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Old 5th June 2008, 01:09 PM   #1
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Obama Changing the Democratic Party

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and the Obama for America Campaign today announced that the DNC will no longer accept Washington lobbyist donations, making the same commitment as Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.

"The DNC and the Obama Campaign are unified and working together to elect Barack Obama as the next president of the United States. Our presumptive nominee has pledged not to take donations from Washington lobbyists and from today going forward the DNC makes that pledge as well," said Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. "Senator Obama has promised to change the way things are done in Washington and this step is a sure sign of his commitment. The American people's priorities will set the agenda in an Obama Administration, not the special interests."
Linky.

Woot!
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Old 5th June 2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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Neither Obama or the DNC really needs the lobbyists donations. McCain will still be way behind in fund raising when this is all over with.
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Old 5th June 2008, 01:22 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Tsukasa Buddha View Post
Linky.

Woot!
I promise to stop aiming nuclear weapons at Lichtenstein.

Does that not give you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside?

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Old 5th June 2008, 02:54 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Darth Rotor View Post
I promise to stop aiming nuclear weapons at Lichtenstein.

Does that not give you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside?

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Dang! I promised to give up lutefisk until you stopped aiming your nuclear weapons at Lichtenstein.


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Old 5th June 2008, 03:04 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Pookster View Post
Neither Obama or the DNC really needs the lobbyists donations. McCain will still be way behind in fund raising when this is all over with.

What Obama and the DNC will do is set up " Indepedent Poltical Action Commities" to accept the dough.
And note that they said nothing about prohibiting Demoractic congresspeople from accepting donations from poltical lobbiests. And the congress is what counts in this game.
More nice sounding but meaningless poltical crap.
But the young and nieve Obama supporters act like it is the second coming.
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Old 5th June 2008, 03:09 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
More nice sounding but meaningless poltical crap.
Possibly, but this is the sort of thing I was bringing up in my leadership thread...

What would you expect McCain (or whomever) to actually do differently?
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Originally Posted by Jimbo07 View Post
What would you expect McCain (or whomever) to actually do differently?







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Old 5th June 2008, 03:46 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Jimbo07 View Post
Possibly, but this is the sort of thing I was bringing up in my leadership thread...

What would you expect McCain (or whomever) to actually do differently?
Differently from the DNC?

I LOLed at this thread. I would like to make a promise as well. From this day forward I, Sefarst, pledge to stop getting to work by horse-drawn buggy. Can I get a "woot!" too, Tsukasa Buddha? Afterall, we can't have all that manure in the streets...
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Originally Posted by Sefarst View Post
Afterall, we can't have all that manure in the streets...
Yeah, keep it where it belongs, in the JREF politics forum.
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Originally Posted by Sefarst View Post
Differently from the DNC?

I LOLed at this thread. I would like to make a promise as well. From this day forward I, Sefarst, pledge to stop getting to work by horse-drawn buggy. Can I get a "woot!" too, Tsukasa Buddha? Afterall, we can't have all that manure in the streets...
Right. But as a non-American, non-Dem, non-Rep, I can't see any reason to say that it's manure, beyond typical political cynicism. What are the other candidates saying (and especially doing) that is any better than manure?
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Old 5th June 2008, 05:06 PM   #11
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Right. But as a non-American, non-Dem, non-Rep, I can't see any reason to say that it's manure, beyond typical political cynicism. What are the other candidates saying (and especially doing) that is any better than manure?
It's campaign season. 90% of everything said is total manure. Obama pledges not to take donations from Washington lobbyists to woo the naive bumper-sticker thinkers into thinking that he's rising above the political fray. McCain says he supports a suspension of the gas tax against the obvious knowledge of economists in the hopes of wooing those ignorant about basic economics.

Depending on where the candidates are, they'll promise anything to anyone. Hillary Clinton went to Puerto Rico and tried to fill their heads with anything she thought they might like, such as statehood. Obama goes to places where NAFTA is unpopular and trashes it, then goes to places where it is popular and is silent on the subject. McCain tries to court the evangelicals after having a long history of butting heads with them. Welcome to the American presidential elections. Round 1 just ended, please return to your seats for the rest of the show.
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Old 5th June 2008, 08:13 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Sefarst View Post
It's campaign season. 90% of everything said is total manure.
I agree. This is a result of either direct lying, or a realization after the fact that realpolitik resists said solution.

However, by singling out the DNC, I thought you were making a biased assertion.

Just good ol' cynicism, then?
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