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After a thorough check of the LJs, there seems to be a lot of anger towards disappointed Kerry supporters. Let me just say this: as sick as our disappointment makes you, your intolerance of a person's right to say what he or she wants sickens me more. Look, I've put up with all this, "HA HA HA!!! LOOK WHO WON!!!!" crap without much complaint. So if I have to put up with all the "W'O4" bullshit, then you are going to have to put up with the fact that I am disappointed that Kerry didn't win. Please excuse me if I had a little hope for my country and my future. Oh, and I'm so sorry that I decided to exercise my first amendment right.

Believe me, I'm happy that you all are happy. I think it's great that the person whom the country totally supported won. But the lovely thing about this country is that I don't have to be happy about what happened and I can bitch about it for the next four years if I want to. And no, I'm not going to "forget John Kerry and John Edwards in ten years" (yeah, I directly quoted someone there, but don't worry, this entry isn't all about you). I actually learned a lot from campaigning for him, and I will never forget that as long as I live. Campaigning for Kerry made me realize how great this country actually is. I get to stand on a street corner and express my views and I'm not going to get shot for it! How amazing is that? Seriously! Maybe you have to have a family that lived in a communist country to understand how free you are here. That's what's so nice about America. We have options and opinions. And guess what else? It's your choice as to whether you want to read my livejournal or not. So if you're incredibly pissed off about the fact that I am not supportive of our president or the majority of what he stands for, then you don't have to read this. It's really quite simple.

If you're a frequent visitor to my journal, you know that I don't generally get mad at a group of people often. I get mad at people who piss me off at school, or my mom, or my dad, or God, or whatever. I just never get quite this pissed. Therefore, you can see that I really think that people are taking the wrong approach to this whole thing. Let people say what they want to say on both sides of the issue and let's move on.

I just really get sad when I see people being so intolerant like this. I may not like your opinion, but at least I'm not posting things on my livejournal along the lines of, "Those Bush people are so fucking happy! Shut the fuck up already! Get the fuck over it! Etc etc etc!" like I've been seeing with a lot of Bush supporters.

I personally want to write my rants and read them, too.


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Nov. 4th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you're, at least in part, refering to me. Though after my reply I hope you understand what I meant more. My inital post was a lot more drastic and angry that I actually feel.

I know you worked hard and did you best. I very much respect that. I understand why you support Kerry and whoever told you to forget about it is just naive.

Though completely neutral question. The people who bragged/gloated about Bush... Did they do anything for Bush? Did the people who didn't do anything make you mad?

For me, the answer's yes. People who were all "Goo Bush" and "W'04" who didn't vote or do ANYTHING for bush made me equally mad as the people who bashed bush and did nothing for kerry or any other party. I wasn't speaking against people bashing Bush, I was speaking against people who did nothing and then complained about it. I've always been taught that if you don't like how something is going, do your best to change it. Thus my belief.

I apoligize if you thought I was speaking against you or your posts. You get what I was/am trying to say though, right?
Nov. 8th, 2004 04:04 pm (UTC)
I understand, Jules. I do. It really wasn't just you. It was a lot of people, and the combination just pissed me off. I understand your feelings, too. To answer your question, no. They didn't do anything for Bush, to my knowledge. Even though they couldn't vote, they didn't go out and hold signs or anything like that. Which I think is totally ridiculous...why don't people exercise their right to have a political say? Sure, they'll talk a good game, but they won't actually put their hands and feet to a cause. I hate that. This election made me realize how important that is.

Now I understand what you were trying to say, and I apologize for being bitchy on your lj.
*hugs* You rock, Julie.
Nov. 9th, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
good! yayy! *hugs back*

I was worried because I really didn't think my position would offend anyone (cept the people who sat on their ass and want to complain) and so I was really caught off guard when you were so angry. but everything is understood, so huzzah.
Nov. 11th, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC)
Definitely huzzah.
Nov. 5th, 2004 07:14 am (UTC)
that's right ash!!! don't take any republican bullshit!!! STICK IT TO THE MAN! bush is STILL not my president. he sucks butt and i can say what i want (so can you).
Nov. 8th, 2004 03:59 pm (UTC)
LOL Shan, you rock. Republican bullshit is right! Bush is definitely not my president, either. He hasn't earned it. We can absolutely say whatever we want. If they're going to take away liberal control of the house and senate (fuck, fuck, fuck...), fine. But they are not going to take away my right to bitch. So ha. :)
Nov. 5th, 2004 02:48 pm (UTC)
i hate politics...and do i REALLY care who is president???? the answer to that is NO...but, i really don't want to look at that ugly fucker for another four years! lol, i love you ash!!!
Nov. 8th, 2004 03:55 pm (UTC)
LMAO. I love you too, Rach. You rock.
Nov. 5th, 2004 03:14 pm (UTC)
hey you didn check my lj...... steve is pissed buy remember it is illegal for bush to run again
Nov. 8th, 2004 03:54 pm (UTC)
Re: hey
I have to check your lj.

Blah Bush...
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Nov. 8th, 2004 03:53 pm (UTC)
Hehe...glad someone agrees.

...but, love of my life, didn't your dad tell you I called? I left a message one day, and then I called and he answered one time and I told him to tell you I called.

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