A while back I was dismayed by an editorial/comment by one of the editors of the Costco magazine regarding Al Gore and Glenn Beck. I took exception to a membership magazine disparaging Beck while hoisting Gore on a pedestal to schlep his most recent book. My post, Costco Disconnection was perhaps my most read and certainly most commented on article. You can follow the link if you want to read the original posting.
I was not alone in responding and Costco Connection included what I considered a tepid “other side” of the global warming debate. They, however, included a letter from a Michigan resident who still clings to the belief that Gore won the 2000 presidential election which further frustrated me as I indicated in my follow-up post. One of the comments I received was from none other than the lady who believes that Bush stole the election. You can read her original comment and my response with the original article.
Six months have passed and low and behold I get another comment from the lady from Michigan. Her parsed comment follows (red italic) with my response (black):
I googled myself again to check out if I have any more labels slapped on me
I never slapped a label on her though she referred to herself as “nutty.” I just report; you decide.
— anyhow, re your response — it is unfair to characterize liberals as ultra left wing whatever and as far as the holy grail, I have never read The New York Times (I stick with the Detroit Free Press) besides you should just summarize the “proof” Bush supposedly won, not refer me to some article. I did the courtesy of providing electoral college vote counts as proof to back up my contention that Bush cheated his way into the presidency.
Wow that’s a lot. First I linked to a New York Times article that gave the results of their numerous recounts in Florida. The NYT is at best a liberal standard bearer so I felt that liberals would perhaps accept what they have found to be true. Bush won.
Just because people down in the Sunshine State tampered with the evidence is the reason I believe, and I believe Fox news jumped on it and distorted because they wanted Bush in so badly.
Please provide PROOF that people in Florida tampered with the evidence. Belief may have been good enough for Tinker Bell, but not when you slander folks by accusing them of cheating. I have no idea how you perceived that Fair and Balanced Fox News jumped on it and distorted it. I remember all of the news outlets jumping on it. Do you happen to remember that NBC News actually called Florida for Gore BEFORE the polls were closed in the western (and conservative) part of the state? It seems that they didn’t realize that Florida is in two time zones. Their little “mistake” likely suppressed Republican votes in that region. Those are facts.
Today we are dealing with the backward greedy corporate agenda that Bush advocated and we are and will suffer for a while yet. What we have is We the People party and We the Corporate party. Too much corporate running things.
Yep too much corporate running things. You live in a state dominated by Democrat politics for decades. How are things in the great state of Michigan? What is your unemployment rate? How are housing prices? I have family in Michigan and it seems like folks can’t even sell their homes and many have taken to abandoning them as they move out of state to work elsewhere. Michigan has too much We the Democrat Party and We The Government Handout Party. Please do yourself a favor and look at which party received the lion’s share of corporate donations during the last presidential election cycle. I’ll give you a hint…it begins with a “D.”
Mr. Obama, who I feel leans to the right too much, especially re education reform, is trying to clean things up and get us back to work and improve the economy, but I feel the Christian right is a huge detriment to this country as well and does huge damage. Like this Tea Party, for example, that is an old-fashioned hate group similar to the KKK.
PRESIDENT Obama leans to the right!!!!! You really have to stop listening to Keith Olberman, Rachel Maddow and MSNBC. Education reform and/or No Child Left Behind was written by (drum roll) Ted Kennedy and Bush ran with it. While Obama wasn’t a senator very long before he started running for president, he NEVER voted against a spending bill. As you know the House of Representatives propose the budget…all the president can do is accept or veto. I’ll give you some credit that Bush and the Republicans bear some responsibility, but the Democrats have controlled both houses for nearly four years and additionally the White House for over 18 months. This economy and unemployment fiasco is all theirs.
I am not sure what the Christian right is. There are fringe people on both the left and the right. Most Americans are fairly fiscally conservative and socially moderate. I don’t believe in a vast right-winged conspiracy any more than a George Soros lead left-winged cabal (maybe I do believe that). If you knew your history of our founding you might have learned that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs. I would suggest the 5000 Year Leap as a start to your awakening.
Regarding the Tea Party. I have been to Tea Party events and they are anything but hate-filled, racist, or like the KKK. Please provide proof of your claims. I have been there and have seen nothing of the sort. The funny thing about you leftists is that you still believe that if you say something untrue often enough it will become true. There is an alternative media out here and we citizens know what the media have done to us over the years. Many are going back to take another look at what have been taught and told by the media. You disparaged me earlier about linking to an article, but you cannot even provide that.
But as far as Al Gore, he would have been a better choice, he did win, and he is a thousand times the statesman these right-wing, folksy talking guys are, such as Bush. Their policies hurt a majority of people and favor big business — hey, the right wing is not for me!
I think that several women would agree with you. Had he become president they may not have been assaulted by the sex poodle…allegedly. Statesman Al probably is glad that he was not president also as that would have put a serious dent in his “making” an estimated $100 million since he left office. Please tell me why his big business is OK when others are not. Is General Electric ok? How about Goldman Sachs? What about General Motors? Or AIG?
I have one last question…who Googles themselves?