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I have voted since I was 18 shall at 56.

I have been trying to differentiate my personal issues with political issues, with struggle but with success.  I found myself extremely interested in the presidential campaign from the before the beginning of the pre- primary debates.  Why, this go round,  I wasn’t sure, initially.  With time, it was me as well as the candidates I was trying to figure out.

I believe that Hillary Clinton pricked an emotional and cognitive reservoir, including mine, when she turned her campaign around in February of this year, coming close to a draw if not a win at the end.  Her actions, emanations on the trail, from what could be seen on television, demonstrated what seemed to be a realization that running for president was not merely to gain political power but gain it to represent people in the use of that power.  I had the opportunity to see her in person just before Super Tuesday in Arlington, VA.  I fortunately had a view of her behind the curtains before she took to the podium.  She was as down to earth with her facial expression, looked excited, humble, and got fired up as her name was called.  I felt joy, warmth, was thrilled that she was running, that she was a woman running.  As the primary season wore on, I was over the top thrilled that she attracted all ages, colors, genders, and classes.  She was a politician that behaved in way that engendered trust, by millions who voted.  Previous politicians’ fortunes did not matter to me before this election but now, theirs did, a woman was running.  Not just any woman, a person with life and political experience, who survived and thrived while a world watching her every move.

Parallel to my feelings about HRC were negative feelings about Barack Obama’s behavior; I felt strongly, reacted with anger to what he presented himself to be, not what he said.  His actions spoke louder than his words, much louder.  Gradually through battling with my anger and fear as a response to his campaign actions, his actions, I came to understand that Mr. Obama does not directly threaten me with trying to become POTUS.  Happily I came to accept that  the  behaviors that I considered negative that I saw or heard, projecting from him, would not literally affect me personally, down at a “nitty gritty” level.  It seems that the reason he is running is for power and power alone, to do what with is not known, maybe even by him.

Keeping my wits about me as well as following the campaign with any semblance of objectivity and logic was daunting.  Very very few professionals in the journalistic or political realm seemed to exhibit objectivity; school is one thing, reality is another, I guess.

Earlier in my life, from an extremely early age,  I was metaphorically forced to drink the kool-aid, not knowing what kool-aid was and that the majority of other human beings were not exposed to it.

My kool-aid radar has been in a process of  fine tuning for a long long time, unconsciously, then gradually with consciousness.

The tactics, ambiguous words, explanations for choices and decisions made, in the past and the recent past, by Barack Obama are full of holes, slick cleverness both made personally or through his website front page, or his political group affiliates, or his affiliated PACs, political action groups, etc.  He has been able to work with large amounts of money for most of his post graduate career, before and after becoming a legislator, the source of some of which remains mysterious.  Sounded, looked,  familiar to me; he, his “group” all amounts to trying to grab hold of jello, intellectually or emotionally.  Something is wrong with this picture.  I feel it more than can articulate it.  My response is to stay as far away from it as I can.

I can with pleasant confidence recognize that I do not need to get drawn in to the group that has become “Obama”, have consciously not gotten drawn in, and can vote without being a member of any political analyst label of a voter or voting bloc.  I can reject being labelled any kind of political creature, Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green, Libertarian, on and on.  I can vote without getting drawn in to ANY formal political organization, adhering to, taking the oath of,  swallowing the “party line” any one of them.

For sure not Obama’s; it is too obviously a front, a cardboard facade with who knows what and who knows WHO is behind it, if anyone, any one.

I have chosen to continue pursuing knowing who I am through observation of, then participation in, the presidential campaign process.  My beliefs, reasoning, feelings, interpretations, of the candidates, and why I shall vote the way I shall because of them, are equal to the professional political what ever you call them, political news director, analyst, contributor, given voice by broadcast and internet media.

I am so pleased with the millions of other Americans participating, intelligently analyzing,the written, televised, computerized data, in the process of electing a leader of of the United States.  At least on one day millions of people can have a voice.  One day is better than no day.  I shall enjoy “hearing” my voice cast.

