Nurses for Kerry

  1. It's been noted by a couple of members on this BB that there haven't been any threads supporting John Kerry for President. Well, here it is......the official NURSES FOR KERRY thread!!

    I've said it before, but it bears repeating: the best reason to vote for Kerry, so far, is that he is NOT George "Dubya" Bush. Honestly, I don't know enough about the man yet to judge whether or not he'd be a good President, but I do know that Bush is a terrible one, and I'd rather take a chance on Kerry than let Bush have another four years to continue his war on Iraq abroad and his war on the average American at home.

    I've checked out Kerry's website, and I find I agree with him on many issues, such as making health care for all Americans a top priority and repealing the tax cuts for the rich, while leaving those for the middle class intact. As a life-long Westerner, I've always harbored a healthy skepticism of Northeastern liberal elite types, but I like much of what I've seen so far, and particularly if Kerry picks a good running mate, I think he not only can run a competitive race, but win it. The Bush administration's colors are showing more and more these days, and Americans are beginning to wake up and smell a rat.......there have just been too many unanswered questions and too many sneaky maneuvers made when Bush and his minions thought we weren't looking, and we're finally catching on.

    Kerry is not my ideal candidate, but for right now, he's all that's standing between us and the ultimate takeover of American life by the right-wing lunatic fringe led by the likes of Pat Robertson.......the warmongers and corporate fat-cats led by Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld.......and the paranoiac Patriot Act advocates like Ashcroft.


    Last edit by Ted on Apr 26, '04 : Reason: Edited the title of the thread.
  2. 45 Comments

  3. by   fergus51
    I actually like Northeastern liberal elite types when it comes to politics. At the very least, they are well educated. I don't want a president who scorns academia.
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    Or "misunderestimates" the need for a President to have some curiosity about the world around him....and to seek out intelligent advice when one does not know what one is doing. :uhoh21:
  5. by   fergus51

    I also like the fact that Kerry is able to differentiate between his own personal religious and moral beliefs and his duty to his constituency. He won't put his religious beliefs ahead of doing what is best for the country.

    I also like the fact that he cares about how we will pay for the war on terror. I appreciate him being honest and saying we can't afford tax cuts in a time of war instead of literally trying to buy my vote.

    I also like the fact that he cares about strengthening ties with the allies we need to win the war on terror. I don't mean to imply we need to bow to foreign governments, but Bush just seems antagonistic for no reason sometimes which is very counterproductive.

    There are a lot of things I like about Kerry. He isn't perfect, but no man is. Overall, I would be very happy if he was elected in November.
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    Thanks, Fergus, for reminding me about how Kerry does NOT mix his religion with his politics......I'm a Catholic too, albeit of the "lapsed" variety, and I appreciate the fact that he plans to do what's right for the majority, rather than a small constituency. I remember back when I was young and hearing my parents talk about how a lot of people believed John F. Kennedy would bow to Rome instead of standing up for America because he was Catholic.......I'm glad we as a society have largely gotten past that old prejudice, but I also salute Kerry for keeping his personal faith in its proper context, rather than ramming it down everyone else's throats, as certain other politicians would like to do!
  7. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I appreciate the fact that Kerry bases his stances on the issues on thoughtful consideration concerning what is best for the majority of Americans and our future.

    I agree w/ him on:

    1. Reproductive rights
    2. The environment
    3. Labor and big business
    4. Taxes
    5. Fiscal responsibility
    6. Gay marriage
    7. Nursing
    8. Agriculture
    9. Economy and jobs
    10. Immigration
    11. Foreign policy and war

    I really like the fact that he seems very motivated to win back the trust that many of our allies once had in us. And as other posters have stated, he keeps his personal religious beliefs in perspective.

    He seems to want to be president because he is very distressed about the direction that Bush has taken us, and he truly wants to change things. He does not seem to be motivated by hunger for personal power, religious idealism, or to shape policy to benefit his rich cronies, like Bush is. Kerry has very strong negative feelings about Bush, as do I.

    Of course, Kerry will make mistakes. Everyone does.

    He impresses me as an intellectual, honest, sincere, moral, strong, thoughtful person who truly has the best interests of ALL Americans in mind.

    Kerry gives me hope for our future!
    Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on Apr 26, '04
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    Thanks, Hellllllo Nurse! BTW, it's good to see you back!!
  9. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Thank you, mjlrn!

    Good to see you, too. I have been super busy and am recovering from the worst flu of my life, so I haven't been around much. However, I think I'm making up for it now, lol.
  10. by   VivaLasViejas
    You got the flu this late?? I am sooooooo sorry..........I had it back in early February and was so sick I'd have had to get better to die. I was down for two solid weeks, and it took an entire month before I was back to full strength. :uhoh21:

    Anyway, I'm happy you're here again. Stay well, and let's help kick Bush's @$$ out of there this November!!
  11. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Hey, we must have gotten the same flu. I'm in week four and still not feeling up to par.
    I had the flu shot, but that was back in Oct., so it's no longer effective.

    My temp got up to 104, and I actually had chills w/ uncontrollable shaking and chattering teeth. I'd never experienced that before.

    As for the election, I believe, as many others do, that Gore was elected, not Bush. I hope that so many people will vote for Kerry, that we will win by a landslide, and won't have to worry about "losing", as election fraud is much more difficult when there is not a close race.

    I am fearful of the"powers that be" finding some way to keep Kerry out of the Whitehouse, even if he does win by a landslide.

    I am going to buy Kerry yard signs. They will fit right over my Dean Yard signs, lol!

    Bush out the door in 2004!

    JFK all the way!

  12. by   Ted
    i think i can safely say that "" holds no official opinion in favor of any particular political party/candidate for any governmental office to any country. it is with this in mind that i changed the title of thread to "nurses for kerry". there is already a "nurses for bush" thread that exists on this bulletin board. so the new title of this thread should not be an issue to anyone.

    ted fiebke
    co-moderator of the current events forum
  13. by   elkpark
    I don't have anything different to add at this point, but second all the points that others have made. Count me in!!
  14. by   Energizer Bunny
    Separation of church and state...there are very good reasons for this and Kerry realizes it, as Bush does not.