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Republicrat vs. Democan
www.businessweek.com ^ | Ciro Scotti

Posted on 10/01/2004 12:23:03 PM PDT by crushelits

Get past the bluster and bile, and the two products of privilege who each want to be the next President aren't all that different. How sad

Last night was Debate Night USA. Perhaps you tuned in. But what did America really see after months of endless campaigning, hundreds of millions of dollars lavished on attack ads, and enough cheap talk (as my mama used to say) to drive any sane citizen off the nearest bridge?

You don't agree? Let's look at the Tale of the Presidential Tape.

Bush is 58. Kerry is 61.

Both went to New England prep schools (Bush to Andover, from which both his father and Kerry's father graduated. Kerry to St. Paul's).

Both went to the same college (Yale).

Both joined the same secret society (Skull & Bones).

Both served in the military. Bush was an officer in the Air National Guard (a good way to avoid Vietnam combat). Kerry was an officer in the U.S. Navy (usually a safer alternative than the Army in those days).

(Excerpt) Read more at businessweek.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; debate2004; democan; kerry; politics

1 posted on 10/01/2004 12:23:03 PM PDT by crushelits
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To: crushelits

This is why Nader needs to be added to the debates immediately!


2 posted on 10/01/2004 12:25:27 PM PDT by LongsforReagan (Democrats =Girly Men)
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To: crushelits

No difference? How about tax cuts? Supreme Court nominees? That's just two examples of many.


3 posted on 10/01/2004 12:25:37 PM PDT by RockinRight (W stands for whoop-a**!!!)
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To: crushelits

I don't even have to read the article, and I already know it's crap.


4 posted on 10/01/2004 12:25:55 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: crushelits

It was rather dull, watching two guys argue about how to best implement the same bad idea.


5 posted on 10/01/2004 12:27:24 PM PDT by alpowolf
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To: crushelits

How does crap like this get in a business magazine? Slow financial day?


6 posted on 10/01/2004 12:28:42 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: crushelits

you can find "democrat" in the dictionary. right between "Demagogue" and "demon"


7 posted on 10/01/2004 12:28:54 PM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: alpowolf
It was rather dull, watching two guys argue about how to best implement the same bad idea.

<sarcasm>Yeah, thats exactly what happened...</sarcasm>

8 posted on 10/01/2004 12:28:59 PM PDT by danneskjold (All balloons, what the hell! There's nothing falling! What the f%#@ are you guys doing up there?)
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To: alpowolf

What bad idea do you reference?


9 posted on 10/01/2004 12:29:12 PM PDT by Shryke (Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.)
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To: crushelits
Bush believes in the sanctity of life. Kerry is a big fan of partial birth abortions.

Bush was not afraid to make the difficult decision to send troops to Iraq. Kerry is not afraid of being manscaped just about every damn afternoon.

Bush believes that we, the people, should be allowed to keep some of our hard earned money. Kerry wants to see 20% of America financially supporting the other 80% of America.

I could go on but I think you get what I'm saying. They're not exactly twins, are they?

10 posted on 10/01/2004 12:29:58 PM PDT by grellis (Quick, someone post a Python graphic!)
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To: alpowolf

Hot Mag-muh.

11 posted on 10/01/2004 12:30:04 PM PDT by Petronski (DEMS: Kim tested, Osama approved.)
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To: crushelits
Someone in the media can be counted on to come out with an article along the lines in every election, if it looks like the democrat is going to lose.

(steely)

12 posted on 10/01/2004 12:30:33 PM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: Shryke

The invasion of Iraq.


13 posted on 10/01/2004 12:31:11 PM PDT by alpowolf
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To: crushelits

If that's all Ciro Scotti looks at, it no wonder he sounds like and is such an idiot. I bet he thinks his article was cute, you know, tongue-in-cheek. All it does is emphasise his stupidity - and that's from either viewpoint (dem or pub). That article was definitely a piece of crap.


