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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:45 AM
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Studies Reveal Most Canadians Harbor Deep Hatred of Bush
Commentary ~ May 25, 2004: Canadians are renowned for being easy-going, friendly and polite. They usually give everyone the benefit of the doubt before forming an opinion. And they rarely hate anyone. Except for George Bush, that is. Bush has managed to attract antipathy from the country known for its hospitality and friendliness towards Americans.

More than eight in 10 Canadians said they harbor a strong dislike for Bush, according to a recent Ipsos-Reid/CTV/Globe and Mail poll. In that survey, nearly half (45%) said they believe that Canada's current relationship with Bush is worse than the country has had with any other American president in history. Seven-in-ten (70%) Canadians say the United States doesn't care how its actions impact Canada, and 75 percent do not believe that the American president even has a good understanding of Canada or of the Canadian people. The survey also found that 82 percent of Canadians polled agreed with the statement that Bush "is not necessarily a friend of Canada and doesn't really know anything when it comes to Canadian issues."

Maclean's, a national weekly, reported that only 15 percent of Canadians would vote for the Bush. The same magazine conducted a poll in which it found that 68 percent of Canadians say the U.S.'s global reputation has worsened over the last decade, while 38 percent say they feel more negatively about America since Sept. 11 (the biggest reasons cited are the war in Iraq and George Bush). When asked to pick a word that best describes Americans, the No. 1 response was "arrogant."

Another poll, from Zogby Research International, found that 72 percent are dead against the American occupation of Iraq. A Maclean's annual year-end poll found that 75 percent of Canadians believe Ottawa was right to refuse to commit troops to Iraq, even if it annoyed its closest trading partner.

http://www.whywehatebush.com/news/04_05_canada.html
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:52 AM
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1. What can they expect? Here's a quote
from Dubya:
"Border relations between Canada and Mexico have never been better."
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JaySherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:52 AM
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2.  Studies Reveal
Sane Rational Human Beings Harbor Deep Hatred of Bush
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:21 AM
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4. Ha, you make me laugh
Hopefully you will still have some humor left if in November a bunch of us knock on your back door in the middle of a US Republican moonless night.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:36 AM
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3. Prime Minister Poutine, I presume!
Heh...what an idiot :dunce:
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myopic4141 Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:42 AM
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5. Bush the uniter
A common thread that has united most of the world today is the dislike of Bush. He is more of a uniter than divider although this is not the context I believe he desired for the title.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 03:20 PM
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6. We obviously need a constitutional amendment ...

allowing Canadians to vote in our Presidential elections. :)
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 03:46 PM
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7. Canada belongs to the Free World. Imperial Amerika does not
It only makes sense that, as between Germany and Austria in the 1930s, there should be some antipathy.

Canadians better hope the Bushevik don't decide to Anschluss your asses!
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funnymanpants Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:13 PM
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8. Another study shows Canadians more intelligent
(Disclaimer: my name is Paul Henry Tremblay, but I can't speak a word of French and have never been to that great country north of us.)
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Mokito Donating Member (710 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-27-04 09:28 AM
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9. Not necessarily more intelligent, but certainly more informed. nt
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