Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Slate Votes - At this magazine, it's Kerry by a landslide!

At least, they're being honest in their nearly unanimous hatred of Dubya, though it's interesting to see how many think Kerry will be a failure, but at least he'll be a liberal failure and not an Evil Republican. For those wondering what the tally is:

Kerry: 44
Dubya: 3
Green: 1
Libertarian: 1
Canadian citizen who can't vote, but hates Dubya: 1

To show the deep love these guys have for their boy, dig these comments from a Kerry voter:

I remain totally unimpressed by John Kerry. Outside of his opposition to the death penalty, I've never seen him demonstrate any real political courage. His baby steps in the direction of reform liberalism during the 1990s were all followed by hasty retreats. His Senate vote against the 1991 Gulf War demonstrates an instinctive aversion to the use of American force, even when it's clearly justified. Kerry's major policy proposals in this campaign range from implausible to ill-conceived. He has no real idea what to do differently in Iraq. His health-care plan costs too much to be practical and conflicts with his commitment to reducing the deficit. At a personal level, he strikes me as the kind of windbag that can only emerge when a naturally pompous and self-regarding person marinates for two decades inside the U.S. Senate. If elected, Kerry would probably be a mediocre, unloved president on the order of Jimmy Carter. And I won't have a second's regret about voting for him. Kerry's failings are minuscule when weighed against the massive damage to America's standing in the world, our economic future, and our civic institutions that would likely result from a second Bush term.

Amazing how this guy can seem so cogent up until he gets to discussing Dubya, when his mind locks into the Air America Radio signal and his bowels loosen over Dubya's unwillingness to let those bribed by Iraqi oil money determine our policies.

Program note: I'll be addressing the liberals and their hypocrisy on the "fear" issue in a future post. Stay tuned.

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