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McGovern unloads on Cheney

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JayFarrar, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member


    Hmm, thoughtful and provoking. But lots more zingers, like "I volunteered for military service ... Cheney got five deferments and has never seen a day of combat — a record matched by President Bush."
  2. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Cheney dreams of being a quarter of the man George McGovern is.
  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    49 states for Nixon.
    1 for McGovern.

    35 years later . . . it doesn't seem as though the country has learned a damn thing.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    And the "No shit!" award of the day goes to ....
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    It might be "no shit" but what it says about our society is as bleak as anything anyone has ever posted here.
  6. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Let's not forget the Nixon resigned his office as a result of his actions in the '72 campaign.
    I'd even wager that even the Yawns of the board can agree that at least some of Nixon's victory margin was the result of those illegal actions.
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    You guys get waaaay too wound up in what politicians say and do.
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Policies matter.

    The politicians who implement these policies matter.

    Representational democracy, and all that.
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I take a pretty cynical view of politics and politicians. So, no, it doesn't matter to me.
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Three_Bags --

    I mean this question sincerely -- and I've put it to my friends in the military as well, with a variety of different answers -- but how can you serve in the army and not think that policy decisions matter?

    Is it a defense mechanism, or partly so?
  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I dunno ... Looking at it from your evident perspective, nearly half the country appears to be in favor of unconditional surrender today. The numbers for running up the white flag were a lot less favorable in 1972.
  12. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Zeke: I have never, and will never, take an oath that says anything about politics or politicians.
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