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Republicans for Obama

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    What is it about these (so-called) Republicans that they could support Obama's policies which are decidedly not Republican? Just curious.

    You have to wonder if this is from Obama's campaign since there appears to be usage of official Obama items.
     
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    "Republicans for Obama " ????

    I think that's an oxy-MORON!!:applause:
     
  4. KenH

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    I imagine there will be, if there is not already, a Democrats for McCain website. Will you also call that an oxy-MORON?

    By the way, thanks for elevating the level of debate in this forum. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Martin

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    I don't understand Republicans, more importantly professing conservatives, who support Barak Obama. I just don't get it. When you get beyond Obama's verly likable personality and style you see that he is putting forward the same old liberal Democrat line. Are these Republicans responding more to the style than substance? I hope not. Think about this. If Obama becomes President we will have the following line up in Washington:

    President: Barak Obama
    Vice President: ??

    Speaker of the House: Nancy Pelosi
    Majority Leader: Steny Hoyer
    Senate Majority Leader: Harry Ried



    What a tragedy for personal liberity, small government, and low taxes. Yet that is what Republicans For Obama will help bring about.
     
  6. cdanddvdpublisher

    cdanddvdpublisher New Member

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    What is it about those (so-called) Republicans that support G.W. Bush's un-Republican policies:

    1) Government-sponsored charity under the moniker of "faith-based initiatives"
    2) Pre-emptive strikes against a nation that had no intentions of waging war against us
    3) Increasing the power of the state and expanding government beyond anything imaginable by any conservative in our history

    How is Obama less "Republican" than our current commander in chief?
     
  7. Jimmy Clifton

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    As one who will not renew my GOP membership due to the rank and file GOP engaging in and not repudiating Mike Huckabee's playing the religion card against Mitt Romney, I can understand why a number of Republicans are supporting Obama.

    Obama is a clean cut, fresh new face on the American political scene. McCain has a lot of baggage as does Hillary Clinton. People are looking for a clean slate and political positions don't seem so important as being morally and ethically sound.

    Also, it is not uncommon for members of a particular party to endorse candidates of another party. In 1964, 30% of Republicans voted for Johnson over Goldwater and in 1972, 33% of Democrats voted for Nixon over McGovern.

    Additionally, look at all the Democrats who voted for Reagan in '80 and '84 and at all the Republicans who voted for Clinton in '96.
     
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    Well, were not republicans, but my wife and I both cast our votes for Obama in our states early voting for our primary on March 4th. My wife had been a strong Clinton supporter, but her negative campaigning and the debates changed my wife's mind. I was convinced earlier to vote for Obama myself.
     
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    We weren't talking about W's failed polices. But you don't think Obama's proposed military intervention in Palestine and Darfur et.al., his increasing of Big Brother beyond W's dreams, etc., are just as bad if not worse than what we have now?
     
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    I would ask the same questions of them. However, I think McCain has far more in common with Dems than Obama has with Republicans. Campaign Finance, his initial opposition to working class tax reform, just to name a couple. I know a ton of people of all political stripes. I've heard many dems say they might support McCain. I've yet to meet a GOP or Lib who can stomach Obama.

    Well...you're fond of him, but I'm talking people I actually see in the flesh every day, friend :)

    This is oft quoted but I've never seen much evidence of this. I'd be curious to see this.
     
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    Wouldn't they be Robamas?
     
  12. KenH

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    As a libertarian supporter of Senator Obama I guess I am an Obamatarian. :)
     
  13. HankD

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    Why not Republicans for Hillary.

    After all she started her political career as a Goldwater girl. Yes it's true.
    She switched sides in the early 70's when she met her Prince Charming.
    How soon we forget.

    HankD
     
  14. Jimmy Clifton

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    1. I will look for the research but several exit polls showed 1/4 of the GOP vote went to Clinton in '96
    2. I liked Obama when I was in the GOP and as a Lib
     
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    I'd be interested to know how many would vote for McCain if he had the same ideas as Obama, And how many would vote for Obama if he had the same ideas as McCain? I"ll still leave Clinton out she'll paint the white house pink.
     
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    Where do you get such an idea?
     
  17. Danny Hurley

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    I've been married for 33 years and my house has been many different colors. My wife likes different colors.
     
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    Okay, and that applies to Senator Clinton becoming President and repainting The White House pink how?
     
  19. Jimmy Clifton

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    Back in 1968 when comedian Dick Gregory ran for President, he said the first thing he would do is paint the White House black. :laugh:
     
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    You mean otherwise known as socialists.
     
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