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Bush deserves 4 more years
Daily Mississippian (U. Mississippi) ^ | 1/21/04 | James Kutkowski

Posted on 01/23/2004 12:18:57 PM PST by NorCoGOP

OXFORD, Miss. -- For years now, Democrats born in traditionally Democratic states with strong Democratic leaders have begged for a candidate who could run for the presidency and win without scandal and baggage.

Bill Clinton was a great leader and a great president, but his personal life made America want a breath of fresh air in 2000. Not even the Boy Scout-like Al Gore could survive the backlash of the Clinton era. In one of the narrowest elections in history, the Democratic Party saw its best chance for lengthy control of the White House dissolve with a candidate who could not win his own state.

Fast forward to 2004, and we are a different nation. Before the Bush-Gore election, few people knew who Osama Bin Laden was. Even fewer knew the names of Saddam Hussein's sons. The economy was already in a recession but we didn't know, and the world was about to be rocked by the most deadly sneak attack North America had ever seen.

In these four years we have learned that most of the other nations of the world despise us for our prosperity and would like to take our way of life away from us. They blame our failing moral compass and use it to excuse their actions. The reality is that we do not teach children to become suicide bombers and we do not take it lightly that people live in poverty. They do. They claim they follow Allah, and Allah has pushed them to do these things. There may be some demon in hell named Allah that is pushing these leaders, but this is certainly not the same Allah my father-in-law worships.

We have learned that Islam has not attacked us. Evil men attacked us in the name of Islam, much like Christian radicals murder abortion doctors, but on a greater scale. President Bush has responded, not by attacking Islamic capitals like Mecca or Medina, but by cutting off supplies to al Qaeda and by removing Hussein from power. All leaders should have the clarity Bush possesses.

In these past few years, we have learned that economic boom is followed by economic downturn and then economic boom again. The Clinton presidency was the largest era of economic growth this nation has ever seen, largely due to the actions of President Reagan before him, but Clinton's genius was to not try to fix what was working and his "hands-off" strategy on the economy made him one of the most popular presidents of all time. It would stand to reason that eight to nine years of boom would be followed by eight to nine years of decline, but our economy is recovering, largely due to the tax cuts on all levels.

While some scream about the tax cuts on the highest levels, these people create jobs and industry. Freeing up money for them to create new wealth only helps in the end. If we tax the GNP at 20 percent rather than 25 percent and that results in the economy growing at a rate of 5 percent faster, it will only take 10 years for the economy to make up the tax loss at the lower rate, and from there on out the economy will produce more with a lower tax rate. Bush knows this as well. It is simple mathematics if we cut wasteful spending such as the National Endowment for the Arts and other mindless hobby-horses of ultra-liberal senators.

Finally, we have learned that we should know our allies and enemies. England, Spain and many others were willing to back us to force Hussein to follow through with his end of an agreement with the U.N. However, Germany, France, Russia and Canada refused. Canada would not be such a big deal except they are a neighboring nation, and Bush is wise enough to know we must maintain good relations with them. Germany and Russia have made it through unscathed. In fact, leaders of both of those nations are slowly coming around. France continues to have a problem with our foreign policy.

We have learned the power of the American economy to inflict retribution on an enemy. According to U.S. News and World Report, France has seen a 50 percent reduction in tourism. We have learned that as buyers and sellers in this economy, we can help our allies and retaliate against our enemies with our spending dollar.

So what does this have to do with the primary, you ask? Very little. Our nation is strong, our president is a man of value and leadership, and our direction is proper. I am a Democrat, but I will stand up and say I will be voting for President Bush on election day ... and you should, too.


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1 posted on 01/23/2004 12:18:57 PM PST by NorCoGOP
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To: NorCoGOP; onyx; My2Cents
Thanks for posting this!

Onyx- Mississippi gets it right!
2 posted on 01/23/2004 12:21:39 PM PST by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Support Bush-Cheney '04)
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To: NorCoGOP
Wow, that was good.
3 posted on 01/23/2004 12:24:01 PM PST by JustPlainJoe
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To: NorCoGOP
4 years? that's kinda harsh.
2 years parole is what I'd give him. :)
4 posted on 01/23/2004 12:24:20 PM PST by CMClay
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To: NorCoGOP
If we tax the GNP at 20 percent rather than 25 percent and that results in the economy growing at a rate of 5 percent faster, it will only take 10 years for the economy to make up the tax loss at the lower rate, and from there on out the economy will produce more with a lower tax rate.

But if we don't cut spending, the tax cuts mean faster growth of the debt (and thus the interest payments on it), eating up the economic gain.

5 posted on 01/23/2004 12:24:29 PM PST by Land of the Free 04
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To: Land of the Free 04
But if we don't cut spending, the tax cuts mean faster growth of the debt (and thus the interest payments on it), eating up the economic gain.

Stop making sense. You're humiliating yourself.

