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Old 05-01-2009, 04:36 AM
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Yes...if you read between the lines - and you are a biased, unthinking hothead - you might come to that conclusion.
Man, you're 5 years behind the times. I'm not a hothead, not anymore. I certainly used to be. You used to call me that and you were right, back then. Before the 2004 election I was angry, seething all the time about what was going on on a day to day basis that should have made any normal person burst multiple blood vessels. Lies, Death, Destruction. Every single day! When Bush won again, all my anger drained away when I realized that events just had to play themselves out, that people had to come to their own realization what a massive, horrifying clusterfuck Bush was, and there wasn't anything I could do to hurry it along, so why be angry? I was just making myself sick.

A couple of years later, give or take, it finally started to happen. People finally started to wake up to a bit of what many of us knew before the 2004 election, though the general public still didn't know a fraction of it. Still doesn't (for instance, ask a man on the street if he knows that billions in cash, pallets of actual American dollars, went missing in Iraq before the election, something that, had it happened on a Democrat's watch, every person in the universe would know about).

I pretty much gave up following politics after the 2004 election, and beyond happening to glance at headlines as I passed by a paper box or seeing the odd Subject Line, paid no attention whatsoever to the primaries or the Democratic convention (didn't watch one second of it except by accident when it happened to be on in a restaurant when I walked in. Michelle was speaking. I glanced up at the TV and then walked away, a far cry from recording every single second of the 2004 convention, I loved my Tivo), and why?

Because during the primaries I just assumed Hillary would win, and then up to and during the convention I just assumed McCain would win. I wasn't going to get involved, no way no how. The loss would hurt too much. Better to keep a distance from it all. Then everything changed when Palin came onboard. For the first time, I paid attention! God I love Palin. She got me to open my eyes, and boy I've had fun since. Every day is a new adventure politically. I have such joy and glee watching politics now and I'm sorry now I wasn't part of the process of making President Obama's presidency happen in the early and mid stages. I envy those people who believed from the start and all along, and made it happen. I thank them profusely and apologize for not doing my part (other than donating money).

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A more calm and reasoned reading of my posts reveals only that I feel many questions have been raised about the Clintons' behavior and character and curiously missing documents, and that they remain unanwered to this day. Among the questions raised by the Clintons' skullduggery is what really happened to Vince Foster.
Uh, Vince Foster committed suicide. And, pardon me, but the rest of that paragraph is nothing more than wingnuttery gone wild. "skullduggery" kills me! You're so funny!

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This is not the same as saying that Hillary engineered his murder.
Well I guess you got me there. You're right and I'm sorry. Not a lot, but a little bit.

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For the record, I have never been of the slightest opinion that Hillary Clinton either killed Vince Foster or had him killed. Further, I would think - knowing my history as you do - that I'd have been trumpeting it to the heavens had I actually believed such a thing.
Good for you then, maybe there's hope for you yet.

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So, so much for your critical thinking abilities, eh?
Have I ever crowed about my critical thinking abilities? I don't think so. I'm not exactly one of the most respected members of the Dope, but I have fun. You provide a lot of it. Thank you.