Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: What if Gore was President?

  1. #1
    Warrior Radio_Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Auburn, AL
    Posts
    972
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked 133 Times in 77 Posts

    What if Gore was President?

    Let's say Al Gore had won in 2000 and has been president the last eight years. How would things be different. Would 9/11 have happened? If yes, what would we have done? How would the economy be different today? Education? Healthcare? Social Security? Etc. etc.

    What would the makeup of Congress be? More Democrats than today? Less? I'd love to get as much input in this as possible. I'd love to hear from all of you.
    Click here to enlarge

  2. #2
    Underboss Crazy Guggenheim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Bay Area, CA.
    Posts
    34,682
    Thanks
    2,854
    Thanked 3,608 Times in 2,726 Posts

    Re: What if Gore was President?

    1. We might have had some form of national healthcare.
    2. The events of 911 probably would not have happened. Because Gore can read!
    3. The enviroment would have been cleaner!
    4. Amazing economic expansion!
    5. FEMA.
    I shall quench my thirst with the blood of my enemies!


    Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Crazy Guggenheim For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    DemocraticWarrior Battle Lord SubstituteTeacher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    9,524
    Thanks
    3,321
    Thanked 954 Times in 753 Posts

    Re: What if Gore was President?

    If Al Gore was president, we would be living in a totally different world. First, I don't think the war in Iraq would have ever happened. Gore wouldn't have gotten us into such a quagmire. Secondly, I think he would have taken the resources we used in Iraq and put the money towards benefiting the people in this country strengthening our social programs. I don't think we would be suffering through an economic collapse if the first two wouldn't have happened.
    DemocraticWarrior is not a registered Political Action Committee, nor is it a registered Non-Profit Organization. Donations to DemocraticWarrior are not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.
    Click here to enlarge

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to SubstituteTeacher For This Useful Post:


  6. #4
    Kickin' Ass Xena's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The outback of beyond
    Posts
    13,796
    Thanks
    2,230
    Thanked 3,270 Times in 2,157 Posts

    Re: What if Gore was President?

    9/11 might have happened, but I doubt it, and if it had, we would have reacted differently. We wouldn't be in Iraq in a war.

    Bill Clinton's surplus would have increased. SS would be in good shape. Gore would have pushed green jobs from the beginning. And we would be the leader in environmental protection. We would be into the second version of national health care, which would still not be perfect.
    INSANITY IS NOT A PLEA. IT'S A WAY OF LIFE. Click here to enlarge

    Some hearty knaves and simple fools,
    Some apish and pragmatic mules,
    Some servile acquiescing fools,
    These, these comprise a congress.

    When Jove resolved to send a curse,
    And all the woes of life rehearse,
    Not plague, not famine, but much worse,
    He cursed us with a congress.

    from the Revolutionary War

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Xena For This Useful Post:


  8. #5
    Webhead, LLC webhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    22,012
    Thanks
    4,276
    Thanked 6,679 Times in 4,527 Posts

    Re: What if Gore was President?

    Under Bush, things that are supposed to be up are down, and things that are supposed to be down are up.

    Under Gore, things that are supposed to be up would be up, and things that are supposed to be down would be down.
    Click here to enlarge

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to webhead For This Useful Post:


  10. #6
    Kickin' Ass Xena's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The outback of beyond
    Posts
    13,796
    Thanks
    2,230
    Thanked 3,270 Times in 2,157 Posts

    Re: What if Gore was President?

    That certainly sums it up, Webby.
    INSANITY IS NOT A PLEA. IT'S A WAY OF LIFE. Click here to enlarge

    Some hearty knaves and simple fools,
    Some apish and pragmatic mules,
    Some servile acquiescing fools,
    These, these comprise a congress.

    When Jove resolved to send a curse,
    And all the woes of life rehearse,
    Not plague, not famine, but much worse,
    He cursed us with a congress.

    from the Revolutionary War

  11. #7
    Democratic Warrior dgdavisjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    On The Road
    Posts
    3,961
    Thanks
    431
    Thanked 1,614 Times in 1,017 Posts

    Re: What if Gore was President?

    It is likely given the nature of Bin Laden and Al Qaeda that some form of 9/11 would have occurred. It is also likely given the different ways that the Clinton administration and the Bush administration reacted to such threats that Bin Laden would now either be in custody or dead, rather than living in a safe house in Pakistan.

    The economy would be far stronger as we would not have gone through five years of increasing energy prices and a massive transfer of wealth from the poorest among us to the richest. Probably the reverse as oil companies tried desperately to keep us buying their products instead of using bio fuels and converting or home heating systems to solar and wind power, and using more efficiently designed cars and homes.

    Of course we would have been poorer in at least one way: Our nation's comedians would have never had so rich a vein of material to work from, but maybe Al would have helped there, too by being the first President since Benjamin Harrison to wear a beard.
    Donald Davis
    PROUD, LIBERAL, DEMOCRAT.
    Deal with it.
    Click here to enlarge
    Visit my art gallery at
    http://artzone.daz3d.com/index.php?/...user/mygallery

  12. #8
    Kickin' Ass Xena's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The outback of beyond
    Posts
    13,796
    Thanks
    2,230
    Thanked 3,270 Times in 2,157 Posts

    Re: What if Gore was President?

    OMG! I just had a thought! :lipstick: would still be an unknown hockey mom in Alaska. We would neither know about nor care about Bristol, Levi, Trig, Tripp or Trap. Nor would we care about the difference (not) between snowmobiles and snow machines.
    INSANITY IS NOT A PLEA. IT'S A WAY OF LIFE. Click here to enlarge

    Some hearty knaves and simple fools,
    Some apish and pragmatic mules,
    Some servile acquiescing fools,
    These, these comprise a congress.

    When Jove resolved to send a curse,
    And all the woes of life rehearse,
    Not plague, not famine, but much worse,
    He cursed us with a congress.

    from the Revolutionary War

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Xena For This Useful Post:


  14. #9
    Warrior Radio_Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Auburn, AL
    Posts
    972
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked 133 Times in 77 Posts

    Re: What if Gore was President?

    I don't think 9/11 would have happened. I think Gore and his team would have stopped it with diplomacy or some other way. If it did happen, bin Laden would definitely be in custody by now.

    Nothing would be the same as it is today. Healthcare, education, etc. would all be through the roof. Work toward eliminating Climate Change would have made great strides. Katrina would have been a Cat 2 at most and Gore would have had the National Guard and FEMA evacuate New Orleans 100%.

    I think after the first two years of seeing the improvments, we would have more and more Democrats in Congress. I'd be shocked if there were less than 75% Democrats in each house.

    Hopefully we will get there in four years.
    Click here to enlarge

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Radio_Guy For This Useful Post:


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •