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Sorry, Obama’s not who you said he was, (but he is who _he_ said he was)

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Looking back at some election quotes: Obama’s Historic Victory by Howard Zinn: “But, as the first African American in the White House, elected by an enthusiastic citizenry which expects a decisive move towards peace and social justice, he presents a possibility for important change.Obama becomes president in a situation which cries out for such change. The nation has been engaged in two futile and immoral wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the American people have turned decisively against those wars.” The people did not turn against the wars in voting…read more

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I’m Over It

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     I sorry to say I’m over it. While I was moved by the first reports of people celebrating in the streets, and can still understand the feeling that many people (many of my neighbors) have, the plethora of bad analysis and false claims has left me not wanting to hear any more.      For example: Obama’s Historic Victory by Howard Zinn “But, as the first African American in the White House, elected by an enthusiastic citizenry which expects a decisive move towards peace and social justice, he presents a…read more

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Green Party Election Results

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For President National Voting, with 95% of the precincts reporting. Candidates with over 100,000 votes: Barack Obama, Dem 52.34% 62,748,399 John McCain, GOP 46.38% 55,596,984 Ralph Nader, EPF 0.54% 645,158 Bob Barr, Ind 0.40% 482,352 Chuck Baldwin, AKI 0.14% 172,262 Cynthia McKinney, Grn 0.12% 140,413 Complete list. NY State Voting, with 98.56 percent reporting Obama 62.17% 4,309,102 McCain 36.68% 2,542,004 Nader 0.54% 37,460 Barr 0.32% 22,294 McKinney 0.17% 11,949 Calero 0.08% 5,608 La Riva 0.03% 2,273 Total 6,930,690 Green Party Congressional Races Green Party Statewide Races Green Party County and…read more

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More Than a Two-Person Race

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From: FAIR Media Advisory More Than a Two-Person Race Corporate media largely ignore other presidential candidates While the major-party race for the White House has been the subject of broad media attention for more than a year, the corporate media have mostly ignored at least four substantial third-party and independent candidates for the presidency. Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney and Libertarian candidate Bob Barr are both former congressmembers from the state of Georgia. Their presence in the White House race, along with independent candidate Ralph Nader and Constitution Party candidate…read more

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