Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Republicans and Democrats

I just got spanked. This was a lousy post, making claims I can't adequately support. Sorry

I will leave it up with this apology for a while then just take the whole thing down


Matty said...

I disagree with some of your posts but this may be the first one that is patently wrong. President Bush's relatively low approval numbers (remember he was elected with nearly a plurality) stemmed not from libs disagreeing with him... they had always done so. It was from loyal GOP members and conservatives feeling he strayed from core principles.

He was never more disliked then during his misguided attempt at regularization of 12 million illegal immigrants without any assurances that he intended to stop the next 12 mill. Also BTW, I heard a great deal of criticism of Reagan himself for doing the same thing.

There in 2007 there were piles of folks from my side who, while they supported the war in Iraq felt that Bush was not conducting very well and said so publicly.

John McCain has bucked the partly line plenty and still was the nominee.

You are absolutely wrong-headed about this one and wonder if it stems from the fact that you expose yourself more to left leaning outlets and thus are in a position to hear more liberal critique of Pres Obama than GOP of GWB.

Matty said...

Wow, sorry about the numerous typos on that one.

Uncle Walt said...

I just got spanked.
This was a lousy post, making claims I can't adequately support.

Matty said...

It's the attitude behind that comment that leads me to continue taking the time to comment at your blog Walt. You are as ideologically left as I am right but your integrity in the face of those differences makes it worth having the discussion.

Some may disagree, but I don't think there's anything wrong with admitting that a post isn't your best work. I've done some where after I wrote it and looked through the comments, I found I didn't really stand by my position. I've done others where I still believe the essential premise is basically true but I have done a horrendous job of expressing and supporting it.

No harm, no foul. Your credibility comes from being able to call it like you see it... even if it's your own post, right?

Uncle Walt said...

And thanks for not gloating!!! lol

Secret word ladosi

Matty said...

I had no intention of gloating.... merely to compliment your integrity.

Love you

Uncle Walt said...

Love you as well