Skip to comments.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.
Actually there was a post this morning that the WH is starting a propaganda war to return fire.
I'm not laughing with you, I'm laughing at you.
Whether anyone likes it or not, there's a lot of truth in what you've wrote. I voted for President Bush twice,and admire him greatly, but no one is perfect (not even the President). A lot has been done to this man by a lot of partisan hacks and vicious people,but I'm sorry to say that he's brought some things on himself. If he doesn't start to fight back and fight back hard, he will be a lame duck of the first order(and deservedly so!)
Here you go:
White House to Hit Back
>>Actually there was a post this morning that the WH is starting a propaganda war to return fire.<<
I don't know if the conciliatory strategy is politically or psychologically motivated, but IMHO, he could be standing a lot firmer and taller than he is ... particularly, as you so rightly say, in behalf of our men and women fighting on the frontlines of freedom.
I didn't like the way he caved in on Katrina at all; he should have blasted the leftmedia critics as the vipers they are and laid responsibility squarely where it belongs instead of pledging billions of dollars to feel-good "programs."
I'm laughing at you, too.
Who're you going to vote for? That goofball in the Constitution Party who doesn't support the War on Terror?
When he went on vacation in August... he never really came back. It's a sad state of affairs right now.
The great failing of the GOP is that it has not confronted the democrat party for moving left. The GOP saw an opportunity in this, because it helps the GOP win elections most of the time. But it also allows left wing thinking to be mainstreamed, and the next democrat president will have a preposterously weak national security team. It is NOT in America's interest that a major party has moved so far left, and that the other party treats the leftist agenda with respect.
You're sorry? I'll agree. You're one sorry poster.
Their true enemy is the real robot, the MSM, the most enormous and influential political machine on earth.
You are correct and msm has a way of pulling the so called "true blue Republicans". I think different. Those on here who are against Bush for imigration, or whatever the reason of the day may be, really don't seem to be the ones who have any real ideas of their own, and msm is playing right into their brain washed brains.
I think Bush laid low because his numbers are down and his taking a high profile in places like California and NJ would only have done more damage. And he has been in this position before. I remember when he was interviewed by Russert and expressed confidence he would be reelected. His numbers were so low and everyone thought Iraq was ssuch a disaster that Bush's confidence was viewed as irrational. So he can still come back. But the lame duck status creates new challenges taht I think require him to be more aggressive.
Yeah, but he ain't got his flying car, and cheese is still very expensive.
Don't forget that he hasn't vetoed a spending bill since getting there, and that he let Teddy write the No Child Left Behind Act.
I just wish he would realize that he was re-elected and that the gloves should come off! We have a historic chance to bury liberalism. Break out the shovels, man, and lets get started!
As they've demonstrated clearly the last few years, there are no uncompromisable principles, no lines in the sand, no core philosophy that defines a Republican. Everything is up for grabs to keep one's office, and there is no assurance that a Republican won't just roll over and become a Big Stupid Government weasel once elected. In fact, it's pretty likely.
So, Republicans, how's the "limited government" thingie you've been promising us for decades coming along . . . . hmmmmmmm?
I've been a proud "Bush-bot" for years. He's a decent man, has some good policies, and has done fairly well on the WOT..; however, count me as one who has turned increasingly sour on President Bush...
Sure, I have issues with his (lack of) borders issue, his "spending-like-a-drunken-sailor", etc. I look at his record holistically, I'm not a single-issue voter, nor do I blast the President or turn on him because he doesn't think or act in lockstep with my views.
The turning point for me is his (and the GOP leadership's - Cheney, who's a DISASTER, IMHO, Frist, Hastert, etc) reticence to fight back. For those that know me, I've been complaining about this profusely, ever since none of these guys ever disputed Kennedy's "lie after lie after lie" outrage, and his comment that the war was "staged in Crawford for political purposes"...
Not challenging them only emboldened them. Kerry, a lying traitor, almost became President because Bush allowed him to lie time and again, and through the debates, without challenging him. The whole Katrina mess, where Bush just turned the other cheek... It goes on and on... Much of America believes many of these lies, and yesterday's results, to some degree, reflect this.
It may be too late to get the record straight at this point, unless Bush gets rid of Cheney (Condi), replaces McClellen, and FIGHTS BACK AGAINST THE OUTRAGEOUS CHARGES!
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