Skip to comments.Bush a Freeper?
Posted on 11/08/2001 4:35:31 PM PST by TheAngryClam
Three times in his address on 11/08/01 Bush used the words of Todd Beamer- "Let's Roll!" including to close it. Think it's possible to bump him?
God bless President Bush!
Don't statements of this nature require some proof on this forum?
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH I think it's very safe to say that. :)
Based on what? "Let's Roll" has been all over the news. If Bush is spending time cruising the Internet ... well, he needs to spend more time being president.
I dunno but I'll try...
Hey W, look over my brother's service record and promote his butt... he can waste terrorists like few others can but his pay sucks...
Huh? He's NOT a Christian? Methodists are not Christians?!Are we talking about the same President here? He's very open about his faith in Christ and by most definitions that would make him a Christian. Ever read his book, A Charge to Keep? You might consider doing that ....
I'm not a Methodist (members of my family are, though), but when did the memo go out kicking them out of the Christian faith?
"Certainly he must know these things, yet he continues the lies. Why?"
Ummm.....................well, ya know there, Lilly.............where do I start??............Let me give you the benefit of a doubt here. You're probably not a bad person, nor are you probably as dim as this suggests. Therefore, I'll just ask that you go back and carefully re-read what you wrote, think about it for a second or two, and then maybe post an "expansion" on your previous reply, ok?
What continues to upset many Christians is that he is maintaining the lie that Muslims are good, decent, peace loving people who worship God as we do, and calls them "people of faith."
Many Muslims are good, decent and peace loving people, but Bush never said they worship God as Christians do. 'People of faith' is a generic statement meaining only that a person has stron beliefs. 'Faith' is not a word exclusively for use in referencing Christians... it just means 'strong belief.'
I know he's not a Christian, but is a Methodist, but certainly he knows there is only one God and His name is Jesus Christ, not Allah.
Methodists ARE Christian!!! So are Catholics, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Baptists, etc.
God has no Fornicating-Psychotic-Prophet named Mohammad.
You're right, our God doesn't, but Allah does have a prophet named Mohammad. Bush never said anything about agreeing with their faith.
And there is only one Word of God, and it's the Bible, not the man made Koran.
You're right, but Bush never said the Qu'ran was the Word.
Certainly he must know these things, yet he continues the lies. Why?
He hasn't continued any lies. Only those putting words in his mouth are lying. Why?
Is he afraid of offending other Mid-East evil doers in which he wants America to continue to purchase oil from?
No. He is the President of the United States, and that means he is the leader of a country which acknowledges the right of people to worship freely. That means he is the President of all Americans, Mormons, athiests, Baptists, Pentecostals, Lutherans, tree-worshippers, Muslims, Roman Catholics, Jews, and even those you don't like. Citizens are all equal before the law, whether you like it or not.
Yeah, he spends his time posting one line vanities here, in breaking news :). Nah! Actually he is the sidebar moderator.
Would you rather he lambast the religion and pave the way for a open civil war in our own country?
Since when is a Methodist not a Christian? Bush IS "born-again," if that's what you meant.
What exactly does that mean? Surely you are not under the assumption that a Methodist is not a Christian? You also need to know that Islam was based on Christianity. I am not in any way supportive of the kind of interpretation that the terrorists and the anti-zionist crazies preach, but it might help all of us to go back and study the origins and intentions of religious ideology.
By the way, I am also a Methodist and I am a bit bewildered. Did they change the Gospel and not send me the memo?
Let's roll, Mr. President!
God Bless America !
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This was the same man who came within a hair's breadth of losing an election in November, who withstood the political chicanery of the Florida Democratic machine to fix the vote count. This was the same man who admitted to having a drinking problem in younger years, and whose happy-go-lucky lifestyle led him to mediocre grades in college and an ill-fated oil venture.
This was the same man who mangled syntax even more than his father, and whose speaking missteps became known as "Bushisms." And on Friday, this was the man who bore the weight of the world and the responsibilities of a generation with dignity, class, confidence, appropriate solemnity, and even much-needed wit.
One thing struck me during the campaign, that difficult, roller-coaster campaign that now seems years ago. It was that George W. Bush never seemed to get ruffled. Whether the theft of a campaign debate video or the sudden (some would say, vicious) release of a DUI arrest two decades ago at a key moment, "W" did not lose his cool. At times, his staff seemed overconfident, as did many of us. A 350-electoral-vote win, they quietly implied. . . and we optimistically believed.
Then they counted the votes, miscounted others, and re-counted still others. At the end, he was still there. Whereas Al Gore almost frantically huffed and puffed, trying to gin up something out of nothing, Bush quietly but confidently waited at his ranch. He didn't do nothing: that is the mistake people have constantly made with this man, confusing lack of bluster for absence of action. No, his team of attorneys and the iron-willed James Baker were carrying out his orders, but W stayed in the background, confident and faithful.
