"So here we gather... the haves and the have mores... some call you the elite... I call you my base." This is a quote from George W. Bush at a fund raising event.
Open your eyes folks... Bush is looking out for the wealthy... not the common Joe that 90% of us are.
Like others... I am also shocked at how many Bush supports use this web site. It honestly blows me away. I am neither a Republican or a Democrat... I just think Bush is the worst thing to ever happen to America.
These are the hard facts we are living with under the Bush administration:
- We have more poverty
- We have fewer jobs
- We have lower paying jobs
- We have a tax code that encourages job outsourcing
- We have more enemies
- There are more terrorists with a real reason to hate us
- We have fewer allies
- We have an environment at risk(including our rivers)
- We have a record deficit
- We have a record number of people w/o health insurance
- We are in a war we can not win(read the latest intelligence report on the future of Iraq)
- We are in that war because of lies and bad information
- We are spending more resources on this war than fighting Al Qaeda
The things that might be considered debatable about Bush are:
- his military record
- his alcoholic past
- his cocaine use
- he has hijacked Christianity for his own political purposes
- his intelligence
- his honesty
- his relationship with the Saudis
- his relationship with Enron execs
- his true motivation for going into Iraq
- his arrogance
If we debated these items and came out 50/50... there would be too many things wrong with Bush to re-elect him... not that he was elected in the first place.
Can anybody tell me with a straight face what is better today than it was 4 years ago?
The Bush administration has used issues like abortion and gay marriage to drive a wedge into America. His administration has not united the American people. This is poor leadership. They have created an environment where there is not much middle ground. Their policy is that you are either for us or against us... on pretty much everything. I can not remember a time when there are so many extreme views in our country.
What Bush has is a great marketing organization and a great ability to spin. The more times people hear their lies and spin the more they believe it. Sometimes I find myself getting sucked in too... but then I catch myself and look at the facts.
When I read what many of the Bush supporters are writing it sounds like they feel the same way about Bush and Republicans as they do their favorite sports team.... they will support them because they always have... win or loose... right or wrong... not because they are the best choice.
All I can say is open your eyes and look at the facts. Read or listen to news other than US news. Take a look at the news of our allies... take a look at Canadian news, British news, Australian news. You will get a much different perspective. Then think for yourselves. If you do... I think you will find it extremely difficult to justify supporting Bush.
That's my two cent.
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The new vids include:
- Bailey Helmet Cam
- Big South
- Popo Agie