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Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 06:20 AM PDT

The Politics of Hope

by VirtualTruth

To have a young intelligent charismatic new face on the political scene
energizes the base and gives the party hope for the future. The knowledge
that things are changing and new standard bearers will once again
do what is best for party and nation rather than themselves brings
renewed belief that things WILL change.

For all of the RNC's arguments about Obama being a celebrity,
last night the Republicans got a taste of their own brand of rock
star.

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Palin has energized the Republican base,
one of their own is being attacked and they
are rallying around her.

The validity or reality of the reasons for the attack
matters not to these people, they are ideological
driven.

Faith is not based on reality but belief, So these
individuals confuse the difference between
belief in faith and the truth of reality.

There is a reason the founding fathers wanted
religion and politics to be separate, we are now learning
this very hard lesson, hopefully we will learn
it before it is too late.

The focus should not be on her, it should be on McCain
and the Republican track record and lack of solutions
and new ideas.

To focus on Palin is to energize the Base

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Is Palin a Distraction or Red Meat

10%9 votes
7%7 votes
55%49 votes
11%10 votes
14%13 votes

| 88 votes | Vote | Results

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Bush ignored the warnings about Iraq and
bullied ahead to embrace and own the Iraq invasion
and subsequent quagmire.

Now McCain is doing the same thing with Palin.

McCain choose Palin before he knew the real facts,
like Bush in Iraq. Just like Bush, McCain is now
ignoring all the evidence pointing to his mistake.

McCain like Bush is digging in with stubbornness,
because to admit a mistake is to show weakness.

So the RNC will suffer because of the poor judgement
McCain is showing, much like the US suffered because
of Bush's poor judgement.

Americans at least can see McCain's stubbornness and
poor judgement BEFORE he is President and does damage
to the US. The Republicans however aren't so lucky, the
Republicans must now embrace and own McCain's insane
decision.

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Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 01:55 PM PDT

Where is Bush!

by VirtualTruth

Maybe I missed something, there is a major conflict with Russia and a key US ally and Bush went on yet another vacation.

Am I the only one who has a problem with our president once again being missing during a time of a major emergency?

This is Republican leadership!

Bush whines about Congress going on vacation without dealing with the offshore drilling issue, then he not only does not end his vacation playing tourist in China for 5 days, but then decides to go on vacation as Russia marches across Georgia, and the Georgian President is begging for help.

So what does the press focus on? The blatant pandering of McCain rejecting all of his past political views to embrace the Bush platform and Religious Conservatives.

Where is the outrage!
Where is the press!
Where is BUSH!@

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Is Bush Dealing with the Georgian Russian war.

2%2 votes
6%6 votes
24%23 votes
24%23 votes
43%41 votes

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Russia May be about to try to clear the table, Georgia is the first pawn play is a larger game

http://groups.google.com/...

August 12, 2008
Sean Lewis

If anyone has been paying attention,

Russia has been getting Rich
China has been getting Rich

The US has been getting Poor.

The reasons?

Exporting technologies via Free Trade
agreements which allowed US companies
to set up state of the art Manufacturing facilities
in China, enriching their population while
trouble shooting and perfecting their industries.
In the process we have decimated our own middle class
and economy.

Exporting technology to Russia to show them how
to cost effectively and efficiently extract oil from the
frozen tundra.

Finally depleting our own wealth via two wars and
exhausting and over extending the military.

This has left the US vulnerable on numerous levels.

(this is my opinion, rough and not representative of any official position of any organization. Just a thought that came to mind that I felt should be voiced based on current events)

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Reality or Conspiracy Theory?

56%29 votes
3%2 votes
3%2 votes
1%1 votes
21%11 votes
11%6 votes

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Allow test drilling in ten offshore sites of each coastal
states choosing. With the caveat that no drilling occur within 5 miles of shore.

Allow the test drilling for 3 years for 10 WORKING WELLS
per state. No problems then expand. Problems then close down drilling.

If this bill is correctly worded with no hidden agendas, I would approve this Bill for a vote with the provisions I already stated. This is a reasonable compromise.

