Thanks to the P&C crowd

I know this isn't exactly controversial, but I just want to give a hearty thanks to the GWJ crowd.

Emotions ran high, people had strong opinions, and yet not one outright flame that I could tell. Even when emotions were pretty raw, no one resorted to insults or attacks.

I haven't been here that long, and I know I can be caustic at times. I love to debate, it's nothing personal. I'm looking for an arguement. I'm not looking to tear anyone down and I don't disrespect anyone just because they don't share my opinions and/or beliefs.

I just want to thank you guys for keeping it all above board. I visited an old forum of mine that I stopped going to just to see what it was like. Very ugly, full of hate and spite. I'm tired of that on the Internet and glad that I don't see it here.

...no one resorted to insults or attacks.

Just wait until we get to know you. Idiot.

[size=2]In case no one figures it out, I''m being sarcastic[/size]

w00t civility. Pardon me while I continue moping

I was going to say the same thing...Everyone has been very resonable on both sides of the political spectrum, and our P&C forum is far and away the classiest forum of its type I''ve come across. Good show, everyone.

What did you think this was, /. ?

I think I can sum up the feeling so the bush voters understand a little bit of how I (and I''d imagine a few others) feel.

Imagine how you''d feel the day after election night ''08 with Hilary Clinton being elected President.

I appreciate the great posts here and have come by every day just to check out what''s being debated from both sides. It''s been quite educational.

These are good boards. Glad you like them too!

Imagine how you''d feel the day after election night ''08 with Hilary Clinton being elected President.

So drunk I''m able to be legally declared dead?

"Reaper81" wrote:
Imagine how you''d feel the day after election night ''08 with Hilary Clinton being elected President.

So drunk I''m able to be legally declared dead? :wink:

I''ll drink to that!

I think Hillary Clinton''s chances died last night. Kerry run a liberal campaign, Bush ran a conservative campaign. They both ran a get out the vote effort. The treasure trove of ""untraceable cell phone voters"" did not appear, and Bush won by 3 million votes.

If the Democrats are ever interested in seriously pursuing the Presidency, they will need to pick someone who at least gives the impression of being a moderate. I don''t think they can paint Hilary as a moderate.

Yeah... check out a few other P&C type boards vs this one. You''d think the world is ending by some of the posts I''ve seen.

Good game, all.

"Lawyeron" wrote:

I think Hillary Clinton''s chances died last night. Kerry run a liberal campaign, Bush ran a conservative campaign. They both ran a get out the vote effort. The treasure trove of ""untraceable cell phone voters"" did not appear, and Bush won by 3 million votes.

If the Democrats are ever interested in seriously pursuing the Presidency, they will need to pick someone who at least gives the impression of being a moderate. I don''t think they can paint Hilary as a moderate.

So I take it that you''d be upset if she won. Yup, that was my point.

Congrats though. At least we wont have any whining about stealing the election this time. Fair and square.

God be my witness, I tried to start a fight, but them wusses just wouldn''t pick it!!

"Lawyeron" wrote:

If the Democrats are ever interested in seriously pursuing the Presidency, they will need to pick someone who at least gives the impression of being a moderate. I don''t think they can paint Hilary as a moderate.

#1. Hillary will be using the next 4 years to morph herself into a moderate. Kerry did that in 6 months.

#2. Who is going to run against her? Rudy? Maybe.. McCain? He will be ancient by then. Frist? No, the GOP will blame him for the prescription drug benefit bill if it turns out to be as expensive as it is projected. Powell? Is he still a Republican I have not heard from him in a year. Maybe Delay

#3. Who knows what the environment will be in 4 years and can predict this stuff?? Economy could tank, we could still be in Iraq, China could invade Taiwan.. who knows!

BTW: GG all! No one killed each other = good change of Government.

I''ve been thinking the same thing about the civility of the posts...and its great. We all have strong emotions, and its refreshing that people take the time to write out and read each others points...with a hearty dose of humor.

Well done my friends at GWJ...well done.

