April 15, 2004

My day with the hippies

So I work in a field where I am usually the only registered Republican, I can live with that. I don't ask people about their politics, and I don't think the workplace is the venue to discuss religion or politics.

Well the first was broken today by some people during lunch break at a meeting I was held. I don't know how it started, but they started talking about Bush's presser the other day. Where I thought he did do pretty good.

Well the discussion quickly turned to "I hate Republicans, and I hate George Bush". Where do they get their talking points? They all talk about the same thing.

George Bush stole the election. He had his cronies in the Supreme Court "appoint" him.

The Electoral College sucks, if it weren't there we'd have Al Gore instead of Bush.

George Bush is stupid. He mispronounces words.

George Bush should have stopped 9/11

George Bush misled us about the Weapons of Mass distruction.

George Bush owns oil stock, that's why we went into Iraq.

George Bush flipped flopped, he said he would never "Nation Build"

The country is a world of shit since Bushie took office.

He won't allow the caskets of servicemen to be videotaped because he wants to hide the deaths from his illlegal war.

There are a few things I did notice while the 16 of them giggled with glee as they bashed our commaner-in-chief. First off, they did not mention the economy. Somehow it was not brought up. Second of all, all they did was complain about George, and all the bad things he did. No one sang the praises of John F. Kerry.

It wasn't as if they said, "I think his opinions on this are wrong because blah blah blah, and I will vote for Kerry because blah blah blah". The whole crux of their argument is that they won't vote for Bush because they hate him.

The last thing I noticed is how much we all, Republicans or Democrats, stay within our own circle. One lady said she didn't know how Bush got elected because everyone she knows didn't vote for him. She said she doesn't know anyone who would vote for him.

Most of all these people, who otherwise are very nice and likeable people, hate hate hate George Bush.

Posted by psugrad98 at April 15, 2004 08:53 PM

Ugh. How is it that we know so many of these people? I too feel like I'm surrounded by them, though I don't seem to take it in stride as well as you do.

And, yeah, I've heard the following exchange in person:

A: So what do you think of Kerry?
B: I don't really care, as long as he's not Bush.

So there you have it.

Posted by: Sarah at April 20, 2004 09:29 AM

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