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Posted: 02.04.2003
Left is right - right is wrong
That old male-earring adage pretty much describes my political leanings. That's all you really need to know. I voted for Clinton. Twice. I'd do it again in a heartbeat if I could. I'm a liberal. I oppose the war with Iraq until the second it begins because I don't believe in it, and that's my right as an American -- but I'll be our military and Commander in Chief's biggest supporter in the event it starts, because I believe that's my duty as an American. Nothing I tell you is going to change your views on the matter. I could discuss my opinions 'til I'm blue in the face and link every news article and editorial I could find -- but all it would result in is half of my readers saying "hell yeah!", and the other half quoting stats and figures in disagreement that I don't -- or won't -- necessarily believe in. So I just don't "go there".

It doesn't mean I have my head in the sand or that I'm neglecting the current events going on around me. I just don't have the time, or the patience, for the comment and cross-blog wars that would result. My husband does, and more power to him. I do admire and respect people who are on both sides of these often heated discussions. But if you'll please excuse me...I'm happy, for now, right over here on the observation deck.

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

By the way, feel free to swipe this image if you just have to spar... ;-)

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 02.04.03 at 06:46 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

You are absolutely right about nothing you say is gonna change my mind about invading Iraq being necessary, but thanks for being a decent person and not chosing that as a reason to hate me.

And thanks for always supporting the troops who may not necessarily agree with being there, but have to be. My son might be one of them soon, so yeah, I appreciate the thought.

¤ ¤ credit: a different Bill | 02.04.03 at 06:59 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Now you see -that's one of the things that really got me through the Gulf War too, I think (I hope) it's one lesson we took from Vietnam, no matter how we feel politically - those are our people:)

Thank you.

¤ ¤ credit: Daphne | 02.04.03 at 07:03 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Hey, I voted for Clinton too. But it wasn't because I liked him -- it was because of all the candidates at that time, I disliked him the least. That's the way it usually is with me and politics -- "which of these pol's faces will annoy me least if I must see it frequently on tv?" Of course, I am usually wrong.

¤ ¤ credit: Andrea Harris | 02.04.03 at 09:04 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Very well written Robyn! :)I'm stuck in a weird place, being that my hubby is in the military. Great post!

¤ ¤ credit: Simply Sara | 02.04.03 at 09:15 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Oh, you couldn't have given me that advice YESTERDAY afternoon, could ya. You just HAD to let me embroil myself in the whole mess. Thanks Robyn!


¤ ¤ credit: Tracy | 02.04.03 at 09:53 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Mess? What mess? Did I miss something? ;p

¤ ¤ credit: Solonor | 02.04.03 at 09:59 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Can I park my arse on the bench next to you please? I agree with you. Our troops have been sent off already 'just in case' and while I don't agree with the decision to send them, I will send them my best wishes and I hope they arrive home safe. They are merely pawns in this game.

¤ ¤ credit: Jessica Parker | 02.04.03 at 10:11 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

As I state in the 42 things about me on my blog - I can't stand Clinton. Any man who can look America in the eye and lie by saying he "did not have sex with that woman" is not a man I want to lead a marching band, much less my country. (Sex is sex, regardless of position.) Not saying he didn't do some good things, just that he showed incredibly bad judgement and arrogance. (I could go on about him, but I believe there is enough negativism in the world today.)

¤ ¤ credit: BillH | 02.04.03 at 11:28 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

And that is why you have your blog. And I have mine. We're each entitled to our own opinions.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 02.04.03 at 11:54 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I voted for Clinton twice. Wanna know something else, IMHO his administration made me a whole shit load of money in 1999 and 2000.

If W is the first MBA president, where are the skills man? When I look at the Scoreboard, he hasn't put up any points yet.

¤ ¤ credit: John | 02.05.03 at 12:18 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Agreed, Robyn. To paraphrase a line in a movie, "Opinions are like noses, everyone's got one."

