Monday, September 20, 2004
The anybody but Bush phenomena is well know, but the media and even the blogsphere hasn't investigated it or discussed why its so dangerous for America and the world. The only place I have seen it discussed is in Ralph's Revolt. Ralph's revolt destroys the case for demonizing Bush and his administration. It rightly points out that his tax cuts, the war on Iraq, patriot acts were all bipartisan efforts thus pulls the rug out from under the Anybody But Bush groupthink.
Over the weekend I didn't participate in the political listserv I am a member of. It is a liberal echo chamber, usually Bush is the anti-Christ stuff. So they all seem to be joined together against me and my more sensible ideas. But they are only united in one thing hate for George Bush 2. Once I was not there for them to yell at as their Bush voodoo doll they had to talk among themselves.
On Iraq one person was able to say that taking out Saddam was a good thing and that the Iraqis need to step up to the plate for their freedom. Needless to say many of the others couldn't agree on that, I wont even mention how many facts they had wrong, I mean one person said we have now killed as many people as Saddam had in Iraq (their ignorance is sad really). Their opinions varied from withdrawing to spending all of our money to fix Iraq under the you broke it you bought it policy.
Could you imagine what would happen if that coalition of hate was in power. They would be paralyzed into inaction. It would be a victory for the terrorist. I watched John Edwards give a speech saying Kerry is for energy independence, he mentioned gas drilling in Alaska, he mentioned using coal can you imagine Kerry getting either of these two policies past the environmentalists in his own party ? Of course not, they would be paralyzed into inaction.
This is not a time for inaction, thanks to our upcoming election and the anti-bush press Bush is inactive in Iraq until after the election, inaction is bad for the Iraqis, I know we have the ability to fix it come Nov 3 but the inaction is making a bad situation worse. We are inactive in Sudan, why because the left has been so down on Bush about U.N. and French support, so instead of us acting we are letting people die while resolution after resolution gets floated and failed.
Bush is not perfect, his supporters have many different views, but each view isn't the opposite of his other supporters view like they are in the ABB coalition of hate.
Being against affirmative action is not the opposite of wanting tax cuts. But using coal for energy independence is the opposite of reducing carbon emissions.
Kerry flips flops not because he is indecisive but because he is accurately representing his supporters. Inaction become Rwanda, even in the political/press straight jacket Bush is in he and Colin have saved more lives in Sudan than Clinton did in Rwanda.
This year, like every year is a time of action. Vote Bush, Vote Nader, Vote Kerry but don't vote Anybody But Bush, its the wrong signal to send to the world. Pick a direction you want our country to go, instead of throwing out the map.