Which comes closest to your feelings about the Bush administration?:
New Hampshire Republican primary voters
Enthusiastic – 10 percent
Satisfied, but not enthusiastic – 40 percent
Dissatisfied, but not angry – 33 percent
Angry – 16 percent
Source: CNN Exit Poll preliminary results
Thomas from Denver correctly predicted the cascade sycophants coming to the defense of administration with of poorly reasoned, ill-informed responses like:
"Millions of arabs owe him there [sic] freedom and lives"- Millions? MILLIONS? From the surge? I think not.
Or "the war was NOT illegal. It was voted on by congress" – The Iraq war was arguably a war of aggression, a violation of international law to which we are signatories and hence illegal in the US – congress's vote notwithstanding.
Or "WWII was illegal then, seeing how Germany did not attack us." – Sorry. Not possible since the international law that makes Iraq illegal didn't exist before the war.
The only thing that makes me sadder than the knowledge of such poor reasoning, is that there are apparently so many of my fellow Americans incapable of rising above them.
The Dem leadership in NH makes no difference as to the individual NH republican's (those who were asked in this poll) blatantly dim view of the real world that we humble, low income, folk live in. Though I welcome the discussion, your point is not very valid my friend.
10% are "enthusiastic"??? WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE???
RE: Art from CA "What's wrong with hate? There's LOTS of things that are GOOD to hate, Republicans, being near the top of the list."
Much is "Wrong" with hate Art. In this instance its pitting us against one another. That's not to say, "you and I" at odds, our political leanings are probably similar as I think Bush is a really dangerous creep who's done stunning harm to our country. When we succumb to the hate people like Rush Limbaugh and his ilk feed to us we all lose, and creeps like him and Bill O'Reilly grow ever more popular and powerful. The average republican wants many of the same things we all do and they just believe (wrongly in my view) that the GOP has the best way to get them that. When you hate them you just give devisive rightwing mouthpieces a better chance at getting them more of the only thing that really matters to them, a bigger paycheck.
Defuse the hate and hyperbole get back to calm rational debate and let real truth and smarts assert themselves. If history teaches us anything it shows that love is the best motivating source on the planet, leave the hating to the Islamic nutcases that have thrived on it for so long.
What amazes me about many of these comments is the unwillingness to think that those NH folks with opinions different than theirs are legitimate points of view. I do not dispute that one can disagree, but to put people down because they think differently than you is another matter. This, sadly, is the reason that politics has become so polarized; because people are emotional (I hate/can't understand people who think this way) rather than rational. We as a country would do a lot better if we tried to stand back and (a) realize that everyone's view is a legitimately held one and (b) carry on the discourse on the issues rather than impugn people's brain power or integrity.
First time reader of this blog stuff. Very disappointed. Back to talk radio where people LISTEN to each other.