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    You couldn't get a job at McDonalds and become district manager after 143 days of experience.

    You couldn't become chief of surgery after 143 days of experience of being a surgeon.

    You couldn't join the military and become a colonel after 143 days of experience.

    You couldn't get a job as a reporter and become the nightly news anchor after 143 days of experience.

    You couldn't get a job as Director of Nursing after 143 days experience as an RN!!!!!

    You can't get my job as a medical transcriptionist with only 143 days of experience.

    BUT. . . .

    From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working. After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander in Chief, Leader of the Free World . . . 143 days.

    We all have to start somewhere. The senate is a good start, but after 143 days, that's all it is--a start.

    AND, strangely, a large sector of the American public is okay with this and campaigning for him. We wouldn't accept this in our own line of work, yet some are okay with this for the President of the United Sates of America? Come on folks, we are not voting for the next American Idol !!!!

  • #2
    That is pretty scary actually, but I think we all know that it doesn't take a brain surgeon to get elected to office these days...any office. It's really nuts, you would think there would be some sort of experience/skill requirements before you could run for office just like with any other job position.

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    • #3
      I think, referencing another thread here, that the media plays a big role in this.

      Back in the day people had to rely on actually knowing a person's record, hearing them speak, and learning their reputation to make their decisions who to vote for.

      Now we have You Tube, MTV, Access Hollywood, all the music, image consultants, handlers, spinmasters, and the like taking the focus off of the person and placing it on the image. Our standards have come so low that we don't really care so much what a person stands for - it's gotten to be almost who's the "coolest". Sad.

      I agree with what folks say about Roosevelt and whether he would been elected as a wheelchair-bound President had he run in the days of CNN and the internet.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NorthofAda View Post
        You couldn't get a job at McDonalds and become district manager after 143 days of experience.

        You couldn't become chief of surgery after 143 days of experience of being a surgeon.

        You couldn't join the military and become a colonel after 143 days of experience.

        You couldn't get a job as a reporter and become the nightly news anchor after 143 days of experience.

        You couldn't get a job as Director of Nursing after 143 days experience as an RN!!!!!

        You can't get my job as a medical transcriptionist with only 143 days of experience.

        BUT. . . .

        From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working. After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander in Chief, Leader of the Free World . . . 143 days.

        We all have to start somewhere. The senate is a good start, but after 143 days, that's all it is--a start.

        AND, strangely, a large sector of the American public is okay with this and campaigning for him. We wouldn't accept this in our own line of work, yet some are okay with this for the President of the United Sates of America? Come on folks, we are not voting for the next American Idol !!!!


        All these days of experience may be true, but the true fact is that Obama is still far more qualified to be the leader of the free world than dinosaur McCain and airhead Palin. I'll take Obama's inexperience over a crazy old man's judgement any day of the week.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PA-Saponi View Post
          All these days of experience may be true, but the true fact is that Obama is still far more qualified to be the leader of the free world than dinosaur McCain and airhead Palin. I'll take Obama's inexperience over a crazy old man's judgement any day of the week.
          Keep drinking that Kool-Aid, kiddo!

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          • #6
            I have said, at least a dozen times, on this site that experience doesn't matter in the role of President. It is their judgment, values, etc.

            But if you want to discuss it, then let's talk about it.

            For me I want someone new. Barack has just enough experience to know how it works but not to carry the baggage of years in the Senate.

            McCain has had more the 25 years to make a difference, as has Biden. I believe that BOTH of them have been the problem more than the solution!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by NorthofAda View Post
              Keep drinking that Kool-Aid, kiddo!
              I'd favor my flavor Kool-Aid over yours any day of the week.

              If McCaniac gets it you can rest assured we'll be in war for many years to come. Either with Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran or all three at the same time.

              I'll take inexperience over poor erratic judgement any time.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Paul G View Post
                I have said, at least a dozen times, on this site that experience doesn't matter in the role of President. It is their judgment, values, etc.
                I'll remember that the next time I need medical care or something other critical. I'll get the guy with the best "judgment and values," rather than the guy with the experience.