14 posted on 10/01/2004 12:32:07 PM PDT by no more apples (God Bless our troops)
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To: crushelits

I read the article now I Know for sure it's crap.

Businessweek.com = Liberalcrap.com

Scotti would say the Pope and Charles Manson were the same because,
1. they are both Men
2. they were born on the same planet
3. they both breathe air and walk upright
4. they both have Christian Names

etc. ect. etc. CRAP.


15 posted on 10/01/2004 12:32:33 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: caisson71
How does crap like this get in a business magazine? Slow financial day?

Business Week is a business magazine that has a very jaundiced view of capitalism. And, therefore, of freedom.

(steely)

16 posted on 10/01/2004 12:32:52 PM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: alpowolf

How so?


17 posted on 10/01/2004 12:33:18 PM PDT by no more apples (God Bless our troops)
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To: alpowolf

Ah. I disagree with your assessment.


18 posted on 10/01/2004 12:34:00 PM PDT by Shryke (Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.)
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To: crushelits

I read the article now I Know for sure it's crap.

Businessweek.com = Liberalcrap.com

Scotti would say the Pope and Charles Manson were the same because,
1. they are both Men
2. they were born on the same planet
3. they both breathe air and walk upright
4. they both have Christian Names

etc. ect. etc. CRAP.


19 posted on 10/01/2004 12:34:02 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: crushelits

For me the highlight of the evening was when Lehrer quizzed both candidates about America's border policy.


20 posted on 10/01/2004 12:34:07 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: crushelits
I filed a case concerning the participation of both Gene McCarthy and Lester Maddox in the Presidential Debates of 1976. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court, with only Benjamin Hooks, later to become President of the NAACP and then an FCC Commissioner, accepted our position that any candidate on enough ballots to be elected, should participate in debates. So that aspect of this article I thoroughly agree with.

However, I deeply resent the first part of his article that in essence says that wealthy Yalies with graduate degrees should be disqualified from becoming President. I don't object when the voters, if asked, decide that I should never be President. But I resent it when an Editor for Business Week unilaterally condemns me to that fate.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column, "And the Debate Winner is -- Lemony Snicket"

If you haven't already joined the anti-CFR effort, please click here.

21 posted on 10/01/2004 12:34:42 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Visit: www.ArmorforCongress.com please.)
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To: Shryke

That's cool. The thing is, those opposed to the war won't get anywhere by electing Kerry. Whatever he says.


22 posted on 10/01/2004 12:39:48 PM PDT by alpowolf
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To: RockinRight
Supreme Court nominees?

While I agree that Bush is vastly preferable to Kerry or any Democrat, and while I am praying for his victory, I am not all that sanguine about what Bush will do re: the Supreme Court.

His willingness to support CFR really leaves me in doubt of his fidelity to our most basic Constitutional principles.

23 posted on 10/01/2004 12:40:20 PM PDT by Maceman (Too nuanced for a bumper sticker)
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To: Maceman

If he nominates a coupla Scalia's or Thomas's, that's A-OK by me.


24 posted on 10/01/2004 12:42:39 PM PDT by RockinRight (W stands for whoop-a**!!!)
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To: RockinRight
If he nominates a coupla Scalia's or Thomas's, that's A-OK by me.

Me too. But I am not that comfortable about him actually doing that.

25 posted on 10/01/2004 12:46:44 PM PDT by Maceman (Too nuanced for a bumper sticker)
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To: crushelits

uh . . .

unimpressed with the article, typical of the naderites. That's OK, though. Naderites tend to overgeneralize a point to show their "uniqueness". I still support "W".


26 posted on 10/01/2004 12:53:19 PM PDT by Heinz 57 (Yes I'm Mixed Breed but not mixed up. I am all AMERICAN and proud of it. God, I love this country)
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To: grellis

Roger that!


27 posted on 10/01/2004 12:54:13 PM PDT by Heinz 57 (Yes I'm Mixed Breed but not mixed up. I am all AMERICAN and proud of it. God, I love this country)
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