Congratulations to all PUMAs for continuing the fight; it IS making a difference.  It has to me.  It has been manna from heaven, to borrow a phrase.

November 5 could be oh yeah, or oh no, or both.

Party ain’t over till the fat lady sings.

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“Cult typically refers to a cohesive social group devoted to beliefs or practices that the surrounding population considers to be outside the mainstream, with a notably positive or negative popular perception.

A group’s cult status begins as rumors spread of its novel belief system, its great devotions, its idiosyncratic practices, its perceived harmful or beneficial effects on members or its perceived opposition to the interests of mainstream cultures and governments. Persistent rumors may follow relatively small and recently founded religious or non-religious (author’s italics)groups when they are perceived to engage in excessive member control or exploitation.”

“Excessive”

“Control”

“Exploitation”

Pseudo presidential seal campaign logo

the columns implied to remind of the Lincoln Memorial or the ancient temples of Greece and Rome, MLK or Athena or Zeus, unification as a country by Lincoln or MLK, OR consent to the authority of Athena or Zeus.

women will not be able to have a legal abortion if you don’t vote for me

poor people of color or African Americans living in Rezko’s Illinois’ partial taxpayer funded slums live with rats and non functioning infrastructure

women can magically make equal pay, just like your lawyer wife, who by virtue of being a lawyer would have known the time limit to file a complaint

publicly traded for profit insurance companies will magically bend to your will and agree to cover pre- existing conditions- and not be sure of the reserves they must have to stay in business

hope by millions that by you being president, all in Washington will be changed (despite your lack of coalitions and  relationships, based upon experience, with the congresspeople and government employees whose skill will make and implement policy

make people think, hope,  you are against excessive money and influence in politics then break your promise to go with public election funding, and use the previous to try to win the election

if voters don’t go with you, they will have 4 more years of Bush, eerily similar to If you’re not for me you’re against me, implying McCain = Bush = bad

an organization you financially support through your political action organizations (amended FEC) filing pays some people to get a fix to file voter registrations, regardless of accuracy, and pays some to actively in partisan and illegal ways encourage the registrant to vote for you, gives these people the hope that their lives will change.

“Psychological definition

Studies of the psychological aspects of cults focus on the individual person, and factors relating to the choice to become involved as well as the subsequent effects on individuals. Under one view, an important factor is coercive persuasion which suppresses the ability of people to reason, think critically, and make choices in their own best interest.

Studies of religious, political (author’s italics), and other cults have identified a number of key steps in this type of coercive persuasion:[23]

  1. People are put in physically or emotionally distressing situations;
  2. Their problems are reduced to one simple explanation, which is repeatedly emphasized;
  3. They receive unconditional love, acceptance, and attention from a charismatic leader;
  4. They get a new identity based on the group;
  5. They are subject to entrapment (isolation from friends, relatives, and the mainstream culture) and their access to information is severely controlled.”

“Definition according to secular opposition

Michael Langone states that “Cults are groups that often exploit members psychologically and/or financially, typically by making members comply with leadership’s demands through certain types of psychological manipulation, popularly called mind control, and through the inculcation of deep-seated anxious dependency on the group and its leaders.”

A similar definition is given by Louis Jolyon West:

“A cult is a group or movement exhibiting a great or excessive devotion or dedication to some person, idea or thing and employing unethically manipulative techniques of persuasion and control (e.g. isolation from former friends and family, debilitation, use of special methods to heighten suggestibility and subservience, powerful group pressures, information management, suspension of individuality or critical judgment, promotion of total dependency on the group and fear of [consequences of] leaving it, etc) designed to advance the goals of the group’s leaders to the actual or possible detriment of members, their families, or the community.” [28]

In each, the focus tends to be on the specific tactics of conversion, the negative impact on individual members, and the difficulty in leaving once indoctrination has occurred.[29]

Any of this look, sound, familiar to the organization of the Obama campaign, supported by the Howard Dean led DNC?

Do you want to be a part of this?

You get what you vote for.

