Al Gore - The next President of the United States
What a world. The Democrats turn Sex Police, the Republicans are running a Cocaine user, and Pat Buchannan picks a Black Woman as his VP running mate. Is this the Twilight Zone?
Why Gore over Bush?
It's getting close to decision time. Time to pick who the next president is going to be. How do we decide that? Let's start by looking at the obvious.
Under Bush's dad we had the highest deficits in history. Under Clinton/Gore we turned those record deficits around into record surpluses. Now we have enough money to start paying down the national debt. The Bush/Reagan debt. If we're going to have Social Security and Medicare when we retire, we have to pay off the national debt. We can't afford to pay interest on the debt and afford Medicare and Social Security at the same time.
Gore's plan is the same as Clinton's plan. Bush's plan is the same as the Reagan/Bush plan. We have tried it both ways and the bottom line is, Gore's plan works. Bush's plan doesn't.
The choice is, do we go back to the Reagan/Bush deficits? Or do we stay with the Clinton/Gore surpluses? It really is that simple.
The Trillion bucks that Bush is going to give away to his friends is our hard earned tax money. That's the money we all have been paying in to retire on. That's the money that is supposed to take care of us in our old age. But Bush is going to rip us off like his daddy did. 15 cents of every dollar in taxes we pay now going to pay the interest on the debt from when his daddy was president and vice president for 12 years. That's money we could be spending on ourselves. And you know who's collecting the interest on that debt? Rich people!
I don't have anything against rich people. I hope to get rich some day myself. But I don't want to get rich on the backs of old people. I want to earn my money, not get a kickback from Bush once he gets into office. Bush give more money to rich people than all his other programs put together, including the military, education, prescription drugs, etc. The reason Gore has more money for his programs is because he's not giving a trillion bucks to the rich. So Gore has the money to pay off the national debt, which everyone agrees is the right thing to do.
It is true that the rich are paying higher taxes under Clinton/Gore. But the reason the rich are paying higher taxes is that the rich have done very well under the Clinton administration. There are more rich people that are making more money than any time in history. What Clinton and Gore have done is make everyone richer, and because of that tax revenue has gone up. That's why we have surpluses now instead of deficits. But the point is, a Gore administration is even better for the rich than a Bush administration, because the rich, as well as the rest of us will do better under Gore than under Bush.
Gore vs. Bush - Comparison Chart
|Preserve Social Security||Yes||No|
|Tax Cuts||For Working Families||Trillion Bucks for Richest 2%|
|Pay off National Debt||Yes||No|
|Guns||Everyone Except Criminals||Everyone|
|Education Spending||$125 Billion||$25 Billion|
|McCain Campaign Finance Reform||Yes||No|
|Size of Federal Government||Smallest under Clinton/Gore||Bigest under Reagan/Bush|
|Health Insurance for All Children||Yes||No|
|Perscription Drugs for Seniors||Yes||Not Hardly|
|Protect the Environment||Yes||No|
|Tax Money for Private Schools||No||Yes|
|Military Spending||Twice Bush's Budget||Rich come First|
|Next Generation Weapons Systems||Yes||No|
|Government Imposed School Prayer||No||Yes (Christians only)|
|Plan for America||Continue Clinton's Work||Go back to his Dad's Plan|
|Direction for America||Stay with what Works||Go back to what doesn't work|
|Kissing||Uses Tounge||On Cheek|
|Takes money from the Moonies||No||Yes|
|Enforce Pollution Laws||Yes||No|
|Squander Budget Surplus on Rich||No||Yes|
|Understands his own Economic Plan||Yes||No|
Gore didn't invent the Internet - But ...
A little known fact is that when Al Gore was in the Senate, Senator Al Gore was the driving force behind the development and funding of the Internet. If not for Al Gore, you wouldn't be reading this on the web right now. Al Gore has always been pro-technology and is a deep thinker and understands high tech issues. In this high tech world it good to have leaders like Al Gore who understands the issues. He didn't invent the Internet though. Al Gore isn't like his Republican adversaries who still think the world is flat.
Al Gore's Personality
billboard. We're proud of President Clinton too.
In the picture below, I'm making Al Gore an honorary member of the Nerd Liberation Movement. The Nerd Liberation Movement is a group of people who believe that the world would be better off if smart people were in charge. Although it won't be exciting, and the news media will hate the lack of scandal, I'm looking forward to having a president who's a nerd.
Al Gore needs new Jokes
Here's a new joke for Al Gore to replace an old one he's been using:
Clinton compared to Gore
I think Al Gore views are a little to the left of Clinton. Al Gore is more likely to hug a tree that a person. He more of an environmentalist than Clinton is, and he's more pro union labor than Clinton. On the other hand, I like the fact that he's not a lawyer and may be more likely to take the position that The Rights of the People come before the Profits of Lawyers.
