Boba_Fett wrote:I never said that our government or country was perfect. Why we may have the best setup on the planet, it is impossible to squander every ounce of corruption, greed, dishonesty, etc. The only reason I'm bringing up issue in this thread (on a CDR/DVDR forum no-less) is that I keep seeing more and more people downing Bush and our gov because it seems like a cool thing to do. If one Bush hater says one thing, all the other Bush haters take it in as fact. If one Bush supporter says another thing, it is rediculous right-wing propaganda. I know you probably don't think Bush will start WWIII and thus bring down the apocalypse on us, but quite a few morons do.
I don't dislike Bush because it's the cool thing to do. I dislike Bush because I've been following the actions of the presidency for the past five years and it has disillusioned me. Just because I blame him for FEMA and certain other things that I've raised, it doesn't mean that I blame him for everything (i.e., the economy, IMHO, is, for the most part, not his fault).
If one Bush hater says one thing, all the other Bush haters take it in as fact. If one Bush supporter says another thing, it is rediculous right-wing propaganda.
It depends on where you are. If you are in the California Bay Area or in Boston, that'll probably be true. If you're in North Carolina (where I am), the opposite is true--anything said by a Bush supporter is taken as fact without question and anything that dares to even hint at saying that Bush is wrong is quickly dismissed as left-wing propaganda aimed at destroying the country, etc. In the end, both sides are guilty of the same thing, and it just depends on who has the stronger voice in a particular region that the difference is drawn between victim and victimizer.
I figure I can do a little to understand this odd phenomenon by not letting threads like these get onesided.
Well, if you put it like that, then it's noble indeed; but I must say, it didn't come across like that at all when I read it. I just get a little touchy when anyone accuses me of being a left-wing wacko because I'm not. Ironically, I've been recently dogged as a right-wing wacko on CD Freaks because I tried to correct some factual errors put out by a Bush hater who obviously didn't bother to look at any of the facts. I think there's gotta be a distinction between bashing Bush because it's chic and because one truly feels that it is the right thing to do, and to lump the latter into the former is injurious (and to be honest, making an attack like that makes YOU seem like someone who's a zombie supporter of Bush
P.S. could you link me to that "FEMA heads put in by Bush" story? I watch CNN all the time and I've never heard that...
I actually don't watch CNN because I don't have cable; it's all online for me. But in any case, upon closer inspection, it's actually a Reuters article posted on CNN's site, which may be why it was not aired. Other sources such as the (admittedly left-leaning) New York Times also say the same thing (in a bit more detail) about the assignment of crony jobs.
http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/09/ ... rown.reut/
PS: Who's Al Franken? :p