QUOTE(Heet @ Nov 4 2008, 11:53 PM)
I dont get it. Do people not understand socialism or do they not care?
I'd expect kids on live not to know better, but adults?
Oh well, spread the wealth LOL.
I'm sure you're in a place mentally where you're really not going to listen to anything the "other side" has to say, but I have to tell you that most of the dirt they try to sling while campaigning is not actually true. They intentionally tell you these lies in order to scare you and win your vote. Until someone has been proven to be untrustworthy, you have to take them at their word, and Obama has never once said he was a Socialist who was going to be spreading Socialism. He simply stated that he was rolling back the tax cuts that George Bush implemented. If you think that is Socialism, then Bill Clinton would also have to be called a Socialist - something that I have never heard. The McCain camp used the Socialist line to get votes, but now that it's over, people are going to have to stop throwing that around. It simply isn't true.
I'm sorry your candidate of choice lost and I understand your anger, but you have to come to grips with the fact that both candidates are Americans who love this country. As dirty as the campaigning gets before the election, we have to realize that it's all over now and wee can go back to being civilized. Seriously, it blows my mind how most people get riled up in this country about the candidate they're not supporting - to the point where they actually consider that candidate to be an evil person with an agenda to destroy the country. I guess it's good that so many people get involved in the politics.
To answer your question, yes - people do understand Socialism and were wise enough to realize that it was propaganda and just wasn't true.
What I found to be ironic was the fact that when Obama talked about raising the taxes for people making $200,000, the only people complaining about it was a bunch of "regular Joes" who probably made less than $60,000. McCain and Palin were really trying to make it seem like they were working for the little guy and these people ate it up - despite the fact that most of those McCain supporters would benefit from Obama's tax plans. Where were the rich people who should have been complaining about higher taxes and why did all these regular people suddenly care so much about rich people paying less taxes?
QUOTE(ZprivateZ @ Nov 5 2008, 02:14 AM)
Now are country has truly turned to shit.
I'm really sorry that our
education system has failed you so miserably. Have no fear - Obama will not be vacationing, but will be actively making this country better and the school systems will be improving soon.
As an American and someone who has served this country in time of war, I have to say that I just have so much hope for what our country can become. This is a remarkable day in our country's history.