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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:55 PM
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Poll question: If * Had Never Gone Into Iraq...
...Would he be a shoo-in for reelection?

Even with the Iraq debacle, the polls are close. I'm thinkin' - all considered - that if it weren't for Iraq he would be soaring in the polls...

Despite looting the treasury and raping our environment, etc, etc, etc. All that would still fly under the radar. The Afghanistan campaign was popular. He could've stopped there. Iraq is the most conspicuous of the Bush ventures, and the most damaging. That's what woke alot of people up to all the other crap.

Your vote? Your thoughts?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:24 PM
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1. Only one thing raises Shrub's approval: fear.



Pollkatz shows this only through the end of last year (wish they would pick it back up). But you can do your own extrapolation up to today, which would have the little colored dots sinking down until they were spilling onto your desk (or lap, wherever your screen sits).

http://www.pollkatz.homestead.com/files/pollkatzcontent...

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:26 PM
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5. 9/11 was proven to be LIHOP, might be MIHOP. Iraq was MIHOP.
I say fear and/or engineered acts of violence against others is what keeps his popularity up.

I fear he* knows it too.
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Alpharetta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:26 PM
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2. It only boosted his popularity among the rightwingers
and it was a temporary boost at that.

so long term, it hurt him. short term, it helped until everyone figured out what a dumbass he is.
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Zinfandel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:45 PM
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3. No war was never an option for BushCo...their whole philosophy & ideology
depend on war...Hence their agenda.

War creates the profits for oil, weapons makers, steel companies, etc.

War keeps the corporate media happy and in BushCo pocket. War gives an excuse to cut every environmental and social program (the greedy republicans despise so much) in favor of spending the money on war to "protect us".

War is used by BushCo to keep up the phony patriotism in the people and it's leaders.

War keeps peoples minds off the economy and the gigantic deficits.

War keeps the military happy while getting to use all their toys.

War keeps a president in power.

War creates new imperialistic riches, while able to steal resources.

Thats why BushCo tells us we'll always be in a never ending war...because they found their never ending enemy, terrorist.

And as long as they keep up these same US exploitive tactics they will always agitate the enemy and could always justify their wars.
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blackcat77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:58 PM
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4. It was a temporary boost...
...but with every vile revelation, it only drags him down further. The "Mission Accomplished" thing is a perfect metaphor -- looked great at first, but later on, it only proved what an incompetant liar he really is.
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lyrical di Donating Member (181 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 01:39 PM
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6. war is his distraction
So many people are busy reacting to other little events, they don't look at the whole picture of abuse and dictatorial control.
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