September 17, 2003

For Any Decent American

Michael Moore has written a piece that breaks things down to three easy to digest vignettes which speak to why so many of us think Bush should leave office as quickly as we can find a replacement. He says we should share this piece with the decent folks we know who support Bush, or are on the fence.

Well, I don't know too many of those people who aren't so dug in that they are immovable. But I'll blog it anyway just in case.

The first vignette deals with the way Bush sees 9/11. My personal feeling is that he sees it as an opportunity to be exploited. That's his connection to the tragedy. He's separated from it, for the most part. There was a brief worrisome and inconvenient time when they thought he might be a target. Other than that, my perception is that he's pretty cynical about it.

The second and third vignettes are about the looking Bush legacy of debt our children and their children will be saddled with. And what 85 billion dollars can buy you.

It's up to you to decide what you think of this man and how he has led the country. There is a lot of partisan bickering. But behind the politics itself is Bush, the man who I feel has cynically used us, and both our monetary and patriotic capital.
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Posted by James at September 17, 2003 1:43 PM
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You don't know people who supported Bush, but are on the fence now? You should get out more.

I know lots.

I think you're confusing Bush the president and Bush the person. I happen to know people who have personal, and fairly familiar experience with both Bush and Gore. Trust me, Bush is to a significant degree, a nicer guy and a better person. Is he a better president? That's a different and argueable question.

Michael Moore? A Rush Limbaugh for the left. Don't believe the hype.

Posted by: jjd at September 17, 2003 9:02 PM

I do know some people who seem to have reevaluated their support for Bush, and have expressed that. No one I know personally has expressed to me that they are specifically on the fence.

So, those people who are on the fence -- are they basically still supporting Bush because of a lack of alternatives?

I'm not sure how Gore got into this equation. I was never very impressed by the fellow. Voting for a president ought to be based on how well you think a fellow can run the country, and not whether he's a guy you'd hang out with (not to imply those things would be mutually exclusive). Many liberals were of the view that Clinton was the first conservative they'd ever voted for.

Perhaps there is room for a Bush alternative in the Democratic party. I'd certainly welcome a fiscally conservative Democrat. And, at this point, I htink such an animal might be able to garner a good deal of support.

Posted by: JP at September 18, 2003 2:00 AM

Oh, and by the way, I don't deny that I need to get out more.

Posted by: JP at September 18, 2003 2:12 AM

You want a fiscally conservative Dem? You want to get out more? Go to a MeetUp for Howard Dean! Two birds with one stone.

Posted by: Bil at September 18, 2003 11:11 AM

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