I was going to write a whole thing about why you should vote for whoever the Democrats put up against GW in November. I really was. But, I just can’t do it. Not because I don’t believe it – I do. I just can’t get started. There are so many reasons to vote against him. From his ties to big business and his “crony capitalism” to the war in Iraq – there’s just so much to cover that I can’t see myself writing it today.
There are so many themes to run against him on, from the economy, to the hundreds of lies he told during the lead-up to the war with Iraq (come on, don’t even try to argue this one – the U.S. Army War College, the Carnegie institute, The Washington Post and others have done a fine job of ripping this one to shreds I won’t even bother), to his complete incompetance in pretty much everything his administration has tried to do. I don’t care if “his heart’s in the right place” or he’s a Christian. He’s incompetant. There really isn’t much else to say. The evidence is out there. George W. Bush is not fit to be President. He never was, and never will be. He, and his advisors, have done more harm than good, created a deficit we will spend the next three generations getting out of, has damaged our relations with the rest of the world to the point that it may take the better part of a decade to repair them after he leaves office, has appointed lobbyists to enforcement positions from the very industries they’re supposed to enforce, and done more to damage the middle class than any administration I can think of.
Take a step back and review the last three years. What have they done that matters? What have they done that was any good at all? I can think of one thing: Afghanistan. But, they’ve blown the reconstruction so badly that we may never recover from that. And that’s the problem – even the “good” things they’ve attempted to do have been undertaken with such incompetant management that they’ve become failures.
Please reconsider. I know that a lot of people will never vote Democratic, but look again. Look what the President and the willing Republicans have done to our country, to our future… it ain’t pretty.
update (in response to my sister’s comment): the things I’ve written here aren’t personal. George W. Bush may be a “nice” person, and may be doing these things with the best possible intentions. The consequences of his actions and policies are concrete, and the only thing that matter to me now. His policies and actions are wanting. His Administration is a failure, and I can’t wait for vote against him, and for whoever ends up as the Democratic nominee.
I know I’ll never vote Democrat in this election, not after the lies I’ve seen spewed out of their mouths over the past few months. I watched Meet the Press on Sunday, I watched as much of the Presidential debate I could stand before it was too much to handle; I can’t trust a single thing they’re saying. It’s spun just as much as anything protested about what Bush is supposedly doing. I don’t trust any of them, and I will not cast a vote simply based on the anger to get Bush out of office. That’s no basis for endorsing a candidate with my vote. Not saying I’ll vote for Bush, but I’ll never vote for any of these candidates. They’re just as dirty, just as sly, and just as back-handed. I don’t see any reason to defend them.
What personal attacks? I didn’t see the whole debate, but what I saw were attacks on his actions as President. The decisions he makes about the future of our country, and how he goes about making those decisions is very relevant to how I’m going to vote in November (and 2/10).
Let’s put a real narrow point on this.
Bush may hold the office…
But Cheney & Rove have the power. That’s who we’re trying to get rid of. If Bush got some real advisors in there, got rid of Rowe, Cheney, Rummy and Ashcroft, and got some people in there that are…y’know…SANE, then we might have something.
As it is, I’m with Kev. I’m voting for WHOMEVER runs against Bush. Geez, I’d even vote for Clinton! (EITHER of them at this point!)
Now is not the time for contention and debate. There’s too much strife in the world already. Now is the time for apathy. Do what I do. Pretend none of it is happening, and everything is okay. Just another simple step to eliminate stress.
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