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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-04 08:24 PM
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59. Everything is relative.
Edited on Mon Apr-12-04 08:36 PM by Buzzz
"You say things are bad. How bad?" Kerry needs a comprehensive way to put the multiple failures on the same page and put them into perspective. This is as good a way as any.

I suspect that YOU have swallowed too much CNNFAUXMSNBC spin about this being a mistake and now you're regurgitating it here.
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  -John Kerry's Misery Index is a BAD Idea! Oddman  Apr-12-04 07:01 PM   #0 
  - I don't need a candidate to tell me how miserable I am..  w13rd0   Apr-12-04 07:03 PM   #1 
  - maybe a mistep, not a "big" one.....  skooooo   Apr-12-04 07:03 PM   #2 
  - Is it true????  sallyseven   Apr-12-04 07:04 PM   #4 
  - Good point...  phaseolus   Apr-12-04 07:04 PM   #3 
  - Ahemmmm, Reagan used a "misery index" also. n/t  MajorFlaw   Apr-12-04 07:16 PM   #17 
     - And the media ate it up when Reagan used it  Feeney2   Apr-13-04 06:29 AM   #70 
     - Unemployment rate plus inflation rate - so as to ignore Carter's 3.3% GDP  papau   Apr-13-04 10:21 AM   #72 
  - Whatever  rockymountaindem   Apr-12-04 07:05 PM   #5 
  - The sky is falling, the sky is falling.  cindyw   Apr-12-04 07:05 PM   #6 
  - So  sparosnare   Apr-12-04 07:05 PM   #7 
  - You're right - the letters were too big!!!  Oddman   Apr-12-04 07:17 PM   #18 
  - Beware---when things like this appear the Repukes always tell the  BabsSong   Apr-12-04 07:07 PM   #8 
  - I disagree (sorta) it is short and simple and referred to in 3 seconds  underpants   Apr-12-04 07:11 PM   #9 
  - Bad term --  rogerashton   Apr-12-04 07:12 PM   #10 
  - Stagnation of wages is truthful  talkingrain   Apr-12-04 07:16 PM   #15 
  - You're missing the point  Oddman   Apr-12-04 07:14 PM   #11 
  - good idea, bad name  NewJeffCT   Apr-12-04 07:14 PM   #12 
  - Kerry's doing a GREAT job...beating bush* in all the polls....  amen1234   Apr-12-04 07:14 PM   #13 
  - If Nader was a Dem, he'd be leading the polls too...  HypnoToad   Apr-12-04 07:22 PM   #22 
  - I wouldn't vote for Nader if he was running as a democrat  TheDonkey   Apr-12-04 07:38 PM   #31 
  - not all  ArkDem   Apr-12-04 08:32 PM   #62 
  - I don't think so  SteveG   Apr-12-04 07:14 PM   #14 
  - Misery likes company. (nt)  w4rma   Apr-12-04 07:16 PM   #16 
  - it worked wonders for reagan against carter  unblock   Apr-12-04 07:19 PM   #19 
  - It's Like Kerry on a Harley  Oddman   Apr-12-04 07:19 PM   #20 
  - The original "misery index"  talkingrain   Apr-12-04 07:22 PM   #23 
  - link to the 'Middle Class Misery Index' ....it's a GREAT idea....  amen1234   Apr-12-04 07:34 PM   #29 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-04 08:02 PM   #45 
  - welcome to DU...your FIRST post....we try not to use foul language  amen1234   Apr-12-04 08:09 PM   #49 
  - amen1234 -  sparosnare   Apr-12-04 08:15 PM   #54 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-04 08:18 PM   #56 
  - kill them with kindness.....  amen1234   Apr-12-04 09:28 PM   #64 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-04 08:17 PM   #55 
  - It helps if you can actually read it instead of makein stupid comments.  TankLV   Apr-12-04 08:11 PM   #50 
  - You don't sound like a Dem to me  sparosnare   Apr-12-04 08:12 PM   #51 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-04 08:23 PM   #58 
  - That chart is perfect!  Oddman   Apr-12-04 08:12 PM   #52 
  - I think that Kerry on a Harley is always a winning image.  yardwork   Apr-12-04 07:39 PM   #33 
  - Yeah, he looked cool on his bike!  skooooo   Apr-12-04 07:49 PM   #38 
  - Kerry on a Harley  Uzybone   Apr-12-04 07:41 PM   #35 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-04 08:07 PM   #47 
  - Hmmmm  doni_georgia   Apr-12-04 07:20 PM   #21 
  - Remember when an Incumbent is running for re-election to the  BabsSong   Apr-12-04 07:23 PM   #24 
  - Middleclass Misery Index as counter to Bush happy days index needed  papau   Apr-12-04 07:24 PM   #25 
  - Try to sell that to the moderates who  talkingrain   Apr-12-04 07:27 PM   #27 
     - The Reagan index was bull and needed to be countered now - but  papau   Apr-13-04 05:59 AM   #69 
  - Was this televised? When did he say it?  HypnoToad   Apr-12-04 07:26 PM   #26 
  - I agree misery index is a bad idea.  TheFarseer   Apr-12-04 07:30 PM   #28 
  - Shrub has a plan?  sparosnare   Apr-12-04 07:34 PM   #30 
  - Of course shrub has a plan  TheFarseer   Apr-12-04 07:40 PM   #34 
  - Agree!  talkingrain   Apr-12-04 07:38 PM   #32 
  - Welcome to DU, talkingrain....you could always join the Kerry  amen1234   Apr-12-04 07:51 PM   #40 
     - Thanks!  talkingrain   Apr-12-04 08:04 PM   #46 
  - welcome to DU, TheFarseer.....you could always join up in Kerry's  amen1234   Apr-12-04 07:48 PM   #37 
  - Reminscent of Carter's Malaise speech  soleft   Apr-12-04 07:43 PM   #36 
  - And you heard that from Faux News?  skooooo   Apr-12-04 07:50 PM   #39 
     - Ha!  soleft   Apr-12-04 08:29 PM   #60 
  - misery index seems a bit extreme...  renegade000   Apr-12-04 07:52 PM   #41 
  - No kidding!  KT2000   Apr-12-04 07:57 PM   #42 
  - It's not John Kerry's Misery Index  MAlibdem   Apr-12-04 07:58 PM   #43 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-04 08:08 PM   #48 
  - I don't like the "gimmicky" soundbytes..  SoCalDem   Apr-12-04 08:02 PM   #44 
  - I like it  WhereIsMyFreedom   Apr-12-04 08:14 PM   #53 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-04 08:20 PM   #57 
  - Everything is relative.  Buzzz   Apr-12-04 08:24 PM   #59 
  - What a reach.  bobbyboucher   Apr-12-04 08:30 PM   #61 
  - You're missing the point . . .  Oddman   Apr-12-04 09:35 PM   #67 
  - LOL! Bad for freepers, maybe, but good politics.  John_H   Apr-12-04 09:09 PM   #63 
  - I agree  DaveSZ   Apr-12-04 09:29 PM   #65 
  - I totally disagree, Kerry needs to contrast himself  Warren Stuart   Apr-12-04 09:33 PM   #66 
     - And I totally disagree with you :)  Oddman   Apr-12-04 09:37 PM   #68 
        - That is a major problem - but Bush was about to sell the Reagan index bull  papau   Apr-13-04 07:25 AM   #71 
        - Bullcrap  Warren Stuart   Apr-13-04 10:53 AM   #73 
 

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