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SympathyForTheBush by pseudo-manitou SympathyForTheBush by pseudo-manitou
If we elect a fool to lead us, what does that make us? I believe it makes us something worse then fools...
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scythekitten Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004   Writer
Never thought of it that way.
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Draith Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
I recall a line from Star Wars... "Who is the more foolish.. the fool? or the fool who follows him?" (Not making a politcal statement, as I hate politics with more passion than I actually have, but this made me think of that quote)
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poppablaze Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004
im not even going to bother reading all of the comments on this...but its awesome...i love this soooo much..i am just going to fav your whole gallery i swear...im totally watching you, you rock my world...heh..jaime
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deadsumo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004  Professional Photographer
apathy = tragedy :(
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:iconpazzesco:
pazzesco Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
if Bush is a terrible leader, what will Kerry be?
..and of course you realize, if the election were held today or any time in the past couple weeks, Bush would win. He has the highest electoral percentage and voter support.
Republicans don't just waltz around saying "Kerry Sucks!!" like you do about Bush, so people think Kerry's gonna win.
it'll be close, tho.
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:iconpseudo-manitou:
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004  Professional General Artist
Bush is an untreated alcoholic. He may have put down the bottle (debatable), but the psychological effects of decades of drinking have left him developmentally stunted to the point that he can never admit fault, accept other opinions, visualize long term consequences, and as a result - is more then a terrible leader; he is not a leader at all. Kerry does not suffer these problems. Though you seem to think he makes for a poor leader?

I'm sorry if 20 years of complex decision making in a changing environment looks more like flip-flopping - it's not Kerry's fault that politics are too complex for some to follow. If you have any questions about his record though, I'll be glad to answer them.
As for Bush:
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Now... I do more then go around saying "Bush Sucks", understand? I've got four years of collected news links tying Bush to some of the worst legislation and decision making this nation has ever seen in its entire 220+ year history. Usually updated each weekday. You are welcome to join in if you think my artistic efforts here don't go far enough: [link]

As for everyone's beloved poll results, half of them show Bush ahead, half of them show Kerry ahead, none of them show any evidence that Bush had a bounce after his convention, and I'm not some child who watches the polls intent on only voting for who certain media outlets say is going to win anyway. (Each media giant is in the middle of their own fight to control the candidacy and the FCC as a result, so I would look toward news sources outside the US if I were you).

I believe Kerry is going to win simply because I have faith that Americans are not as gullible as Bush needs them to be.

But no matter. Even if Bush wins, and neo-cons get every political request answered - they will lose. Republicans have had the helm of this nation unopposed for four years, and the statistics as a result are pretty pathetic across the board. If this is the best they can do - another four years of this type of pandering to every hostile and greedy desire will destroy this nation. We will all lose.

God, I am so tired of simple minds.
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pazzesco Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004
God, I am so tired of people who need paragraphs and links to back up their own beliefs.

I am willing to admit Bush has made several mistakes, but he hasn't been as bad as Clinton, you realize.
All you've done here is bash Bush, but now I want you to try and come up with that much information on why to vote for Kerry.
Kerry has shown no stances, no positive beliefs, he's only taken advantages of the votes that want Bush out and whoever the hell there else is, in.

That's what sucks about Democracy, it's either one guy, the other guy, or the man who's just hogging up .003% of the vote. *coughNADERcough*
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GreenofDoom Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004
Whoa now. Clinton was the ONLY president to make the budgets of the country balance out. You must give him credit for that!!!!




"John Kerry... Bringing complete sentences back to the white house."
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:iconpseudo-manitou:
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004  Professional General Artist
I understand it's easier to have your opinions handed, then to read up everything out there and then make calculated decisions.

