Props to the posters in this thread for at least attempting civility in this discussion. Quite rare in threads with this subject matter.
I'll not try to 'convince' anyone one way or another. I can explain why I'll be voting for Dubyah. It's simple, really. What it boils down to
There are lots of people out there who would love to kill and mutilate us all. As others mentioned, at least GWB is giving back. I'm sorry, but
sucking up to France and the rest of the liberal crony governments of the world isn't going to do us one shred of good. Does anyone really think
that if things went south for the US, any
of these countries would lift a finger to help? Most would just sit back and watch, or try to get
their cut of us once it was all said and done. We do have a few loyal countries with us, and they deserve our help and respect in all areas. The
rest of the world can feck off.
Insofar as foreign relations are concerned, can anyone else give me one instance when Russian and American presidents tooled around the 'back 40' of
one of their ranches in a pickup?
Say what you will about the economy, but my profession, which lies in the allegedly 'hardest hit' manufacturing sector, is booming. We're all
working like dogs just to keep up with continually increasing demand. Q1 of this year was the best, economically speaking, in the last 20+ years if
you believe the people who analyze this sort of thing.
As for the tax cuts-I don't recall getting a check back
in the mail due to the actions of any other president besides GWB.
As far as the opposiiton, I don't really see much from the other camp besides rhetoric. I keep seeing Kerry telling us all how Bush is bad, how he
was a "war hero" in Vietnam, how he would do a better job, how much better hair he and Edwards have, etc. Where's the substance? How
he propose to do better? From all I've read, I would suggest he use his Fonda-coddling self-proclaimed "war hero" title very
to some real 'Nam vets--they don't like him!
His voting record is spottier than a cheetah on the Serengetti. I see him taking a stand, only
it's for whatever side of an issue is politically expedient at the time rather than for any core beliefs. Does he in fact posess any?
I could go on, but I think that's enough of a rant for now. Again, I don't claim to try to sway anyone to one side or another. Personally, GWB has
done OK by me. I won't say he's the greatest--he's of course made some mistakes--but I think he's done surprisingly well with the hand he's been
dealt. I view Kerry as an amalgamation of all things wrong with politics in America, and as a crony for the rest of the corrupt world governments
whose pocket he resides in.
These are my views, take them as you will. This is what the thread's about, so I've tried to deliver as best as possible.
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