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The Billings Gazette endorses Obama

by: Jay Stevens

Sun Oct 26, 2008 at 20:15:33 PM MST

Remember late in the 2006 campaign when all the state's newspapers started endorsing Jon Tester? I'm getting that feeling again...with all the usual caveats about how endorsements don't swing elections.

The Billings Gazette:

At this extremely challenging time, America needs a uniter, not a divider. In this economic turmoil, America needs a thoughtful, cool-headed optimist who envisions a bright future for all citizens. After several years in which worldwide respect for America has been diminished, our great nation needs a new leader who can inspire confidence at home and abroad.

Obama is that leader. As Gen. Colin Powell said last week, Obama is the president America needs now "because of his ability to inspire, because of the inclusive nature of his campaign, because he is reaching out all across America, because of who he is and his rhetorical abilities. ... He has both style and substance."

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Dividing Rhetorical Style (0.00 / 0)
It's interesting that you say we need someone to unite us and that Obama is the man considering he has already divided the coutry during his campaign.  Stating that a "typical white person...they stick to their guns and religion... They will say I am black" He tried to make any criticism about him racist.  This divides our country.  Playing the race card does not unite us.  

Also, Socrates was right when he stated that great orators are not to be trusted, they are usually lacking any real substance.  A great speaker does not equal a great leader.  We can only talk our way out of so many problems.  

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That's a pretty lame attempt to make up, down, frosh. I know you don't really believe what you write -- how could you? -- but you do demonstrate why folks who are uncertain are flocking to Obama. The Democratic candidate largely offers a positive message and a positive vision of his presidency. While you and other McCain/Palin supporters and the candidates themselves continue to bang on the Rove-Atwater-Buchanan "two Americas" drum.

I'll not dive into the specifics of Obama's comments, but needless to say they're pretty complex and probably accurate. I see it Montana, I see it in western Pennsylvania: folks getting screwed over with jobs, taxes, infrastructure, their very government actively working against their interests, and a GOP that channels that anger into single-issue causes like gay marriage and abortion and gun control on one hand while plucking tax dollars from their pockets and the futures of their kids with the other.

Calling that "playing the race card" is playing the race card, however.

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If you are going to put quotes on it (0.00 / 0)
you better be correct.

You're not.

You're race baiting.

Is that all you got?

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Here's the quotes and the sources..... (0.00 / 0)

for ya, not that you'll believe them since they don't come from your cherry picked sources.  Anyway the real race baiters are Obama and his friends.  No sense mentioning them cause you know very well who they are.




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The Republican Party built is current ideology on Atwater's "Southern Strategy" (0.00 / 0)
and they haven't changed it.

Obama's victory on Nov. 4 will be the beginning of the end of exploiting white Americans fears of race.


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I think....... (0.00 / 0)
your  statement should have read Obama's victory on Nov. 4 will be the beginning of the end.  Don't need what followed.

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Ignore tadpole (0.00 / 0)
Tadpole suffered arrested maturation.  It's not his fault he's an idiot.  Twenty years in the military does that to a person.

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I'll take....... (0.00 / 1)
twenty six years in the military over sniffing dog s**t in the kennels for however long you did that.  Sniffing dog poop and bar stool seats and look what happened to you.

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OK, I'll bite. (0.00 / 0)
Come on, Frothy, you made a point.  Now back it up.  You listen to too much Limpaugh. So, to show us just how bright you really are, LIST only ten leaders who were great orators but lousy leaders! (and why they were lousy leaders)  Time to put up or shut up. 'Cause I think that you are just a big rightwing talking point.  

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No, President Nixon and Lee Atwater are the ones who divided Americans (0.00 / 0)
along racial lines with their "Southern Strategy".  Nixon exploited white Americans racism and/or racial fears to get elected.  "Divide and conquer" along racial lines has been the backbone of Republican campaign strategy since 1968.  The reason the Republicans used this strategy is that they govern as oligarchs and they need to keep fooling the poor white racists while they plunder the US Treasury for themselves and their wealthy buddies.

Obama's victory on Nov. 4, will spell the beginning of the end of the infamous Southern Strategy.   May the Republican Party walk in the wilderness for a long time as they either purge those elements from their party or the Republican Party dissolves itself because the factions can not unite.

It's kind of ironic and maybe a case of political redemption.  The Democratic Party was once the pro-slavery party.  The founders, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, were slave owners, and their party favored slave owners in the 19th century.  For most of the 2nd half of the 19th century, from the Civil War onwards, the Democratic Party, except for the South, was a national minority party.  It took FDR in the 20th century to begin redeeming the Democratic Party.  It was FDR who attracted African Americans in large numbers to leave the Republican Party and come to the Democratic Party.  Harry Truman helped make the Democratic party the party of Civil Rights by forcing the Armed Servies to integrate.  Unfortunately, Truman could only do it by Executive Order, which was rescinded under the next President.  It was a Texan, Lyndon Johnson, who helped pass the Civil Rights Act, which sent the Dixiecrats, Southern Democrats, into the arms of the Republican Party.  With the old racism dying, the modern day Republican Party will die with it.

Can the Republican Party be redeemed or will it suffer the fate of its predecessor, the Whig Party?  The Big Business faction of the Republican Party will survive to some extent, but whether it can unite again with any other faction in America to form a major political party has yet to be seen.  More likely the Big Business faction will try to corrupt the Dem Party, like it did via the DLC.


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I am an Independent (0.00 / 0)
I haven't voted for a Democrat for President in over 30 years- but this "extremist" and "supremacist" divisive course the Republicans having been moving towards and McCain/Palin exhibited this year, rather than argue the issues- convinced me to vote for Barack Obama, which I did last week...


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