H.R. 6108, the Deep Ocean Energy Resources (DOER) Act, would allow each coastal state to decide whether and where it wants drilling off its coast out to 100 miles. Beyond 100 miles from the coast, states would not have veto power; thus, deepwater areas would be open to exploration and production. The bill also has provisions for revenue sharing between the federal government and each state
that allows drilling, similar to provisions that allow drilling on federal lands. The bill is modeled after the 2006 DOER Act, which passed the House but was never considered in the Senate.

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Is this reasonable compromise?

18%8 votes
9%4 votes
25%11 votes
4%2 votes
25%11 votes
11%5 votes
6%3 votes

| 44 votes | Vote | Results

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Republican free trade VS Democratic free trade

July 02, 2008
Sean Lewis

Democratic free trade is
The foreign country opens it borders for US goods,
and  the US opens it borders to foreign goods.

That is it, that is free trade.

Republican free trade is
The foreign country opens it borders to BOTH
US companies and the ability to exchange goods.

However, this is the problem. Republicans believe
US companies should be able to open plants in the
foreign country to exploit the cheaper labor, create
goods at low costs and then sell those products in
the US market at greater earnings to the US Corps.

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Republican concept of Free Trade does the following

4%1 votes
0%0 votes
0%0 votes
8%2 votes
52%12 votes
34%8 votes
0%0 votes

| 23 votes | Vote | Results

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Why the Bush Tax Cuts to the Rich
need to be rescinded and the Middle
Class need tax equality.

June 25, 2008
A Sean Lewis Rant!

Ending the tax cuts to the rich will lower the debt, which will strengthen the US dollar, which will mean oil will cost less, which means inflation will go down, which means core inflation including food and fuel  will diminish, which means the economy will become stronger because US workers will be able to afford to buy discretionary products, which will employ other Americans who will now have jobs so they will not lose their homes which means the housing market will stabilize, which means banks will be more solvent, which means money will once again become liquid which means loans for investments will once again become available which means industry will grow which means increasing GDP growth and more jobs.

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The Tax Cuts to the Rich should be....?

78%29 votes
5%2 votes
13%5 votes
0%0 votes
0%0 votes
2%1 votes

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Tue Jun 03, 2008 at 07:57 PM PDT

We Are Americans FIRST!

by VirtualTruth

We are Americans first. Not black or white, conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat. We are Americans first. Until this fact is understood we will be a nation divided and ineffective. We need to forget our differences and stop blaming each other for the errors of the past. We need to be non partisan about the future of this country. Our greatest enemy is from within. We have turned upon each other. . We need to change our old way of business as usual and be united for the common good. Which is, we are all Americans first.

http://groups.google.com/...

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Wed May 21, 2008 at 02:33 PM PDT

Trapped In Iraq

by VirtualTruth

America is fucked if we stay in Iraq.
and America is fucked if we try to leave.

Thank you George Bush for giving
America no safe way out of Iraq.

and now John McCain is
offering America
more of the same!

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Are we TRAPPED in Iraq

59%22 votes
35%13 votes
5%2 votes
0%0 votes

| 37 votes | Vote | Results

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Tue May 20, 2008 at 10:50 AM PDT

Why don't I FEEL safer?

by VirtualTruth

Why don't I FEEL safer?

Sean Lewis
May 16, 2008

If Bin Laden was dead
I would feel safer.

If Iraq had WMD's
I would feel safer.

If we weren't still at war in Afghanistan
I would feel safer.

If we weren't trapped in Iraq,
I would feel safer.

If we knew who was behind the Anthrax Attacks
I would feel safer.

If the Bush Administration wasn't so inept during 9/11, Post Iraq war, and Katrina
I would feel safer.

If the Republican party had not been about consolidating power and rewarding constituents,
I would feel safer.

If Bush had simply done what was in the best interest of ALL Americans,
We ALL would have been safe.

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Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 10:37 PM PDT

Democrats are eating their own!

by VirtualTruth

If the Democrats continue this cannibalistic behavior, They will LOOSE THE ELECTION! If this happens, it will be the Democrat party, NOT the Republican party that will become extinct after the 2008 election!

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Do you think the infighting among the Democrats is hurting the party

7%9 votes
68%81 votes
7%9 votes
5%7 votes
10%13 votes

| 119 votes | Vote | Results

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