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  1. #1 My 73 year old Dad, a former Republican, now Obama supporter (BOUNCY) 
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    My 73 year old Dad, a former Republican, now Obama supporter, blows a gasket at Rethug "friends"

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    My dad, white guy, a former Republican who grew up in segregated schools here in Texas, is voting for Obama - yes hell has frozen over. He gets frequent email crap from his retiree friends which is a bunch of recycled Rush Limbaugh crap talking about how the Democrats love terrorists, the Democrats criticize and don't appreciate our troops, and we shouldn't complain about torture, etc. etc. Anyway, my dad blew a gasket and here is his response. I thought I'd share it with you b/c it is great and it shows that people can and do change. My father also told me that he feels that if he votes for Obama he can help cleanse the stain or racism in our country. So here it is:

    "Dear friends:
    It is interesting to me that disagreement with the management of the war and the treatment of the "detainees" is twisted to be a criticism of our individual soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. With the exception of a few bad apples, I have heard no one say anything negative about our troopers. Yet slanderous crap like this keeps circulating.

    "The propagandists for the Bush administration are genetically incapable of admitting they screwed the poochie in Iraq, so they must defend to the death their actions there. John McCain plans to ride that mule as far as it will go.

    "For the record, I think this administration's middle east policy is a catastrophe, and the conduct of the war in Iraq is a disgrace. Our country continues to be the greatest ever, but we have a bunch of incompetent leaders. They worry about gay marriage while the Taliban regain strength in Afghanistan. They get all hot and bothered over Obama's flag pen while car bombs go off in Baghdad. They are beating the drums about Iran while our armed forces are stretched to the limit in Iraq and Afghanistan. Could it be because George W. Bush has the military expertise of a toadstool? And Senator McCain, whom I respect as an American hero, thinks this is all just hunky-dory. Jesus H. Christ on a crutch! Wake up and smell the coffee!

    "And don't anyone say I am not a patriot. I'm too old to be a soldier now, but I was once a long time ago. I know that a soldier overseas thinks about one thing more than anything else - going home - even when there is no fighting. Senator McCain says that's not important. Well, he's dead wrong on that.

    "Everyone in this great country is entitled to his or her own opinion, but not his own facts. You have heard my opinion; what's yours?
    All of you have a glorious Independence Day; it's important. The guys who put it on the line on July 4, 1776 did not agree on everything either, but they managed to put together a pretty good organization."

    An "in your face" from my Dad.
    : patriot:
    Good elements to the story, I like the Texas thing, but I call BOUNCY!
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    "Everyone in this great country is entitled to his or her own opinion, but not his own facts. You have heard my opinion; what's yours?
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    So when your "opinion" is based upon FACTS,get back to us.

    Maybe your dad will change his mind again when you stop his Kool Aid I.V.
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    I have heard no one say anything negative about our troopers. Yet slanderous crap like this keeps circulating.
    Have you sent him to the site your posting this on, powergirl? And what 73 year old says Jesus H. Christ on a Crutch? especially a RW fundie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    Good elements to the story, I like the Texas thing, but I call BOUNCY!
    What's a Bouncy?

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    My father also told me that he feels that if he votes for Obama he can help cleanse the stain or racism in our country.
    Is that a good reason to vote for any president? And does it work? Voting for Kennedy didn't change a lot of the anti-Catholic prejudice that is out there. And did having Marion Barry as the mayor of Washington DC really help eradicate racism in the DC metro area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    What's a Bouncy?

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    Is that a good reason to vote for any president? And does it work? Voting for Kennedy didn't change a lot of the anti-Catholic prejudice that is out there. And did having Marion Barry as the mayor of Washington DC really help eradicate racism in the DC metro area?


    No, but people are a lot more tolerant of crack-smoking ,whore chasers now. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by YupItsMe View Post
    No, but people are a lot more tolerant of crack-smoking ,whore chasers now. ;)
    Ouch! :eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    What's a Bouncy?
    You've probably noticed, but often times the inmates at the DUmp, in the midst of their BDS fantasies, manage to sit in front of a computer and type out coherent words. Their stories are fanciful and usually involve elements like:
    spontaneous conversion of Republicans to voting for a candidate
    secret admissions that Republicans are really Democrats
    speaking 'truth to power' by the DUmmie
    leaving a Republican dumbfounded at the DUmmie's brilliance
    insulting a Republican to spontaneous applause from bystanders
    and cops jumping out of the bushes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biccat View Post
    You've probably noticed, but often times the inmates at the DUmp, in the midst of their BDS fantasies, manage to sit in front of a computer and type out coherent words. Their stories are fanciful and usually involve elements like:
    spontaneous conversion of Republicans to voting for a candidate
    secret admissions that Republicans are really Democrats
    speaking 'truth to power' by the DUmmie
    leaving a Republican dumbfounded at the DUmmie's brilliance
    insulting a Republican to spontaneous applause from bystanders
    and cops jumping out of the bushes.
    Ah, ok. So a bouncy is a name for a story that seems "a bit much." But why bouncy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Ah, ok. So a bouncy is a name for a story that seems "a bit much." But why bouncy?
    Its coined after a DU member Bouncy Balls, who would make up these outlandish stories abotu Republican conversions or confrontations where the Democrat put the Republican in there place and always won the argument.
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