Pics at the top...The election is over...Get Over It

@spalladino (17927)
United States
November 12, 2008 11:04am CST
I don't see the purpose of continuing to post pictures of a campaign that has ended as well as the Photoshopped one of our President Elect. The election is over. The Republicans lost so get over it already. If folks have something to say, say it with words...upload the pictures to add to your point if it's such an important one to you, but I don't see anything on the board having anything to do with John McCain's campaign or Barack Obama being another Osama bin Laden. Does anyone else find this pitiful?
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
12 Nov 08
The altered and disrespectful pictures existed through the campaign and obviously are continuing - they were in poor taste then and they are still in poor taste.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
12 Nov 08
A picture speaks a thousand words. Too bad the posters uploading these altered pics can't come up with a reasonable discussion instead.
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• United States
12 Nov 08
People have put up unflattering pickers of Hilary Clinton, President Bush and just about every other major political player. Why should Obama get special treatment. I agree that is picutre is in bad taste. But then so have a lot of the pictures that have been on here sense the primary started.
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@jend80 (2068)
12 Nov 08
that's not remotely the same as making out that the Presedent elect is the same as a terrorist leader out of inacurate rascism, and you know it.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I have to agree with jend, lilwonders. Aside from that I had to question the McCain campaign pics when the campaign is over and done with. The poster who had originally uploaded those 4 or 5 pics doesn't even normally post here...not that it's a requirement but, if you have something to say, say it...don't just come over and decorate.
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@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Jend Bush has been made out to be a terrorist leader here as well. Have you not seen posts by the extremists who think that Bush masterminded 9-11 and framed Osama bin Laden? Have you not seen the photoshopped images of him shaking hands with bin Laden?
@soooobored (1187)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I agree, I typically don't notice the pictures at the top (and when I do, they are usually funny and don't cross the line into inappropriate). But the other day I actually went out of my way to minus that "Obama Bin Laden" picture, that was just obscene. Usually people here don't get that disgusting, or maybe I'm just blissfully ignorant of it, but especially now that the election is over, there is no place for that kind of smut.
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I haven't noticed much that's crossed the line like that but there have been a few. During the heat of the campaign I didn't feel the need to comment about it but the election is over now so let's get a grip folks.
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• United States
12 Nov 08
I have to admit though, I got a good laugh from those McCain zombie pics during the election (and even now they make me giggle!)... But I respect McCain, and really they weren't damaging to his character.
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@murderistic (2280)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I agree completely, I think it is very disrespectful and pitiful. I think it's clear that not only is Barack Obama not an Arab but he's certainly not a terrorist and he certainly has nothing to do with Bin Laden other than the fact that he has pledged to work harder than Bush to find Bin Laden. So I really don't get it.
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
12 Nov 08
It's called being a poor loser. Photos at the top are not discussions so I guess they're the only outlet for those who are too bitter to move on.
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• United States
13 Nov 08
Way to be judgmental, I'm not a democrat and I didn't complain about the 04 election or any "cheating" - but even if I did, that's a lot different from photoshopping the president-elect into the worlds most wanted criminal and spreading the picture across the web. That is plain ol' disrespectful no matter who you voted for.
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@Barbietre (1442)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Yes, they are ready to start impeachment even before he takes office. This is very closed minded to me. I did not think Bush Jr was so swift, but I never was as nasty as those who are really angry this election.
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
12 Nov 08
This election certainly has stirred up people's passions, that's for sure! I wish folks would wait until Obama actually takes office before they start freaking out. If we lived like that here in Florida we'd be packed and ready to evacuate a Cat 5 hurricane every day of our lives.
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@camomom (7537)
• United States
12 Nov 08
It is pitiful. I was tired of the election before it was over, now I'm REALLY tired of it. Complaining won't change the outcome.
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Sigh, I agree. I can't even get my own double shots deleted. I tried to push one off but they're in some kind of weird order that brought Ronnie back from another page.
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I find it pitiful and distastful that we can't move on from this whole Obama Osama thing. What is most annoying is the person uploading...doesn't really post in politics.
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@jend80 (2068)
12 Nov 08
see the one of Obama as Bin Laden's disappeared off the top of the page but what's with the badly photoshopped one suggesting everybody who wears a turban (which he doesn't) is automatically scary?
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• United States
13 Nov 08
Something you mentioned about wearing a turban that I would like to add to. There seems to be a misconception that just because people wear a turban, people tend to think that they are Muslims. Quite a few of them are actually Hindu or Sikh, both religions considered as thorns in the side of the Muslim religion.
