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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I promised myself I would not post this. I really did…I lied.

    Monday
    John Kerry makes his “stuck in Iraq” statement.
    The Republicans sharpen their swords.
    Our troops use old Kerry campaign posters for target practice.

    Tuesday
    John Kerry says he will never apologize…that it was simply a botched joke.
    Four members of his own party criticize him.
    Bill and Hillary want no part of this one.
    Nancy Pilosi is silent, no where to be found.
    Kerry cancels all campaign appearances for the next day.

    Wednesday
    He apologizes to the members of our military. Says his statement was misinterpreted…no mention of the “joke” excuse.
    Soooo…Was he for the botched joke before he was against it.
    National news organizations show film clip of a platoon of soldiers in Iraq holding up a very large banner that says, “Help us John Kerry, we are stuck in Iraq.”
    The best part about this is that Kerry blundered the scripted response he was supposed to give - His response was meant to be a dis against GWB.

    If forget the verbatim script, but it was along the lines of "those without descent education wind up getting us stuck in a no win situation in Iraq."

    And, as someone else mentioned, Kerry provided the republicans with a perfect distraction campaign. Has absolutely NOTHING to do with any current issues, or even any current candidates, but by God those politicians can spin anything any way they want. They're like word-accountants! The dems are no better, either, it just wasn't their turn.
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    Quote[/b] (Capslock @ Nov. 02 2006,12:57)]Republicans are turned on by Laura Bush??

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    I wouldn't go that far, Hilary does have a strange appeal.
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    Quote[/b] (Capslock @ Nov. 01 2006,1:14)]He has indeed now apologized. But I think it's dishonest to say that this reveals that he thinks the military is stupid, and I think some of the "outrage" is manufactured to cover for real election issues. Can you believe we're days away from an important election, and we've been diverted to talking about a single sentence uttered in jest by someone who isn't running for anything? That can only happen as the result of a carefully managed campaign strategy. We should reject the temptation and focus on the actual election issues.

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    These lefties just make me laugh! If you haven't noticed John Kerry since Vietnam hasn't supported the military. Look at all his previous stances about the military and the war in Iraq. This man is a joke! I mean seriously his own party cancelled future democratic campaigns because he spilled the beans!

    Why does it matter what John Kerry says? Well since there really is no one else in the Democratic party that is considered the head Democrat, isn't it safe to say that he is? After all he was only the Democratic Presidential Candidate of 2004!

    Carefully managed campaign strategy?!? LOL! Do the Republicans even have to come up with a strategy when we have dummies like John Kerry in the Democratic party?

    I can only be thankful that the majority of the country isn't liberal, otherwise we'd have this laughable politician in office.

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    Quote[/b] (Lauderdale @ Nov. 02 2006,8:22)]Seedjar, the national unemployment rate is 4.5%.
    About 1.5% of Americans are incapable of holding a job because of mental or physical limitations. At any given time, 1% have purposely quit their job to seek better, higher paying employment and 2% just don’t want to work. That is basically zero unemployment. What is your plan to improve that figure?
    That's reported unemployment; America counts the number of people collecting unemployment as the unemployed. It's been estimated that our unemployment rate tends to be about 8-10% higher than we actually say, when you factor in those who aren't collecting or eligible for unemployment benefits. Take a look at the news - we're not as bad off as we could be, and we've recovered since the instability in 2000, but the job market certainly isn't very strong right now.
    I'm also not saying that people can't go into the military for job training. However, circumstances seem to have been engineered in which down-and-out citizens (who otherwise would have nothing to do with the military) enlist because they have no other option for supporting themselves, right before being sent into a dangerous, poorly organized war (by a guy who skipped out on his National Guard duty, adding insult to injury.) This just doesn't sit well with me - it seems manipulative and dishonorable. I have friends who are dead now because they thought that two years of guard service couldn't hurt since (at the time) things seemed pretty peaceful and relatively sane. You can make light about getting paid to play with neat toys, but what I know is that a very dear friend of mine was the third person in four consecutive weeks from her unit alone to take one of those 'toys' and blow her own brains out over what she saw and was forced to do in Iraq.
    So I really don't think it's a laughing matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Sarrfiend @ Nov. 02 2006,12:11)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Capslock @ Nov. 01 2006,1:14)]He has indeed now apologized. But I think it's dishonest to say that this reveals that he thinks the military is stupid, and I think some of the "outrage" is manufactured to cover for real election issues. Can you believe we're days away from an important election, and we've been diverted to talking about a single sentence uttered in jest by someone who isn't running for anything? That can only happen as the result of a carefully managed campaign strategy. We should reject the temptation and focus on the actual election issues.

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    These lefties just make me laugh! If you haven't noticed John Kerry since Vietnam hasn't supported the military. Look at all his previous stances about the military and the war in Iraq. This man is a joke! I mean seriously his own party cancelled future democratic campaigns because he spilled the beans!