                That's a short-sighted statement with respect to one of the most important jobs in the United States.
                Last edited by NorthofAda; 10-09-2008, 04:41 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PA-Saponi View Post
                  I'd favor my flavor Kool-Aid over yours any day of the week.

                  If McCaniac gets it you can rest assured we'll be in war for many years to come. Either with Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran or all three at the same time.

                  I'll take inexperience over poor erratic judgement any time.
                  I forget - you'd rather have Obama, the guy who prefers domestic terrorists rather than the international bombers.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by NorthofAda View Post
                    I forget - you'd rather have Obama, the guy who prefers domestic terrorists rather than the international bombers.
                    Oh come on! Please don't tell me your are buying into that line of crap coming from the right!

                    These guys are politicians. They are associated with hundreds of thousands of people. That does not mean he endorses him!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NorthofAda View Post
                      I'll remember that the next time I need medical care or something other critical. I'll get the guy with the best "judgment and values," rather than the guy with the experience.

                      That's a short-sighted statement with respect to one of the most important jobs in the United States.
                      No it isn't short sighted at all! Look back at all of our past Presidents. Experience is not a predictor for success!

                      Bill Clinton was the Governor of a small state.

                      W Bush ran a baseball team before becoming Governor.

                      Carter was a 1 term Governor.

                      JFK had just finished his first term as Senator before being elected President.

                      You don't need to be a 20 veteran of national politics to do this job!

                      I'd rather have an outsider!
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                      • #12
                        Ok...you want me to lay my cards on the table? Then I'll do it, and it really doesn't bother me whether this damages my credibility in your eyes or anyone else's.

                        Obama's rise from veritable obscurity to the national forefront, beginning with his speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, to his ability to overtake a clear Democratic forerunner (Hilary Clinton), to the "can do no wrong" opinion of him that permeates so much of this country makes me wonder WHO, or WHAT is really behind him.

                        There is a fanatacism about him that unnerves me. There is this kind of unseen power that seems to be propelling him into power. Anybody who can inspire someone generally known for well-thought commentary (Paul G) to state that experience isn't necessary for the Presidency raises a major red flag in my mind.

                        I'm not going to compare him to Hitler, but I think there is almost a Hitler-esque appearance to his command of the media, the electorate, and the government of this nation that supersedes all moral explanation.

                        He's not Hitler. He's not the AntiChrist, but the way he's gotten to where he is going, and the direction in which he is headed really makes me wonder if the same captain isn't helming Obama's ship.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NorthofAda View Post
                          I forget - you'd rather have Obama, the guy who prefers domestic terrorists rather than the international bombers.
                          Be for real dude! Obama has been more thoroughly vetted than Palin ever will be. McCain knows Obama character is polished. McCain just knows he is getting his butt whipped in the polls and the only thing he can come up with now is this crap about Obama being associated with a "so called" terrorist. It's also funny that McCain won't say this to Obama's face but he will stand behind the skirt tails of a woman (airhead Palin) who says it for him. Shows me just how much frigging courage and honor McCain has. I think he is a whimp for not saying it to Obama's face. If McCain is the best choice, then why doens't he talk issues rather than this crap he's feeding about Obama and terroism? He should stop the shananigans and so should everyone else.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Paul G View Post
                            No it isn't short sighted at all! Look back at all of our past Presidents. Experience is not a predictor for success!

                            Bill Clinton was the Governor of a small state.

                            W Bush ran a baseball team before becoming Governor.

                            Carter was a 1 term Governor.

                            JFK had just finished his first term as Senator before being elected President.

                            You don't need to be a 20 veteran of national politics to do this job!

                            I'd rather have an outsider!
                            Obama hasn't even finished 1 term as Senator, and he's been so busy campaining for President he hasn't even taken the time to do THAT job!

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                            • #15
                              Have you seen this:
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                              Looks like you better get used to Barack!
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