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### RE: I've watched the US Presidential Debates

by TStanley (Canon)
 on Oct 07, 2000 at 06:35 UTC ( #35714=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to I've watched the US Presidential Debates

I thought that Bush held his ground against Al the bore,
and I thought it was amusing for Al to bring up his family
again to make a point, whereupon Bush slammed him on the
issue they were debating over, asking him where he gets
his figures from. Al Gore scares me silly, because you
wonder why he lies or distorts the truth, then acts surprised
when someone calls him on it.

TStanley
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(redmist) RE: RE: I've watched the US Presidential Debates
by redmist (Deacon) on Oct 07, 2000 at 06:56 UTC
"Al Gore scares me silly, because you wonder why he lies or distorts the truth, then acts surprised when someone calls him on it."

OK, can you prove that Gore said something untruthful in the debates? Moreover, can you name an instance in which Bush called Gore on anything beside "Washington style fuzzy math"?

Each time that Gore named a figure, Bush would respond with either a personal attack, or he would call Gore's numbers "fuzzy". Not once did Bush provide statistics or any other form of verifiable proof that Gore was lying, bending the truth, or misrepresenting himself.

Gore also ACTUALLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS, something that Bush didn't think was neccessary. Bush just stood there and stuttered, repeating the same hackneyed phrases over and over.

Besides, I would rather have a boring president, than a president that says thing like, "...a school that works with at-risk children (that basically means that they can't learn)."

redmist
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OK, can you prove that Gore said something untruthful in the debates?
Give me a transcript and I'll show you. both candidates lied but Gore does so far more, or would you have us believe he DID invent the internet There was also the issue of the lady who picks up cans to pay for her medicine. and the schoolgirl who had to sit on a box, where he neglected to mention that it was for one day because the room was full of brand new computers that hadn't been unpacked yet. There have been so many of these completely bogus stories lately it's not even funny I could go on for hours but I have better things to do.
Moreover, can you name an instance in which Bush called Gore on anything beside "Washington style fuzzy math"?
Bush proposes \$1 trillion in new spending and tax cuts, Gore is proposing \$3 trillion but Gore claims that Bush will put us back into deficit spending, but his plan won't.
math="fuzzy" if 3 < 1

Each time that Gore named a figure, Bush would respond with either a personal attack, or he would call Gore's numbers "fuzzy". Not once did Bush provide statistics or any other form of verifiable proof that Gore was lying, bending the truth, or misrepresenting himself.
Statistics can be made to say anything, to say that statistics are proof is just plain wrong. And did you bother to check them? Alot were exagerated.
Gore also ACTUALLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS, something that Bush didn't think was neccessary. Bush just stood there and stuttered, repeating the same hackneyed phrases over and over.
Maybe you just couldn't hear Bush's answers over all that sighing and ruffling of papers. And Gore won the repitition contest, say that the evil "...richest one percent..." 15 times according the wall street journal.
Besides, I would rather have a boring president, than a president that says thing like, "...a school that works with at-risk children (that basically means that they can't learn)."
Can you say the words Out of Context. also when you cut someone off in a quote you HAVE to put three periods or it's an inacurate quote.
"...a school that works with at-risk children (that basically means that they can't learn the same as other children)."
I think is the correct quote. can't cut people off midsentance like that.
And I saw no personal attacks either way. Just because Gore says it's one doesn't mean it is.
I also have one great fear with Gore and Clinton. If they knew it or not the Chinese who consider us enemies gave funding to their campaigns. This troubles me greatly.
And no I'm not going to vote for Bush either.
My point is just that Bush should have shown what was wrong with Gore's numbers....and yes I realize that they are both slimy, but Gore is less so. As for the Internet thing, it was a joke.
hmmmm...I am getting voted down for...? (It *was* a joke.)

redmist
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kael,
just b.t.w.
If you still believe that the Chinese still consider the U.S.A. to be enemies, I please you to wake up. The Chinese want a strong economic growth in their way. Thus for they need american capital and an american government that doesn't share your lasting nightmare.
If out there would be one to fear the Chinese, so it's probably the one who looses his job, 'cause the Chinese produce more cheap, but for sure not the one who has capital to invest and also not the one who has capital to spend, 'cause he can buy cheaper.
I highly recommend reading Adam Smith's "An inquiry to the nature and the causes of the wealth of Nations" (London, 1776).
Have a nice day
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