Clinton is more like Reagan in that he is personable and delivers great and inspiring speeches. Gore doesn't have the showmanship that Clinton and Reagan had. Gore is more like Carter without a hostage crisis. Gore is a very honest, sincere, and hard working individual who will get up every day and do a good job.
Staying with what works
When President Clinton took office the deficit was around $350 billion and climbing. It was projected that if Bush were reelected that the deficit was going to climb to $800 billion by 1997 and would be over a trillion dollars a year by now.. Bush didn't have a clue as to what to do. Clinton and Gore came in and took responsibility and turned the economy around so that now we have a budget surplus instead of never ending debt. We're paying down the national debt and the economy is strong. Clinton and Gore made it happen. Gore now has 7 years of experience working with President Clinton and is ready to move up to the top spot. There's a saying, "If it's not broken, don't fix it." I rather doubt that America is going to change leadership when things are going so well.
The bottom line is, Al Gore is a good man who will do the right thing. That's why I support Al Gore.
When Bush's daddy was president the economy was flat. We were in a triple dip recession. Wages were low and unemployment was high. The debt was skyrocketing and Americans were wondering if we were going to make it. In 8 years of Clinton Gore we have gone from America's biggest deficits to America's biggest surpluses, and Bush wants us to go back to what we had before Clinton? That's going to be hard to sell.
Al Gore and Joe Lieberman are going to continue with the same plan that Clinton and Gore have done for the last 8 years. Cutting government waste, fiscal discipline, smart tax breaks that help the economy. We're not going back to voodoo economics.
Bush confuses me
It's been interesting watching the Bush convention on television. I say the Bush convention because it sure doesn't look like a Republican convention to me. What I see are Republicans pretending to be like Democrats and accusing Al Gore of acting like a Republican. They're holding their tongues trying to be all nice and lovey dovey and I find it amusing how they are fighting to hold out that illusion. The very idea of "compassionate conservatives" is a contradiction. Does anyone really believe this? And if they do, what happened to the Republican party of two years ago.
"If [Bush] is a reformer, then I'm an astronaut."
The Republicans ran in 1998 on the issue of Clinton's penis and lost. Now they are afraid to even bring it up.
What really amazes me is how afraid the Republicans are of President Clinton. They are so afraid of him that they barely mention his name. As much as they put Clinton down for being a draft dodger, it seem to me that someone who is afraid of a draft dodger has to be a bigger coward. Of course they are afraid of Clinton. The last time they took Clinton on they lost two Speakers of the House. We learned that the Republicans were more sexually active than the President was. I have to admit that I was truly surprised by the level of Republican sexual activity because I never thought Republicans were that cool in the sack.
It must be interesting to try to run for president like Bush is and try to pretend that the Republicans are responsible for Bill Clinton's accomplishments while at the same time diverting the Clinton surplus to pay for tax cuts for the rich rather than to pay off the tab left over from his daddy's administration. Al Gore has stepped forward to finish the job that he an President Clinton started in taking responsibility for paying off the Bush/Reagan debt. I put Bush first now because he spent 12 years of borrow and spend where Reagan only spent 8 years ruining the economy. Bush is also more responsible because he knew he was doing the wrong thing at the time he was doing it. Bush is the one who looked at the Reagan plan in 1980 and called it "Voodoo Economics". Bush coined that term and he was right. Now his boy is going to go back and do exactly the same thing his daddy did. Tax cuts for the rich, borrow and spend.
You know, my heart really goes out to those poor children of millionaires who can't inherit all their parents money tax free. That is so unfair that we have to shift the tax burden to the backs of waitresses who are trying to make child care money so that they and their children can survive. The are talking about protecting social security and that your retirement money is in some invisible "lock box". There is only one way to protect social security and medicare and that's to pay off the national debt first. If a candidate isn't talking about paying off the debt first, they are lying to you. The true test of what a conservative is, is a person who supports paying off the national debt, not someone who will squander it with tax cuts for the rich.
They don't talk about impeachment, Paula Jones, Linda Tripp, or Ken Starr. I find that amusing. I bet Bush will talk about it once he gets behind in the polls.
Paying off the National Debt vs. Tax Cuts for the Rich
There are many issues that distinguishes the candidates in this race, but I believe there is one important issue that stands out among the rest. That important issue is that Al Gore and the Democrats are committed to paying off the nation debt rather than giving tax cuts to the rich. I believe that the Democrats have the right idea by putting our financial responsibilities first and making sure America is secure by paying off what we owe.
The Republicans are touting their Social Security "Lock Box" and their "Medicare Lock Box" as a "solution" to Medicare and Social Security. But where is this "Lock Box"? It's an invisible box that Senator John Ashcroft keeps under his arm. And if you can see the invisible lock box, you can be sure that you're Social Security money is in there. If you believe in the invisible box, then you vote for George W. Bush. But Al Gore has a better plan.
