is bush stuck up or what? (political) : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

i have in the past month e-mailed the bush campaign asking if i could help in anyway other than giving money. i don't have any to give. i have done this three times without any answer at all. i really like some of george's plans but i have a real problem with anyone that won't even e-mail me if the answer is no.

i worry that if i don't even hear during the campaign what chance do i have after the election. now i know that it is not george who reads and answers the e-mail that they must get a large amount of daily. but i do think that the people in charge of these things will be the same people that if he wins will go to washington with him to man his administration.

so you think i am taking this wrong or what?


-- gail missouri ozarks (, September 03, 2000


as addtional information of this just to see what would happen i went to al gores site and asked if i could help and got a robot response before i even left the site. guess george just doesn't want me if i don't have money to give. this really bothers me. gail

-- gail missouri ozarks (, September 03, 2000.

Hi Gail,

I'm voting for Gore, so you don't have to read any farther if you don't want to, but I agree, George really does like people with money. And it shows in his policies. Lood at the one for prescriptions for seniors. His solution is to give more money to the insurance companies, hoping they'll be generous and make medications affordable to everyone! Everyone knows insurance companies got big and fat on generosity, don't they? This sounds to me a lot like the failed "trickle-down" economics of the Reagan/Bush era.

Well, that's probably all the soap-boxing anyone can stand just now.

-- Laura Jensen (, September 03, 2000.

Doncha just hate typos? That was supposed to be "LOOK at the . . . "

-- Laura Jensen (, September 03, 2000.

gail, not telling ya how to vote but someone who doesn't have time for you before he/she is elected isn't going to chose to give you any time once they are already in.

-- Amber (, September 04, 2000.

Send him a few thou. He'll be real friendly.

-- john leake (, September 05, 2000.

Well now, I kind of feel sorry for him, after he called that guy a nasty name in front of those open mikes yesterday. He probably wishes he had that one back...

-- sheepish (, September 05, 2000.

Sheepish: Yeah, hoof in mouth seems to be a genetic problem in the Bush family.

I was thinkin about a campaign ad for Gore based on that.

Show GW on the stage, with actual footage. Background music is "True Colors" audio cranked up at the right moment. "That guy is a major league ---hole" reverberating a-hole a-hole ---fade to black then to Homer Simpson saying "Presidential---I don't think so!"

-- john leake (, September 06, 2000.

If he can't even handle the rigors of a presedential campaign office; who'se to say he'll be able to handle the presedential OFFICE? Stuck up--I don't know, but he sure looks like he needs a good fix of prune juice or something.

-- Beth weber (, September 07, 2000.

...And I suppose you folks think that Al Gore is a paragon of virtue? I think that if one votes, it should be based on past performance, integrety, and plans for the nation's future, not how you were treated at a website. A website not at all even looked at by either candidate. Do you dislike Bill Gates because some 19 year old hawking his wares at a computer store snubbed you? Of course not. After studying the candidates, as you would someone who you were seeking to employ in your own business, make a WISE not passionate choice. The country will only prosper if voters do their job resposibly. I will now step down from my soapbox and retire for the evening. Good night!

-- Edward G. Weaver (, September 08, 2000.

with some of the responses i have gotten i wanted to repost on this subject. i point to my original post in that i know the canidates only get a summary of any type of mail. but agian i worry that the same people running the campaign will be the ones running the country. i have not decided to vote for al yet but respect at least part of his team. maybe we should start a write in campaign for none of the above. i really think if pat paulson was still around and running he might win. gail

-- gail missouri ozarks (, September 09, 2000.

Here is a short lesson in Amurrican politics: A Democrat is someone who will come up to you, shake your hand with one hand, pat you on the back with the other, and filch your wallet, without you knowing exactly what happened whilst you were "feeling good." A Republican is someone who will come up to you, shake your hand, and tell you to your face "I am going to filch your wallet." End result in either case is you lost what is yours. Meaningful difference is that at least the Repubs let you keep a little more of what is yours, and a smidgen more of your very own personal freedom.

-- skip(tx) (, September 09, 2000.

I hate to say it but Bush comes on as a spoiled child with a mean streak. It's easy to see when things don't go his way. His father was the same way. Also being Gov. of Texas is not really a qualification for a higher office since the Lt. Gov. has more deligated power. Have you noticed most of his ideas seem to favor big business in the long run.

-- Nick Tepsick (, September 09, 2000.

I assume that a former governor from Arkansas should then never have been elected based on your premise. Just where does one go to get experience on running a country of 250+ million people? Perhaps we should ask the Chinese to send their qualified candidates over, instead of bribing our highest officials. It's less messy, and after all they have quadrouple the population.

