Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
And The Moral Of The Story IS...  
User currently onlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4293 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

That you can't diss and convince.

I am almost certain that the constant Bush bashing coming from Europe and other parts of the world, along with what Americans perceived to be selective foreign medling in the US election process, contributed to the victory by the president. I honestly believe that when the time came to decide, many people had flashbacks of nearly four years of international scorn for Bush, which many took as an affront on the United States proper (a natural reaction BTW), and decided that it would not stand. In essence, Europe contributed to the Bush re-election!

This is one of the oldest rules in the Book of Common Sense, and it has never failed: When outsiders inject themselves into a national debate and take sides (no matter which nation or culture), they invariably end up helping those whom they have sided against. Europe has learned this lesson when it comes to internal US affairs: Europe's support for a particular cause or belief became the Kiss of Death for that cause or belief.

Now, it remains to be seen if the United States learns this exact same lesson when it comes to other parts of the world... (for lesson see sentence in bold letters, and replace 'Europe' with 'United States')  Yawn

My 2cts on the US election.





My internet was not shut down, the internet has shut me down
1 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineUsatoeze From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 358 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

Your argument might have some truth to it if Americans actually knew about or cared about what Europeans thought. For older Americans in their 50s and 60s they had to listen to all of the Europeans mock Reagan in the 80s so they naturally expect Europeans to have this attitude....for others it just doesnt matter. The states where it would matter(NY, NJ, CA, WA, MA, MD, DC, CT, NH) all went for Kerry....the states who voted for Bush the heaviest just dont care. I think its a weak argument.

You could say that Hollywood always helps fuel votes against them, and that the obvious media bias influenced votes....but no matter what theory is put out there.....the only one that will ever hold water is that a lot of people like Bush as a person and an awful lot of people didnt like Kerry(Especially in the middle of the country).



War is a very poor political tool
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
And The Moral Of The Story IS... posted Fri Nov 5 2004 02:01:30 by Derico
And The Best Place To Live Is . . . posted Thu Jun 15 2006 01:45:17 by Braybuddy
And The #1 Costume For This Year Is....? posted Fri Oct 31 2003 19:31:52 by ConcordeBoy
And The Winner Of The Browns QB Derby Is... posted Mon Aug 18 2003 00:08:03 by Alpha 1
Spiegel Cover Story: Is The Empire Overextending? posted Sat Mar 22 2003 03:12:25 by Klaus
And You Think The Weather Is Bad This Winter.... posted Sun Jan 26 2003 17:29:35 by Alpha 1
Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Federal Dollars posted Thu Nov 30 2006 18:00:11 by RJdxer
And The Winner Of Best Costume Goes To: posted Wed Nov 1 2006 13:55:05 by CV990A
What Is The Price Of A Life? posted Mon Oct 23 2006 17:53:19 by PlymSpotter
What Do You Eat And Drink In The Sport Stadium? posted Tue Oct 17 2006 20:41:03 by Sabena332