Reasons for voting Kerry:
1. Nothing in Kerry's public life suggests that he would behave like a Republican, not even the money he has.
2. Kerry walks and talks like a free-trade Democrat with a commitment to racial and sexual equality. He has a record of that.
3. Don't count on Kerry to abrogate NAFTA or the WTO, but he will act to ease its traumatic impact on American workers. He has a record of that, too.
3. He won't soak the rich, but he will pursue tax policies that strengthen the real backbone of our economy: people of modest means. He has a record of that also.
4. He'll pursue a foreign policy based on security rather than profiteering or paranoia. (Much less expensive then Bush's policy I'm sure you'll find)
5. He'll end the politics of coded racism and overt homophobia. (see number 2)
6. He'll preserve reproductive rights (you like sex, right?)
7. He will stop schemes to despoil the environment. (his voting record over the entire 20 years is VERY much for 'not-poisoning-ourselves')
8. He will restore many democratic policies and American rights, turning this country away from the current path of a theocratic, authoritarian society.
9. He can work with Republicans to offer compromises in policy that work for both parties - he has done so for many years. (His relationship to McCain speaks volumes)
10. Members of the entire world support Kerry because they are tired of broken promises and threats from Bush, and are desperate to work with someone who will engage in dialogue instead of rhetoric. (and we should be desperate to avoid those incoming trade sanctions)
11. His medical care package will ensure more Americans at an expense that is high, but coverable when those tax loop-holes get squashed.
12. God only knows what anyone can do about Iraq, what with the shape Bush has left it in, but he will try to involve the UN as Bush's father did in the past Gulf war (check how well that went, and how much less expensive it was).
13. He actually talks to the American people, engaging in open questions and revealing dialogue instead of rehearsed media events. (imagine that: being happy about going back to 'politics as usual')
14. He is actually disgusted with the high state or partisan politics, and will work to move the contrary more toward center - so as to not divide our nation along ideology.
15. He volunteers to do things for the benefit of doing something right (IE - Vietnam, federal prosecutor, Senate hearings, etc., etc.)
16. He can stand up for himself.

I could go on...
Hell, I've even found some made for the cynic in all of us: [link]
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pazzesco Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004
whatever man, i could name twice as many reasons for voting for Bush, and about 5 of ur answers didn't even realate to Kerry, just opinions on the Democratic party.
It's nearly inpossible to get someone to change vote just by an argument, hell, it just leads to people getting pissed off.
You vote for Kerry, I'm goin' for Bush- I don't care to get a guy who likes taxes and wants to take soldiers out of Iraq in office, but you do whatever.
I feel like acting like an adult an stopping an argument, feel welcome to continue ranting, but I'm through talking here.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004  Professional General Artist
Don't run out of something you started and then claim you are being the adult - you are being lazy, not mature. Really, you suddenly seem to care a great deal about showing me how much you don't care; you say you have something, but don't (can't?) show what you have. What am I left to think here?

(And, yes, most of those opinions are just from the Democratic; in case no one told you - Kerry is a Democrat)

Let's be frank about this - you didn't develop your stance on the issues, you didn't fully educate yourself nor do you really care enough to, you didn't 'earn' your opinion; you have no substance. I'm left to think you wanted to be an ass because you feel the reality of the world closing in on your beliefs.

Stand up for yourself.
...or, if by your own admission that nothing can be changed, explain why you even opened your mouth around here to begin with?
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:iconthinksnow:
thinksnow Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
i have to say that i like the quote though. nice job.
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:iconpseudo-manitou:
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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:iconthinksnow:
thinksnow Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
these elections come down to choosing the lesser of two nearly equal evils.
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:iconpseudo-manitou:
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004  Professional General Artist
They are not equal in the least.

Both candidates are, unfortunately, involved in smear campaigns against each other. But the truth is, most of the claims made against Kerry by the Bush campaign are distorted, or extremely misleading and hypocritical. In Kerry's campaign, nearly all of what has been said about Bush is true, only some of the numbers are misleading.

Here, please research:
[link]

I know it sounds paranoid, but the Bush administration has nothing to sell, so they've spent great effort to drag Kerry down; it's been such a slow, subtle, and diligent campaign - that even you may have inadvertently bought into it.
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thinksnow Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
thanks for the link, i'll check that out :)
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:iconpseudo-manitou:
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004  Professional General Artist
Wlelcome. Let me know if you find out any links like it - this is the only un-biased web site of its kind that I've found thus far.
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NatureofMind Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004  Professional General Artist
:worship: amen
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graylusterdude Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
KERRY is way worse than bush, although they both r not good
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:iconpseudo-manitou:
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004  Professional General Artist
You've been in a comma for the last four years?
Nothing is worse then Bush.

But if you have actual facts to back your opinion, I'm listening...
and waiting.
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graylusterdude Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
dude shut up bush sux but kerry is worse, and clinton sux bad ass
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:iconpseudo-manitou:
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004  Professional General Artist
You are entitled to your own opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts.

If the world does not match the view you wish it had, you cannot simply tell it to shut up, nor will that work on me.

If you do not like what you see, go home and bury yourself in your delusions, but do not come by here again unless you have a clear and thought out point to make with facts backing your decision.

