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Friday, June 29, 2007

Last night's presidential debate

Finally. Real questions about real issues: poverty, AIDS, education, incarceration, etc...thus far, the debates have lacked substance. The Democrats seem to agree more than they disagree (with the exception of Mike Gravel), but unlike the Republicans, at least they are talking about the failed war on drugs, the need for sex education, the unfair justice system, and the growing gap between the rich and poor.

I can't wait to see how Republicans answer questions about similar issues.

Check out the debate here.

3 Comments:

At 6/30/2007 5:52 PM, Anonymous jack boo said...

"...but unlike the Republicans, at least they are talking about the failed war on drugs, the need for sex education, the unfair justice system, and the growing gap between the rich and poor.

I can't wait to see how Republicans answer questions about similar issues."

1. Failed war on drugs? Except for those countries with Draconian laws and penalties for using drugs, there is no "winning" the war on drugs. Legalizing them makes a lot of sense to me (not that that doesn't have a downside mind you), but except for Libertarians and a few conservatives (like William F. Buckley) no one is seriously proposing legalizing drugs. And any Presidential candidate who would propose legalization would effectively end his campaign the moment he or she did.

2. Sex education? WTF? Is there actually someone in the country who HASN'T had sex education in school?

3. Unfair justice system? Maybe those Duke lacrosse players might have some ideas.

4. The growing gap between rich and poor? That's easy. The country needs to emulate Utah. The most conservative state in the union just happens to have the lowest disparity between rich and poor.

5. Can't wait to see how the Republicans answer questions on these issues? Really? With minor exception, I don't think the Republicans positions would differ all that much. Well, except for the gap between rich and poor problem. But the Dems seem more inclined toward emulating the politics of Democrat controlled California....where the disparity between rich and poor is huge.

 
At 7/01/2007 9:37 AM, Anonymous paul said...

Can you imagine how the Republicans would respond if the first question is the same: Is race still an issue in America?

White guys on stage: Um, what?

 
At 7/01/2007 10:04 AM, Anonymous jack boo said...

Actually, "Um, what?" just might be the right answer.

According to the latest Gallup Poll, "race" doesn't even rank in the top ten of issues Americans are concerned with.

 

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