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Some of the 18 million HRC was supported by may have said good bye, for good.  If she meant what she said in the primaries, she just demolished it in post debate remarks.

This sham of a Democratic nominee posing as a candidate for president, being supported by HRC turns some stomachs.  The koolaid is pretty powerful.  Of course it is based upon fear.  Even Hillary succumbed to fear not hope.

Words have turned out to be just words.

PUMAs, what do your words mean?  What will you do to put your vote where your mouth is?

PUMAs, you may make the difference between Obama and no Obama.

Bless you all; you have not had the drink of the koolaid.

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I am interested to know if PUMAs will vote for McCain.

Please do comment, any way you like, an affirmative or a negative.

Bless all PUMAs.

(this post is pre debate by 15 minutes)

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Statements including and referring to or implying the  the skin color of, the Democratic Party nominee for president, regardless of meaning of the one speaking the words by the speaker, regardless of the history of racial relations in the United States-from the start of colonization of the Colonies. are labelled racist.

The Obama campaign takes it when they can get it.  It keeps quiet when the word is forcefully used like yelling fire in a theatre.

Mr. Obama has the nomination, despite his skin color.  He can win or loose the election based upon his skill as a politician.  as a community organizer of the national body politic.   He does not need people yelling fire or racism, or does he?  It is up to him to demonstrate what his words mean.

Is November 5 going to be like the last scene in the movie “The Candidate” when the nominee asks his campaign chief, “Now what?”

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…”When there is distant metastasis, the cancer is generally considered incurable. The five year survival rate is less than 10%.[38] The median survival is 6 to 12 months.”

…”Stage 0: Melanoma in Situ (Clark Level I), 100% Survival”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanoma,_Malignant#Prognostic_factors  51 references

Metastasis (Greek: displacement, μετά=next + στάσις=placement, plural: metastases), sometimes abbreviated mets, is the spread of a disease from one organ or part to another non-adjacent organ or part.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metastasis

In plain words, if McCain’s MDs did not catch it in time, he wouldn’t be running for president, he would be dead.  If the cancer which is only IN THE SKIN, it is cut out, it is gone, there is no cancer to spread.   Not only dermatologists know this but millions of persons prone to any skin cancer know that frequent skin checks, excising pre cancerous areas, stops cancer from invading the skin and getting into the general areas of the  body, KNOW this.  Obama’s dogs are barking up the wrong tree.

Physicians speaking about this, not being dermatologists are UNETHICAL.  The above concepts of

Metastasis

are learned in medical school before they put one hand on one patient in a hospital or clinic.  What some of them are saying about looking at McCain’s medical records, “find out if it has spread”, know that if it had, he would be dead.  They are disingenuous at best and pulling your leg at worst.

Obama’s political attack machine needs a second opinion.

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You asked for it.  Your decisions, actions, behaviors, and hypocrisy of words, have led you to this time and place.  Your emperor has no clothes eclipses George W. Bush’s.

Ayers

ACORN

Rezko

Putting your middle finger up to your face during the primaries expressively referring to Hillary Clinton, in the primaries

Wright

Giving money to Superdelegates before the convention, who put you over the top, when you did not have enough elected delegates.

No vaulted birth certificate

Your cousin Odinga in Kenya, policitics by machete

“working  my way through college”, immediately getting a job in NYC to pay off your loans

your acceptance speech in a Nuremberg like- the leader shall set you free, setting on the anniversary of MLK dream speech

your drawing thousands coincidentally when they came to listen to popular bands that would draw thousands anyway

you may have visited your dying mother in the hospital but would not visit the wounded troops you seem to care so much about because you could not bring a political adviser and make it a photo op

You continue to show the lack of experience, poor judgement, that you showed in the pre primary, and primary debates, pre convention weeks, and during the coronation at the convention.

You invite a constitutional crisis with not producing a birth certificate, by giving money to an organization of voter registration purpose from which votes after the election may be found to be fraudulent and have to be investigated.  You are a involved in a ongoing federal investigation in Illinois which may come back to haunt you after the election.

I hope you have a good lawyer(s).

I told ya

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