Post by Organfreak
Let me amplify my first reply. besides not respecting Bush, I'm quite
sure that most of us were opposed to the war no matter WHO came up
with the idea. If Ralph Nader started it, I would have been upset with
him. I was pissed at John Kerry and Hillary Clinton for voting for it
too. Now do you believe me?
That statement is worth the admission price!
This is the one aspect of this that the lefties (in general) just don't
There is never doubt about where GWB is headed - whether you agree with his
position or not. He says what he means (or trys to, usually getting close
enough that we know what he means :-)) and his actions follow, regardless
of the polls. This earns him respect. Respect for his *integrity*.
OTOH, those lefties you mentioned above, along with numerous others, voted
*in favor* of the war in Iraq. Probably because they thought they needed
to during the campaign season. But now that they campaign season is behind
them, they run from their own actions, claiming GWB tricked them into the
actions they undertook. Think about it. We all look for as much
information we can get from as many sources as we can. These induhviduals
are claiming that one man tricked them into doing something they didn't
believe in - they did't go to the trouble of analyzing the situation and
all available information on their own?! No, they didn't. They instead
engaged in their own form of deceit to hang on to their power, supporting
something they didn't believe in instead of standing up for those beliefs -
or did they? WTF *do* they stand for?
This is the part of politics that I don't understand. Let me rephrase
that; this is the aspect of politics that I can't believe the general
public doesn't get. The politicians, left & right alike, do or say
whatever they need to at the moment to maintain power. They get elected
based on the last few months rhetoric on the current hot issues.
This is where GWB is a breath of fresh air. The "small majority" that
elected GWB did so in part because of the future issues that aren't yet at
hand - trusting his values and integrity and believing that his actions
will be determined by those values regardless of the campaign cycle.