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  1. #1 The light, it burns!! 
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    Donald Ian Rankin sends the Hive into a tizzy with some independent thought about Sarah Baracuda.

    Donald Ian Rankin (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-29-08 12:47 PM
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    I'm afraid I think McCain just made himself the definite favourite.
    Advertisements [?]Edited on Fri Aug-29-08 01:23 PM by Donald Ian Rankin
    DU's celebration at his selection of running mate is massively misplaced, I think.

    Consider:

    :-She will play very well with the right(er) wing on the Republican party, who had previously been lukewarm at best about McCain, helping shore up one of his biggest problems.

    :-She will massively reduce McCain and the Republicans' vulnerability to attacks based on the fact that they're a party of rich dead white European males.

    :-She's only the second ever female running mate, which makes her newsworthy and exciting, something that Biden sadly isn't.

    :-It also makes McCain's campaign less obviously "more of the same" as opposed to "change".

    :-She'll help exploit divisions in the Democratic party left by the Primary (although hopefully most of those have healed by now).

    :-She's reputedly a skilled debator, while Biden is verbose and gaffe-prone.

    :-Her inexperience isn't something the Democrats can safely attack.

    :-The timing of the announcement knocked Obama of the front page. McCain already had the momentum, and I think this will solidify this.

    All in all, I think that DU celebrating McCain's choice of running mate is like turkies celebrating thanksgiving.
    ...and is sharply rebuked.

    NanceGreggs (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-29-08 12:51 PM
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    7. Forgive my getting personal, but ...
    ... have you been drinking?
    Shakespeare (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-29-08 12:52 PM
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    9. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    Dude, put down the bong. Seriously.
    faithfulcitizen (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-29-08 12:56 PM
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    17. Wow, Obama's a cooked Turkey huh? Piss off.
    alcibiades_mystery (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-29-08 12:59 PM
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    24. It's official
    You don't know jack shit about American politics.

    Dumbest post in months.
    GrizzlyMan (176 posts) Fri Aug-29-08 01:07 PM
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    46. Wow. Your political instincts couldn't be any more lacking
    Run along troll. Free Republic will be back online soon.
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    NanceGreggs (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-29-08 12:51 PM
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    7. Forgive my getting personal, but ...
    ... have you been drinking?
    Wow her highness stopped writing drivel for five minutes to read someone ELSE's post! She must have carpal tunnel syndrome or something.
    “When the doctor is out, I’m in.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by nacho View Post
    Wow her highness stopped writing drivel for five minutes to read someone ELSE's post! She must have carpal tunnel syndrome or something.
    Oh God, Nance Greggs. What a waste of bandwidth there!

    Ian is right on. His thoughts are mine exactly.
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    They have some pretty big rumors going on at DU about Palin and her family. I'm sure they'll be calling them in to radio - true or not.
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    They have some pretty big rumors going on at DU about Palin and her family. I'm sure they'll be calling them in to radio - true or not.
    Let them try. As El Rushbo said, they will try to destroy her and may very well destroy themselves in the process.
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    You know DIR actually made a very cogent post.

    I guess its the granite pizza for him. :)
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    The funny thing is that DIR is in fact a British lefty, so if Obama has lost the Euro socialist vote then he is toast. :D
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    LOL, ol' Magistrate is putting out fires:

    The Magistrate (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-29-08 02:26 PM
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    Flame-Bait.
    Independent thought = flame-bait. Gotta love the DUmp! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingOfTorts View Post
    LOL, ol' Magistrate is putting out fires:
    Independent thought = flame-bait. Gotta love the DUmp! :)
    Nahhhh...
    But we do have to keep an eye on them.
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    The DUmp is having a meltdown en masse - this is so much fun. Thank you John McCain.
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