The Gore plan is to continue the work he and Bill Clinton started and pay off the national debt. Clinton and Gore turned the economy around from spiraling debt and recession to prosperity and surplus. But the "surplus" isn't really a surplus because we still have to pay the tab for the 12 years the last Bush was in the White House. Then we'll have a surplus. Only by paying off the national debt can America be sure that we will be prosperous enough to support Medicare and Social Security and not turn our children into tax slaves. Our children should not have to support us in our old age and still have to pay interest on the Bush/Reagan debt. It is our responsibility to be responsible and pay off the tab we ran up in the 80s so that we're not still paying for Bush/Reagan 20 years from now.
Paying off the national debt is the only way to save Social Security and Medicare. If a candidate isn't for paying off the debt first, they are not a conservative.
Bush wimp factor
During the last Bush campaign there was the issue of the Bush wimp factor. The new wimp factor is not "son of wimp". Al Gore wants to debate Bush early and often but Bush is afraid of Al Gore. Bush knows that Al Gore is a lot smarter than he is and that Al Gore will kick his but on the issues. So Bush is going to try to hide out so he doesn't go head to head with Gore.
George W. Bush is a chicken. If you thought his daddy was chicken, you ain't seen nothing yet. Bush is so scared of the Democrats that he doesn't even mention Clinton's name. He calls it "compassionate conservatism" which really means that he's a coward. If you call Clinton a coward because he's a draft dodger, what do you call someone who's afraid of a draft dodger? You call him a compassionate conservative. Bush is such a coward that he's afraid to debate the draft dodger's vice president. What a little wussy!
Who would have thought that less than two years after the failed impeachment attempt that the Republicans would be on their knees groveling in front of Clinton and Gore, afraid to challenge them and take them on over the issues? Who would have thought that they would make the Republican Party heavyweights hide so that they don't offend President Clinton? This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen in politics. It's amazing what you can buy with Sun Myung Moon's Money.
"Compassionate Conservative" is just a code name for "I'm a little chicken".
Maybe Gore's Too Clean
We may come to miss Clinton and his scandals. People who are too clean can be boring. I think a few scandals builds character and makes you a more interesting person. That's why Republicans like Son of Bush are doing so well. He's more like Clinton personality wise than Gore is. Bush may not have had as much sex as Clinton, but he's ahead in doing Drugs like Cocaine. The Republicans are going to have a hard time with the moral high ground this election because the Republicans will be supporting a candidate who clearly doesn't meet their artificial standards of moral character. If the Republicans still claim character is important, they're going to have to vote for Gore.
They say that character counts. They say they believe in morals and family values. They must be talking about Al Gore.
Bush's lead is a clear defeat for the right wing of the Republican party who were clearly to blame for their massive defeat in the 1998 elections. America sent a message that they would rather have a president that fooled around with interns and cigars than to give the Republican right wing any political power.
Restoring Dignity to the Presidency
The United States hit an all time moral and spiritual low during the Reagan and Bush administrations. Reagan and Bush embarked on a policy of big tax cuts for the rich and an orgy of government spending like a frat boy with a new credit card. Ronald Reagan enacted the biggest tax increase in the history of America and it didn't even put a dent in his record deficit spending. The only president who ran the national debt up faster than Reagan was George Bush. Reagan and Bush expanded the government faster that any presidents in history and accumulated more federal debt than all other presidents put together. They threw open the doors of the Savings and Loans and allowed their rich political cronies to raid the vaults resulting in 500 billion dollars in taxpayer bailouts. This included several hundred million that went into the pockets of the sons of President Bush. A fact that was hidden until the day after the 1988 election when Silverado Savings and Loan crashed.
Clinton/Gore put an end to the Iran-Contra, Big Government, Savings and Loan Scandal, Borrow and Spend policies of the Reagan and Bush era.
Debt Free by 2009?
In 1992 the economy was out of control. The deficit was soaring, 400 billion a year, and rising. The economy was flat. Some called it a triple dip recession, some called it a depression. President Bush was clueless as to what to do about it as they let their cronies and Bush's sons raid the country's Saving and Loan industry. Was America facing bankruptcy from the Reagan/Bush policies of borrow and spend? What would we do if we could no longer pay our debts? What would we do if the Japanese quit loaning us money? It was like we Americans were on our knees as beggars looking for the Japs to give us a handout as President Bush puked in the Prime Minister's lap. Balancing the budget and restoring fiscal responsibility was like an impossible dream. And then came Clinton/Gore!
I believe President Gore will have the national debt paid off by the time he leaves office in 2009.