@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
12 Nov 08
Your kidding right? Just get over it? He won, just get over it? don't question or ridicule, he won, just get over it? Interesting. Yet one need not go in more than 10 pages in to the image section to find this: http://www.mylot.com/w/image/1870051.aspx http://www.mylot.com/w/image/1870052.aspx or 12 for this: http://www.mylot.com/w/image/1816122.aspx http://www.mylot.com/w/image/1816124.aspx and lets see what page 14 brings us: http://www.mylot.com/w/image/1579871.aspx or 17: http://www.mylot.com/w/image/1416410.aspx and here we are at 19: http://www.mylot.com/w/image/1108873.aspx oh look, page 20 and still going strong: http://www.mylot.com/w/image/848302.aspx So, the elections are over, just get over it?
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
12 Nov 08
All such photos are in poor taste and are very disrespectful. I have to agree that if people want to express an opinion, they need to do so in words in a discussion where others can also express their opinions.
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
12 Nov 08
No, I'm not kidding, X. I went to your first link and it was posted *9 months ago*. What does that have to do with this discussion? Haven't I seen you chastising other posters very recently for starting discussions about Sarah Palin...stating that the election is over so lets move on...something about divisiveness? How are these photos any different? Frankly I'm surprised that you've flipped like this. I have no problem discussing the McCain campaign, or Sarah Palin...or even those Arab connection rumors but these photos are ridiculous.
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
12 Nov 08
What it has to do with it is that even long after the last elections were over, democrats were not "over it". while I agrea most of it is childish, and the rest just plain funny, it is both ways and both sides, and I, being an political outsider and a member of neither party feel I can say that.
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@anniepa (26617)
• United States
13 Nov 08
And here I thought it was us who needed to get over it...lol! Yes, to answer your question, I do also find it pitiful. Also, in all fairness, the majority of those photos of Bush that X posted are maybe a tad disrespectful but they don't cross the line anywhere near to what the one of Obama does. Oh, well, I guess the ones who post these pictures aren't much for reading and writing. Annie
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I guess actually coming up with a discussion to post is a bit harder than finding pics on the web to upload. Good thing I have standards or there would be photos of my little dog and big Harleys all over Mylot.
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@anniepa (26617)
• United States
13 Nov 08
And I'd have my grandkids and my cats all over the place...lol! Annie
• United States
13 Nov 08
Uh - I'm thinking more in the line of various pictures of Klingon warriors
@redhotpogo (3935)
• United States
13 Nov 08
It happens to every president. Republicans and democrats do it. Look at what happened when Gore lost, or when Kerry lost. Man talk about some poor sports. Democrats still haven't gotten over it.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I guess some things are harder to get over than others.
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Why did I never hear you complain about all the offensive images with Bush's face photoshopped in? Hmmm? That election ended 4 years ago. Shouldn't those people get over it already? Was four years not enough time, but a week is?
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
13 Nov 08
So, how far back would I have to go in Mylot history in order to have the *right* to comment about something I see today? Hmmm? I've only been here for 7 months. Seriously, Taskr, I'm not going to sit here and complain about a photo or two but this afternoon when I first started this discussion, the top of the board...if my memory serves me correctly...consisted of John McCain at a campaign rally, Palin, Barack as Osama bin Laden, Palin and something else that escapes me right now. I felt like I had stepped into the Not So Wayback Machine and it was September 12th. instead of November 12th. Turns out we were the victims of a hit & run multiple photo uploader who had nothing to say.
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• United States
13 Nov 08
It seems that quite often, after an election, there are always people who get bitter when the their desired candidate loses. It seems that despite John Kerry's popularity four years ago, Bush's victory was somehow won fairly & legitimately. It did take a while for the Kerry supporters to get over the surprise that they got hit with. This election has been the most brutal, & that is evident here on MyLot also, from many deleted discussions, & some users that actually got banned to the point that all of their discussions, responses, & comments got deleted also. Also, star ratings have also dropped, despite the MyLot guidelines stating that we should not give people a negative rating just because you disagree with them. I am now mentioning that I was not really an Obama supporter, & believed that McCain was the lessor of two evils. However, the way I see it, we need to see what Obama does after he gets sworn in on Jan 20th, 2009, & give him a chance to prove himself. I didn't like Obama's VP pick, but it was only because I was one of those that was hoping that he would pick Hillary, & it was probably because I don't have much of an idea where Biden stands on things. However, we do need to move forward & see what happens, & stop looking back.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Don't have much feelings about it one way or the other.
• United States
13 Nov 08
Except for a couple of occasions I vote Republican. In the 2000 primary I didn't vote of Bush, but when he got the nomination I voted for him for President and I did again in 2004 and I have never been sorry that I did. I was not happy when Obama was elected, but I've accepted it and will pray that he makes right decisions for the welfare of this nation. What gets me is the short memory so many on the Democrat side have. For the past eight years Democrats from top to bottom have whined and complained that Bush stole both elections which simply isn't the truth; and in all of the past eight years, I've never heard Bush say a disparaging word about anyone, not even those who have told vicious lies about him.