Therin lies the rub. How much I like Kerry is a direct result of his opponent. I wouldn't like Bush, or McCain for that matter, one iota when compared to Eisenhower or Reagan. McCain is the only one of the bunch I'd vote for before Kerry; however, that doesn't lessen my resolve to see him elected, or how much I now like him (I had a thread about this immediatly following Kerry's DNC accaptance speach).
That's where we differ. Your opinion of Kerry should not be affected by his opponent. I'm not saying you shouldn't vote for him (well, I am, but not for that reason). I look at each candidate as an indvidual and then compare them side by side. In this type of comparison I'd rather vote for the guy that has a "core" even if I disagree with some of the things happening in his administration.
I think its true that many many people dislike what this current president has done more then they like Kerry. Bush's liberal fiscal policies have made a mess of our economy, national debt is way to large
Agree with "liberal fiscal policies". Disagree that the economy is "a mess" or that we have been affected by that overspending. A balanced budget does not equal a good economy.
and his love affair for the Defense Dept and all their money blowing ways bothers me. Missile defense shield is iffy at best and blows billions to those big defense companies plus this makes other nations want to do the same. do we need another cold war? This is 1 point.
And that's a point that you're very wrong on, with all due respect. I feel strongly that we MUST have missle defense. MAD doesn't work with a nation like North Korea, who now has missile capable of hitting the west coast. Iran will be next. We absolutely must invest whatever it takes to develop a real and viable missile defense shield.
Overtime pay is a fiasco and Kerry is going to kick Bush on this. issue after issue all i see is Bush backing big corporations and those Ceo's. wether its oil,economy,Iraq,enviroment,overtime pay,missile defense,extending our weekend warriors over in Iraq,Healthcare, Haliburton,Patriot act,Mexican border..... this guy is on the wrong side of everyone of these issues for me.
Oil: What is your problem exactly? Economy: What should we do, and do you feel it's not going well now? Overtime: I think we've been "over" that (sorry...couldn't resist). I agree about extnending the deployments. I'm all for two more active divisons....and you? Patriot Act: I've seen isolated examples of abuse, but perhaps you could explain exactly what your problems are with it. I've addressed the others. If you're a moderate Republican, I can't understand how you'd even begin to think about voting for Kerry.
I just dont see this president as being honest in supporting the Hard working American. he is backing the Non working millionaires and CEO's of this country and we all know those guys pay lobbiest and donate to campaigns to get legislation they want. Bush is in their pocket. Kerry is the antiBush vote for me.
Come on, man. Please start thinking. CEO pay is up, OK, fine. What should Bush do? Push legislation to limit their pay? These are private corporations we're talking about. What should we do? And last time I checked, there a lot of working millionaires out there, all of whom deserve to KEEP THEIR OWN money. Here's what blows my mind: Are you even familiar with campaign finance reform? Aren't you concerened about 527s who accept $20 million contributions by people like George Soros? Kerry and his wife are INCREIDBLY RICH, far more so than Bush, and you think they're going to represent the working man? Are you kidding me? Will you answer my charges as to Bush's tax relief that benefited far more than just "the rich"? Bush is in their pocket. Jesus.
Oh god! Not the old " I don't understand your question " ploy!
Look if you have a personal blind spot for issues you don't like maybe you should think more before posting!
I said I didn't understand because I didn't understand. This is why debating with you is really not worth it, because you're just unfair and ridiculous. I did not comprehend the meaning of the last statement in your previous post. That's as clear as I can make it for you. You posted:
So what's Bush going to do? You really can't answer the question either can you?
Whatever it is you can bet without the need to be reelected it will be much worse.
After three readings, I can only assume you are trying to convey that Bush would be literally sitting down, doing nothing, if not for reelection. While I doubt you'd agree with most of what he would be doing, I somehow don't concur that given what we've seen with him so far that you would be correct.
I thought most people criticized Bush for acting to oaggressively and unilaterally?
Bill Clinton. Former President of the United States of America.
It's OK, everyone, George Bush is allowed to be an incompetent, inarticulate liar because, well, Bill Clinton used to be the President and a lot of folks don't like him.
Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton.
"Harry! How could you! My best friend and my husband! In our marital bed!"
"Well, Judith, wow. Just: wow. Bill Clinton."
Way to miss the point. Clinton was notorious for putting politics before policy, which was the anti-Bush charge I was responding to. He even did it with national security, selling out US policy in the name of business interests with China and Russia. Clinton's pro-China and pro-Russia policies forced his administration to ignore China's nuclear proliferation, and North Korea's balatant duplicity. Clinton's poltics before policy caused him to bomb Iraq unilaterally, and then drop the ball on going in to get bin laden. Somehow I don't want to hear about this administration's "politics before policy."