-- Ed Weaver (, September 11, 2000.

I just wish either party had given us someone worth checking out. Right now it is a choice of which one will do the least damage - not which one will be the best president for this country. My vote goes to "None of the Above". Sure wish they had that option in this country - I bet it would win this time.

-- beckie (, September 11, 2000.

I believe the Gov. of Ark. has widespread deligated powers. Check and see what the govenor of Texas has deligated. I want someone that has real experiance not someone that has had a baby sitter all the way. Of course if we need someone that knows how to party! Actually he may be able to do the job with a cell phone to call daddy and one of dads men is on the ballot. We don't need to go backwards and the main concern should be saving something for future generations. Most of us have been selfish enough.

-- Nick Tepsick (, September 12, 2000.

Your venomous personal attacks on Bush(Not my favorite either), do little to persuade. Has he in some way slighted you? After eight long years in the White House just what does Gore have to fix? He rants about an education program to fix? what he sees as an inept system. Where have they been the last eight years? He used to be pro-life, pro tobacco, and pro second ammendment. (Taken from his own voting records and statements mailed to his constituants.) Now he is none of these things. Where does he stand? I don't believe one can be too sure. I ask also how one can be number two in an administration and not have a clue what's going on around him. I don't believe it is possible and conclude that he must have been a part of the shadiness. The campain contributions from the Chineese is still not straightened out. Clinton, whom Gore called one of the greatest presidents of all time may be disbarred soon. While I agree with the many that we really have no choice, I will exercise my teeny tiny bit of influence and vote for the lesser( in my eyes) of the two current evils. You want a real gas, read Gore's book.(Not Love Story which he said errantly was written about him.) A real interesting insight into the man...I mean father...father of the internet...Ho Ho Ho. His words not mine. And when you're done, for a real bedtime treat, try figuring out where he's going to get the 4.3 trillion dollars for that budget he proposes. My friend, there is no one in politics at a national level who isn't connected. So these other things do carry weight. Looking forward to your response! Please remember this is still a good natured difference of opinion.

-- Ed Weaver (, September 13, 2000.

Ed to who were you referring to as i don't think any of my posts here were"venomous personl attacks"

-- gail missouri ozarks (, September 14, 2000.

OOPS! Sorry Gail, I kind of left you out of the conversation( in my ever rambling mind), in my reply to certain folks who had jumped in with the quips I had referred to. Please forgive, I live in that state where a certain candidate came here on a whim to run in our senatorial election. Since her arrival I have been on a rampage at the thought of my fellow New Yorkers actually giving her a shot. Might help you to understand the harshness of my replies. For the first time in my life, I realise how absolutely important this whole process is. It is marred, it is flawed, but it is still the best active process on earth. I'm not proud of the choices we've before us. Not choosing seems a horrible crime to me at this point. I am that mouse in the picture of "The Last Great Act of Defiance" the one with the middle finger raised at the decending eagle. I will vote because I still can.

-- Ed Weaver (, September 14, 2000.

Hi Ed

No offence taken" As to how I feel on bush and the republicans, I'm simply tired of the witch hunt that has gone on for 8 years. I don't like Clinton at all but actually the only things he did wrong was a morals issue and an illegal war to cover his sexual misconduct. I believe he should have left office for the war. But did you notice that not one republican seemed to have a problem with the more serious situation. There is something very wrong in the republican party and their actions have not made any sense. If I come on strong it's because they are playing the same old record. I know the tune and I don't like it. I prefer common sense

-- Nick Tepsick (, September 17, 2000.

My mother's been a Republican for at least 30 years, and she recently told me she's fed up with the party and the right hand turn it has taken.

My husband and I are both fed up with the Democrats, too; both parties have degenerated into weasly corporate toadies bent on ignoring the plight of the common working person in favor of multinational corporate interests...hear that whooshing sound? It's your job heading overseas.

If you want to vote for Bush, look at his record in Texas, where the state's been sued for not providing health care for children who qualified. Look at the way he dealt with environmental issues, and gave his cronies carte blanche to pollute Texas air and water.

If you want to vote for Gore, look at his 'environmental' record, especially with regard to his personal property. Look at his record regarding censorship and the Clipper chip, which he wanted in every home computer.

We're voting progressive this year; we've decided not to vote along party lines any more. We're looking for progressives and voting for them every chance we get.

-- Karen Isaacson (, September 17, 2000.

Please let me refer you to my post: Vote your heart and let the chips fall where they may for a related discussion.

-- Joy Froelich (, September 17, 2000.

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