Ah yes, please go out and vote. Your vote DOES count even if your
state leans towards a different candidate (like they do here in NC, lean
to the right). Also, you must vote if you want to complain or praise
about politics in the future. I really dislike when folks don’t vote
and complain about the current administration. If you don’t like it,
vote against it. If you do like it, vote for it (except I don’t
think anyone is happy with the current administration).
Now, I didn’t want to rewrite what I sent out once before. So here
it is again.
I’ve already made up my mind for the election. I’m
voting against George “dumbass” Bush and his cronies. As well, as
reevaluating who I elect to Congress since they are equally important
since they make the laws in this country. Most folks only care
about who they elect for president. But congressman, judges,
senators, councilman, everyone is important. Like Liz said,
please educate yourself on your candidates.
It’s amazing how much the Bush Administration has managed to piss off
the rest of the world with the attack on Iraq. He had a prime
opportunity after Sept. 11th to get the world behind us and leading a
well planned fight against terrorism. I truly believe that Al-Qaeda is
behind all of this terrorism and the Bush administration has lost focus
of this. Actually, they never had such focus, they were too busy
planning to attack Iraq from day one of his presidency.
The other thing that has annoyed me about this election year is the
topic of Vietnam service and “flip-flop”. Personally, the Democrats
should stop talking about Bush’ Vietnam record because we had the same
type of president when Clinton was running. But Clinton was much
smarter than Bush. Bush is a “received” wisdom type of person. One who
gets his wisdom from others only. In contrast, Clinton would not only
listen to what his colleagues had to say, but also study and try to
understand the problem he was asked to solve.
As far as the flip-flopping goes, most folks will change their minds on
topics if it doesn’t meet their criteria. For instance, what commonly
occurs with bills in Congress is there is typically one major piece to
be voted on i.e. funding the war, etc. When Kerry was “for” the bill,
it was with a caveat that the tax cuts be rescinded. When they were
not, he voted against the bill. This is called LOGIC. Changing
one’s mind isn’t really a bad trait. I personally think that one
who would stick to a decision that is wrong is worse. But also,
Bush has had his “flip-flop” moments. Against the 9/11 commission,
for the 911 commission, opposes dept of homeland security, then
supports it, goes to war against Iraq without UN, now wants their
help. That’s just a small list of “flip-flops”. Like I stated
earlier, that’s not necessarily bad. He obviously realized that
somethings weren’t such a bad idea after all. But don’t accuse
others of “flip-flopping”, those of us who think often change
our minds when we realize we were wrong.
Now I’m on a roll, another thing that annoys me is the attack that John
Kerry already has millions of dollars of spending planned. What the
do you call paying for the war? Paying for tax cuts? Do people
honestly believe these are FREE? Nothing in this world is FREE
(free as in no price tag)! There is always a price not always a monetary
price, but a price nonetheless. Just look at the war in Iraq? Not only
is it costing us billions of dollars, but also in American lives. We
have also managed to piss off the rest of the world which could easily
turn around and ask for UN sanctions against the US? Now is this worth
the price of admission?
I, for one, do not think that Bush is the right person for this country.
He may have been able to run Texas, but not a country. And yes,
Texas is NOT a country.