If I may
the Gay Marriage ban amendment?
I think that he was trying to get through what he believes is what most Americans want. I heard (someplace) That are like 15 states that are discussing Constitutional Amendmentson the matter. While that isn't a whopping majority of the Nation that is a healthy chunk and it's only time before the majority of the rest of the states start in on the issue.
When it comes to human rights, what most American's want is not important. I, personally, will fight these kinds of things with everything I've got. It is no different in my mind than trying to repeal the 13th, 14th, or 15th amendment.
The religous dogma he uses constantly?
I really haven't heard alot of "religious" dogma lately
Most was just "Good Vs Evil"...And if you try and say he was exaggerating when he said that terrorists are evil I'll have to smitest thou
I can link to sights with page after page after page of quotes from Bush that have Gods name in them, or reference religion in some way. Do I really need to? Is his devotion actually in question?
The faith-based initiatives?
A vast majority of the country is in some sort of religion. I'm not all up to date on this issue but were there any kinds of rules AGAINST certain religions? If not, then that was simply reaching out to where alot of people could get help. I think alot of people would accept help from their church alot faster than they would accept help from their Uncle Sam....
This is talked about in another thread, but G.W. has said "witchcraft is not a religion", and so far no pagan groups have 'qualified' for faith-based programs. The director of the faith-based initiatives has said that he has never seen a pagan faith-based group, and that pagan's aren't interested in helping the poor.
The largest deficit in US history?
The fact that the economy crashed after 9/11 and because of the poor handling by the Democrats caused alot of that, methinks.
Blame the democrats. Nice. Trouble is, the public has always blamed the sitting president when times comes to vote. Guess they're not completely sheep.
The Tax cut for the rich?
I've said this before: has someone without a job or money ever given you a job? Have they ever invested in your company?
The rich already have money, or they wouldn't be rich. So the premise of your objection is flawed, rendering the questions posed moot.
The War in Iraq with no exit plan?
Gee, let's see. We still have troops in Germany, Japan and Korea, just to name a few. We had to build West Germany's democracy, Japan's democracy and I don't hear anyone complaining that we still have sizeable presence in those countries. I mean up until Kosovo we didn't even let Germany fly outside of their own country...
Except, we where mislead about the costs of Iraq, and the plan for cleanup. Oil was going to pay for it, etc. etc. And nobody mentioned nation building when they sold us the bill of goods. It came up long after the war was over and no WMD were found.
The squandered good will after 9/11?
France will hate us til the day Germany tries to take them over again...plain and simple. If we don't have good will from preventing them from speaking German TWICE I don't know how we would get it....
You think I'm talking about France? Yes, I think we wasted good will with the world, and I dont' like that. But I'm talking about ME! Great presidents us national trageties to unite the people, not divide them. After 9/11 I was will, and ready, to back G.W... even though his religious responses really pissed me off. He could have had me, but he didn't seem to care. He just used my good will to push a partisan agenda. He used me.
Edited by Hambil, 13 August 2004 - 03:41 PM.