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  • Very emotionally invested

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  • Somewhat emotionally invested

    2 6.25%
  • Mildly emotionally invested

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Thread: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I really like your honesty.

    Did the conservative pundits have any influence on your initial perception of Obama? Middle name is Hussein so that can't be a good sign. Goes to a black nationalist church so must have the same affinity for white people as Louis Farrakhan. His closest friends are terrorists. The man cannot stand America but loves the Islamic Middle East and all of its dictators. Is no friend Israel of Israel. Blah, blah, blah. Did any of that have an affect on your opinion of him?

    Interestingly, once elected he goes on to practically wipe Al Qaeda off the map. Appointed a Jew as Chief of Staff who volunteered in the Israeli Civil Air Patrol when Saddam was shoot off Scud missiles at Tel Aviv. Has more whites and fewer blacks in his cabinet than Bush. Key in role in the overthrow of Gaddafi. I digress, sorry.
    Yeah...you did digress...into a ridiculous arena of race-baiting.

    You know, in 2008, my oldest son turned 18 a month before the election. He was really interested and eager to vote. He asked me what I thought, and I said only one thing to him: "If Obama is elected, hold on to your wallet...because he's going to do everything he can to grab what's in it."

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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Not remotely, I don't get emotionally involved in any rational decisions and this is just a rational decision: which one would make the least bad President. I can't make a decision about which would be best because in this, like most Presidential races, there isn't a best choice, only a least bad choice.
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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    I really don't care who wins, because it really doesn't make any difference.
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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Not remotely, I don't get emotionally involved in any rational decisions and this is just a rational decision: which one would make the least bad President. I can't make a decision about which would be best because in this, like most Presidential races, there isn't a best choice, only a least bad choice.
    but at least you are invested enough ... care enough ... to cast a vote
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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    but at least you are invested enough ... care enough ... to cast a vote
    Only because it directly affects me. I have to live under the regime of whoever wins. I want that to be the best outcome I can get.
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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Do you realize how insulting this is, whether you intended it or not? It's like finding out someone online is black and asking them if they like fried chicken, watermelon, basketball, rap music, and fat assed white women. Someone suggested they didn't like Obama and the first thing you jump to is that it may be because they possibly viewed him as having a bad middle name, hated black people, liked terrorists, and had ties to muslims.
    I'm sorry, I didn't realize I was being offensive. Back in '08 I heard some things coming from the pundits that shocked me. As a republican these were the people I once idolized. I once saw the conservative commentators as the champions of truth and now see them as cleaver propagandists who were not successful in affecting the outcome of the election they way they would have preferred but IMHO were successful, at least to some extent, in polarizing the country in their efforts to vilify the then democrat candidate. I guess I still haven't gotten over it. Again, I'm so sorry for coming across in an offensive way. That was not my intention.

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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    In an alternative universe where McCain had won, the exact same thing would have happened.
    Probably. All sides engage in this sort of thing I guess. I just expected more of the republican side. I became a republican not because I liked their tax policy better but because I wanted to support the party that stood for the values of doing the right thing and standing the moral high ground. BTW: I ultimately voted for McCain in '08 for those same reasons.

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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I really don't care who wins, because it really doesn't make any difference.
    Mostly you are right, as neither Obama nor Obama-lite is a great leader. But I think the likely SCOTUS appointments made may greatlly affect the nation, for perhaps the next 30 years, so that alone makes me sure to cast my vote in 2012. ;-)
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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I really like your honesty.

    Did the conservative pundits have any influence on your initial perception of Obama? Middle name is Hussein so that can't be a good sign. Goes to a black nationalist church so must have the same affinity for white people as Louis Farrakhan. His closest friends are terrorists. The man cannot stand America but loves the Islamic Middle East and all of its dictators. Is no friend Israel of Israel. Blah, blah, blah. Did any of that have an affect on your opinion of him?

    Interestingly, once elected he goes on to practically wipe Al Qaeda off the map. Appointed a Jew as Chief of Staff who volunteered in the Israeli Civil Air Patrol when Saddam was shoot off Scud missiles at Tel Aviv. Has more whites and fewer blacks in his cabinet than Bush. Key in role in the overthrow of Gaddafi. I digress, sorry.
    I live in the Chicago area, so we here probably got more than most about The Good Reverend Wright and ACORN. That, frankly, was enough for me.

    Edit: PS -- While some may have found your comments insulting in general, I didn't.
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    Re: How emotionally invested are you in the 2012 Presidential election?

    In the upcoming election between generic tax happy globalist status quo-bot A and generic tax happy globalist status quo-bot B, can't really say I'm emotionally charged either way. I'm actually pretty apathetic at this point. As the Talking Heads said "same as it ever was"
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