I don’t follow party lines, I never have. I’m pro-choice but I also believe in the death penalty. I believe that government should stay out of my private life but crack down on industries that are spoiling our lands and killing innocents. (These are just my feelings and they aren’t up for debate.)
Frankly if you tell me you believe whole heartedly EVERYTHING your party represents then I think you are either a complete moron or a just another lamb in the flock easily led to the slaughter. That is another thread…but I digress.
IMHO the whole lot of “candidates” on both sides are a pack of self serving retards, liars and backstabbers. And if you think that goes to far, check out how much they make while they serve and after the leave a congressional office. Try to figure out how it is that an economy that is laying folks off left and right can support paying huge salaries to congressmen for both parties, most of who are by now independently wealthy. Then ask yourself why you beleive one word any of them have to say.
Clark was probably the only one I could have agreed to vote for since he was a soldier and citizen first and a politician second. But he is out now, nice going Virginia…you’ve done so well in the past picking state leaders that run the budget into the ground.
And not to get in the middle of the little Kerry spats seen on here lately but I’ve got quite a bit of family and friends who have served active combat time from Vietnam through the 1st Gulf War. Dad was Army Infantry in Vietnam, Uncle was a 1st Cav door gunner, my father-in-law was an Air Force Phantom pilot and two close fraternity brothers were Special Forces behind the lines in Desert Storm,1991.
They are all of the same opinion that Bush and Kerry need to shut the frag up when it comes to their military records and its signifigance to their being a good candidates for President.
Right now, every combat veteran I know is annoyed by the way Kerry has been using it in his campaign. Don’t say your not using it as a podium to stand on (which he tried to do on NPR)when every ad you’re running starts out with a black and white picture of you in a flak jacket. His past and present sentiments towards the military, veterans and his service are way to murky to prove what he really feels either way.
Frankly what he did in a firefight almost 40 years ago tells me nothing of the man he is today. The last 19 years Kerry has been doing what EVERY Washington politician (Dem and Rep)has done…whatever he had to to stay in office. Give me someone, Dem or Rep that hasn’t been tainted by the Washington two-step and I’ll vote for him.
The whole lot of them needs to stop telling me about what they did back when I was in diapers and tell me what they’re going to do today and tomorrow to ensure that my son has a bright future to look forward to in his own country. Tell me how you are going to mend our international ties and guarantee that our service men and women aren’t dying needlessly. Then I might vote for you.
See if any of you can keep any of the promises that you make and we might have a start at something decent for a change.
Just my humble patriotic opinion.