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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:35 AM
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So who are these people I'm told still think Bush is very presidential?
I work for a large financial services corporation and I'm walking down our corridor from getting some coffee and there's a flat-screen tv on the wall. As I waslk by I here some CNBC (could have been MSNBC) fool talking about how Kerry hasn't built a reputation and a majority of Americans still think Bush is doing a good job and is very "presidential" and is providing strong leadership.

Now I don't know 1 person -NOT ONE FUCKING PERSON- who feels this way. Do I live in some sort of freaking liberal bubble? Granted I'm not in Texas nor is the part of CT I live in called Greenwich but I am not hearing these sentiments.

Help me out here - who is still backing this evil, evil bufoon of a fraud?

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KissMyAsscroft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:38 AM
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1. Corporate Pravda...


Even if only 5% think he is presidential they will continue to say that...gotta keep those tax cuts and mergers rollin....

Keep that whorin up!

(seriously, it's all lies...always has been. Can't try and find logic in propaganda.)
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:42 AM
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2. My fear is that I know there are plenty of sheep that will believe it
Oh if a majority of people think that then I'll ignore what my Brother-in-Law was saying about him having the blood of thousands on his hands. It was really scary to think that was true. I'll stick with the "majority" its a lot less uncomfortable.

That's the thinking that scares me!
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ithacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:53 AM
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3. there are some people
who would believe that a potato was presidential as long as it

a) proclaimed itself "born again" and dedicated to imposing a theocracy on this country; or

b) proclaimed itself in favor of abolishing taxes on the top 1 percent of the population.

Ideology trumps all sometimes.
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KissMyAsscroft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:58 AM
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4. Gods, Guns and Gays....


That's pretty much it.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:00 AM
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5. True - but a "majority of people"
I say bullshit to that!
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:07 AM
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6. I've been saying the same thing for months
I can't find ANYONE who thinks he is presidential. I know at least 8 -- EIGHT -- people who have never voted dem in their lives who are going to this November. Who is buying this shit? Why can't people pick up on this when they stand at the water cooler, and everyone around them agrees Bush sucks? This is a total corporate shame being pulled on us.

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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:23 AM
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9. Even the dimmest person when they hear him speak HAS to say "damn...
Edited on Thu May-06-04 07:24 AM by ChavezSpeakstheTruth
that guy's a fucking idiot" How is obtuse bravado and a 3rd grade grasp of the English language (not to mention the waging of disastrous, immoral and ILLEGAL wars) pesidential? A child could see it (many DU parents have said there children do see it)

ARGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!
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ithacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:03 AM
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10. well
I see what you're saying, and it is hard to believe some people would not see it the way that we do, but there are such people, believe me, I know.

To them he does not sound so awful as he does to us, he sounds "folksy" and a "man of the people".

As for the wars, you must know that waging imperialist wars is a long US tradition that much of the population has no problem with as long as they don't have to give anything up personally...

I think it's wrong to dismiss people who support Bush as idiots.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:20 AM
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11. Ah but people are giving things up personally
Personal freedoms, protections, tax dollars, their children.

I know what you mean, we're following a grand tradition of bloodshed (only now they don't even try hard to hide the lies its based on).
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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:17 AM
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7. I've heard very little
from the chimp cheerleaders, many of whom have switched over to support Kerry. I'm assuming the silent ones are either undecided, not voting, or keeping their support for the disaster to themselves. At one time they were VERY loud, not anymore.
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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:19 AM
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8. Sad to say, I see some of them every day.
Used to work with them too.

I think it comes from a desire to hold on to a myth that promises comfort and security in a very scarey world. Its kind of like being a citizen ot the Roman Empire.

I wish I had a doller for every SUV with American flag decals and Bush Cheny bumper sitckers. They are definatley out there.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:29 AM
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12. You're a Yankee Elitist Limousine Liberal!
Just like me...

And, yes, I have heard some 'conservatives' at work upset with Bush, but many seem to be in blissful ignorance - heard on the elevator a few weeks back, "ugh, why do they keep talking about WMD? who cares about WMD?"

If you saw Bisport's article in the Hartford Advocate last week about the "Too Bad to be True" syndrome - there are so many outrages and lies coming from the Bush Admin that many people think that they can't possibly be true.



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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:34 AM
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13. AH THANK BOOSH IS DEWIN A GUDE JAHB
there's a f***ing moron EVERY DAY on Washington Journal in the throes of such hysteria.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:30 PM
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15. Ahh thayunk gawd evury day heez in offiss!!!
Thuh loeward blayesses heem evury daye, evin if'n hee maykes a mistayik!!
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neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:38 AM
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14. My mother
is a Bush-loving wingnut from hell who only watches "her" Fox News - to my eternal shame. I blame the fact that she was essentially trapped in the house for five years with my severely disabled father and the Limbaugh Letter. She also lives in Utah and is Mormon. I have a hard time with her beliefs about most things and am finding it difficult to talk to her - even about the most seemingly innocuous, non-political things - without arguing anymore. It's like she's from another planet.

My neighbor across the street is also a world-class freeper, albeit one who tries to respect opposing views. I haven't talked to him since I found that out, about six months ago, when my car was in the shop and he gave me a ride home. I couldn't wait to get out of his car. His wife invited me over for beers tomorrow, and I'm afraid he's going to be around and try to engage me. Seriously, I can't think of anything I'd rather not do than talk to someone who thinks George W. Bush is a good guy and what America is doing in the world these days is all right.

Perhaps I'm just spoiled by working in a bubble - and not just a liberal bubble, but a bubble of proper Bush haters. It's wonderful.
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