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Tue. Oct 31, 10:36pm

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How about we forget the party affiliation per se and talk about what we specifically want in our politicians?
I want...
A politician who won't go starting expensive unnecessary wars.
A politician who supports biomedical research, including stem cells.
A politician who can unite the country on issues of common ground.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 11:29 PM

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Great post.... Let's do this. It's time for change!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 1:49 AM

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 7:10 AM

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I think the Iraq war was very necessary. Very simply is brought the battle to the heart of the middle east, and forced the issue between modernity and extremism. No matter what you hear in the anti-Bush media- the Iraqis and people in the middle east are just people, and want pretty much the same stuff that everyone else does. It is the height of arrogance to assume that they either don't want a good life or are incapable of it. They are and need help. Our military is doing a fantastic job, and is bleeding and dying to help them achieve that goal. And the military knows it. Contrary to John Kerry, they are not stupid. Quite the opposite in fact.

Is the situation messy and bloody? You bet. Is Rumsfeld arrogant and stubborn? He sure is. Can Bush articulate complex arguments? Obviously not. But were they correct to go into Iraq? Absolutely. In life you have to tackle tough problems, not shrink for them.

A vote for Democrats, and their current dominant beliefs, is a vote for the bad guys. Now a vote for the GOP is a vote for bad stuff too (Christian extremism in my view), but you have to pick your poison.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 8:02 AM

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No, a vote for Dems will bring back a much needed balance of power. Maybe our Congress will start doing some actual work again...

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 9:13 AM

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Personally, I can't tell the Democrats and the Republicans apart in my state. They all seem to be anti-gay, anti-civil rights in general, pro-war, women-barefoot-and-pregnant-in-the-kitchen types. Very frustrating.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 11:08 AM

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I was raised as a pro-union, blue collar democrat. I have since changed to a republican. I am still pro union and I am still blue collar, but I do not agree with the things the dems platform on. I do not believe in abortion, and I do not believe that everything with the word "GOD" is offensive. The world is so politically correct that nothing can be done or said anymore. I have a good education, I have a good job, I believe in America. I think the boarders should be closed, and that the problems should be addressed in our country before they are addressed elsewhere. I also agree that the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are right, but are being fought wrong. If the media would leave, the soldiers could do their jobs without fear of the media spin. The military has a hard job to do to begin with, let alone being undermined by people in the states not supporting - and downright persecuting them. People like Cindy Sheehan are a total discredit to the US - she should be tried for treason for her relations with Chavez and her anti-war sentiment. I'm not saying that the republicans have all the answers, but the democratic extremists are just as bad as the republican extremists. I wish politicians were for the people as the intention of a democracy.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 11:17 AM

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I agree completely that both wars are right, and are being fought wrong. We are being too nice in both places, held back by the media and our own morality. In Iraq, we need to kill Sadr and any other thug who steps in our way. Instead we are trying to cut deals with these people. Bush is making the same mistake here that he accuses his critics of. In Afghanistan, we had a chance to take out 100 Taliban at a funeral. We elected not to, because that would be "wrong"- but our enemies have no such compunction. That is a sure way to lose. We are being too PC by far.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 11:36 AM

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 11:42 AM

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Save a tree, kill a baby. Where do you place your priorities? Vote liberal? No thanks!

My religious and personal beliefs are too important to make a wrong decision like voting for a liberal. Sorry if you are offended. I'm not far right, I lean to the right and have yet to see a politician (republican or democrat) who is 100% honest. None of them deseve my vote, but I have to pick the lesser of 2 evils.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 12:18 PM

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