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Old 02-10-2009, 11:49 AM   #55
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I'm gonna be perfectly frank here, this whole thread is a farce. There won't be a revolution, Obama's not going to do anything that horrible or destructive to our civil rights or our governmental integrity, which is what it would realistically take for a majority of citizens to rise up and overthrow the government. Our civil rights have not been challenged; in fact, it would seem like they're looking to be expanded upon, or at least brought back to normal levels after Bush's considerable constriction of them. I'm sorry, and I know people don't like pinning things to party members, and to be honest, it's not my favourite thing to do either. But this is nothing more than some conservatives having trouble accepting that they're no longer top dogs, throwing hissies and claiming Obama's going to be the end of us all.

As for socialism, I can tell you from personal experience that 9 times out of 10, when you encounter a person that is either terrified or averse to the concept of a more socialist America, they tie most of their fears or doubts to a misguided and ultimately incorrect ideology that socialism is basically the same thing as communism. This is usually due to the fact that they buy immediately into the rhetoric spewed by past officials on the matter, and never bother to do proper study on the subject. It's rooted in ignorance and alarmist slogans, most of which hold a conservative slant, and many of which have been the source for a lot of overly-emotional civilian responses to political actions, or even national disasters. 9/11 is case in point.

Obama won this election. By a landslide. The majority of American citizens wanted him as president, and thus far, he has done what many of his voters expected him to do: what he said he would do during the election. For a revolution to take place, he's gonna have to tick off a lot more people than just hard-line conservatives, who are the only ones really upset over this.
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