To Love America is to Vote Bush Out

I find myself amused (but also sad) that most of the conservatives in our county plan on voting for Bush. This is despite the fact, that, by their very nature (indeed its within the definition), conservatives want things to remain more or less status quo, but the Bush administration is making widespread changes that are fundamentally changing our country.
What’s more is they are doing it covertly. By duping moral and upstanding American into thinking that they are the party that stands for values, the Republicans are in the midst of a 3 decade long campaign to repeal almost all of the social programs put into place in the 20th century while at the same time bringing the country closer to the pattern of wealth distribution of the nineteenth century. Do we really need to reduce the taxes that corporations and the wealthiest Americans pay? Who do you suppose makes up the difference?
By and large the conservative movement in America has been widely successful. Despite the fact that, when polled, more Americans share a progressive view on most issues, it would seem that people are more than willing to throw their support towards Bush, et. al. because of perceived social concerns. Here is an example:

“…A small-town Pennsylvania man told a reporter from Newsweek in 2001…Explaining why he and his neighbors voted for George Bush, he said: ‘These people are tired of moral decay. They’re tired of everything being wonderful on Wall Street and Terrible on Main Street.’

What’s the matter With Kansas
This means that there are people voting Republican in order to get even with Wall Street. They have people voting completely the opposite, and happily I might add, from their best interest because of a perceived gap in values.
The problem is, however, that they have it wrong. Bush has consistently shown that he is neither good for most American’s best interests or the country as a whole.

“Thomas Mann is a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, noted for his deliberateness of manner, his decency, and his near religious devotion to the ideal of bipartisan comity. Now, he says, “I see the damage to our system and our sense of ourselves as a democratic people as really quite substantial. . . . The consequences of both the policies and the processes have been more destructive of our national interest and our democratic institutions than any president I know.”

The Village Voice
This is my last attempt to sway any of the swayable. This site has become mostly about venting in the past few months. I have seen what is happening and I cannot stand silently by. Tomorrow I will post about the changes I feel are crucial to the health of our democracy in terms of election reform and after that, I look forward to waking up Wednesday morning to a renewed sense of hope for our country.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Eric on November 2, 2004 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks for the thoughts. It’s been a long several months. But, I think that I am now ready to vote.

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