I read a good one on another BB

  1. It was attributed to a Saint Louis ironworker. He said,

    "I trust Bush with my daughter, but I trust Clinton with my job."

    What do ya think? Agree? Disagree ?

    Any truth in it?
  2. 33 Comments

  3. by   RNforLongTime
    I agree, I'm a democrat and Bush is leading us into a war. Let the flaming begin!
  4. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I think Clinton was one of the best presidents we've ever had.

    Reagan, G. Bush, and "w" have all been the same-
    warmongers who screw up the economy and drive the national debt through the roof, don't give a crap about the environment, or the poor and middle-class, give all advantages to the rich...
    I could go on and on. I know I'm going to get flamed, so I won't return to this thread.

    So there, republicans! na na na na ;P
  5. by   RNforLongTime
    Hellllllo Nurse,

    Couldn't have said it better myself......this thread is gonna get heated thats for sure!
    hehe! I can't wait to see how this thread has evolved when I get home form work! Just don't get it pulled before then!

  7. by   emily_mom
    I also agree. Clinton was a good one. Bush is like his dad who was like Reagan. Remember Reaganomics???

    "Republicans...lead us not into debt but deliver us from war. Amen"

  8. by   hoolahan
    Susy must not have logged on yet.

    For the record, I also thought Clinton was an outstanding president.

    I am not overly analytical, nor to I have a brilliant mind for politics. I have no wonderful list of facts to spit out to back up why I thought Clinton was great. Just my observation that...

    The unemployment rate was less, or so it seemed, again, I do not check these facts, but rather the environment around me

    He was waaaaay more prepared to maturely discuss heated political issues instead of wagging his finger in their faces and stomping his cowboy boots. That kind of diplomacy will go a long way. Just doing something b/c you want to be right and won't allow anyone to see you as fallable can get millions killed.

    I felt safe

    I could afford to put gas in my car

    I really have to wonder, why did Osama Bin Laden choose the Bush presidency to strike? He no doubt could have chosen to do what he did at any time, but he chose to do it when Bush took office. And that is another thing. Why is the focus off the Taliban and back onto Hussain? Every country has weapons of mass destruction!! And besides, unfortunately, Osama has proven that much damage can be done w/o nuclear weapons. Why Bush is pushing this so hard I truly do not understand.

    Well, I guess I am done. Simple ramblings from a simple girl. That's my two cents. You can quote it and challenge it, but I won't be prepared to defend it intelligently, b/c it is just a "gut" kind of thing for me. I do not respect Bush, and I don't think I ever will.
    Last edit by hoolahan on Jan 27, '03
  9. by   passing thru
    What impressed me was the impact of the steelworker's statement. A simple statement that speaks tomes.
    I personally think from what I read & hear, that a lot of people would like to return to the days of a stock market headed for 15,000 (today it is 8,000) and headlines of Bill & Monica in the oval office; "was it sexual intercourse or not?" was the biggest worry we heard on the evening news.
    I think Clinton's legacy will overshadow "dress stains" and all the other s stuff in that vein and he will be remembered for the economy during his reign.
    The government is cutting back on federal aid to kindergartens, $ for supplies and food. For kindergarteners ! We are all stupid to tolerate that.

    I read that if 1,000 people wrote to the White House that they did not want War with Iraq, that there would be no war.

    Bush says no one is objecting, "except the few "hippie wantabees" who showed up in Washington a couple of weeks ago. He brushed their relevance aside as not representative of mainstream Americans.
  10. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I'll have to admit, that I am not a politically minded person, and I REALLY dont have an opinion. Sad, yes...
  11. by   moonrose2u
    my father's family are ironworkers, so i had to chuckle at that cliche...

    his family are all registered republicans, but they vote democratic....why? because they like to work and pay their bills..
  12. by   Aussienurse2
    I can't stand George W. Bush and I am very disapointed that Howard ( Australias prime minister)has promised troops to the "war" with Iraq. I make it a policy to never follow a man who has Jnr. after his name, makes him sound like someone who feels the need to eclipse the one that came before, no matter what the cost. This time I am afraid that the price will be paid by the innocent.

    Do you know that the perpetual motion engine was bought by oil companies in the sixties and has never been seen again? That they hold the copyright? Makes you wonder.
  13. by   cactus wren
    yeah, I agree with that statement...and I still don`t think it was anyones business what Bill and Monica did, except Hillary`s....

    Sometimes the news mongers give us way too much info....some things in life just aren`t anybodys business......seems that privacy isn`t anymore, and that`s just bad manners.....

    the economy has gone south since GW got in office.....and while i do think we need to eliminate Bin laudin from the worlds population, I just don`t
    get" it, on what or why GW is going all out to war with iraq....Maybe because his dad didn`t follow through when the chance was there...Desert Storm shouldn`t have stopped until we were in downtown Bagdad

    THen, again, a few low yield nukes would solve the problem nicely.....tongue firmly implanted in cheek...and heard on tv that our generals are actually discussing doing. this....
  14. by   JonRN
    At first I thought Dubya was OK. I have now changed my mind. If war with Iraq is so important, how come none of our allies from Desert Storm want to help us? Why does the economy suck? Why did several big corporations get caught with their greedy Republican hands in the cookie jar? What did Cheney have to do with Enron? The questions go on and on. I remember when LBJ was president, you could quit your job in the morning, and be working someplace else by noon. I am not talking about nursing either, talking about factory work, construction etc. Send in the flames, I don't care, I am a big boy.