Tuesday, September 28, 2004

 

Name Five

Can Bush supporters give us just Five Good Reasons why they are going to vote, not against Kerry, but for Bush?

[Politics]

In blogging about the presidential campaign, it’s undoubtedly fun to bash the other guy, but ultimately on November 2 we’re going to be voting for someone. A major story line in this campaign has been that many Kerry supporters don’t like their candidate that much, but it’s "anybody but Bush." As a "man in the street" interviewee put it in a clip on The Daily Show, "I’d take a ham sandwich rather than Bush."

Perhaps ironically, then, there is an incredible amount of Kerry-hating vitriol out there in blog world among apparent Bush supporters, but almost nothing positive about Bush, or more to the point, the Bush administration. Typically, an incumbent can point to his record in a re-election campaign, where the challenger asks us to speculate about what his future presidency would be like. Do you see a word anywhere in cyberspace about how well the Bush administration has governed over the past four years? A word?

The irony begins with the candidates own web sites. Check them out. On Kerry’s website you see a bunch of Kerry material. On the first screen, there’s a big picture of Kerry, links to his policy positions. It’s all Kerry, Kerry, Kerry – kind of self-centered, huh? Bush is mentioned once in text, and in the lower right hand corner there’s a small picture showing Bush with a link to a negative ad. When you scroll down to the bottom, it’s more stuff about Kerry, with just one other small segment on "Bush-Cheney: Wrong for America." The content seems to be 10% or less about Bush, the rest about Kerry.

Now go to Bush’s web site. You’d expect to find a lot of Bush content here, right? Sure enough, around the margins, in tiny type, are links and tabs for Bush policies. But the banner headline reads: "Kerry’s Debate Briefing Book Revealed." Then another big block devoted to "John Kerry: the Raw Deal." The headline section seems to give Kerry equal time, with every Bush story matched by a Kerry story: "Pres clear on plan for our safety" followed by "Kerry’s Shifting Positions on Saddam." Scrolling down you find "John Kerry’s Flip Flop Olympics" and another box with a video link to a negative Kerry ad. It’s all Kerry, Kerry, Kerry! Weird, huh?

You can say I’ve done my share of Bush-bashing on this blog, so I’m just like the Kerry-haters. But you’d be wrong. I don’t hate George W. Bush. What I hate is the way his administration has governed this country. What I’d like to know is whether all the Kerry-haters are actually opposed to the policies that would result if a Democratic administration fronted by Kerry were voted in.

In a series of future posts, I’m going to look at this country’s marked tendency to focus obsessively on "the man" running for President and ignore the administration that will actually govern us if we put this man in the White House.

But for now, I issue this challenge to all the Kerry-hating bloggers out there.

Give us 10 good reasons why you would vote for Bush without mentioning Kerry. After all, you may think you’re voting against Kerry, but I guarantee you, the Bush people will simply assume you approve of the way his administration has governed the country the past four years. And don't give us a bunch of fuzzy BS about Bush's character or how you feel about him. Name 10 policies that a Bush administration will bring that you believe will be good for the country. In fact, you can count policies from his first 3+ years in office: you know, USA PATRIOT Act, Invasion of Iraq, tax cuts, oil-drilling in Alaska, whatever. In fact, name FIVE.

Comments:
I was going to leave a little tip on New Years Resolutions and how to make the best of them.

Unfortunately, I would not be able to keep it brief.

Goal setting takes effort and you really have to know how to do it to do it well. Especially the follow-up.

That's why I've included a lot of FREE goal setting information on my website, to help folks like you be more successful.

In fact, you can start now, and get a head start on the new year - and the rest of your life.

Think goal setting isn't important? Spend a little time at long term goals and you'll change your mind.

Have a GREAT day!
 
I was going to leave a little tip on New Years Resolutions and how to make the best of them.

Unfortunately, I would not be able to keep it brief.

Goal setting takes effort and you really have to know how to do it to do it well. Especially the follow-up.

That's why I've included a lot of FREE goal setting information on my website, to help folks like you be more successful.

In fact, you can start now, and get a head start on the new year - and the rest of your life.

Think goal setting isn't important? Spend a little time at career goals and you'll change your mind.

Have a GREAT day!
 
After a good read on blogs like this I like to leave little tips on goal setting. You know, the things you used to dream of when you were young, or even now.

A lot of research has shown that only those who set goals are likely to achieve their dreams.

When is the last time you really sat down and wrote a few short term and long term goals down?

What? It's been that long!

A new year is coming. You could do the same things you did this year and achieve the same results you did with your life dreams last year, or you could visit reaching goals and read all the FREE information on setting goals and getting what you want out of life

OR

you could just piddle on through life hoping for the best, like most people do.

Which will it be?

You really can have a lot more of everything than you do now. All you gotta do is know what you want and have a plan.

Have a GREAT New Year!
 
I was surfing around and found another George Bush site.George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People This place has a ton of funny videos and mp3s.
 
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