Originally Posted by ParsonJefferson
But it also has to do with EVERYONE being willing to do what's RIGHT, not just what's POPULAR, or apt to win more votes.
This is what SICKENS me about so many of our current politicians who have completely flip-flopped on the Iraq War. Regardless of the Rightness or Wrongness of the war, it infuriates me that so many of those who voted to go to war in Iraq are now completely against the war. Surprise, surprise. Politicians who pander to votes - and voters who are shallow enough to elect and re-elect them.
Many of you backed Bush in 2000 with the belief that you were supporting a moderate, inclusive Republican with a pragmatic small-c conservative domestic policy, and a humble approach to the rest of the world.
You were wrong, but you bonded with the president we'd picked through the trauma of 9/11, and it took many of TOL-ers time to come to terms with what it was we had ultimately enabled. It was right in front of your noses, of course.
Plus the television networks played the tape of the burning and collapsing towers over and over and over again. That brought out your fear and helplessness, and you were easy pickings for an elite fratboy who masqueraded as a straight shooter.
Those of us who saw through this guy in 2000 were right. I like to think it was because I like to think. Curiosity, common sense and a willingness to follow the truth wherever it leads is still
I think Bush is incompetent and dangerous.