Ok i know it has been talked about a lot.....

  1. I know it has been talked about a lot on here but I am downright sick and tired of watching Kerry yap about how bad Bush is and then Bush turn around and yap about how bad Kerry is. Seems like two little kids bickering back and forth if you ask me! There needs to be a third party to offset the crap that goes on in politics
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  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Amen!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. by   jnette
    Yep. Or more.

    Then we could listen to them ALL yap back and forth at each other !!! :chuckle

    Ah well... we might as well get used to it for the next 7 months or so...

    hmmmmmmm....actually, it's rather reminescent of what goes on here on our current events forum, isn't it? Same-o, same-o. And I've contributed.....heh. :uhoh21:
  5. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Also, if Kerry is elected and things start improving- get ready to hear all the reps say that it's all because of Bush and his actions before leaving.
    If Bush stays in office, and things keep going downhill, get ready for all the reps to say it's all a delayed reaction to everything Clinton did.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from jnette
    hmmmmmmm....actually, it's rather reminescent of what goes on here on our current events forum, isn't it? same-o, same-o. and i've contributed.....heh. :uhoh21:
    exact reason why i only reply to very few current events postings. some of the discussions are reminiscent of fighting over who the best friend is on the kindergarten playground.
  7. by   jnette
    Quote from lpn2be2004
    exact reason why i only reply to very few current events postings. some of the discussions are reminiscent of fighting over who the best friend is on the kindergarten playground.




    yep ! :d but hey... we all talk about this stuff somewhere, right? either at home with our families, perhaps at work or school, with our friends... hey, here's as good a place as any! and just thing of the variety of responses ! input from all over the world.... ! always something to learn out there. take what you like and leave the rest.

    the added benefit? when it gets too heated, you can just slink off into never neverland for a few days... whereas in a "real" conversation ya gotta stick it out lest you be chided for being a footstomping brat by leaving the discussion.
  8. by   molecule
    the fighting is tiresome indeed but the party in power and their political philosophy and programs do make a difference in our everyday life.
  9. by   pickledpepperRN
    http://www.michaeljacksontalkradio.c...n_Journal.html

    March 12, 2004
    He put it so plainly and accurately. No, I don't believe that he was unaware that he was still miked for broadcast. I'll wager it was nothing planned or prearranged. It just happened and I think fortuitously. Sen. John Kerry, the man with sufficient support to be officially the support to be officially the Democratic Party's contender speaking to a factory worker said of his Republican critics that they are "the most crooked ...lying group" he had ever seen. The Republicans immediately demanded an apology which he refused to proffer. He added, "There is a Republican attack squad that specializes in trying to destroy people and be negative." He's right, just watch the ads. I only hope that the Kerry team will be able to match ...or even partially match ...the enormous war chest of funds that the Bush people have managed to raise. I only wish the president was as astute a chief executive as he is a fund-raiser for his campaign. Of course attack ads are frequent and to be expected in politics, but the new Bush ad against Kerry made history: it was the first time that an incumbent president was required to include a personal statement of approval in a commercial used to criticize an opponent.
    The first ad on television unleashed a message that claimed Kerry was wrong on taxes, wrong on defense.It also accuses Kerry of advocating a policy that would require the United States to seek permission from the United Nations before taking action to defend itself. Of course, Kerry never said that. The ad also claims that if the Democrat was elected, he would take steps to weaken anti-terrorism laws. That is such nonsense and they know it.
    We are going to face 8 months of such campaigning. This was just the opening salvo of a really rough and ugly campaign. The Bush people are worried; worried about their failings and lack of achievement and concerned by the polls that seem to show the incumbent falling and the challenger rising. Somehow Kerry must get to the issues and must impel the president to speak about healthcare, education, the economy and terrorism. He must be made to speak too about the reasons and logic behind the war in Iraq. As Kerry said in a newsconference yesterday, "They can't talk about those things, because George Bush doesn't have a record to run on; he has a record to run away from."

    When I mentioned that the administration was beginning to show concern about the Democrats, let me add that there have been a few statements and actions by White House insiders that have caused a few headaches of late.
    To mention but two of them. The White House had to be embarrassed when the Education Secretary, Rod Paige, called the National Education Association" a "terrorist organization." Really? Wouldn't the President's people wail if the Kerry folk chose to put that cabinet comment in a commercial!
    And, Mr. President, your top economic advisor, N. Gregory Mankiw, recently extolled the virtues of shipping jobs abroad. Now that, if it reflects the President's thinking, puts him even more out of touch with public sentiment than his father was just before he was defeated in his campaign for re-election. That too would make the basis for a fine commercial.

    On the other side, without sarcasm, I would imagine that the pressures of being the man in the Oval Office and also having to run a campaign must be truly tough. But, I guess the rewards make it all worthwhile.
    Michael
  10. by   jewelsg627
    okay...I know this is COMPLETELY off topic but I have to say something.

    Jnette...those fighting "smileys" are making me laugh SO hard. Thanks! I needed that! :chuckle
  11. by   jkaee
    Quote from jnette



    Yep ! But hey... we all talk about this stuff SOMEWHERE, right? Either at home with our families, perhaps at work or school, with our friends... hey, here's as good a place as any! And just thing of the VARIETY of responses ! Input from all over the world.... ! Always something to learn out there. Take what you like and leave the rest.

    The added benefit? When it gets too heated, you can just slink off into never neverland for a few days... whereas in a "REAL" conversation ya gotta stick it out lest you be chided for being a footstomping brat by leaving the discussion.




    Too true, jnette.....I've had many of "those" types of conversations with my good old Italian family! Wish I could just turn them off sometimes...LOL!


    By the way, where do you get your smilies! They are so cute!

    Jennifer
  12. by   nekhismom
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Also, if Kerry is elected and things start improving- get ready to hear all the reps say that it's all because of Bush and his actions before leaving.
    If Bush stays in office, and things keep going downhill, get ready for all the reps to say it's all a delayed reaction to everything Clinton did.
    Ain't that the truth!!
  13. by   ernurse2244
    I am also dreading the "bad news bears" that will be writing the ads for the upcoming presidential race. But, please, folks...check it out before you believe anything they say. While Kerry wasn't my choice for the Democratic nomination, I'll support him in any way I can. Whenever I see dirt, no matter which side has flung it, I try to track it down and find out the real truth. For instance, Resident bush recently accused Kerry of proposing a bill that would have "gutted" the intelligence budget. Truth, the bill would have cut the budget by 1 percent. Hardly gutting. More info on that accusation here: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4509529/
  14. by   NurseHardee
    Anybody but Bush or Kerry! This isn't even sanity, let alone democracy.

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