ahead by 28%, and the Field poll shows Obama ahead by 24%.. ..in California.
  11. McLame: "I'd like to give a speech in Germany too, but.. I'm not good enough. " Obama draws 200,000 for speech in Berlin while John McCain draws "about a dozen" at German cafe in Ohio.
  12. Obama is a gift from the world to us.. in so many ways! It kinda,.. well.. sends a tingle up your leg,.. don't it?! [there's your set-up.. make good use of it. ]
  13. As I see it.. A. Gaines put Del's "The office of the Presidency should be respected even if one doesn't respect the person holding the office" assertion to the test by asking Del if he would still respect the office even if the person holding the office was Hitler. B. It was NOT a "comparison" of the presidency to Hitler, as Del claimed, it was simply a hypothetical question.. and a challenging one at that. C. Gaines used Hitler as his example because we can all readily agree that Hitler is not deserving of respect, and therefore Hitler very clearly meets the "even if you don't respect the person holding the office" criteria set forth by Del. The question/challenge to Del was therefore quite clear and straightforward. D. Rather than step up to the challenge and answer the question, Del instead chose to avoid the question by acting all offended. [the following is a re-enactment]: ------------------- *and.. action!* "OMG!!.. that is so offensive!! How dare you make such a vile comparison! Surely even your friends will reject you for crossing that unholy line! Why do you hate America so much anyway? Is it because you're gay? My God, you're such a bigot! It disgusts me! I'm disgusted that you'd make that comparison; I'm disgusted that you hate America; I'm disgusted that you're gay; and I'm disgusted that you're a bigot! (Oh my goodness gracious I do I believe I'm faklempt.. and apoplectic too! Hey boy,.. yes, you there.. bring me a glass of water.. with a squeeze of lime in it... and hurry up, damn you!)" *dramatic pause* *and.. scene!* ------------------- Del's imagined response to his performance: Actual response that Del-vaudeville receives: E. Imho, Del should stop being such a drama queen and he should simply answer the question. Q: Would you still respect the office of the presidency if someone as heinous as Hitler held that office? [in other words: Is your respect for the office of the presidency unqualified (absolute).. or is it qualified (subject to exceptions)?] C'mon, Del,.. answer the question, muh-man!
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