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?A Little Fit? in the Polls

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Posted on Mar 30, 2008

A couple of recent polls have indicated that Clinton and Obama supporters would be so devastated by their candidate’s loss they would throw their support to McCain. Bill Maher asked Dan Savage to investigate the claim, and Savage concluded that voters were “having a little fit now, because they’re not going to have that little fit in November.”

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By Tom Semioli, April 2, 2008 at 2:43 pm Link to this comment
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...sounds like another “vote for the lesser of two evils…” election. Isn’t that how we got into this mess in the first place?

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By Maani, April 2, 2008 at 8:34 am Link to this comment


“I also understand that [Clinton] is not that much different than McCain on the domestic issues that plague our nation.”

You can’t be serious!!  Have you even been paying attention to what they have each been saying about the mortgage/housing crisis, taxes, domestic infrastructure, “greening” the economy, etc.?  They are MILES - no, LIGHT YEARS - apart on all of these.

Now I’m really beginning to wonder (and worry) about your sense of understanding, perception and reality.


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By ongre11, March 31, 2008 at 2:48 pm Link to this comment

I would vote for deputy dawg or scoobydoo if they were the Democratic nominee.

Get with the program folks, kick the Republicans neo-cons out of Washington.  Soon, like right now, how ‘bout it.

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By cyrena, March 31, 2008 at 11:20 am Link to this comment

Didn’t know about the alleged relationship with ann coulter and wouldn’t care if I did mensa moron.

I don’t do ‘national enquirer’ or any other tabloids.

don’t give a shit about mahrs alleged drug use either. you’ve mentioned it 3 times here, and he only mentioned it once. specifically, he said he’d been up on speed for three days once when he was in college.

unfortunately, (because I certainly don’t reccommend it for anyone) I’m from an era (around the same age as Mahr) where it wasn’t particularly unusual, not was it particularly deadly AT THAT TIME.

In so far as drug use is concerned, I’m heartbroken when I visit any of the areas where crack and methamphetimine have destroyed entire communities.

Now how do you feel about rush limbaughs OxyContin use? You know that’s why the fat SOB can’t hear don’t you?

And…rehab didn’t help him either. He’s still a dope fiend.

And why do you think we need a good CHRISTIAN democrat off the streets of LA or any other streets?
I don’t require that the president be a Christian, good or not. If I had my choice, I’d prefer an atheist for President.

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By Gmonst, March 31, 2008 at 9:43 am Link to this comment

I think that Dan Savage is right.  It my feeling that all the drama between Clinton dems and Obama dems will die down by November.  Whomever looses will get over it.  Remember that there are going to be debates between McCain and the winner, and I don’t see many democrats really watching those debates and listening to sputtering McCain and deciding to vote for him.  His weaknesses are going to become more and more apparent as time goes on, and that weakness along with time will heal those wounded democrats.  There will be a united democratic party this fall, and they will win.

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By lib in texas, March 31, 2008 at 7:00 am Link to this comment

The Democratic party is broken.  The supposed leaders “john dean” ETC. set us up to fail and now they aren’t smart enough to fix it.

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By Jaded Prole, March 31, 2008 at 4:43 am Link to this comment

Another Clinton administration would be as disastrous as a McCain one. Either would be a continuation or misleadership in the same directions and either might go for a Leiberman vice presidency. I really don’t expect much better from Obama but I think there is a chance he will be better. Short of that I will either vote for McKinney, Nader, or cast a blank ballot. In any case, I see absolutely no evidence that we can have a legitimate election.

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 30, 2008 at 9:56 pm Link to this comment

They won’t “have that little fit in November” because they’ll most likely vote for Nader or anyone else but McCain OR their Clinton/Obama nemesis, duh.

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By cyrena, March 30, 2008 at 6:35 pm Link to this comment

Nope, I don’t agree with mensa moron at all.

I’ve always enjoyed Bill Mahr, and this is no exception.

Meantime, the best part of this was the guy who said that after the past 8 years, they could drag somebody in off the street and he’d vote for them.

Now fortunately, we don’t have to do that, but I understand completely how he feels. (then again, who knows what luck we might have from dragging somebody in off the street. Lots of smart hungry folks are milling around on the streets).

I mostly appreciate the main point here. DEMOCRATS are for the most part prepared to back whichever democratic candidate wins the nomination, to break the dictatorship that McCain would continue.

Personally speaking, I don’t believe that Hillary Clinton would be that much different. I think that she will continue the excesses abuses of executive power that have been intitiated under the Cheney regime. I also understand that she is not that much different than McCain on the domestic issues that plague our nation.

On the other hand, we cannot afford another Bush Dynasty regime, that McCain would put into effect. If anything, Hillary would at least be semi-constrained by Congress, IF we can eventually seat a Congress with a backbone.

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