posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 11:08 AM
I will start this off by saying I am a partial perpetrator of this. But I never struck first blood, as Rambo would say. Honestly, ATS is going to lose
some quality posters during this election year. I have seen some educated, intelligent, quality posters downgrade themselves to attack those who are
attacking others. The mudslinging is reaching all time highs. I understand it was bad back in 04. But its fair to say ATS is much bigger now, with
bigger, comes problems.
I know this thread wont change people, but perhaps it will save that one poster who is on the brink of tearing apart the other side in ways that
violate T & C. I know I have been very close.
Obama and McCain are AMERICANS. Obama doesn't want the country to be socialist. And McCain doesn't want us to be at war every year for the end of
times. Deep down, after all the attacks, we know in our hearts, these are just two Americans putting themselves and their family out there in the
public light to be trashed, because, as any great patriot, they want to make their country better.
Is it possible we can all try and remember that? The difference? They want and feel they have to go about it in two different ways. Ok, fair enough.
Its not like democrats have been wrong every time in office. And its not like republicans have sunk the economy every term either. Both have been
right and wrong, which means their supporters have been right and wrong.
That's you and me folks. We aren't right all the time and we aren't wrong all the time. Debate is great. Mudslinging is tomfoolery.
I just hope we can all take a breath, put things in perspective and make the Decision 2008 forum something to be proud of.