¤ ¤ credit: BillH | 02.05.03 at 12:35 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Um...hey...that whole line about us each being entitled to our own opinions...could we put that out on a memo or something? Cuz some people are just NOT getting the message.

¤ ¤ credit: Tracy | 02.05.03 at 12:41 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Testify woman! Testify!!!!! Wow-us liberals think alike...:)


¤ ¤ credit: Pete B | 02.05.03 at 01:45 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Well, I'm always right, you know. Even when I'm wring, it turns out I was really right all along.

¤ ¤ credit: Andrea Harris | 02.05.03 at 01:53 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Um, John, take a look at all the MBA led .bombs and ask that question again. I think he's showing "the skills". Problem is, MBA skills and $1.39 will get you a 20 oz. coffee at 7-11.

¤ ¤ credit: a different Bill | 02.05.03 at 01:53 AM | link--this ¤ ¤


¤ ¤ credit: daisy | 02.05.03 at 10:24 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

"When I'm wring"? Well, when I'm wrung, anyway. (Is it too much coffee, or too little, that causes me to do that? With me it's impossible to tell.)

¤ ¤ credit: Andrea Harris | 02.05.03 at 11:12 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Hey, I am a Republican, and I voted for Clinton twice (once to get rid of Bush I, and the second because I thought he was doing a hell of a job.), who cares what he was doing with interns...

As far as the troops. I would support them no matter what I thought of the situation they were called in. That's our sons/daughters/neices/ nephews... in light of the horrific treatment Vietnam Vets got from the country they served, that was a total disgrace on our part (the treatment of them... in case that was in any way unclear). But like the police, I may not agree with certain policies from their administration (ex: racial profiling)... but they're doing a hard job, that I sure as hell wouldn't want to do, so I will always support police officers too.

I still reserve the right to object to our foreign policy, war or no war. I object to having my patriotism questioned with this "you're with us or against us" crap... If I didn't love this country, or thought this wasn't the best place to be... I would have shut up and moved a long time ago.

¤ ¤ credit: -e- | 02.05.03 at 01:15 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

For the record, I too am a registered republican.

Bill, I would love to disagree with you on the whole MBA thing, but this being Robyn's blog is not the forum.

¤ ¤ credit: John | 02.05.03 at 02:52 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'm an admitted stalker of Robyn's internet ghetto. I've never felt compelled to comment and I try to avoid all political labels.

I value everyone's right of speech and I hope this is taken with that same respect. I'd rather not trample on my neighbor's toes.

Just a couple things more:

1. I'm the only person I know that was in the military during the Gulf War that hasn't entirely bought off on this current crisis. Co-workers have told me I should either quit walking the fence or move to Canada.

2. I don't vote for any one party. I vote entirely on the potential I think each candidate may have.

3. I voted for George Bush instead of Clinton because of some patriotic sense after the Gulf War... and because Bill Clinton had never served his country.

4. Then I threw that crap logic out the window and voted for Clinton's second term.

5. I voted for George W. Bush instead of Gore because I'm a glutton for money and I was under the obviously false pretense that my money would go further with a Republican President.

6. Can you say WHOOPS? That last theory was phucked up.

¤ ¤ credit: The Sheep Shagger | 02.06.03 at 02:32 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Oops! I dun went and FUBAR'd the URL.


¤ ¤ credit: The Sheep Shagger | 02.06.03 at 02:34 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Bush didn't serve -- he went AWOL

¤ ¤ credit: Scott | 02.08.03 at 01:46 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I kinda lost interest when it came down to Bush and Gore. I'll be honest, I didn't even bother to vote for that one... I knew we'd be screwed either way. Once John McCain was out of the picture that was it. He's a no-nonsense guy, kind of center-liberal for a Republican. Not only served in the military, but was a pow in Vietnam as well.

I have a problem with any war-mongering President that didn't serve in a combat situation.

¤ ¤ credit: -e- | 02.08.03 at 11:35 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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