Elections 2004 - part I
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 I Choices?

 II What's the Difference?

 III Why are they like that?

 IV Democrats always?

 V Democrats in 2004?

 VI The candidates

 VII To vote or not?


    People really HATE Bush now. Even liberals are clamouring for the election of a man who supported the Gulf War and the Patriot Act, a man who opposes gay marriage, just to get Bush out of office. Once again Americans are told they have to rally behind the lesser of two evils.

It’s a game of “good cop-bad cop” that liberal and conservative parties play out in Western democracies. In the US it’s Democrats vs Republicans, Labor vs Conservative in the UK, Parti Socialiste vs the Gaullist RPR in France, Socialist vs Christian Democrat in Germany etc.

It goes like this: the conservative bad cop bangs your head on the table, quick kick to the kidneys where it won’t show, closes your schools & hospitals. He leaves the room threatening further tortures of an electrical nature. The good cop, liberal, walks in. He’s sympathetic, “I feel your pain” he says to you. He deplores the extra-legal actions of his rogue collegue but there’s nothing he can do about it. He wants to be your friend. He wants to help - but he can’t. He can’t help you unless you’re willing to help him out. Just sign this confession; just vote for his party, and you can go on your way.

Well, Republicans do cut funding for health care, they execute people, they drop bombs on cites. One thing you can always say: when Republicans are in power, more people will die. Of course Democrats kill people too. Clinton’s War on Women and Children dismantled welfare in the US. He bombed Iraq many, many times and once, even a pharmaceutical plant in the Sudan. Tony Blair. the Laborite, is in Iraq up to his elbows. 

So what’s the difference between Democrat’s and Republicans?