The Race for the Presidency--Why Bush?
florence j goss
Thu Feb 24 10:13:10 CST 2000
>>> "nora m. cronin" <ncron6bx at mwc.edu> 02/24/00 10:53AM >>>
>Judy-don't go around promoting MWC as an anti-liberal squad...
>Herbert will kill you and the fact of the matter is, that's just not the case..
I'm not going to air our team political disputes on e-Debate- except to say when you guy can't truly defend "liberal" political beliefs, I would classify you as moderates......
>Look, I'll admit that the Clinton / Gore camp has had its fair share of >corruption and scandal, but isn't the country doing a lot better than it was, >say, eight years ago?
Yeah- because they are riding out a high economy- caused by the boom in information technology and other various factors. Not something Clinton can personally claim credit for- just like George Bush Sr. can't claim credit for the collapse of the Soviet Union or the Berlin Wall coming down. Clinton just happened to be in the right place at the right time when Congress passed tax reform.
>The fact is, whether you agree with the Clinton / Gore definition of the >Democratic party or not, their administration has successfully made some >serious liberal reforms, and I'd like to see some more get done, rather than >have the Hill locked with unable-to-compromise politicians.
They failed in getting healthcare passed, the CTBT ratified, signed a "Don't ask, Don't tell" policy for our military that cost Clinton a lot of political capital and has failed miserably, voted for welfare reform (which they claim that work- however- it too is riding out the high economy), done very little in the way of environmental protections, failed to sign any kind of executive order banning racial profiling, and failed to get any comprehensive campaign finance reform passed. The list goes on and on.... The scandals and contradictions, however, far outweigh anything they haven't done legislatively.
>But truth be told, I'm not so much worried about the presidential election as >I am about the NY Senatorial race and the Gulliani v. Clinton mess that I'm >glad I'm not at home to see unfold...
Agreed- that is going to be a brutal and bloody fight. I feel sorry for the New Yorkers who have their choice between two poor candidates.
>Oh, and Judy, I applaud your stance on voting-(although I would hardly >expect apathy on this list)...
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