Skip to comments.Andrew Sullivan: Kerry: the right choice for conservatives (VOMIT TILL YOU DIE ALERT)
Posted on 07/24/2004 4:32:41 PM PDT by MadIvan
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Yes, Andrew has truly gone over to the dark side.
Come on, Andy. Give your readers at least a little credit. They didn't all have their brains violently sucked out moments before birth. Maybe some of them, but not all.
The spending side is, I believe, a wraparound attempt to put emphasis on a private solution with government aid.
A second GWB term will likely focus on more privatization--welfare programs, social security, et al. Hopefully, an emphasis on fixing the "reform" McLame & Co. foisted upon America, too.
Bush hasn't done everything the way I thought he should, but he is definitely getting my vote. Kerry is not a conservative. No way, no how.
How can liberals say they are concerned about federal spending - with a straight face?
He has become a liar. He has been slowly pushing in this direction for months and months now. He has already said in an Advocate interview that there is no way he can support Bush, yet in no-Gay publications, he pretends as though he is slowly arriving at some decision to support Kerry.
He is certainly entitled to his opinion, but stop the deceptive games.
I think we can do without some of the other comments I am reading here, don't you?
Kerry is the most leftwing candidate to ever win a major party nomination in the United States. He has admitted to committing war crimes. He actively seeks to return the nation to Clinton's failed security polices which led directly to 9/11. He wants to raise taxes. He has promised to increase spending significantly.
Bush has governed as a center-right president. Not as conservative as any of us hoped, but at least as conservative as we expected. He has pulled off two major successes in the war on terror - and so far has prevented any more major attacks against the domestic US. He has cut taxes. He has not cut spending and he has folded on a number of issues to the Left.
Any conservative looking at the two has no real decision to make. Bush is their man. Is he perfect? No. But frankly even beyond the certain damage Kerry would do to the US economy and our precious freedom and soverignty, electing Kerry is the only thing we could do right now to lose the war on terror. A vote for Kerry is a vote to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
I am a foe of special interest voting, whether it be immigration, abortion, or, in this case, homosexual rights.
It is my belief that one should vote based on the best interest of the nation. Sullivan shows us that he cares not about national security, nor the economy. He only cares about his personal life.
I am disappointed in him and am sorry to see that I was terribly wrong about his character.
Of course. But many lower middle class males simply have a thing about male homosexuals. They can't help their visceral reaction, and just emote. Sorry to be so blunt, but I call them as I see them.
I, too, feel he is being dishonest. He should start out his article saying he could never vote for Bush because of the marriage amendment. What he does here is exactly what he chides other journalists for doing-being biased about something and not revealing that bias upfront.
I have lost a lot of respect for him. While I have found him thoughful, he became opposed to Bush about marriage and since then has let that color his writings.
He "goes up" the darkside and that's all homos care about...doin' the bone dance with mr. sphincter...all else is nothing to them.
Please, don't cause us to have any mental pictures of this particular fellow's tongue or his cheeks. Yuck.
The queer agenda trumps all else.
I think Andrew is being completely disingenuous. He was way out front, with Chris Hitchens I might add, in his support for the Iraqi war.
God, it's so maddening. We have the attention span of gnats in this world today. It's not been wrapped up neatly in 1 whole YEAR, so throw Bush over, and bring in Kerry, who will promptly turn it over to the vaunted UN. That's rich.
Shame on you Andrew. Do what you want with your personal life, but our whole civilization is at stake here. There are bigger worries in this world than whether gay "marriage" or gay "unions" is the law of the land.
Probably in his lifestyle, it is all about games, not sincerety.
Sullivan and the two Johns are made for each other.
Like Howard Stern, Sullivan is the quintessential non-election year conservative. If people are worried about Sullivan's wobbliness, don't worry, he'll be conservative again Nov. 3rd.
What is interesting is this attacks Bush's foreign policy, something which Sullivan cheered on until only recently.
Agreed! I stopped visiting & removed the bookmark earlier this year. Yeah, he was pretty articulate in defending the war against Iraq last year. But this gay marriage thing has obsessively possessed him. Hes seem to become another nut case for Kerry.
Regarding his being gay, frankly I couldnt care less. Unfortunately, for those people, their condition is an obsession. Obviously, a symptom of their mental illness.
Our former enemies certainly could help Kerry prove his worth in this regard. He certainly helped to overcome an eariler president's "polarising recklessness" and helped the enemy win. He still has a position of honor in our former enemy's society.
Never trust those that like fudgecicles. They are not well in the head.
Cut him a bit of slack. Realize he lives in a gay world full of gay friends who have been harping on him as a conservative. Now Bush comes out against something he and his friends really want: societal acknowledgement that their activities and desires are OK. They see gay marriage as a hurtle to cross to achieve that much desired goal. That a homosexual/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered/transvestite family is just as normal as a heterosexual family. That kids raised in such an enviornment is just as normal as in a heterosexual environment. Another hurtle is all churhes, social institutions (like Scouting) and public institutions recognition that homosexual behavior is a reasonable alternative to homosexual/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered/transvestite behavior.
He has made this an identity issue.
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