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What the heck is wrong with you, Mr. President?
Posted on 11/09/2005 2:11:49 PM PST by MAKnight
Good day Mr. President,
With all due respect, sir, what in the name of the Almighty is wrong with you?
And when I ask you this question I do believe I am speaking for the vast majority of those people who walked the precincts, sent down the checks, who cheered loudest when the Ohio results came in last year in November. I am talking about your supporters. Those of us who have and most likely will continue to stick by you until the day you finally return to Crawford three years from now.
We are the ones who have kept your poll numbers up when everyone else expected and hoped for them to go down. We are the ones who have remained your staunchest supporters even as the world mocked and insulted you. More importantly, We are the ones who got you elected, re-elected and provided you with majorities in both Houses of Congress, not just once, but twice.
We are the ones who hope and pray that you succeed.
So, again, with all due respect Mr. President, listen and take heed; we're tired. We're sick and tired.
We're sick and tired of seeing your poll numbers descending into the twenties. We're sick and tired of watching attacks by the other side and their Press allies on your Administration being met with only impotent and cowering silence. We're sick and tired of reading far better arguments on behalf of your own policies from the keyboards of anonymous posters on a myriad of websites than we hear from the mouths of your Administration's spokesmen (and this includes you). We're sick and tired of watching so many good men and women being slandered by the Democrats and their Press allies simply for being your nominees, without your Administration standing up to defend their honor. We're sick and tired of watching your administration compromising on the principles that got you elected, avoiding necessary confrontations, refusing to criticize even the harshest and most mendacious of your opponents, all in order to pander to an audience that hates you beyond the scope of reason.
And at the end of it all, what does your administration have to show for it? A torrent of anger, hate, lies and attacks from the other side and the Press that cannot have been any more than what you would have gotten if you had gone all out for a truly Reaganite Republican agenda and defended yourself and your administration, instead of listening to so-called "moderates/centrist" demands that you triangulate and turn the other cheek. Your continued dedication to cowering from your opponents in order to enamor yourself to the Left (or the so-called "Center") has only yielded continuously declining poll numbers for your administration and disastrous portents for your party's future as the majority party in Congress.
For goodness sake, why is it not yet obvious to you, Mr. President, that this dogged adherence to this "new tone" fantasy is actively harming you and your party? How much longer is your administration planning to continue imitating a punching bag? When, in the name all that is holy, are you going to start fighting back?! You are being overtly accused of deliberately sacrificing the lives of American soldiers in Iraq for personal gain by the Senate Democrat Leader and his Press allies, and yet you remain silent!
Why should I, or anybody else, continue to fight for someone who lacks the fortitude to defend his own honor and principles? Why should I continue to take the time to defend you when you refuse to defend yourself?
Mr. President, once again with all due respect, I implore you, stand up and fight. You were not elected to get along with Democrats or to make them like you. You were not elected to just get "things" done, but to get the "right things" done. You were elected because the American people trusted you more than the other guy to know what those "right things" are. Stand fast and fight back. Not just because you owe it to yourself, but, more importantly, because you owe it to your party, which made you their standard bearer and do not deserve to be dragged down along with you. Because you owe it to us, your supporters. Even more, you owe it to the soldiers fighting in Iraq, because you sent them there and yet they still gave you over 70% of their votes last year. And, finally, you owe it to the country, which looks to you for leadership, which needs to know that you did not send the best of its sons and daughters to die in vain.
Stand up and fight.
That is all.
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posted on 11/09/2005 2:11:50 PM PST
posted on 11/09/2005 2:13:48 PM PST
I fear this will fall on deaf ears. I too want to see that fighter I saw in the campaigns.
posted on 11/09/2005 2:14:51 PM PST
(Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots all)
"And at the end of it all, what does your administration have to show for it?"
Most state governorships, most state legislatures, most registered voters, control of the House, control of the Senate, a new Supreme Court makeup, control of the Presidency for 8+ years, a decline in liberal newspaper circulation, and the following:
Presidency of George W. Bush -- the first 48 months
President Bush signing a federal ban on Partial Birth Abortion
Banned Partial Birth Abortion
Reversed Clinton's move to strike Reagan's anti-abortion Mexico Policy
Stopped foreign aid that would be used to fund abortions.
