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Old 11-02-2005, 12:28 AM   #1
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Congratulations To All Bush Supporters..

....its one year ago today, November 2, 2004, that your votes and hard work all helped to re-elect President George Bush to another term in office. Many people who had never participated in a political campaign before, got out and volunteered and worked damn hard in the final weeks to insure this victory. Congratualitions to all those volunteers and also everyone who simply voted for the President. The result was that George Bush was the first President since his father in 1988 to win a majority of the popular vote. In addition, the Republicans increased their numbers in both the House and Senate, the first time the party of an incumbent President has succeeded in doing that in nearly half a century!

Popular Vote

George Bush 62,040,610

John Kerry 59,028,439

Electoral Vote

George Bush 286

John Kerry 251
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Old 11-02-2005, 12:37 AM   #2
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If you believe those numbers you'd believe anything.

If it was held to day, Bush would lose, even with the questionable Diebold administered voting process.
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Aah, STING, you reminded me of a great night I spent in NY during the Republican Convention last year drinking and arguing with representatives from Texas and Alabama. Nice guys, but they scared the hell out of me!!!
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Re: Congratulations To All Bush Supporters..

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....its one year ago today, November 2, 2004, that your votes and hard work all helped to re-elect President George Bush to another term in office. Many people who had never participated in a political campaign before, got out and volunteered and worked damn hard in the final weeks to insure this victory. Congratualitions to all those volunteers and also everyone who simply voted for the President. The result was that George Bush was the first President since his father in 1988 to win a majority of the popular vote. In addition, the Republicans increased their numbers in both the House and Senate, the first time the party of an incumbent President has succeeded in doing that in nearly half a century!

Popular Vote

George Bush 62,040,610

John Kerry 59,028,439

Electoral Vote

George Bush 286

John Kerry 251
R.I.P America
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This is parody, right?
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This is parody, right?
As far as FYM threads go, it's got to be the equivalent of wandering around a bar, finding the drunkest guys you can and one by one pinching their girlfriends backsides. I reckon 5 more replies in this thread before one of them throws a punch. 5 more posts after that and the police show up. If a mod decides to close this before the all in brawl kicks in, may I request that they refer to it as a "pre emptive strike" and point STING to the Rules of the forum, possibly the most vaguely written rule out of all of them, and if he argues it, just continually quote that rule and give no other explanation?
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Look out Sting, they're already starting to get frothy.
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Okay, well, try and save the thread before it heads into the abyss...

STING (and others) you are congratulating people for getting Bush re-elected, so what from the last 12 months of the Bush administration are you proud of? Just bullet points that are a sentence or so long on each point for ease.

And those who feel the opposite, give us a bullet point list of everything you think he's boned up.

Can we also try and let this go for a couple of pages before we start debating each others points? It would be interesting just to see a few lists before the gloves come off. We all know that is going to happen, just let it run for maybe 24hrs first...
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Old 11-02-2005, 01:38 AM   #9
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Since that guy took office we've lost two really tall buildings, an ENTIRE city, our world standing, self respect, dignity, Osama Bin Laden, WMDs, human rights and a lot of jobs. There is no sign of us finding any of those things soon.
Why is it you are all so proud of him but I can almost gurantee there are 5 people at your job including your boss who you complain about every day because he is inept?
Why aren't they both held to the same standard?
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I remember watching the election coverage on TV.

I also remember being very unhappy with the results. Still am. Ditto the first part of Iskra's post in particular about why.

And I think that may be all I'll be saying about this topic. *Sits back and watches whatever direction this may or may not take*

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Old 11-02-2005, 04:40 AM   #11
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You might as well congratulate yourselves on your latest bowel movement while your at it.
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I'm generally more interested in comparisons. President Bush and Iran's President Ahmadinejad have much in common. Both were elected on an image of an unassuming man that appeals to hardline religious conservatives. Both have their bombastic speeches against their enemies that appeal well domestically, but make foreign nations uneasy--but that doesn't matter, because both presidents don't care what the rest of the world thinks of them.

Likewise, interesting comparisons can be made between populations of the U.S. and Iran. Both have a large internal divide in terms of education and income distribution, and, most tellingly, both nations have a large section of their population that is completely ignored when it comes to public attention. And so these people, by and large, look to their religious clerics for validation--who, in turn, tell them how to vote. Reformists/liberals in both nations, as such, are relegated to being nothing but dreamers.

There's some differences, though. Both presidents don't get along, because here, at least, theocratic interests and wealthy business interests are one in the same. In Iran, Ahmadinejad's opponent was the wealthy business-friendly candidate, and the one that the U.S. hoped would be elected.

Anyway, reformists in America here should learn some lessons from this comparison. The lessons that Democrats have taken away from this has been to start trying to pander to theocratic ideology as if it was their own. No, the lesson is that the majority invisible in America no longer believe that any leadership will change the system--just like in Iran--and so they'll vote on morals as a fallback.

Democrats here need to regain the strength and ideals of the 1930s, where they truly stood for the interests of the working class. And we're not talking vague promises here; people no longer trust vague promises. We're now at the point where the Democrats, if they are not to forfeit the mantle of the "reformers," have to start talking in specifics. And we have large sections of America mired in inefficiency and corruption, mainly because it has been the tactic for decades to use "morality" as a way to mask that corruption. Most of Appalachia stands as a testament to decades of scapegoating and corruption.

I hope those 62,040,610 are happy when most of their taxes go up with Bush's "tax reform plan." It's 1986 all over again, and the super rich are, once again, getting a free pass to dump their tax burden onto those who can afford it the least. But, really, they have no one to blame for this but themselves.

So congratulations, Bush voters, you've elected a real winner once again.

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Oh shit way to remind me of my depression last year. But...moving on to Nov 8...I will NOT go through that again.
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[q] PollingReport.com


PRESIDENT BUSH – Overall Job Rating in recent news media/nonpartisan national polls

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Approve Disapprove Unsure Approve minus Dates % % % Disapprove
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CNN/USA Today/Gallup 10/28-30/05 [41 56 3 -15
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ABC/Washington Post 10/28-29/05 39 58 3 -19
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FOX/Opinion Dynamics RV 10/25-26/05 41 51 8 -10
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Gallup 10/24-26/05 41 56 3 -15
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Pew 10/12-24/05 40 52 8 -12
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CNN/USA Today/Gallup 10/21-23/05 42 55 3 -13
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WNBC/Marist RV 10/12-13 & 17/05 41 53 6 -12
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CNN/USA Today/Gallup 10/13-16/05 39 58 3 -19
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Diageo/Hotline RV 10/12-16/05 40 57 2 -17
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FOX/Opinion Dynamics RV 10/11-12/05 40 51 9 -11
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NBC/Wall Street Journal 10/8-10/05 39 54 7 -15
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Pew 10/6-10/05 38 56 6 -18
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AP-Ipsos * 10/3-5/05 39 58 -19
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CBS 10/3-5/05 37 58 5 -21
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Newsweek 9/29-30/05 40 53 7 -13
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FOX/Opinion Dynamics RV 9/27-28/05 45 47 8 -2
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CNN/USA Today/Gallup 9/26-28/05 45 50 5 -5
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ABC/Washington Post 9/8-11/05 42 57 1 -15
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Pew 9/8-11/05 40 52 8 -12
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Time 9/7-8/05 42 52 6 -10
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