Al Gore is a conservative and hasn't made the promise that he'll have the national debt paid down to zero in the next 8 years of his presidency. However, at the rate the Clinton/Gore team has changed deficits into surpluses, I think it's safe to expect that if Al Gore is President, that the national debt will be gone when Gore passes the torch to his Democratic successor. And when America is debt free, we'll have a 15% across the board tax cut without cutting any programs because 15% of every dollar we pay in taxes goes to pay the interest on the Reagan/Bush debt.
Reagan/Bush was a national disaster. Clinton/Gore saved the day and turned our country back in the right direction. Why would anyone want to go back to the Bush daze?
Clinton Coattails - Clinton Fatigue
What effect will the Clinton presidency have on Al Gore? A lot of people, (mostly Republicans) are talking about Clinton fatigue. That the country is tired of Clinton and ready to move on. These people are dead wrong. It's lucky for the Republicans that Clinton is limited to two terms because there's no doubt in anyone's mind that if Clinton were to run again that he would win handily. People not only are not tired of Clinton, but this race is going to be about who can best move the country forward in the direction Clinton has set.
It's time for Al Gore to give us his vision of the future and his goals and visions of who he is and what a President Gore will mean to America.
I'm putting forth a lot of these ideas as suggestions because this is the first Gore for President site on the web and I am a hell of a writer and a thinker and I know that the Gore campaign and the press watch this web site closely. I've done a number of interviews and radio talk shows because of these web pages and I'm hoping that he is listening to this. And, for the record, I'm still denying that Gore has offered me the Vice Presidency.
Things that bother me about Al Gore
Although this is a pro Gore site it doesn't mean that I agree with all his positions. I think it's good for supporters to disagree with a candidate so that the candidate will take notice and get back on track. As the first Gore for President site on the Internet, I attract my share of press. I have been interviewed on several radio talk shows about my support for Al Gore. But I'm someone who says what I think and if I don't agree with the candidate I say so. Some of what I have in this section are positions I want Al Gore to take. Some of what I say here is to point out stupid positions Al Gore has taken in order to help him to grow. I'm not a party loyalist, so if you're a party loyalist and don't think I should be saying this then grow up! Even Clinton makes mistakes.
Even though Al Gore might personally believe in the Bible and his religion teaches the world was created in seven days, it has no basis in reality and no place in the realm of fact and science.
Fortunately Gore revised his position and said that Creationism could be taught in a religious class rather than a science class. So I forgive him for now. But I want to make it clear that if he loses the ability to distinguish between religion and science again, I will revoke his membership in the Nerd Liberation Movement and excommunicate him from the Church of Reality.
In fact, the overreaction to this send a signal to would be teen murders that you can get more than your share of attention by killing a lot of people. This will cause more kids to end up dead than if they ignored it. If saving kids lives is the goal then take the money that's spent on security and buy seat belts for school busses. Many more kids are killed each year in traffic accidents on their way to school that have ever been shot at school.
The whole Sabath thing that Lieberman is so proud of is based on the idea that God created the world in 6 days, which is nonsense. Lieberman has the right to believe whatever he wants, but Judiasm is just another stupid religion and he should keep his stupid religion to himself. Next thing we'll have Jews knocking on our doors asking us if we know Moses!
Having said that, we do need to help the poor and give them a hand up so they can be self sufficient. But social programs have to be based on need and not on color. So if the government wants to buy computers and Internet access for the poor, that's fine. But if it's for "people of color" then it's not. People should not be treated differently by the government based on the frequencies of light reflected by the surface of their skin.
If we redefine marriage to include gay relationships, then why not include three or four people instead of two? Why not let people marry their pets? Pets are more loyal than humans and relationships with pets last longer than most marriages anyway. If you open up the definition, where do you draw the line? Think about it.
A note to gays who disagree. As someone who as been through the Divorce Courts, the government is doing you a favor. Marriage is merely a license to allow the government to divide everything you own between two law firms if your relationship fails. With no fault divorce laws, the commitment to be together for life is no longer recognized by any state. Marriage is nothing more to the government than a property contract, and a bad one at that. I advise people of all sexual preferences, don't do it. It's a rip off. More Information Here
Voting for Al Gore is like voting for our greatest president, President Clinton, one more time. God blessed America with Clinton/Gore.
Gore's Accomplishments as Vice President
On the Economy:
On Reinventing Government:
On Strengthening Families:
On the Environment:
On Livable Communities:
On Foreign Policy:
Gore's Accomplishments as a Congressman and a Senator
On Arms Control and Foreign Policy:
On Health Care:
On the Environment:
On Closing the Opportunity Gap:
Fighting for consumers and taxpayers:
I'm a proud Clinton supporter. It's been an honor to have the opportunity to support such a fine president. Thank you President Clinton for your loyal service to America, for restoring our national dignity, and for restoring our country to be a great nation and a world leader.