More On Bush

Some of you will like the title because it makes it sound like I said Moron Bush, like some of the infantile behavior going around. I hadn’t planned on writing any more about this, but I am truly disappointed in the behavior I am witnessing.

I am a registered Democrat, but I really consider myself an independent with moderate leanings between the parties. But I am just disgusted by some of the leftist garbage I have read or seen. Suck it up boys and girls. You cannot spend all day saying that the country is populated by idiots who are sheep.

It is just as offensive watching Republicans banter about the liberal lemmings who cannot think for themselves and need fat bastards like Michael Moore to make their points for them. The game is over, Kerry lost. And he lost big.

He rode the wave to the anybody but Bush crowd. He survived on the anger people feel towards Bush. That is not an endorsement of him, it is an indictment. I have encountered very few people who said that they thought that he would be substantially better than Bush. Most people told me that he was the lesser of two evils.

Now maybe there are millions of Kerry supporters out there who disagree and think that he would have been much better, but my experience thus far is that they are few and far between.

The whining that some people are doing gives the false appearance that we are living in a police state in which we have no rights and are incapable of doing anything to help ourselves. I find that to be offensive in it’s simplistic attitude and approach.

Suck it up, your team lost and now you have four years in which you can do things to make the US and the world a better place. You can become an activist within your community and lobby congress for better environmental laws. You can become an activist within your community and work on communal recycling efforts.

You can help to lobby for a real alternative sources of energy. Find something to replace oil and you are on to something big. When the justices are nominated let your Senator know what you think.

You can work on education by volunteering your time. You can be part of grassroots efforts to provide a positive influence. But please, please, please shut up with the whining. It just makes you look bad.

Take action and make good things happen. Negativity just hurts all of us, attitude is everything. Really.

P.S. I voted for Kerry.

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Comments

  1. Jack's Shack says:

    Hi Doc,

    So you are going to make me a Republican. Stranger things have happened. 😉

  2. Doctor Bean says:

    Jack: I was digging through your archives to see what you thought of the election. I’m glad to see a non-Bush-hating Democrat. We also have very similar views on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Hang around our blog some more; we’ll make a Republican of you yet! Don’t worry, you won’t start hating gays, and you don’t have to become an Evangelical Christian.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It also seems the ‘moral issues’ played a vital role in bush’ victory. Most americans, espescially in the mid-west, oppose abortion and gun control. Bush’ rasputin, karl rove, really exploited that sentiment. This element majorly attributed to the continuation of conservative control over capitol hill, the house, senate and supreme court.

    Actually it isn’t even bush i worry about most. But more the extremists in his inner circle: cheney, wolfowitz, feith and rumsfeld. Espescially cheney, he was obsessed with starting a war in iraq and he will remain obsessed with conflict. There’s nothing constructive about this man. He’s like a grim reaper spreading carnage and death. When everyone is dead his corporation will emerge in the wasteland to cash in.

    I hope bush will listen to his father, the only factor in this horror fest who might have a positive influence. And i hope he will convince him that ‘preventive’ wars will not bring democracy but only new enemies.

    Zeruel

  4. Let’s also not forget the silver lining. You won’t see him again, after these 4 years are up (unless you’re a paranoid fearmonger who believes Bush will revise the Constitution to give himself unlimited terms!!). 4 more years for the democrats to get their act together…

  5. Rachel Ann says:

    Take action and make good things happen. Negativity just hurts all of us, attitude is everything. Really.Amen. Words of wisdom.

  6. vince millay says:

    I voted Kerry and I am a Democrat. I was disappointed, to say the least. I had my day of pouting and feet stamping. But it was a wake-up call to true progressives in this country. Republican lite is not going to work. Hey, I’m not George Bush isn’t going to work. Careening to the far left and catering to the Nader faction is not going to work. We need to back up and take a look at the traditional values of our party and learn how to talk about that in a meaningful way. Many people in this country, no matter what their faith, admire the ideals of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Those ideals have been obscured by shrill rhetoric. And we need to learn to walk the walk instead of just talking the talk. Ranting away about politics on a blog isn’t walking the walk, as fun as it may sometimes be to do and to read. Getting out there, as Jack has said, and being active in our local communities for the issues that mean something to us is. I had all sorts of silly pictures of President Bush hanging up on my bulletin board. I took those down this morning and replaced them with images of JFK and RFK, FDR and MLK. I’ll still laugh at the Bush cartoons, but I’m not buying into it anymore. I’m not going to “misunderestimate” the man again. Building a campaign based on criticizing him got us nowhere. We need ideas and ideals. We need to get out there and work.

  7. Mr. Middle America says:

    The whining bothers me as well… I mean the actual crying. Tears. The whole “it wasn’t fair, the voting machines were biased..” All of that…

    Practically everyone that I have ever voted for has not won office.

    But I will say this: Election 2004 established a mandate… in that it has told people in the Democrat Party that its current leadership is repulsive to mainstream Middle America…

  8. Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap. <---applause! Great post.

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