Supported and upheld the ban on abortions at military hospitals
Signed E.O. reversing Clinton's policy of not requiring parental consent for abortions under the Medical Privacy Act
Killed the Kyoto Global Warming Treaty
Killed U.S. involvement in the International Criminal Court
Killed Clinton's CO2 rules that were choking off all of the electricity surplus to California
Killed Clinton's "ergonomic" rules that OSHA was about to implement; rules that would have shut down every home business in America
First Missile is Installed For NMD on July 23, 2004
Killed the U.S. - CCCP ABM Treaty that was preventing the U.S. from deploying our ABM defenses
Built ten ABM silos in Alaska and California so that America has a defense against North Korean nukes
Killed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty so that the U.S. can once again test our nuclear weapons
The Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act (less romantically known as H.R. 5382) ultimately allows average Americans to hitch a ride on a civilian space craft at their own risk. The federal ban on such citizen travel was repealed by HR 5382 in 2004. The President signed that bill into law two days before Christmas.
President Bush pledged to Israel on 4/14/2004 that it could keep parts of the West Bank, giving international legitimacy to Jewish settlements there
Denied Palestinian refugees any right of return to what is now Israel, saying they should be resettled in a future Palestinian state instead
Part of coalition (Russia, Israel, EU, Palestine, USA) for Israeli/Palestinian "Roadmap to Peace"
Pushed through THREE raises for our military
Increased Defense Dept funding which had deteriorated during the previous 8 years
President Bush's Grand Strategy (click here)
President Bush's Environmental Record - 2004 (click here)
Signed TWO bills into law that arm our pilots with handguns in the cockpit
Currently pushing for full immunity from lawsuits for our national gun manufacturers
Ordered Attorney-General Ashcroft to formally notify the Supreme Court that the OFFICIAL U.S. government position on the 2nd Amendment is that it supports INDIVIDUAL rights to own firearms, NOT a leftist-imagined *collective* right
Told the United Nations we weren't interested in their plans for gun control (i.e. the International Ban on Small Arms Trafficking Treaty)
Signed the 2004 Omnibus Budget 1/26/2004 that now MANDATES that gun buyers' background check information be fully and permanently destroyed within 24 hours of the completion of the check, no matter what.
Repealed Gun Controls Against Active, Retired, and Off-Duty Law Enforcement Personnel Carrying Weapons Into Local and State Prohibited Zones (7/28/2004)
Enacted powerful tort reform legislation that moves many class action lawsuits from state to federal courts. Requires federal courts to hear cases where the amount of the dispute is more than $5 million, and when the defendant and any of the plaintiffs live in different states.
Disarmed Libya of its Chemical, Nuclear, and biological WMD's without bribes or bloodshed
Won an agreement that U.S. Navy sailors may now freely board thousands of commercial ships in international waters to search for weapons of mass destruction under a landmark pact between the United States and Liberia, the world's No. 2 shipping registry (signed Feb 11, 2004), and Panama 5/10/2004 http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/11/international/americas/11ship.html).
Approves The First U.S. Counter-Intel Plan
Successfully executed 2 wars and rebuilt 2 nations: Afghanistan and Iraq. 50+ million people who had lived under tyrannical regimes now live in freedom...epitomized by their own free and democratic elections.
Provided Billions in aid, machines, and manpower to tsunami victims.
Executed a WAR ON TERROR by getting world-wide cooperation to track funds/terrorists (has cut off much of the terrorist's funding and captured or killed many key leaders of the al Qaeda network)
Bush Administration diplomacy led to the 5/25/2004 peace accord that ended a massive 20-year civil war between Sudan's Islamic north and Christian south after two million deaths Click Here
Delivered vital emergency aid to millions of survivors on multiple continents (e.g. Africa, SE Asia) of a devastating Tsunami caused by a 9.1 earthquake near Sumatra.
Brought back our EP-3 intel plane and crew from China without any bribes or bloodshed
Started withdrawing our troops from Bosnia and has announced withdrawal of our troops from Germany and the Korean DMZ.
Signed the LARGEST nuclear arms reduction in world history with Russia
Initiated comprehensive review of our military, which was completed just prior to 9/11/01, accurately reported that ASYMMETRICAL WARFARE was critical.
