The Emperors New Clothes - and saying what needs to be said

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Real Estate Agent with Windermere Real Estate - Palm Springs CalBRE# 01339266

I recently posted a series of Blogs about politics and the candidates running in the National Elections in November this year.

A fellow ActiveRainer commented, saying "No more politics".

On the one hand, we're all exhausted by the constant barrage of political news, advertisements, arguements and debates - and we want to take a few steps back and close out eyes and ears to all the dissent and animosity.

But unless we, "the people", stay involved with what is going on, we do not deserve the right to participate and comment about what is happening to our country. It's the responsibility of each and every citizen to stand up for what they believe is fair and just.

I don't believe in remaining silent to simply maintain the status quo. People need to say what needs to be said and stand up for the truth - even if it means upsetting some people along the way.

I keep thinking of the little boy in the Hans Christain Andersen fable, who in his simple truth proclaimed that the reverred emperor was actually naked, while all others - including the emperor - were too embarressed to say the truth for what it was.

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Rainmaker
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Palm Springs Realtor Stewart Penn
Windermere Real Estate - Associate Broker
Windermere Real Estate - Palm Springs

"Our economy, I think, still, the fundamentals of our economy are strong" - John McCain - 9/15/08

September 15, 2008 09:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Palm Springs Realtor Stewart Penn
Windermere Real Estate - Associate Broker
Windermere Real Estate - Palm Springs

John McCain realized his political ploy to not attend the debate backfired on him.

So he has agreed to participate in the debate .... seems like he lacked the courage of his  political convictions regarding the "rescue deal".

September 26, 2008 11:16 AM
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John Hersey
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Prudential Bob Yost Homesale Services

Stewart,

You really are predictable.  If he goes to the debate, you say what you said.  If he does NOT, you say he is avoiding it or something.  Can he REALLY win with liberals?

September 26, 2008 12:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Palm Springs Realtor Stewart Penn
Windermere Real Estate - Associate Broker
Windermere Real Estate - Palm Springs

John - what exactly did McCain hope to achieve by not attending the debate?

Can you or anyone give an honest and candid explanation?

As for your reaction and comment - typical of blindsighted conservative rhetoric.

September 26, 2008 12:21 PM
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Palm Springs Realtor Stewart Penn
Windermere Real Estate - Associate Broker
Windermere Real Estate - Palm Springs

HALLOWEEN 2008

October 08, 2008 01:21 PM
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Palm Springs Realtor Stewart Penn

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