    Why does it matter what John Kerry says? Well since there really is no one else in the Democratic party that is considered the head Democrat, isn't it safe to say that he is? After all he was only the Democratic Presidential Candidate of 2004!

    Carefully managed campaign strategy?!? LOL! Do the Republicans even have to come up with a strategy when we have dummies like John Kerry in the Democratic party?

    I can only be thankful that the majority of the country isn't liberal, otherwise we'd have this laughable politician in office.
    Why are you here? You don't seem to have much of significance to say about CPs or politics. How is it that Kerry hasn't supported the military? Don't you actually mean, "military action?"
    And so I suppose that Kerry is now King of the democrats, since he ran as president? So can we make Bush King of the republicans? Yes, I think that sovereign rule over political groups shall be a smashingly productive exercise of democracy. What does being the 'head' of your party even mean? We should hold the entirety of the democratic party responsible for Kerry's public image? Then should we also assume that republicans are all ignorant rich kids whose parents and family held their hands through their entire careers? Guess what! Your party is irrelevant because your head hired a cabinet full of corporate criminals and has a police record as long as my leg.
    Hmm, just doesn't quite have that democratic ring to it, eh? Give us a break, come back when you have a real comment to make instead of some hallow, hackneyed jab.
    I can only be thankful that this country isn't run by people who fix elections, otherwise we'd have some... oh, nevermind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
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    Why are you here? You don't seem to have much of significance to say about CPs or politics.
    I'm here because I am allowed to voice my opinion just like you! Now you're going to question my significance on CPs and politics? Since when are your opinions the measuring stick It's amazing that you have acquired the same arguing techniques of your fellow Democratic politicians!

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    And so I suppose that Kerry is now King of the democrats, since he ran as president? So can we make Bush King of the republicans? Yes, I think that sovereign rule over political groups shall be a smashingly productive exercise of democracy. What does being the 'head' of your party even mean? We should hold the entirety of the democratic party responsible for Kerry's public image? Then should we also assume that republicans are all ignorant rich kids whose parents and family held their hands through their entire careers?
    The actions of your Democratic party, which was to remove any future help from Mr. Kerry in the current Democratic campaigns answers your questions.

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    Guess what! Your party is irrelevant because your head hired a cabinet full of corporate criminals and has a police record as long as my leg.
    Hmm, just doesn't quite have that democratic ring to it, eh? Give us a break, come back when you have a real comment to make instead of some hallow, hackneyed jab.
    It's a good thing this country isn't run by people who fix elections, otherwise we'd have some... oh, nevermind.
    ~Joe
    Somebody has watched the movie Conspiracy Theory a little too much! If you have so much against GWB and his cabinet why is it they are still in office? Because the leftest media that you take as fact is full of crap! Sorry to disappoint you sir but I'll voice my opinion appropriately when I want to. I don't take orders from you.

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    It's not that I'm questioning your right to post here; it's your motivation. You've come from way out in the field and haven't really contributed anything to our group here, other than a few very abrasive and generally unjustified comments in this thread alone. I respect the views of everyone, and I hope that's expressed in my other posts - I do have heated feelings about these topics we've been discussing in this thread because they closely pertain to the safety and wellbeing of my friends and family. But when I hear a cogent, level argument from someone like Wolf9Striker, with whom I've previously had productive, civil discussions, it's a lot more welcome than someone I've never seen before who opens every post with a dig at the previous poster and has little but barbed opinionative statements to contribute.
    Perhaps I misunderstood the news sources I've been reading, but the democrats weren't 'helping' Kerry in the current campaign anyways, because he wasn't running to begin with. Also, I'm not a democrat - nice try though. If you can name my voting profile in two more guesses I'll give you a prize!
    The reason Bush and co. is still in office is many fold, and I as an individual have little to no power over that. Doesn't change the shady circumstances of his election, and the series of blunders and minor atrocities that ensued. Since when was being in power being right? Hitler controlled an awful lot of Europe for a while there - I guess we should all go out and commit genocide.
    If you can't read the sarcasm in my posts and at least have a notion of what I'm getting at, your time could probably be better spent doing things other than writing haughty, off-base flames at people whom actually have things to contribute to the discussion.
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    I have another thing that i forgot to mention that is important to me, but that was missed due by most people to, in my opinion, less important but much "juicier" news (the mark folley fiasco). The loss of the writ of habeas corpus, or the right to appear in court and figure out why exactly you have been arrested in a nutshell. Does anyone realized what this means, our founding fathers are rolling in their graves. This means you can now be imprisoned and held indefinately without trial. This infact negates pretty much everything this country was founded on.

    From the US constitution(this is that pesky thing that gives people rights) :“The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.

    This could be good news or bad news, its bad news if we have been invaded, but the good news is it could me we have started a rebellion against a government we no long feel represents us. I personally am hoping for the latter of the two options, though rebellions tend to be messy.
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