ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1774 times:
Lord, as of late... I look at the Bush Administration, and grimace.
I mean, sure I'll always love them for the sole reason of giving continental Europe the finger; but man, what a bunch o' screwups!
Don't get me wrong now-- every day, I thank the lord almighty that John Kerry never got anywhere near the White House.... but still, why this? Wasn't there SOME better alternative than either of those loons?
I content myself to say that my vote wasn't for Bush, but rather against Kerry; but still, I'm almost to the point of wishing I'd never cast a ballot for the guy regardless (still wouldn't have voted for Kerry though ).
Considering that not-voting is NOT an option for me, and a 3rd Party vote is a wasted one.... just didn't see much alternative. This really sux.
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21346 posts, RR: 54 Reply 2, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1732 times:
ConcordeBoy: I mean, sure I'll always love them for the sole reason of giving continental Europe the finger; but man, what a bunch o' screwups!
Sure, we´re pretty disgusted by the bloody stump you´re so consistently waving in front of our eyes. But was that really worth cutting off your own hand?
I doubt it, to be honest...
I myself didn´t find the superficial presentation of the Kerry campaign all that convincing; But you missed a great opportunity to make a big step upwards in substance. Too bad you didn´t recognize it.
You´re paying a pretty steep price, all in all. Or rather you are detachedly watching other people pay the price for you.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1729 times:
And here I am thinking that Bush's re-election wasn't the end of the world.
Pity about Kerik though.
It would have been good to have an interesting politico in DC for a change, what with his mafia connections and his two mistresses. I guess we're just stuck with the likes of limp-wristed mean Frist and yapping Pelosi.
Vneplus5 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1715 times:
On a universal scale, I don't think that whoever is President makes a big difference....
Correct, simply because of the total lack of any political landscape in the USA. You can thank McCarthy for a big chunk of that, and many others since.
Kerry was right-wing, and Bush is ultra-right-wing. It always makes me chuckle when someone calls Kerry or the Democrats 'left-wing'
Guys, the world looks at your president and laughs.... unless of course we are unfortunate enough to live in a part of the world with oil, and then it's time to be afraid.. very afraid of 'WMD' being miraculously discovered in the cellar.
SFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1683 times:
When the next two or three justices retire, you will suddenly remember why you voted for Bush and how lucky is America that the Pelosy, Kennedy, Kerry bunch is not calling the shots to fill the vacancies at the Supreme Court.
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6749 posts, RR: 13 Reply 13, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1646 times:
You guys just need more than two major candidates to vote for. Not the left of looney party or to the right of purgatory party, just solid options, then you would
actually voting to get somebody in, and not voting to keep somebody out - which is different entirely. That isn't real democracy when you aren't voting for what you want. That said ConcordeBoy you did vote, and wouldn't consider not voting so that is good. Hopefully this election has taught the US something although ever the cynic, If you can't learn after Bush's first term then there's not much chance. We can Hope though.
Dan-air From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 614 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1573 times:
I absolutely LOVE the Bush Administration's foreign policy-- the primary reason I wanted nothing to do with Kerry.
You "love" Bush's foreign policy eh? I would respectfully suggest that you put your money where your mouth is and get your lame ass down to the nearest recruiting office, so you can experience Bush's foreign policy up close and personal.
Pilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2518 posts, RR: 48 Reply 18, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1558 times:
when you are not american and have lived there like myself...and see a sign in the town u work in on a window of a house that says "House for rent, NO BLACKS"
then you wonder how it is that this is the country that tries to impose freedom and advancement in the civilized world.
Countries and regimes are like children, they learn by themselves by mistakes....a so called "bad" country isnt going to turn good by force...a child that doesnt do his homework will never really start doing it on his own because he is forced to like it....
I find lately that i do not know what an American person is...with the melting pot that it has become moreso than earlier decades...who is bush representing in the world....2nd and 3rd generations of people from Europe, combined with hispanic pour.... pretty soon the whole usa is gonna be mostly hispanic, and then they really arent gonna give a damn about foreign policy and it's going to be a great shame.
Wake up bush....you and your dad went into Iraq, while the very streets of some of your own cities are more dangerous than some in the middle east...tisk.
The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 10734 posts, RR: 16 Reply 22, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1509 times:
People go around bitching they had no choice in who to vote for so they voted against the guy they didn't like.
What a crock!
Even though Nader was not on the ballot in Oregon, I could have very easily written him in! It's called a democracy, people! A majority of the people in Ukraine did not like the outcome of their elections so what did they do? Rally! They now have a chance to have they leader they want. What does this country do? Well, since the media declared Bush the winner, he must be...
For the record: I voted for Kerry because he had a better domestic agenda than Bush.
StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1496 times:
Considering that not-voting is NOT an option for me, and a 3rd Party vote is a wasted one.... just didn't see much alternative. This really sux
I think that a large percentage of voters in both parties would agree with you on that point. Kerry wasn't the top choice of the Dems., and there were were Republicans that likely switched and voted for Kerry.
Remember that rarely does a presidential candidate come along that has cross-over appeal and and can truly lead. In my lifetime, I would say that only Reagan and Clinton had that. Some older than me might argue that JFK did as well. Does Howard Dean have the same appeal/charisma? Doubtful. Jeb Bush or Bill Frist? Uh uh, nodda.
25 Falcon84: Steven, excellent points in your post. Amazing, some of the political similarities between Reagan and Clinton: both were glib, dynamic governors; both