A Most Grievious Offense: "COUNTRY FIRST" At The RNC

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  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    Today when I looked at my local paper I almost sh** a brick in anger. :(

    My eyes saw thousands of republicans with signs that said "COUNTRY FIRST".
    Which of course means that Dems, even perhaps Independents, don't love our country or always put it first when thinking about who to elect.

    That is extremely offensive.

    Anyone that was at that convention with half a brain should have refused to put up with that. I know a Republican or two that is a reasonable person and I feel for him too. He is generally offended by what is going on but will "still probably" vote for McCain.

    Please. Any republicans on these boards, PLEASE tell me this offended you. I don't care if you're voting for McCain or not but anyone with integrity should have been mad. If the Dems pull crap like this I would be equally offended.

    I think signs that say "HOPE" and "CHANGE" are at the very least less offensive then this. Of course it implies that the Republicans are not messengers of "hope" or "change". Change is definitely debatable while hope is less so. But nowhere should it ever be said that Dems aren't as patriotic as the Republicans.
     
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    I don't see a difference. Both parties are being equally offensive towards the other as far as I'm concerned.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Frankly, i can't see anything more patriotic than trying to make your country a better place for all instead of living with its flaws under the veil of "patriotism".

    Obama is every bit as in love if not more with this country as Mccain.
     
  4. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    I think 'Country First' is the right-wing equivalent of the Dixie Chicks... Or perhaps the fine print reads "before the people in it"?
     
  5. stevento macrumors 6502

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    that's a big jump in logic.
     
  6. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Fair enough I guess?
    Take out the Independents part.

    Now defend it. What the hell could it mean?
     
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    Going back to at least 1980 in my experience of direct involvement, the national level of the Democratic party has always had party ahead of the good of the nation as a whole...

    I recall the schism when the Chappaquiddick Chicken was running: "Sometimes party loyalty demands too much."
     
  8. stevento macrumors 6502

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    at the DNC people had signs that said "One Nation" which obviously means obama is saying that john mccain wants to split up the union. :rolleyes:
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    how is it offensive? would you rather have them say "country last"? lol

    if it wasnt for your other threads which make you out to be a hater of republicans i might take you a bit more seriously
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=555117
    thats one such thread i found...
     
  10. archesdevil macrumors 6502

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    I was offended by all the old, fat, rich, white people holding "country first" signs at the RNC.
     
  11. robanga macrumors 68000

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    I think you are allowing partisan politics to get under your skin too much. My advice is do not watch ;)

    Actually its probably not bad advice in general to tune it all out, go to the polls in November and do your duty. The next day the country will largely be the same regardless.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i now finally figured out why macrumors tends to be liberal

    old, fat, rich, white people are like the pc in the mac vs pc ads

    seriously, can you be more stereotypical please? pretty please? *end sarcasm*
     
  13. Prof. macrumors 601

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    If McCain wins the election, the nation will separate itself.:D:p
     
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    which makes no sense by your logic as to be elected, the nation must ....wait for it..... elect him
     
  15. archesdevil macrumors 6502

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    I could, but if you watched the RNC, they did a magnificent job themselves.
     
  16. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    You lived through Reagan, Ashcroft, Rove, Atwater, DeLay, Frist, Allito, Cheney, Dubya, Thomas, Nixon and that whole Watergate gang...and you can say that with a straight face??
     
  17. Prof. macrumors 601

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    he only has to win by 51%
     
  18. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    um not really

    do you know how the electoral college works?

    but thats besides the point as the same could be said for obama
     
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    What a bunch of crap. Sixteen years of supply-side deficit economics has crippled our country's ability to compete in the global markets and gutted the middle class base upon which our nation became so great, while benefitting the super-wealthy almost exclusively.
     
  20. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It means they want to put the country first ... you are reading WAY too much into this. Relax, let the hate go for a little while.
     
  21. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    When all they talk about is how Obama is unpatriotic, doesn't love his country etc, you can only assume that's what they mean.

    Remember mccain saying

    "Obama would rather lose a war and win an election..." you know the quote. :D
     
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    I'm most relieved that you aren't supporting Roseanne Barr for president... She changed her name anyway, didn't she?
     
  23. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I dont think anyone else made that assumption. Like someone else said: What about the One Nation signs at the DNC? Are those be offensive? Should they be to an outsider?
     
  24. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Not roseanne, Bob Barr, and no idea.
     
  25. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don' think they imply anything other than we are all in this together?
     

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