Grow up little child, and speak your mind clearly and competently next time. I might take you more seriously if you do.
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graylusterdude Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004
what r u talking about?
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:iconpseudo-manitou:
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004  Professional General Artist
If you can't understand, then you shouldn't be here.
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graylusterdude Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004
wtf r u talking about! dumass!
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evilinnocence Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
kerry isn't a leader, period. what are we supposed to do with that???
~dana
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evilinnocence Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
what are we spost to do with a choice between two horrible 'leaders'? everyone tells me it's my duty to vote and choose 'the lesser of two evils', but why do i have to choose evil at all?
~dana
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004  Professional General Artist
Research the actual records of both candidates before you decide they are both horrible. I admit - It's annoying and rather like studying for a test in a class you have no interest in, but if anything is your "duty", it would be to read on the candidates yourself, and arrive to an educated opinion of the choices you have rather then accept a cynical opinion that was handed to you.
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evilinnocence Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004
oh, don't be making assumptions now. just because someone doesn't share your opinions doesn't mean that they're ignorant
~dana
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evilinnocence Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004
so because i'm not thrilled over kerry i'm potentially cynical? do all ye kerry fans have sunshine up your ass or something?

i think there's something to be said that i actually found interest in the issue, unlike a large number of people who don't bother to vote or anything. i'm still in the process of doing more research on both sides, as well as other parties too. give people who oppose your political statement empire some credit for actually knowing a little about what they're talking about.
~dana
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004  Professional General Artist
...and here I thought everyone assumed Kerry supporters were such tight-asses that not even sunlight could get through...

In debate, you must prove you know what you are talking about before you can make that claim. You'll earn my respect after you complete your research and give me a clear cut argument (or question). That's not what you started with here; so what I am left with little to form my opinion of you or your opinion. And that is your own fault.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004  Professional General Artist
Either ignorant or cynic; when faced with that choice, I gave you the benefit of the doubt.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004  Professional General Artist
You'll have to form your question out a little better then that.
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RedOut Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
Nice
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wickedorin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004  Professional General Artist
Very cool in a number of ways.
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1o9 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004
:nod:
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:iconcityzen:
cityZen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
It's very expressive, this guy and what is his Job?
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:iconpseudo-manitou:
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004  Professional General Artist
Rhetoric, the guy's job is to make a lot of rhetoric. (He's the current US president)
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cityZen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004
OH i'm surprise i have never look his face..... maybe one day in a funny movies (Farenheit 9/11)
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Shreadrik Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
Ur posters are always so... good
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cmdrnmartin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
O Canada...

Ayways, I'm not even going to get into a political debate on the US Campaign, I'll stick with Artistic Comments.

I love the fashion that this was done in, the FOnt choice and bleed through effect in the letters is great. it's also nice to have a blue overall, because a red (the choice for most anti-government signs) would be the wrong mood for apathy. Finnally, if there is one thing that I would change (and belive me I do not have the talent to create this so take this comment lightly) is the for stupidity equals should have more transparency, to get a better look at the subject being presented in the poster.

And thats my two cents on a great deviation.

Kudos!
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enn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004   Photographer
Brilliant.

I can't even begin to imagine four more years with that pinheaded piece of crap.
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Kobalteghost Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
Eh, I'm certainly not a big fan of Bush, his ideals and policy differs wildly from what I believe in, but I do have to say that he is far more credible than the Democratic alternative, whom I find to be completely and totally un-trustable.

Otherwise, the facial expression you've got on "w" there's great, I haven't seen that one yet.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Professional General Artist
Whatever you find untrustworthy in Kerry, is most likely something you've been fed by a conservative media campaign. I won't endorse any one candidate here, but I will tell you that most of what is said about Kerry is a distortion, or an outright lie. Here is where to find some fact checkers that can cut through the crap we get on television:

[link]

They do not endorse any candidate either - so read up and make your own choice :)
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beyo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
you mean represent.
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:iconpseudo-manitou:
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Professional General Artist
No, I mean lead. We should only want him as a representative, but he is accept as a leader.

...adding even more to the foolishness of it all.
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badgercall Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
What else can I say? You're right.
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mistress-samwise Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Student General Artist
It's funny how destructive something like apathy is. I mean... It's the act of doing nothing! Whereas actually doing things can come nowhere as bad as doing nothing. >__> Hmm... I hope that made sense.

Anyways, you hit the nail on the head yet again, my friend. I salute you! :salute:
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wolfgangh Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004
What about burning kittens, surley apathy towards the act of burning kittens is alot better then actully going out and burning them...


Love the pic, although I live down here in Australia he is still running our country into the ground with little johny howard following his every lead.
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mistress-samwise Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004  Student General Artist
Sure, you're not burning them... But you're also doing nothing to stop the burnings. That is, if you feel concerned about them and want them to stop.

Ah, well. It's too complicated for me right now. I just got home from school! But I'm glad you took the chance to strike up a conversation. Thank you!
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