Created NATO's Rapid Response Force
Changed the tone in the White House, restoring HONOR and DIGNITY to the Presidency
Reorganized bureaucracy...after 9/11, condensed 20+ overlapping agencies and their intelligence sectors into one agency: the Department of Homeland Security.
Initiated discussion on privatizing Social Security and individual investment accounts.
Improving govt. efficiency with .8 million jobs put up for bid...weakening unions and cutting undeserved pay raises. Wants merit based promotions/raises only.
Orchestrated Republican control of the White House, the House AND the Senate.
Killed the liberal ABA's role in vetting federal judges for Congress.
GWB signed an executive order enforcing the Supreme Court's Beck decision (re: union dues being used for political campaigns against individual's wishes)
Turned around an inherited economy that was in recession.
Passed tough new laws to hold corporate criminals to account as a result of corporate scandals.
Signed 2 income tax cuts ---- 1 of which was the largest Dollar-value tax cut in world history
Reduced taxes on dividends and capital gains
In process of eliminating IRS marriage penalty.
Increased small business incentives to expand and to hire new people
Eliminated the Estate Tax (AKA "Death Tax") that was taking small farms and businesses from families
Signed into law the No Child Left Behind legislation delivering the most dramatic education reforms in a generation (challenging the soft bigotry of low expectations)
Reorganized the INS in an attempt to safeguard the borders and ports of America and to eliminate bureaucratic redundancies and lack of accountability.
Signed trade promotion authority
Committed US funds to purchase medicine for millions of men and women and children now suffering with AIDS in Africa
Passed Medicare Reform (authorized $39.5 Billion per year for preventive medicine such as drugs and doctor visits as well as included a ten year Privatization option)
Urging federal liability reform to eliminate frivolous lawsuits
Supports class action reform bill which limits lawyer fees so that more settlement money goes to victims
Submitted comprehensive Energy Plan--awaits Congressional action (works to develop cleaner technology, produce more natural gas here at home, make America less dependent on foreign sources of energy, improve national grid, etc.)
Endorses and promotes The Responsibility Era ("In a compassionate society, people respect one another and take responsibility for the decisions they make in life. My hope is to change the culture from one that has said, if it feels good, do it; if you've got a problem, blame somebody else -- to one in which every single American understands that he or she are responsible for the decisions that you make; you're responsible for loving your children with all your heart and all your soul; you're responsible for being involved with the quality of the education of your children; you're responsible for making sure the community in which you live is safe; you're responsible for loving your neighbor, just like you would like to be loved yourself. " -----this quote was too good to leave out)
Started the USA Freedom Corps
Initiated review of all federal agencies with a goal to eliminate federal jobs (completed September 2003) in an effort to reduce the size of federal gov while increasing private sector jobs.
Challenged the United Nations to live up to their responsibilities and not become The League of Nations ( in other words, completely irrelevant)
Nominated strong, conservative judges to the judiciary.
President Bush opened up an additional part of Alaska for domestic oil drilling. In 2004, the National Petroleum Reserve, an area west of the existing Prudhoe Bay field, was approved for new energy exploration and production.
Increased U.S. Oil Drilling Permits 70% Above Clinton-era
Changed parts of the Forestry Management Act to allow necessary clean-up of the national forests in order to reduce fire danger.
As part of the national forests clean-up, the President restricted judicial challenges (based on the Endangered Species Act and other challenges) and removed the need for an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) before removing fuels/logging to reduce fire danger.
New Forest Rules Gives States Power Over Federal Forests Inside Their Borders
Significantly eased field-testing controls of genetically engineered crops.
President Bush signed the workplace verification bill to prevent hiring of illegal Aliens
S. 1685, the Basic Pilot Extension Act of 2003, was signed by President Bush on December 3, 2003.
It extends for five years the workplace employment eligibility authorization pilot programs created in 1996. It expands the pilot programs from the original five states to all 50 states.