You see, it is this faith business that confounded everyone. We have had such actors and liars in public office that we have looked skeptically whenever anyone used the term faith. But this was the same man who was the first politician ever in recent memory to name Jesus Christ as the Lord of his life on public TV. Not an oblique reference to being "born-again" or having a "life change." He said the un-PC-like phrase, "Jesus Christ," to which his handlers and advisors, no doubt, off stage, were also saying, "Jesus Christ" in a much different tone.
God has a way of honoring those who honor Him. David learned that while he was on the run from Saul's armies. Job learned that after his time of horrible tribulation. The Messiah said so Himself, many times. So this was the man who actually put faith into practice. He actually loves those who hate him. It is a staggering concept, so foreign in daily occurrence that few thought it anything but grandstanding. Even one of W 's biggest supporters chided the President for adhering to his "new tone."
Yet there he was, again and again, thanking the Democrats. Appointing his enemies to high places in his government. Inviting his former foes and their wives to private movie screenings, and (I know, this is hard to stomach) even treating them with dignity. See, this was the man who learned early on how faith worked: by praying for his enemies, you "heap burning coals upon their heads." This was the man who named the absolute top people in national security and defense, then caught barbs from the politically righteous that this one didn't have the right views on abortion or that one didn't have the right position on guns.
And on September 11 , at mid-morning, this was the man thrust into a position only known by Roosevelt, Churchill, Lincoln, and Washington. The weight of the world was on his shoulders, and the responsibility of a generation was on his soul. So this same man---the one that the media repeatedly attempted to tarnish with charges of "illegitimacy," and the one whose political opponents desperately sought to stonewall until mid-term elections---walked to his seat at the front of the National Cathedral just three days after the two most impressive symbols of American capitalism and prosperity virtually evaporated, along with, perhaps, thousands of Americans. As he sat down next to his wife, immediately I knew that even if his faith ever faltered, hers didn't. I have never seen a more peaceful face than Laura Bush, whose eyes seemed as though they were already gazing at the final outcome . . . not just of this conflict, but of her ! reward in Heaven itself. In this marriage, you indeed got two for the price of one.
Then came the defining moment of our generation. Some people fondly recall their Woodstock days. Others mark with grim sadness November 22, 1963, as the day America lost her innocence. But I firmly believe when the history of this time is written, it will be acknowledged by friend and foe alike that President George W. Bush came of age in that cathedral and lifted a nation off its knees. It wasn't so much his words, though read a decade later, they will indeed be as stirring ! as any. This conflict would end, he noted, ". . . at a time of our choosing."
It certainly wasn't his emotion. What had to have been one of the most stunning exhibitions of self-control in presidential history, W was able to deliver his remarks without losing either his resolve or his focus, or, more important, his confidence. It was as if God's hand, which had guided him through that sliver-thin election, now rested fully on him. His quiet confidence let our enemies know . . . and believe me, they know. . .that they made a grave miscalculation.
Now, this same man who practiced his faith through a tough election, who steeled his convictions even more in a drawn-out Florida battle, and who never once gave in to the temptation to get in the gutter with his foes (well, ok, maybe the "Clymer" comment is an exception), this same man now lifted the weight of the world and the responsibility of a generation and put it on his modest shoulders as though it were another unpleasant duty.
As he walked back to his seat, the camera angle was appropriate. He was virtually alone in the scene, alone in that massive place of God, just him and the Lord. But that's the way it's always been in his life recently. In that brief time it took him to return to his seat, I believe he heard words to the effect of, "You can do this, George. I am with you always. And youcan do this well, because I am going before you. And don't worry about the weight. I've got it." And I saw in his eyes a quiet acknowledgement. "I know. Thank you, Lord."
Back at his seat, when W sat down, George H. W. Bush reached over and took his son's hand. The elder Bush always struck me as a religious man, but not someone who shared his life on a daily basis with the Lord. George H. W. treats the Father like a respected uncle, visiting Him on appropriate holidays and knowing the relationship is real, but not constant. Anyway, I believe that in that fatherly squeeze George H. W. said, "I wish I could do this for you, son, but I can't. You have to do this on your own." W squeezed back and gave him that look of peace that Laura had kept throughout. It said, "I don't have to do it alone, dad. I've got help." What a blessing to have a professing Christian as President - one who is not ashamed to admit it!
Rev. Billy Graham was influential in introducing President Bush (43) to Jesus Christ. There is a Congressperson from TX (cannot recall the name) who is GW's spiritual mentor. Check out the book by G.W. A Charge to Keep
Defense of Muslims does not mean GW is not a Christian. Maybe he is giving them the benefit of the doubt for now.
He just said, LET's ROLL. I think his patience is wearing thin. If you do not want a daisy cutter on your house, be careful, very careful when you post Breaking news ;-)