Bush ad I’d like to see

This post was written by marc on March 4, 2004
Posted Under: Bush,Letters to the Editor,Politics

Letter to the Editor

Here’s a Bush style ad I’d like to see: “Kerry voted for Bush’s Patriot Act! Kerry voted for Bush’s tax cuts for the rich! Kerry voted for Bush’s illegal war in Iraq! Now he’s changed his mind. Can you trust someone who votes with a slimeball like Bush? NO! — Vote Bush!”

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Yes – it is stolen from a Simpsons epasode – but when the Republicans started criticizing Kerry for voting with Bush – it was the same logic.

Reader Comments

Hmmm, it would make for a very interesting Nader spot.

#1 
Written By Wolf Blitzer on March 4th, 2004 @ 6:19 pm

I am not fully familiar with the specifics Kerry’s voting record. I’ll read up on it soon, but I didn’t get a chance yet.

If it appears that he flip-flops every other day to be on the side that is more strategically beneficial for him, that would mean that political advancement is more important to him than those particular issues. That’d be very disappointing, especially considering how much genuine concern for the issues has been displayed by other Democratic nominees. But that’s the reality of this election: choice of the lesser of two evils. If Kerry, at multiple points in his career, said to himself. “if I vote with my conscience, it won’t make a difference in this vote, but if I vote strategically then I’ll have a much better chance when I run for president” … I, personally, can forgive that. Frankly, seems like this strategic voting has paid off pretty well, and for the goal of saving America from the zealousy of George Bush we are lucky to have a clear leader for the Democratic nomination.

Bush’s campaign will try to make a point that a person of integrity does not change his mind. I believe that this is a very incorrect and dangerous notion, perpetuated by closed-minded people who base their decisions on tradition rather than independent thought. I believe that it’s natural for a person to change one’s mind. It is inherent in the thought process of a modern human being that new information and new ideas should always be considered against one’s established opinion. Ability to transcend a barrier of a specific point of view based on ever-changing view of the world is a sign of intelligence. Ability to amend oneself is a sign of courage.

~~Alex~~

#2 
Written By Alex Libman on March 5th, 2004 @ 7:37 am

I am not fully familiar with the specifics Kerry’s voting record. I’ll read up on it soon, but I didn’t get a chance yet.

If it appears that he flip-flops every other day to be on the side that is more strategically beneficial for him, that would mean that political advancement is more important to him than those particular issues. That’d be very disappointing, especially considering how much genuine concern for the issues has been displayed by other Democratic nominees. But that’s the reality of this election: choice of the lesser of two evils. If Kerry, at multiple points in his career, said to himself. “if I vote with my conscience, it won’t make a difference in this vote, but if I vote strategically then I’ll have a much better chance when I run for president” … I, personally, can forgive that. Frankly, seems like this strategic voting has paid off pretty well, and for the goal of saving America from the zealousy of George Bush we are lucky to have a clear leader for the Democratic nomination.

Bush’s campaign will try to make a point that a person of integrity does not change his mind. I believe that this is a very incorrect and dangerous notion, perpetuated by closed-minded people who base their decisions on tradition rather than independent thought. I believe that it’s natural for a person to change one’s mind. It is inherent in the thought process of a modern human being that new information and new ideas should always be considered against one’s established opinion. Ability to transcend a barrier of a specific point of view based on ever-changing view of the world is a sign of intelligence. Ability to amend oneself is a sign of courage.

~~Alex~~

#3 
Written By Alex Libman on March 5th, 2004 @ 7:38 am

I’m not fully familiar with the specifics Kerry’s voting record. I’ll read up on it soon, but I didn’t get a chance yet.

If it appears that he flip-flops every other day to be on the side that is more strategically beneficial for him, that would mean that political advancement is more important to him than those particular issues. That’d be very disappointing, especially considering how much genuine concern for the issues has been displayed by other Democratic nominees. But that’s the reality of this election: choice of the lesser of two evils. If Kerry, at multiple points in his career, said to himself. “if I vote with my conscience, it won’t make a difference in this vote, but if I vote strategically then I’ll have a much better chance when I run for president” … I, personally, can forgive that. Frankly, seems like this strategic voting has paid off pretty well, and for the goal of saving America from the zealousy of George Bush we are lucky to have a clear leader for the Democratic nomination.

Bush’s campaign will try to make a point that a person of integrity does not change his mind. I believe that this is a very incorrect and dangerous notion, perpetuated by closed-minded people who base their decisions on tradition rather than independent thought. I believe that it’s natural for a person to change one’s mind. It is inherent in the thought process of a modern human being that new information and new ideas should always be considered against one’s established opinion. Ability to transcend a barrier of a specific point of view based on ever-changing view of the world is a sign of intelligence. Ability to amend oneself is a sign of courage.

~~Alex~~

#4 
Written By Alex Libman on March 5th, 2004 @ 7:39 am

Hey, Marc, your script gave me 500 error, and I didn’t notice that the post went through each time. Sorry about the multi-post mess. Can you please clean it up? 😎

#5 
Written By Alex Libman on March 5th, 2004 @ 7:44 am

It appears as if Alex stands with the Democrats. Keep repeating it til you and the people believe it.

#6 
Written By G R Morgan on May 9th, 2004 @ 12:01 am

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