U.S. Forces In Baghdad
2nd Term Supplimental (incomplete)
Broke the Chinese Yuan to Dollar currency peg
CAFTA - President Bush signing CAFTA
Bolton to the UN
Has CONSTRUCTION in process on the second group of eight ABM silos in Alaska and California so that America has a land-based defense (in addition to our sea-based SM-3 and AEGIS systems) of 18 ABM's against North Korean nukes (note: China itself currently only has 24 -out of several hundred- nuclear ICBM's capable of reaching the U.S.)
Energy Bill (new tax cuts...after 5 years of opposition)
Immunity For Gun Manufacturers From Crime-Related Lawsuits
3.4% annual (after inflation, 5.5% actual) reported GDP Growth
Syrian Troops forced to withdraw from Lebanon
Russians Troops Peacefully Withdraw From Georgia
Brought North Korea to the Negotiating Table and won their agreement to dismantle their Nuclear Weapons Program
Chief Justice John Roberts
Dramatically improved U.S.-India relations via a breakthrough nuclear agreement
Signed Bankruptcy Reform Into Law
Waived Make-Work Enviro Studies For New Oil Drilling
Full Immunity From Frivolous Lawsuits For Our Domestic Gun Industry
Fed Chairman Bernanke
posted on 11/09/2005 2:15:22 PM PST
(Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
Look out for the bushbots amigo.
Hopefully this is directed at Martin Sheen because the tone is far to disrespectful of the Office of the President of the United States.
posted on 11/09/2005 2:16:36 PM PST
("People for the American Way have issued a Fatwah against Alito" --- John Cornyn)
posted on 11/09/2005 2:18:09 PM PST
But, But, I DIDN'T GET WHAT I WANT!!!
Free Ice Cream with every tax form turned in before 15 April.
posted on 11/09/2005 2:18:23 PM PST
("People for the American Way have issued a Fatwah against Alito" --- John Cornyn)
Don't let facts get in the way of an emotional rant.
posted on 11/09/2005 2:18:39 PM PST
by peyton randolph
(Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
you mean as opposed to the Bush bashbots?
We're sick and tired of watching your administration compromising on the principles that got you elected
I voted for Bush and can be counted among those who are sorry they did so. Republicans who support Bush and his Unconstitutional Union of the Americas can no longer count on my money or my vote..if that puts the Dems back in power..well..so what? At least it will be a KNOWN socialists...
Bush is a WOLF in SHEEPS clothing.
posted on 11/09/2005 2:21:32 PM PST
Put your faith in God, and not in man, and your future will look incredibly bright.
posted on 11/09/2005 2:21:43 PM PST
(My Homeland Security: Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper)
I hear you and whole heartedly agree.
The best conservative minds can make such great arguments supporting the Bush Administration yet many of them won't be heard by the public at large. The Administration itself needs to be making these points and arguments from the lofty offices we elected them to?
posted on 11/09/2005 2:21:46 PM PST
posted on 11/09/2005 2:22:00 PM PST
Why should I, or anybody else, continue to fight for someone who lacks the fortitude to defend his own honor and principles?
i don't believe it is a matter of intestinal fortitude; he has proven himself over and over in making the choices he has.
personally i believe dubya mistakenly believes in turning the other cheek.
of course, he ran out of cheeks long ago.
it is at a point now, where so many mistaken moves are being made, so many lies being told, so many sneaky and vile acts are being taken that lives are at stake in our military. people are being wounded and killed because the terrorists believe we are weak in our resolve and will run tail again, as clinton always did.
but you're right. it is now time to turn over the money changers' tables.
posted on 11/09/2005 2:22:10 PM PST
Your article sums up my frustrations very well. I sometimes wonder what would be different if the winners were reversed - Would we have even more porous Borders, would deficit spending and Pork be more out of control, and a whole lot of other problems that the vast majority of Americans want addressed be worse? I don't know but the fact that I'm asking the question is telling.
posted on 11/09/2005 2:22:15 PM PST
Don't waste your breath on Bush. He is out of touch and only seems to listen to his handlers. I really think the GOP needs a good ass whooping in order to come to their senses and start paying attention to the base. He has abandoned us on illegal immigration in the border states. This is why I have withheld all of my normal contributions to the RNC. Do you know who got my contributions this year?? The NRA did.........at least they were right there today preparing a lawsuit after San Francisco passed their stupid handgun band. I can depend on the NRA...........right now I can't depend on the GOP or the RNC for sh*t!!
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