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    I knew that Obama won before I went to sleep, but then I dreamed that McCain won somehow anyway in the end and I was so mad and I kept yelling "I can't believe that red won!"

    With regards to racism, I think it's completely depressing that Obama would have any disadvantage to getting elected because his skin is black. The fact that Americans think it's such a big issue that he was elected, DESPITE his skin colour (oh my goodness), means that clearly it's still a big issue. And that's not even getting into the rest of it. My roommate said this morning: "The US has its first black president" and I said "It's like 24 come true!"

    With regards to the policy... I'm kind of with HAU in that, despite my love of capitalism, I think it was good to vote democratic for the change, especially because Obama comes off as an intelligent and motivated and good person. Plus the republicans have some pretty crazy ideas. I guess both sides have some pretty crazy ideas, in my opinion.

    (My views may be a bit uninformed as I hadn't followed the election TOO closely from this side of the border).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacknife737 View Post
    I was referring more towards, his financing organization (ie embracing the internet and putting the shift towards smaller, individual donors rather then relying on larger corporate donations) and grassroots community organization. There is going to be a leadership campaign for a major political party in Canada (The Liberals) within the next couple months and i will be watching it closely to see what/if any impact is seen; the party has stated that they plan on reforming their fund-raising techniques so i think some influence will be seen there.
    Ow yeah in that way. But most European countries don't allow fund raising. Parties just get a fixed budget from the state to run their campaign. This is to stop money, business and advertising from becoming too much of an influence in elections.

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    so there is this free expression tunnel on my school's campus, right? weeellllll, as you can imagine, people were painting like crazy when they announced the winner. this afternoon, the school whitewashed the entire tunnel for the first time ever because a bunch of KKK BS was written on top of all of the positive things. And they've been washing off the bricks where people have written KKK all over them in chalk. I'm sure they can't stand that NC of all places chose obama over mccain. I think we have one of the biggest active KKK parties in the country. god help us all...
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    I find it ironic that the presidency is the only job the employers (US citizens) can practice ageism and not get in trouble...
    "There are no fools more bothersome than those with wit"

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-6005 View Post
    What makes them think Canada is a better political climate for them? They're probably better off under Obama than in Canada. We have a HEALTH CARE SYSTEM here. I know those are bad words. I'm sorry.
    You sonsabitches! I just wish that some people would stop living in 1959 and realize that Obama is a socialist as McCain is a fascist.
    "There are no fools more bothersome than those with wit"

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamSam View Post
    Oh...and I know a bunch of McCain supporters that say they are moving to Canada to get away from Obama the socalist....
    Why? Believe me, our Prime Minister is an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IamSam View Post
    I find it ironic that the presidency is the only job the employers (US citizens) can practice ageism and not get in trouble...
    well, when an older employee dies, the employer is free to pick their replacement in whatever manner he chooses. with the presidency, however, should the president die, you're kinda stuck with whatever fuckery you've got (Sarah Palin, i'm looking at you).

    When I'm good, I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.

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    Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
    "I'll die before I surrender, Tim".

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    I have enjoyed the orderly election which has removed the need for a violent bloodbath.
    but not in a gay way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakebert View Post
    Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
    I had that as my away message on AIM last night.

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