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    What will the next four years be like?

    First, I would like to congratulate president elect Obama on his victory and my prayers will be with him as they would be with any other US president, regardless of their political affiliation. In a way I feel sorry for Mr. Obama because he's going to be under a microscope and closely scrutinized both day and night for the next 4 years, by not only every American but by every person of every color on the globe.
    What will it be like under an Obama and a democrat administration? It will be interesting to watch the next 4 years to see if president elect Obama will fulfill all the promises he made prior to the election.
    Will small business owners take a chance on expanding or will they scale back and replace lost or proposed new employees with automation? Will we get the $1,000 or even a $500 rebate as promised from the crude oil windfall profits tax? Will he tax only those who earn over $250,000 annually, which Biden later lowered to $150,000 or will he dip down into the $40,000-$75,000 middle income bracket? Will we see an upsurge in welfare and give away programs, both in this and foreign countries as well? Will we go to a socialialized, cradle to the grave healthcare program during this administration? Will we pull our troops out of Iraq in victory or defeat? Will the UN play a more prominent role in our defenses and will our military be scaled back?
    Will al Quaida and the fanatic Islam terrorists test Obama, or will their threats diminish over the next 4 years?
    Also, will we be seeing Jeremiah Wright in the White House rose garden preaching God Bless America?

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    1. I'd be more worried about the next 2 years as he has the backing of congress and the senate. I forget which one, but they get voted on every 2 years so he shouldn't have any problems until those terms are up

    2. If anyone is preaching anything on government land, it better involve kicking ass and not religious crap

    3. He'll tax everyone, and with his socialist principles your money is my money, and my money is your money, and both are monies are the governments! (but feel free to send it to me first)

    4. I hear Canada and Ireland are nice this time of year
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    1. I'd be more worried about the next 2 years as he has the backing of congress and the senate. I forget which one, but they get voted on every 2 years so he shouldn't have any problems until those terms are up That would be The House of Representatives

    4. I hear Canada and Ireland are nice this time of year Although it may not seem possible, Canada and Ireland are worse off.
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    It is going to be a bumpy scary ride! Even the stock market plunged today on all of the uncertainty. Obama is starting to pick his staff, I hope he does NY a favor and takes Hillary off our hands, she does not belong here. The White House is all she ever wanted, she just used NY as a stepping stone. Since he got the majority of the NY vote, the least he could do is take her with him and make her Chief the the White House Toilet Cleaners Staff.

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    I agree that the next two years have the potential to be bad. The first 6 months will tell us what direction he plans on trying to take us. If he starts proposing socialist agenda we will have to see how Congress reacts. If they embrace it, we can expect a rollercoaster for the next 2 years. My biggest concern is Gun Control.
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    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

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    Best case scenario: Obama fulfills all his promises while ending the financial crisis and ensuring that the government gets its money back from the bailout, 95 percent of Americans get tax cuts, all Americans have access to affordable healthcare, he finds a way to get US troops out of Iraq without leaving behind a civil war, poor children have increased access to quality education, and his push for alternative energy causes the start of a decline in pollution, global warming, and US dependence on foreign oil. Obama gets Republicans and conservatives as well as Democrats and progressives as his advisers and administration officials, stays away from divisive issues like gun control and abortion, and wins over a lot of the same people who currently fear him. O/R threads with titles like "Well that wasn't so bad" are posted by people other than me and Bob Loblaw.

    Worst case scenario: Obama breaks some or all his promises, the economy gets stuck in deep recession, he raises taxes on everyone, his healthcare, education, and alternative energy plans flop, he withdraws US troops from Iraq but leaves behind a civil war that Al Qaeda eventually wins. Obama appoints only far-left progressives and Democrats as his advisers and administration officials, wastes his honeymoon period on divisive issues like gun control and abortion, and is so bad that he ushers in an era of far-right Republican rule. Threads with titles like "It's the end of the world!" are found throughout O/R.

