>and I don’t feel fine.
I am angry. I am depressed. I don’t want this blog to become political, but it’s jumped into my awareness and won’t go away. I want to go back to being unaware, but I can’t. I cannot believe that the American people actually want George Bush as president. What marketing did the lowest common denominator fall for? Obviously people are not as upset by the Iraqi situation as I am. I feel it is an unnecessary war.
Actually, I feel all war is unnecessary, but at least I can see the reason for going into Afghanistan. They were harboring a criminal whose network attacked us. Fine, but you should really ask the guy from 20/20 where Osama bin Laden lives because he was interviewing him a few years ago.
I just hoped that the American people would be able to question the government instead of just blindly accepting the hype. I’m not saying that there was voter fraud. I’m saying it’s seems to me that the majority of people are not intelligent enough to see or care about what the government is doing in their name.
I’m very upset. I didn’t realize that people actually believe what they see in the media. I could go off on a diatribe about the problem with the Bush Administration being that they claim the intelligence they received before 9/11 was flawed, but they felt the intelligence they received about the weapons of mass destruction was correct. Seems to me that there is either a problem with the established system of intelligence gathering or something is wrong with the people who interpret the data in the Bush Administration. Seeing as how the problem didn’t arise until 2000, my bet is on the interpretation.
The only good thing is that now we don’t have to see all those lame political ads in the media. People can go back to their apathetic, reality show existences while people are dying over in a country we have no logical reason being in.
>Your generalizations and assumptions about the people who voted for Bush are representative of the widespread “intellectual” snobbery of the Democrats who choose to pigeonhole Republicans as God, Guns, and (anti) Gays.
Your anti-Iraq stance is perfectly understandable and rational. What you ignore is that John Kerry voted for taking action in Iraq… he believed the crappy intelligence too. John Kerry may well have handled the post-Saddam Iraq differently (possibly even better), but chose instead to pander to the far left by invoking his “global test”.
Don’t demonize the opposition as your party leadership has. I am married, a father of two, I live nearby in Pleasanton. I care about national security (not international hugfests), fiscal responsibility (low taxes, less government), tough educational standards, tough immigration laws, and tough criminal prosecution. THAT is the basis for most Republican votes.
The religious right-wing whackos are voting Republican in any circumstance, just as the tree-hugging radical Berkeley-ites will always vote Democrat: it’s the middle that matters.
>Thanks for taking the time to read my posts.
Actually, I am not a Democrat. I am registered as Decline to State (DS) or as my grandfather likes to call it a registered Dumb Shit. I was a Democrat at one point, but have since become disillusioned with the party.
I know John Kerry voted to go to war. Everyone in Congress voted to go to war except Barbara Lee. I agree that some of the blame for this war has to be laid with all the members of Congress. The President is not blame free though. Responsibility lies with both the Congress and the President.
When I posted the original post, I was feeling very emotional. I was angry with the Democrats for being pussies. They should have had Howard Dean as a candidate. I was angry with the American people because I felt they were duped into the marketing ploys of the Republicans. Don’t get me wrong. The Democrats try their own marketing ploys. They are just so lame that no one falls for them. Before the election, I had high hopes for the intellect of Americans. I couldn’t imagine anyone actually thinking that being in Iraq was a good idea.
I should have known better because of what is popular as far as TV shows, movies, and music. It is a reflection of where the American consciousness lies. I do have hope though. People can grow and change. It’s not a bad thing to change, as the President would have us all believe with that annoying “flip flop” rhetoric.
I would also like to add that I was unsatisfied with President Bush LONG before any war happened. When we were going through the California “energy crisis” in 2000 he did nothing to help us. In fact, he actually told us to fix it ourselves. As far as I can tell he has done nothing to address the rising cost of oil. I watched that last debate. When he made that snide remark about the veracity of media outlets and how you really can’t trust them (or something to that effect), I was appalled. Someone who is the leader of this country should not conduct himself in so childish a manner. There was no editing. This was live television. I am ready for a change in the leadership of this country.