Culture of Life?

I get to give my snide comment here. I just read my brother’s anti-Kerry diatribe, which reads like the RNC’s talking points. I have one thing to say. Even if all of those things are true, Kerry is still a better choice than Bush.

Why? Kerry lives in the real world, not some fantasy land of far right illusion and coddled fratboys.

Speaking of Bush, I was thinking this morning about how he goes on and on about “a culture of life”, as it relates to abortion. That’s all fine and good. But, does he really believe in a culture of life? Bush presided over more executions in his time as governor in Texas than any governor in history. He openly mocked Karla Faye Tucker before signing her death warrant. He started a war in Iraq, against a country that wasn’t a clear and present danger to us (Steve, all those biological weapons you’re talking about? They’re either scientific samples, debunked, or “lost” from before the first Gulf War – look it up). That war has cost almost 1100 coalition soldiers’ lives, 14,000 Iraqi lives (that’s the most cautious number, could be as high as 20,000), changed over 7,000 U.S. troops’ lives through injury, and injured tens of thousands of Iraqis, with no end in site, no strategy to win the peace, and no one willing to help out while Bush is still playing the cowboy. He’s also presided over the highest increase in children below the poverty line since those numbers have been tracked.

It seems to me that if Bush was really for a “culture of life”, he would worry a little more about those already living in this world that those about to come into it. Oh, and on abortion – abortions have actually gone up while Bush has been President.

So, Bush is a miserable failure on more than one front. He’s botched the war on terror. He’s botched his “culture of life”. How does this man deserve a second term?

Categorized as politics

By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.


  1. Diatribe
    Function: Noun
    2 : a bitter and abusive speech or writing
    3 : ironical or satirical criticism
    I didn’t write a diatribe since I didn’t editorialise. I wrote a list of facts that could be used as reasons for NOT voting for John Kerry. I didn’t say they were reasons to vote for Bush instead of Kerry, in fact you could vote for Nader or Badnarik for all I care.
    If you want to counter my list, counter it’s facts. Or if you want to make your own list of factual reasons to not vote for Bush, then go ahead.

  2. 30 years from now history will remmember Bush as serving during the world trade center attack, and not much else. Imagine all the screwed up ways Bush could mess up the country if he gets control for 4 more years. I can’t wait for the next invasion. The CNN pictures of stuff blowing up in night vision was cool. And that is why I am going to Vote for him in a few weeks. So history will remmember W for something, even if it is as the worst president in history.

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