    I'm hoping for the former rather than the latter. And in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Best case scenario: Obama fulfills all his promises while ending the financial crisis and ensuring that the government gets its money back from the bailout, 95 percent of Americans get tax cuts, all Americans have access to affordable healthcare, he finds a way to get US troops out of Iraq without leaving behind a civil war, poor children have increased access to quality education, and his push for alternative energy causes the start of a decline in pollution, global warming, and US dependence on foreign oil. Obama gets Republicans and conservatives as well as Democrats and progressives as his advisers and administration officials, stays away from divisive issues like gun control and abortion, and wins over a lot of the same people who currently fear him. O/R threads with titles like "Well that wasn't so bad" are posted by people other than me and Bob Loblaw.

    Worst case scenario: Obama breaks some or all his promises, the economy gets stuck in deep recession, he raises taxes on everyone, his healthcare, education, and alternative energy plans flop, he withdraws US troops from Iraq but leaves behind a civil war that Al Qaeda eventually wins. Obama appoints only far-left progressives and Democrats as his advisers and administration officials, wastes his honeymoon period on divisive issues like gun control and abortion, and is so bad that he ushers in an era of far-right Republican rule. Threads with titles like "It's the end of the world!" are found throughout O/R.

    I'm hoping for the former rather than the latter. And in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

    I'm more willing to put money on your 2nd scenario
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    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    I'm more willing to put money on your 2nd scenario
    Well you'll need the money if it comes true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Well you'll need the money if it comes true!
    I won't have it. He gave it to the crazy lady for gas and mortgage
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
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    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

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    I challenge him to put his BS to the test and give up his secret service. Then, he can come back and tell me what feeling vulnerable is like. He's a hypocrite.
    Arm the sheep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Blue 4 U View Post
    I hope he does NY a favor and takes Hillary off our hands, she does not belong here. The White House is all she ever wanted, she just used NY as a stepping stone. Since he got the majority of the NY vote, the least he could do is take her with him and make her Chief the the White House Toilet Cleaners Staff.

    Maybe he will make her ambassador of some third world country on the other side of the globe that we never listen to so we can never hear from her again. Just a thought. I'm sure sending her back to Arkansas won't do because they don't want her either.

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    My biggest concern is Gun Control.
    I agree. Since he comes from the "communist state of Illinois" where they have no ccw permits, as 213th likes to put it. This will be interesting. Of course my reply will be




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    I'll know which way it is going to go if we hear "Mr. and Mrs. America, turn in your guns!" the way that dispshit form California wished for, echoed by Chuckie Shyster from New York.

    I have my answer prepared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post


    No fair to post something I can't google!

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    Testing your lack of historical education, lass.

    You fail.

    Hint: Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here, obedient to their laws, we lie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Testing your lack of historical education, lass.

    You fail.

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    Obama seems to emulate Jimmy Carter, and if he's anything like Jimmy, we are indeed in for a long, bumpy ride. The only saving grace may be those democrats tha'll be up for re- election in the next year or 2. They'll keep him in check if they want to keep their jobs. As for me, I'll give it a couple of montrhs at least before I yell "The sky is falling!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    ...I agree. Since he comes from the "communist state of Illinois" where they have no ccw permits, as 213th likes to put it. This will be interesting. Of course my reply will be

    I take offense to that. Don't fault the entire state for being stuck with policies driven by a more urban area (Chicago). And there are steps being taken to begin CCW permits, baby steps mind you, but any step in the right direction is one worth taking.
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    Sorry about that but I didn't come up with the phrase. 213th is in the other state just north of you which also doesn't accept CCW permits. We were posting in a thread somewhere on this board and he mentioned this in accordance with Wisconsin's lack of CCW permits. I thought he was meaning CA. We all know that CA makes it real hard for non LEO CCW permits but they are obtainable but at what cost? Exorbitant and Prohibitive cost wise.

    I agree with you, any step in the right direction is one worth taking. We all have to start somewhere, even if it is baby steps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post


    No fair to post something I can't google!
    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Testing your lack of historical education, lass.

    You fail.

    Hint: Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here, obedient to their laws, we lie.
    I'll give you a hint, Jenna. Since it seems obvious that you have never seen the movie 300.

    Someone else on this board has this phrase as a tag line beneath their user name when they post. Find it then you can copy and paste in your Google window to your hearts content.



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