Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Can't We All Just Get Along?

What ever happened to the days when the President of the United States was our president? It seems that those days are gone. Nowadays, you hear all kinds of people claiming “He’s not my president!”

More disturbing than that, however, is the venom with which people speak of our current Commander-in-Chief. In a good portion of America, there is downright hatred for the man. I can’t believe some of the things I hear people say.

I have heard President Bush compared to Adolf Hitler, he has been likened to being a terrorist, he has been called a liar, and some people are claiming that he knew the September 11 attacks were coming and did nothing to stop them, supposedly for personal gain.

Come on! How ludicrous are some of those accusations? The man lives in this country, his family and friends live in this country, etc.

You folks in the GOP don’t get out of this one easy, either. Remember some of the awful things said about President Clinton? How he supposedly sent troops to Kosovo to cover up his sexual indiscretions, etc.? I will admit that I have been guilty of calling him the “Commander-in-Heat” on more than one occasion.

The nation is becoming more polarized almost every day. We are so focused on name calling and party bashing that we are creating more hatred, rather than focusing on the issues. How about focusing on the issues and hearing what they have to say, instead of hating either one of them?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t know either one of them personally, so I don’t feel like I have the right to hate them. I can only agree or disagree with their record or their ideology and vote accordingly.

I urge everyone to get educated on the serious issues of this campaign and make an informed choice this November!

2 comments:

Uncle Buck said...

Damn straight.

Somewhile back it seems we turned a corner and forgot that you can strongly disagree with someone and not HATE them. I didn't agree with a lot that Clinton did but he's not SATAN, and neither is Bush (or Kerry).

I say come up with a reasoned defense of your position or shut the f*@% up!

Anonymous said...

AMEN!!!!!