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February 16, 2004

by J

Comparison - Kerry v. Bush

Mother Jones has helpfully provided a side-by-side comparison of John Kerry and George W. Bush's military and political careers in the late '60s and early '70s. [via rc3]
Posted by J at February 16, 2004 08:00 AM


Posted by: kkk at February 26, 2004 12:23 PM

It's not going to work to be completely biased against President Bush.
I'm voting for George Bush.

Posted by: Truth Seeker at August 27, 2004 02:27 PM

bush was drinking and snorting and making business deals while kerry was serving in public office. you may not like his voting record but he was there. bush was a drunk. but i guess with the ignorance of most americans, bush represents more people. kerry is just too good for most americans.

Posted by: b at September 2, 2004 01:45 PM

Bush is the man, and at least he can admit hes got the normal problems like every other American. Hes not a skinny little dog-faced prick who gets purple hearts for tripping and stubbing his toe, and bases his vote solely on what people at the time want him to say. I just love it how after the 9\11 attack all you democrats wanted us to go into Afghanistan and bring down terrorism, but now since Bush has kept America safe the last few years, you forget about just what these terrorists can do and want to let them slide. Next time you talk to a terrorist just ask him who he would vote for, ill put my life on it he wont say Bush.

Posted by: btj at September 16, 2004 06:04 PM

it's amazing how you don't think the normal american soldier doesn't have problems similar to john kerry, who actually served in a war. and of course democrats, republicans, and other parties supported the war, until it became bush's backyard party in other people's countries. as far as i am aware, saddam hussein was captured and the country was told the war is over, and yet our soldiers and other citizens are still being killed. imagine the ridiculousness of americans wanting a new president?

Posted by: at September 16, 2004 07:01 PM

How can anyone take that comparison seriously? It's completely biased. It shows all of Kerry's strong points and all of Bush's weaknesses, but no vice-versa. It's crap.
As for the statement that Bush was a drunk and therefore is a bad President, umm... Clinton smoked pot, and most of the founding fathers were alcoholics, slave owners, abusive, and undereducated. Don't play that off as a Presidential characterist unique to Bush.

Posted by: Dustin at September 23, 2004 06:49 AM

Bush, yes he has problems. The war is one, but when you look at Kerry is he any better? Kerry is for gay marriages and abortion, you cant even try to convine me that that is right.

Posted by: bush at September 25, 2004 04:08 PM

Bush and Kerry both have issues. Lets go for the more "all together" president. Why not Dean? He isnt for gay marriages, abortion, or the war. In my oppinion Dean is the best choice.

Posted by: Lets Hack this bush at September 25, 2004 04:13 PM

I think Kerry is better than Bush, he at least respscts people for their oppinions, and gives them their own choices. All Bush is is "no" this and "no" that and "HEY! lets take over Irag because they have nonexistant weapons of mass destruction!" Over 1000 people have died over there. C'mon man!

Posted by: Kaitlyn at September 26, 2004 09:33 PM


Posted by: FRANK at September 29, 2004 05:51 PM

As a first time voter, this website was absolutely useless to me. I thought that having some kind of comparison, would help me better my decision. As a "newbie" to this, I had this silly, little thought in my head that the election should be based on what person matches the needs of us, Americans - NOT about who did what when they were in their teens and early 20's. So what if Bush took his brother out drinking before he was of the legal age. Honestly, who did not try alcohol, or let someone try some alcohol, before the legal age. I thought that website would help me better my decision and all that I've seen is whining from people who are voting on what will happen to MY LIFE over the next 4 years??

Posted by: Cathy at September 29, 2004 10:06 PM

Bush is no good for the USA!
check it out for yourself
(just a sample of examples why!):

(National Wildlife Federation);

(Natural Resources Defense Council);

(EARTH JUSTICE Because the earth needs a good lawyer)

http://wilderness.org (Wilderness Society)

http://www.sierraclub.org/voter_education/sharingpriorities2004.pdf (**gives good comparison of Bush & Kerry's views & actions regarding USA's air, water, and wildlands)

http://www.beefusa.org/BushKerryComparison.htm (!!must read - another fair comparison)

Posted by: Julie at October 18, 2004 10:52 PM

**Bush twists things Kerry says to distort Kerry's words & intensions. We Cannot Trust Him!

Every issue wrote about above is explained rationally by Kerry at one point or another - open your minds and listen to Kerry's explanations - don't be fooled by Bush and his party - that's exactly what they are counting on - Americans that do not do their homework!

Here are a couple more sites to look into to get educated.

http://www.publiceyestv.org/bush_kerry_environmental_records.htm (another comparison)


http://ua.org/issues.htm (some Union views - see Sen. Amendment 1580, 2003 - Bush working to take away overtime pay for millions of workers making as little as $23,600/year!)

Posted by: Julie at October 19, 2004 08:48 PM

i think that both candidates are crazy about everything and that bush is the crazier one

Posted by: Freak at October 27, 2004 06:52 PM

During this election i think tha Kerry will and i have faith in Him. Bush is a great president too but i think that we should give Kerry a chance a see what he gots to offer.

Posted by: Lynn at October 27, 2004 06:55 PM

Look, here is the bottom line;
I never vote for a party, i vote for a candidate and i always give credit where credit is due: so let me say some positive bush words:
Bush did a good job going into afganistan and did good job with the nation and helped bring us together right after 9/11. That being said; Bush Fucked up big time going into Iraq. There was no reason to go to Iraq; he tries to connect it to the "War on terror" but there is no connection and no one can argue that. Yes they did have factions of Al-Queda in their country but i want you to really think if that is reason enough to go to war with Iraq and kill what is now offically over 50,000 (probobly closer to 100,000) Innocent Iraqis and over 1000 Us soldiers. If you said yes to that you should go kill yourself, because you are just as guilty as any dead Iraqi citizen;there are known factions of Al-Queda in over 60 countries INCLUDING THE US!!!! Now i really dont want to have anyone mistake me for a liberal weakling, because if anyone ever attacks us for real i will personally join up with the marines and kill the Mother F**kers myself, but i would never die for some bullshit war like this one. And worst of all Bush and Cheney are trying to construe that if you dont vote for them a terrorist will kill you. That is insane; they are simply trying to scare you into voting for them. If we want to be technical Bush is the worst man for the job because the largest attack on US soil ever was commited under his watch. And i guess that makes Clinton a great anti-terrorist prez because there were no attacks under his presidency! Apparently getting a blowjob from a fat white house intern really keeps the terrorists away. After that little rant; the point is that you will not be killed by a terrorist nomatter who is voted into office; it is insane to think that after one attack that there are terrorists everywhere. So don't vote out of fear vote with your brain!

Posted by: Some1ushoudlisten2 at November 1, 2004 09:08 PM

As a U.K resident and watching the U,S elections from affar, has nobody raised the question:- " out of the whole of massive population of the United States Of America, are these two buffoons the best that is on offer?"
It scares me that a nation so powerful can be so immature when it comes to real life world changing events. such as world war, abortions, religion ( by this I mean those bible bashers who run your country), global warming, poverty. you really are up your own arses.
please come down from there and witness what is going on. drop foriegn debt, allow people to dry their clothes on washing lines for christ`s sake and look out side the box.
you are meant to be the country of opportunity, well spread that arround a little for a change.
we all live on the same planet and i for one don`t want to have to put the blame for it`s destruction on you!

Posted by: Graeme Hartley at November 2, 2004 05:55 AM

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The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
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Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
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Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
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The Great Unraveling
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The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
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Clinton Wars
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Blinded by the Right
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Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

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