6 posted on 01/23/2004 12:26:00 PM PST by Glenn (MS:Where do you want to go today? OSX:Where do you want to go tomorrow?Linux:Are you coming or what?)
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To: NorCoGOP
If we tax the GNP at 20 percent rather than 25 percent and that results in the economy growing at a rate of 5 percent faster, it will only take 10 years for the economy to make up the tax loss at the lower rate, and from there on out the economy will produce more with a lower tax rate.

So the Daily is willing to wait 10 years for the economy to make up the lost 2.5 million (and counting) jobs during little Dumbya's watch. This editorial appears to have been written by a good ol' boy who has a job waiting for him in his daddy's office back home in Pascagoula. Those of us not willing to wait 10 years for new jobs to reappear should be willing to toss out the incumbents and give Dem office seekers a chance.

7 posted on 01/23/2004 12:26:42 PM PST by MurryMom
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To: NorCoGOP
Bill Clinton was a great leader and a great president,

I'm sorry... but the article lost me right there.

8 posted on 01/23/2004 12:27:30 PM PST by carton253 (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States and war is what they got!)
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To: MurryMom
Those of us not willing to wait 10 years for new jobs to reappear should be willing to toss out the incumbents and give Dem office seekers a chance.

Because Dems will give us jobs? Is that what you are saying?

9 posted on 01/23/2004 12:28:12 PM PST by BrooklynGOP (www.logicandsanity.com)
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To: MurryMom
So the Daily is willing to wait 10 years for the economy to make up the lost 2.5 million (and counting) jobs during little Dumbya's watch

Uh it was your god Bill Clinton who let osama bin ladin go, which led to 9/11 and a recession.

I am not surprised that you would forget 9/11 and act as if it never happened.

10 posted on 01/23/2004 12:31:05 PM PST by Dane
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To: JustPlainJoe
Except for: "Bill Clinton was a great leader and a great president" and his false assumption that Clinton left his hands off the economy, maybe this guy is beginning to get it.

The Clinton tax increase dried up all the venture capital and prevented new businesses from starting, they would have been the foundation for jobs to be created now.

11 posted on 01/23/2004 12:31:11 PM PST by anoldafvet (Democrats: Making the world safe for terrorists one lie at a time.)
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To: PhiKapMom
Bush doesn't deserve 4 more years.

America deserves 4 more years of a Bush presidency!

America should be begging for him to be reelected!

12 posted on 01/23/2004 12:33:14 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (I don't believe anything a Democrat says. Bill Clinton set the standard!)
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To: MurryMom
huh?
13 posted on 01/23/2004 12:34:53 PM PST by Jerry Attrick
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To: MurryMom
If we tax the GNP at 20 percent rather than 25 percent and that results in the economy growing at a rate of 5 percent faster, it will only take 10 years for the economy to make up the tax loss at the lower rate, and from there on out the economy will produce more with a lower tax rate.

So the Daily is willing to wait 10 years for the economy to make up the lost 2.5 million (and counting) jobs

Tax cuts cause job losses? On what planet?

14 posted on 01/23/2004 12:35:38 PM PST by Land of the Free 04
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To: MurryMom
Give Dem office seekers a chance.

They get all kinds of chances, until they start talking about applying medicare to everyone under 25, or getting a permission slip for self-defense, or making undoing the increase in the per-child tax-credit, or other dumbass ideas like that.

BTW, what brings you here? Did your demerol drip run out again?

15 posted on 01/23/2004 12:37:34 PM PST by Petronski (I'm *NOT* always *CRANKY.*)
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To: NorCoGOP
So what does this have to do with the primary, you ask? Very little. Our nation is strong, our president is a man of value and leadership, and our direction is proper. I am a Democrat, but I will stand up and say I will be voting for President Bush on election day ... and you should, too.

Outstanding!

16 posted on 01/23/2004 12:38:12 PM PST by Wolfstar (George W. Bush the 1st truly great world leader of the 21st Century)
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To: MurryMom
There's that 2.5 million number again. It happens to not be true. The economy has regained all the lost jobs. Just not enough to keep up with the population growth over the last 3 years....YET. We are soooooo going to kick dim-butt this November.
17 posted on 01/23/2004 12:38:12 PM PST by arkfreepdom
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To: NorCoGOP
Hey I just clicked on here to see what kind of rant MurrayMom had going. Its the usual crap she spouts.
18 posted on 01/23/2004 12:39:28 PM PST by subterfuge (Hitlary's worst nightmare? ..Truth.)
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To: MurryMom
Did you forget to which site you'd logged on? Maybe you thought you were logged on to Delta Uniform...and posted accordingly. Interesting choices of words...Dumbya
and also that 2.5 million number...typical Democrap name calling and number fudging...interesting.
19 posted on 01/23/2004 12:40:58 PM PST by tongue-tied
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To: arkfreepdom
Here's the link on employment. Try this on a li/dim next time. Drives them wild. They never can argue facts.

http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/surveymost?bls
20 posted on 01/23/2004 12:42:20 PM PST by arkfreepdom
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