Hillary...*shudder* OH>>>the humanity!!!! (makes note to self to begin drinking heavily in Jan 07 in case above scenario comes around...)

"belt500" wrote:

Imagine how you''d feel the day after election night ''08 with Hilary Clinton being elected President.

Not quite there. A better match would be in 2012 when Hillary is reelected to her second term, even though all ""right thinking"" people you know and talk to were sure that she''d be voted out, if only due to the ""health care debacle"" she managed to get the country into after the sudden flu epidemic of ''09.

Yep these are some good people.

We have some knock down drag out polite battles here.

Not quite there. A better match would be in 2012 when Hillary is reelected to her second term, even though all ""right thinking"" people you know and talk to were sure that she''d be voted out, if only due to the ""health care debacle"" she managed to get the country into after the sudden flu epidemic of ''09.

Bingo.

Geez I saw croaker and thought, I didn''t write that.

I want Hillary to run in 2008, believe me. Maybe it will be against Jeb Bush, who knows?

I hope the Republicans don''t make the mistake with Howard Dean and tip their hand about how much they''d love to see a Hillary Clinton - Obama ticket.

"Mayfield" wrote:

#2. Who is going to run against her? Rudy? Maybe..

Remember my friend, Rudy is a New York Republican no matter how popular 9/11 made him. You know that as well as any of us. A Republican in Mississippi sees Rudy andthinks liberal in sheep''s clothing. If I remember correctly from my years in New York, Rudy is pro-choice and pro-gay civil unions. You can''t sell that to the evangelicals.

A Republican in Mississippi sees Rudy and thinks liberal in sheep''s clothing.

Or simply, ''Yankee.''

"Lawyeron" wrote:

I want Hillary to run in 2008, believe me.

I know that it''d be a real windfall for pretty much the whole neo-con part of the Republican party. It''d also vindicate all those talk radio folks who''ll say ""see, we told you this was her plan all along!""

It''s also why Hillary''s just plain never going to be able to run for U.S. president.

As an aside, I''m guessing that we''re more likely to have a black male as president before any female. (Although in my opinion, I think I''d rather have an executive branch mostly made up of women. In a sweeping generalization, women are usually more effective and nicer bosses.)

"Reaper81" wrote:
A Republican in Mississippi sees Rudy and thinks liberal in sheep''s clothing.

Or simply, ''Yankee.''

I was trying to be delicate

A Republican in Mississippi sees Rudy and thinks liberal in sheep''s clothing.

I almost responded with the usual statement about how it''s not really like that. Almost. Then I realized you''re probably right and got really sad.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and this place really is a bastion of sanity and all that stuff. I just wanted to say it''s been, erm... fun, talking about the election today, but this time tomorrow, I will be drinking to the sunset at Mallory Square, and I hope not to think about politics again for the next week. See y''all next week, fellers!

In a sweeping generalization, women are usually more effective and nicer bosses.)

I 100% disagree with this based on my experience.

"Dr.Ghastly" wrote:
In a sweeping generalization, women are usually more effective and nicer bosses.)

I 100% disagree with this based on my experience.

Yeah, would you want Ann Coulter as your boss? My nuts ache just thinking about it.

"Cloke" wrote:
"Dr.Ghastly" wrote:
In a sweeping generalization, women are usually more effective and nicer bosses.)

I 100% disagree with this based on my experience.

Yeah, would you want Ann Coulter as your boss? My nuts ache just thinking about it.

That is so sigged.

"Dr.Ghastly" wrote:

That is so sigged.

DOH! You beat me to it.

I was talking to a friend today about Hilary. I don''t know why she''s so polarizing. I realize she is but...is she really more polarizing than GWB has been?

Why?

I don''t think Hillary is popular outside her own party. Maybe she could reinvent herself as a moderate who values mainstream America, but she would have to make America forget a lot of what she has stood for in the past.

Besides which, she is just more special interest representation. I don''t see how she represents the common person at all.

What about John McCain? I still wish that he beat W 4 1/2 years ago.