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This blog used to be about politics. Not so much anymore as I have worked through my fascination with that subject. It now seems appropriate that with a new president and the end of the Bush nightmare that I move on to new subjects that are more in line with my current interests. I may still occasionally express an opinion about political matters but for the most part I will be commenting on music, photography and personal observations. Thank you for reading.

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Election year games

Yahoo! News:

"'If the Democratic policies had been pursued over the last two or three years, the kind of tax increases that both Kerry and Edwards have talked about, we would not have had the kind of job growth that we've had,' Cheney said."

For reference... we're down 2.3 million jobs since January 2001.

But Cheney does introduce us to a fun new game. No matter how bad things are now, they would have been worse had Kerry been in office, and thus will be worse if/when Kerry is in office.

Let's try it...

If the Democratic policies had been pursued over the last two or three years...

  • ... we would have a $3 trillion budget deficit this year instead of only a $500 billion one!

  • ... we would have had more terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, and Los Angeles would be a smoking crater!

  • ... we would be bogged down in a military campaign to invade China and impose democracy there instead of just Iraq!

  • ... we would have video cameras installed in every household instead of passing the PATRIOT ACT!

  • You see, its easy, give it a try. Think about something that's gone wrong during the Bush administration and then say it would have been worse had the Democrats been in office. For you Democratic partisans it works the other way too. Its dishonest for either side.

    But let's get one thing clear. This upcoming election season when Kerry says that during Bush's presidency 2.3 million jobs were lost and the deficit ballooned to $500 billion, that's factual, therefore not an "attack". When Bush says that electing Kerry will result in a loss of security, a loss of jobs, and every other horror imaginable, that's speculation, therefore it is an "attack".

    For what its worth I think Kerry has enough factual information to damn Bush and if he resorts to using speculation he will lose credibility. I think its fair as well for the Bush campaign to use Kerry's Senate record to point out discrepancies. I hold no illusions that this will be a nasty campaign...

    ... but it would have been nastier had the Democrats been in office. ;-)


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