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Monday, March 10, 2008

Down the Rabbit Hole Redux

On 60 Minutes last night Sen. John McCain was asked what he had to offer the American people after the past two terms of Republican administration, the implication being that they've been disastrous. McCain answered with a straight face that he, presumably unlike his predecessor, would lower taxes, improve security, get rid of government controls on corporations, and attain victory in Iraq. Is there any precedent in American history for a candidate making the same promises that got the previous occupant of the Oval Office into epic trouble?

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't see McCain's speech, but if he wins, this could be a first. LOL
Kat

2:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I could sew I’d sew a needlework sampler than said “Never underestimate the stupidity of the Republican party.”

6:25 AM  
Anonymous kate said...

If the ones who visit here cannot show respect for people who think differently then they, I will no longer be logging on to this blog site.

10:11 AM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

I have no control, Kate, over the opinions expressed here, nor do I wish to exercise censorship. If one logs on for the cartoons, as I presume and hope they do, one need only eschew the comments.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Lee said...

Kate, I feel as you do that we should all respect each other's opinion. If we are to have honest debates with each other, insults have no place as they only point up the weakness of the ones who resort to them. This does not mean that I am for one party or the other at this point. I am an independent and frankly am tired of all the insults that are being hurtled around.

8:48 PM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

Consider this, Lee. Kate quite rightly asks that people "show respect for the people who think differently than they," and yet it would seem that she would disallow an opinion with which she doesn't agree. In other words, she says, in effect, stop offering your opinion (which is different from mine) or I won't play in this sandbox anymore. It's a complicated world we live in, folks. If we're going to believe in freedom of speech, we must embrace that conviction 100% and listen to others, whether they are respectful or not, whether we agree or not. Of course she also has the right to not participate here, which would be too bad.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I often do not agree with the remarks made by some of the people who post here, I ignore them and do not post in return. I am here for the cartoons.

I don't even discuss politics with some of my family because we often don't agree. Every one has the right to their own opinions.
Kat

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Jean said...

But is it a good idea to keep our opinions to ourselves?

Whilst the trading of insults is debilitating and unproductive... not voicing an opinion for fear of challenge is (in my humble view) equally counter productive.

There has to be tolerant informed debate on issues... otherwise nothing could ever be resolved.

Besides... if we keep an open mind and an even more open heart... we might just find there is more common ground than we originally thought.

Just me...

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, isn’t this supposed to be an open forum? At the bottom of the big white box on the right it says COMMENTS. It doesn’t say COMPLIMENTS. We all know how terrific John’s cartoons are, and on more than one occasion most of us have said so, but a lot of the time we disagree with what he says in the mini-essays under the drawings. As the Professore said recently “I will defend to the death his right to say he knows what he likes.” From what I read here, John can take the flak. And as for me I will defend to the death my right to open my big mouth. God Bless America!

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jean, regarding your note:
(Quote)But is it a good idea to keep our opinions to ourselves?

Whilst the trading of insults is debilitating and unproductive... not voicing an opinion for fear of challenge is (in my humble view) equally counter productive.
(Quote)

I see no reason to disagree with someone who does not have the guts to even leave their name, but use "anon". I am a Bush supporter and a Republican. But in elections I vote for the person I think is best qualified for the position. You know me from posts on your blog.
Katherine or Kat

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Jean said...

QUOTE I see no reason to disagree with someone who does not have the guts to even leave their name, but use "anon" UNQUOTE

Couldn't agree more Katherine! (sorry I didn't recognise you as Kat!) :-)

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it matter in the least whether my name is Kat or Kath? I disagree. You agree. Speak your mind. I speak mine, God bless John for letting us speak.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Jean said...

Totally confused now... is this Katherine... the fabulous portrait artist from Florida? You sound different! :-)

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Jean said...

ANONYMOUS QUOTE "but a lot of the time we disagree with what he says in the mini-essays under the drawings" UNQUOTE

*sigh* another broad sweeping statement from Anonymous!

ANONYMOUS QUOTE "And as for me I will defend to the death my right to open my big mouth"

it would be helpful if that mouth had a name as well as an opinion... again... just me ;-)

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon hit again.......I always sign my posts.
Kat

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Jean said...

It's really simple to attach a name to your comment here on Blogger.

All you need do is... after you've made a comment... scroll down and click on Name/URL under "Choose an Identity" (below the comment box) I've found that the URL box doesn't work... but the name function works fine.

Okay... now type in your user name... (and hey it doesn't even have to be your real one)... end of confusion.

7:23 AM  

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