A Decent Man.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007



I think the reason I still support George Bush is that I believe he is basically a decent man trying to do the right thing in a place and time when people like Rosie O'Donnel blather on about conspiracy theories on the The View. This kind of partisan hatred is like a disease that strips people of not only their common sense, but their basic decency. So much so that a picture like this is being remarked on.

From The Anchoress:

President Bush drives us crazy. We want him to fight back. He won’t. We want him to “save” himself. He won’t. He won’t “save” his presidency, either. He won’t “save” his party. He won’t “save” his legacy.

President Bush is doing what is unthinkable - he is staying true to the task laid out before him, to serve all the people. He is remaining faithful to that and he is counting on his God to do the rest, as his God has promised.

This is remarkable witness.

In an era when every special-interest group demands satisfaction for real or imagined “slights,” when Christians try to insist upon respectfulness from the arts, and radical Islamists demand blood or force conversions for any perceived “insult,” this Christian man stands before the world and insists only that the course of liberty be pursued and that he be allowed to protect the safety, rights and freedoms of his citizens. He does not insist that you treat him well. Quite the opposite. He looks at something you can’t see and he allows you to say anything about him you want to, and he holds fast to a promise.

He stands before the entire world and allows that world to curse and mock him, to condemn him. He allows himself to be identified as the “cause” of every difficulty - the “biggest terrorist” in the world, the “most vile human” on the planet. Not Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, not Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, not the raping, murdering warlords of Dafur, not Vladimir Putin.

George W. Bush, who started a revolutionary push toward world-wide liberty and democratic process - he’s the vile oppressor. He’s the guy who wants to take away your freedoms, pollute your planet into extinction and silence your internets. He’s the Nazi who is trying to kill the free speech you are ironically spouting all over the place against him, on television, on the radio, on the stage, on the printed page, quite without fear of reprisal. President Bush, you see, is not the one who tries to shut people up.

In the face of that upside-down disorientation that says “good” is “bad” and “truthiness” is enough, President Bush gets up every day and keeps going, and remains steadfast, and lets you hate him all you want. And if you stumble in his line of vision he will not step around you. And if you’re old and feeble, he will help you walk.

Yes, this is remarkable witness. How many of us would be capable of doing the same?


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8 comments:

Buddy Larsen said...

Thanks for that, Terrye.

terrye said...

Well you know sometimes we have to remember that we are all just human.

Except for Hillary ofcourse.

Syl said...

Sincerely moving.

If we haven't accepted the way this man works by now, we never will. All the more reason to make demands of those Republicans who are not as steadfast as he.

I was really touched by this.

terrye said...

Syl:

Yes, how long did it take for socalled conservatives like Krauthammer to carry Shumer's water when he after Gonzales. Krauthammer should have known that Bush would not just throw AG away because some self serving pundits thought he was a liability. He just won't.

Barry Dauphin said...

Of course the AP headline would read; Bush cavorts with former Klansman

Knucklehead said...

I spent some time this past weekend with some long term "Democrats". They believe, with all their hearts and souls, that people who don't see it their way are nothing less than evil or, perhaps if they are in a generous mood, merely preposterously stupid.

It cannot be overcome. We're headed for civil war before we can ever fight the world war.

terrye said...

barry:

I don't think so. I know some of those people myself and for all their bs they have no intention of actually fighting for anything. Even what they themselves believe. They prefer to run their mouths. The upside to that ofcourse is that there is a chance people will get tired of their crap and tell them to shut the eff up.

terrye said...

Remember barry, until recently I was a lifelong Democrat too.