Is nation ready for Clinton or Obama?

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Super Tuesday has come and gone, and we still don't have a nominee for either party. But it was great to see 44 percent of the voters go to the polls in Richmond and Columbia counties. There also were large turn- outs across the nation.

Many of the voters were inspired by the candidates of both parties. The discussion of some of the people's issues; moderate candidates; Barack Obama's inspiring messages; the turnout of young people and first-time voters; and the absence of some previously emotional issues such as gay marriage and abortion encouraged citizens to go to the polls.

On the other hand, I am dismayed about the fear tactics and propaganda that are creeping up, and may become a factor if either Hillary Clinton or Obama become the Democratic nominee. The question I ask: Are we Americans sane and civil enough to accept a woman or a black man as a nominee for president?

Quoting Obama, "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time."

Has the time come, and has our country really changed?

Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/12/08 - 07:34 am
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I think our country is more

I think our country is more then ready to accept a female or black potus. Let's hope our country hasn't degenerated to the point of accepting Obama or Hillary.

Fishboy
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Fishboy 02/12/08 - 07:50 am
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Evidently, our country has

Evidently, our country has degenerated to the point where we can't spell out the words "President of the United States".

Interested Citizen
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Interested Citizen 02/12/08 - 08:03 am
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Degenerated???

Degenerated???

christian134
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christian134 02/12/08 - 10:25 am
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Degenerated means to fall

Degenerated means to fall below a normal or desirable level in physical, mental, or moral qualities; deteriorate....Which by the way is absolutely what this country will see if either one of these people get into office.

watching
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watching 02/12/08 - 10:34 am
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christian134, YOU HAVE TO BE

christian134, YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!! Then what's your take on the status quo?

christian134
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christian134 02/12/08 - 10:42 am
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actually darlin :) there is

actually darlin :) there is not one out there that I would consider qualified except maybe just maybe ....Fred Dalton Thompson and he isn't there anymore :(

Niko Mahs
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Niko Mahs 02/12/08 - 11:18 am
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Is not the question better

Is not the question better asked, "Is the South ready for a woman or an African-American as President of the United States?"

jack
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jack 02/12/08 - 12:03 pm
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Mr Williams, neither race nor

Mr Williams, neither race nor gender are the issues in this election, but sound priciples of gerverning such as those laid out by Ronnie Reagan. Elect either Osam or Hitlry and have a DIM controlled Congress, and this nation will be economically destroyed with Marxist style socialism where government will tell you who, what, how , how many and when in about every aspect of your life.

Bizarro
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Bizarro 02/12/08 - 12:16 pm
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That is true jack and

That is true jack and apparently a good deal of the population is ready for it. Perhaps Obama and Clinton should just say we are co-emperors, I mean presidents in their great socialist reform plans. Long live the State!!!!I wonder if we will change the name of America to something with Republic in it. Like Russia or China. boo,hoo.

Rozzie2003
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Rozzie2003 02/12/08 - 12:24 pm
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jack, if we survived Do

jack, if we survived Do Nothing Reagan and Stupid Bush , Hillary or Obama will be a breath of fresh air. The Democrats advocate freedom and compassionate for the least among us. The Republicans want to tell us middle class people what to do such as abortion.
Don't go for the propaganda the radio talk show hosts are feeding some people.
Some of them don't believe everything they spew--especially Laura Ingraham. They are making money and spreading fear.

onetouch
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onetouch 02/12/08 - 01:05 pm
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I don't see why our nation

I don't see why our nation cannot accept a black man or female candidate. Our nation has accepted a dumb president and I'm referring to George W. Bush.

Having a black male or female to lead our nation is an intelligent thing in comparison to the dumb and stupid leadership that we have gotten from George W. Bush. And I'm speaking the truth.

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FallingLeaves 02/12/08 - 01:34 pm
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Whatever George Bush is, he

Whatever George Bush is, he is still better than the alternative. i voted for Huckabee, since Alan Keyes wasn't available, although he was on the ballot. By the way, for Tracy Williams, Jr.'s information, Alan Keyes is black and i would vote for him. i don't want a Clinton in the White house, whether male or female, and Obama disillusioned me with his choice of churches. i read his church's mission statement. if my church had a similar mission statement it wouldn't be diverse at all. When his church is as diverse as mine is, then i will study him further. He can preach about unity, diversity and change all he wants, but until he lives it, he has very little credibility with me. The Democratic party has no candidate that represents my values. Neither does its platform.

Rozzie2003
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Rozzie2003 02/12/08 - 01:43 pm
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Right On, one touch! These

Right On, one touch! These poor white southerners are still supporting President Bush despite what he has said about them. " I don't want anything from poor people but their votes. This is our country and they work for the rich"

dani
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dani 02/12/08 - 02:49 pm
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ROZZIE,, Send us the website

ROZZIE,, Send us the website where you found this quote. If Pres Bush did, in fact, say such a thing. I'm sure you wouldn't lie about something so serious.

