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  •  So Goddamn Immature (4.00)
    I'm against Bush.  But I think it is an objective fact that he is running one of the most immature, petty, annoying campaigns in history.  I'm not talking about the negativity, just the kind of negativity.  Every time that little troll Ed Gillespie shows his face on TV, I want to throw up because I know he'll utter some dumb inanity about Kerry.  

    The whole tone of his campaign is bitchy.  "Ohhh, look at Kerry.  He's rich.  Don't you hate him?"  It's high school stuff.

    I have zero respect for these guys.  I actually had a little respect for Dole and Bush Sr.  They were adults.  What we're seeing now is the face of baby-boomer Republicans.  Spoiled, bratty, and not pretty.

    •  Bush I (none)
         Bush the Sneakier should have been thrown out of office and into prison for the Iran-Contra Affair. I have no respect for him, and I believe he desereves none(other than the minimal level that must be extended to even the meanest criminal. All life has inherent value and deserves some modicum of respect, right?).  
           He and his gang (Carlysle,Bectel,Halliburton,etc.) have  allegiance only to the wealthiest, not to the country, nor humanity, nor the biosphere.

      "Emancipate yourself from mental-slavery, no one but ourselves can free our minds" Bob Marley

      by TustonDAZ on Tue Jun 01, 2004 at 03:40:02 PM PDT

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    •  WHY AREN'T THE DEMS DOING MORE???? (none)
      This is so outrageous... I feel like my head is going to pop off... I mean it, why is the goddamn DNC, DLC JUMPING ALL OVER THIS ...it's as blatantly dishonest as calling Max (?) the triple amputee Vietnam Vet un-American!!! THIS  WORKS FOR THESE ASS HOLES.   When are we going to hear the press tell the truth DO  THEIR JOB!!  the problem is IT WORKS FOR THEM...if Kerry doesn't bash away at ever thing thrown at him... he'll end up like Gore.  Gore wasn't a bad candidate... he just didn't have a prayer fighting the GOP AND THE PRESS!!!   WHAT CAN WE DO??????

      This is so disgusting.

      •  You can only jump (none)
        if they give you a trampoline.  Who owns the press?  This kind of thing is win-win for the Republicans:  They can loft this kind of tripe as an underhand, and the press takes it and runs.  The Dems then have two choices:
        1.  You can launch a response which will be ignored until it becomes shrill.  At which point the press will report it and it comes off as, well, shrill.  And the GOP gets to say, "look, how shrill and imature."  Win.
        2.  You can ignore it.  Win (but a smaller one?).
        Until the press gives fair weight and equal time (a decade or two hence, when we've recaputured the dialogue, he said optomistically), bashing away with everything you have isn't necessarily the best strategy.

        This kind of thing is shrapnel (I hope), spattering our spats as our opponent blazes away at his own belly.

        Some people hear Tiny Tim singing when they go under, and some others hear the song of the Sausage Creatu

        by Gooch on Tue Jun 01, 2004 at 04:54:01 PM PDT

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