Anybody Ever Seen Such Fierece Anger Before An Election Before?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
I believe that we are all suffering under some kind of delusion. I'm sure that Al-d would like to jump in here, but let me continue if I may. I've been participating in elections for over 20 years now and I've never seen such anger before between voters....both sides....
Each side believes the other to be delusional and "blind"... Amazing. I am ENRAGED most of the time myself at what I perceive is the inability to see on the part of the liberals. I am not going to use this thread for that purpose, instead, I'm asking the question of all of you. I don't remember being this angry before an election before, ever! How do all of you feel? And what do you think is causing this? I've seen the dirty tricks and name calling and muckraking before...crimes, personal attacks, yada, yada, but this one is different...I ask again, WHY??
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 03, 2000
It's better than the usual apathy though, isn't it?
-- (email@example.com), November 03, 2000.
no, I don't. This much anger is NOT a good thing. Heavens, what will happen AFTER the election, regardless of who wins?
Everybody get their hard hats on and those with "shelters" get ready to duck and cover. I predict that it won't be pretty.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 03, 2000.
I'll make a prediction with all this anger going around.
Those of 'us' voting 3rd party will survey who voted for whom, then unbeknownst to those being surveyed, we shall then proceed to kick the asses of those who voted for Bush or Gore.
Hows that for anger management :-0?
-- angry voter (email@example.com), November 03, 2000.
It doesn't sound like you've ever visited political fora. The last few days before an election always stir the emotional pot. I haven't seen any variance in intensity this election year over previous election years.
-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), November 03, 2000.
I dunno. 1992 was pretty fierce. In 1992, Perot was portrayed as a paranoid schizophrenic. But the real flames were reserved for Clinton/Gore. In that campaign Clinton was portrayed as every kind of degenerate known to humankind. Gore was simply a radical environmental extremist who would shut down every business in the USA.
The Republicans seem to have decided that no campaign ever ends, so the 1992 campaign negative attacks have never stopped from that day to this. The endless repetition of those smears has made them seem more justified.
-- Brian McLaughlin (brianm@Ims.com), November 03, 2000.
You must not have been around in 1964 for the Johnson-Goldwater campaign. Forget little things like DUI's - the Democrats were trying to prove that Goldwater was certifibly insane. There have been no modern elections with the amount of mud slung during '64.
-- Jim Cooke (JJCooke@yahoo.com), November 04, 2000.
"I am ENRAGED most of the time myself at what I perceive is the inability to see on the part of the liberals."
Geee, that statement surely won't provoke any anger, unless of course you are enraged at what you perceive to be the inability to see on the part of conservatives! Dumbshit.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 04, 2000.
It must be the chemtrails
-- cin (email@example.com), November 04, 2000.
Threads here on politics amuse me, but I rarely feel anger. Why? As I posted some days ago, I am extremely confident that Bush will win the election, so silly sniping by anonymous posters is, well, silly. I will vote for Bush, he's a decent guy, but I did not vote for him in the primary, so I have no strong allengence, except for the fact that Gore is not a viable option for my vote.
-- David (David@bzn.com), November 04, 2000.
I can agree with that, but you must have missed the 60 election, which was nothing compared to the Republican attacks against Stevenson in 52 and 56. Do you remember tail gunner Joe. The Republicans have a long history of slander. The 50's were their worst time.
I was in grade school, but I remember the FBI agents coming to class when I was in the 4th grade, and asking which of these organisations do your parents belong too; which do you belong to. I had no idea what they were talking about. One thing I remember, an agent ask if any of my family belonged to the Lincoln Brigade. I remember that because of the name Lincoln. It was years before I knew what the Lincoln Brigade meant. Don't want to go back there again. Yep, been there, done that.
-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), November 04, 2000.