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gagirl40 02/12/08 - 03:31 pm
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Really..some of you people

Really..some of you people just kill me. Jack, we have had 43 presidents in our history...George Washington the first president had no party affiliation...1 was Federalist - 4 were Democratic-Republican - 4 were Whig - 18 were Republicans and 15 were Democrats. And somehow even with 15 Democratic Presidents our country survived. Our economy hasn't been destroyed and we don't have a Marxist style government. If anything, the current president has hurt this country more than any other president could. He has come closer to destroying our economy than any other president in history. We owe more money to China now than we ever have. And instead of being respected in the world as we always have been, we are now the most hated country, which puts us at greater risk than we ever have been. You people who predict America's downfall and destruction if a Democrat is elected sound like idiots when you make those assertions. Grow up and smell the coffee. Or at the very least, please quit drinking the Koolaid.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 02/12/08 - 04:26 pm
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I know this is a slight segue

I know this is a slight segue but: Before we repay any 'debt' to China, i think we should test every product they have ever sent us for lead and cadmium. if the Koolaid is made in China, I'm not drinking it, and I am certainly not drinking it from a mug or cup made in China. Every job we have outsourced there, is a foreign worker spending his paycheck in CHINA, not here. HOW does that help our economy? If the jobs are here, generally a generous portion of the earned paychecks would be re-circulating into our own economy. Which candidate will bring that about?

dani
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dani 02/12/08 - 04:53 pm
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What happened to Rozzie..I ws

What happened to Rozzie..I ws hoping for the web site so that I can read the Bush quote she quoted. I see that Gagirl is quoting from Bill Oreilly. .Way to go Gagirl. Great show. Fair & balanced.

Bizarro
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Bizarro 02/12/08 - 06:30 pm
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America hasn't been respected

America hasn't been respected long before Bush took office. The Arab world didn't suddenly get [filtered word] at the U.S. when Bush took office, nor were France and Germany all cozy with us either. Our relations with China didn't start with Bush either. Not that I am defending the man. He has proved incompetent in his war effort and strategy. His strategy concerning the economy seems questionable. His lack of a real energy plan is notable.

dani
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dani 02/12/08 - 07:03 pm
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This was posted by Rozzie...

This was posted by Rozzie... " I don't want anything from poor people but their votes. This is our country and they work for the rich". This was supposedly a quote from George Bush.
Posted by Rozzie2003 on Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:43 PM

LaTwon
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LaTwon 02/12/08 - 07:06 pm
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he chews with his mouth open

he chews with his mouth open and talks while chewing with his mouth open at state dinners and he is a freakin lloser in everything he has ever touched. he has an energy plan...... u r witnessing it. big oil wound up a stupid chimp and then used him for all its worth. steal iraq's oil and much higher prices to boot.

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crackerjack 02/12/08 - 08:39 pm
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How Long Do We Have? About

How Long Do We Have?

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh , had this to say about the fall of the
Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

'A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.'

'A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.'

'From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to a loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.'

'The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years'

'During those 200 years, those nations always progress through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence ;

8. From dependence back into bondage'

Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:

Number of States won by:
Gore: 19
Bush: 29

Square miles of land won by:
Gore: 580,000
Bush: 2,427,000

Population of counties won by:
Gore: 127 million
Bush: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Gore: 13.2
Bush: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: 'In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country.

While Gore's territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare...' Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the 'complacency and apathy' phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the 'governmental dependency' phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

Localfan
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Localfan 02/12/08 - 09:15 pm
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I am still undecided because

I am still undecided because I am not sure I can vote for someone who is suppose to represent the United States but he doesn't salute the "AMERICAN FLAG". He does not do the pledge of allegiance and if he is elected you can read it here first "IN GOD WE TRUST" will no longer be used on anything. The first place it will be removed is our AMERICAN money.

phoenixrising1
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phoenixrising1 02/12/08 - 10:23 pm
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Fortunately, this country is

Fortunately, this country is not ready for a manage of Obama, Jessie, Al and ted all rolled into one yet. Go Obama!

bigalsc
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bigalsc 02/12/08 - 10:54 pm
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Apathy and complacency are

Apathy and complacency are indeed on the rise when our great President tells the American people to support the war effort by going out and spendinng their money. Support the War!!!! SPEND! SPEND! SPEND!
HOW SAD IS THAT?????

Rev. Kenny Stacy
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Rev. Kenny Stacy 02/12/08 - 10:59 pm
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An Iraqi war veteran recently

An Iraqi war veteran recently told Chelsea Clinton three people he was afraid of...OSAMA, OBAMA, and YO'MAMA...

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