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The American President
The Coconut Telegraph ^ | January 28, 2003 | Luis Gonzalez

Posted on 01/28/2003 4:24:38 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez

He’s had more reason to fail than any President in modern History, and sometimes, the only thing that surpasses the viciousness of the attacks from the left, is the viciousness of the attacks from the far right.

He is reminded over, and over again that his presidency was a "gift", and the unkind, unflattering comparisons to his father’s failed bid for a second term, more often than not, turn into predictions of failure yet to come. Yet his popularity among Americans is of historical proportions.

He’s been called inept and bumbling, even as he maneuvers his way across the burning embers of American politics with incredible dexterity, and arriving at the least of all expected destinations: victory.

Some call him a globalist, even as he shows contempt for the United Nations by turning his back on treaties that would threaten American sovereignty, while others accuse him of acting unilaterally against enemy nations.

He is openly pro-life in a nation where the murder of unborn babies has been elevated to status of a “right”, and is the sort of Christian who does not profess to be perfect, but rejoices in being forgiven.

He loves family, country and flag, and there’s very little question that the tear in his eye is anything other than a reflection of the emotion in his heart.

He is plain spoken and direct, with a propensity of stumbling over one word or another in a speech. But rather than knocking him down, it seems to endear him to a population that can easily imagine making the very same mistake if they would ever find themselves in a similar situation.

He is Mr. Smith, Kilroy, Shane, and Joe Everyman all rolled into one, the personification of the every day citizen, and while some suggested that he lacked the Beltway savvy to succeed, it was that very thing that attracted so many to him.

He faced the darkest hour in recent American history, and standing on the smoking remains of the Republic, above the fires and destruction, he raised high The Stars and Stripes, making us all believe that our finest hour was yet to come.

He’s confounded pundits, bewildered critics, and bedazzled opponents with a casual, easy charm that more often than not masks a grasp of the issues few believed he could achieve.

George W. Bush represents the triumph of the everyday man.

I support this president because I believe him, and I believe that what he does, he does because his heart tells him that it is the right thing to do for this nation.

And tonight, he’ll stand facing no one but us, because it’s the state of OUR Union that he’ll address. And standing there, he’ll chart a path for this nation in accordance to the only polls that matter to him...his conscience, and his love for this land.

But he won’t stand alone, because I’ll stand with him.

I’m standing with George W. Bush tonight, and I am seeing this fight through with him.

I’m standing with the American President, and I’m asking those who will stand with me, to make your presence known, and let your voices be heard tonight.


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1 posted on 01/28/2003 4:24:38 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez
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To: PhiKapMom; Howlin; Miss Marple
Gather the troops.

It's time to stand with The American President.
2 posted on 01/28/2003 4:25:52 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Lovely tribute, Luis.

I stand with you. :o)

3 posted on 01/28/2003 4:28:09 PM PST by homeschool mama (<><)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Count me in.
4 posted on 01/28/2003 4:28:43 PM PST by marron
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To: Luis Gonzalez; rintense; mombonn; ejo; Fiddlstix; lawgirl; Teacup; Miss Marple; Wait4Truth; ...
A bump and a ping for a great post<

God Bless you Luis

5 posted on 01/28/2003 4:28:52 PM PST by MJY1288 ("This looks like a rerun of a bad movie and I'm not interested in watching it.")
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I'm in, always was. Lead on Dubya.
6 posted on 01/28/2003 4:29:23 PM PST by rhombus
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To: homeschool mama; Amelia; justshe; terilyn; deport; JeanS; Ms. AntiFeminazi; Chad Fairbanks; Mo1; ...
FYI.
7 posted on 01/28/2003 4:30:58 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Luis Gonzalez
As ever, and always Luis.

Beautiful.

8 posted on 01/28/2003 4:31:06 PM PST by A Citizen Reporter
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Standing with our Prez...May God's anointing be upon him.
9 posted on 01/28/2003 4:31:34 PM PST by Dusty Rose
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To: MJY1288
"A bump and a ping for a great post< God Bless you Luis"

Amen, ditto, and I second that...

10 posted on 01/28/2003 4:31:51 PM PST by redhead (A' course it's Pete! Jist lookit 'im!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Great piece, Luis. I'm with you.

¡Viva Bush!
11 posted on 01/28/2003 4:32:17 PM PST by ru4liberty (2 Chronicles 7:14—If my people...shall humble themselves...then will I...heal their land)
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To: Luis Gonzalez

"The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else."

-- Teddy Roosevelt in the "Kansas City Star", May 7, 1918


12 posted on 01/28/2003 4:32:57 PM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Fantastic, Luis! I'm on the team to stay!
13 posted on 01/28/2003 4:33:10 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: Howlin; Luis Gonzalez
We stand together...God Bless George W. Bush, stand beside him, and guide him...

sw

14 posted on 01/28/2003 4:33:33 PM PST by spectre (spectre's wife)
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To: Willie Green
Grouch.
15 posted on 01/28/2003 4:34:19 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: Luis Gonzalez
George W. Bush represents the triumph of the everyday man.

Not to be contrary, but, given his family background, I fail to see how the above statement can be justified.

16 posted on 01/28/2003 4:35:50 PM PST by Pahuanui
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To: Luis Gonzalez; MJY1288; Howlin
Absolutely wonderful Luis. Count me in.

Thank you both for the ping to this great tribute.
17 posted on 01/28/2003 4:35:50 PM PST by terilyn
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To: Luis Gonzalez
But he won’t stand alone, because I’ll stand with him.

I will join you Luis!

18 posted on 01/28/2003 4:35:59 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I stand with our President, He has earned my respect
19 posted on 01/28/2003 4:36:38 PM PST by MJY1288 (The State of the Union is Strong and in Good Hands)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Very nice piece, Luis.

I'm standing.

20 posted on 01/28/2003 4:37:08 PM PST by cfrels
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Through the tears in my eyes, I stand with you and our President. I feel the same way about his as you do. God bless him..and you, Luis...let us pray for him on this very special evening.
21 posted on 01/28/2003 4:37:12 PM PST by Wait4Truth (I HATE THE MEDIA!!!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I'm with you and God Bless our President and God Bless America!!
22 posted on 01/28/2003 4:38:30 PM PST by Left_Coast_Conservative
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To: Luis Gonzalez
As I read your beautiful tribute to our president, I am making a copy for my father (76 year old ex-army, who does not have a computer), and I know that he will get goosebumps just like his daughter did. Such a wonderful piece of writing. Thank you. And yes, we will be standing along side you.
23 posted on 01/28/2003 4:38:31 PM PST by biss5577
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To: Wait4Truth
his = him
24 posted on 01/28/2003 4:38:57 PM PST by Wait4Truth (I HATE THE MEDIA!!!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Great tribute. I'll be there with him.
25 posted on 01/28/2003 4:39:03 PM PST by MindyW
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Wow! };^D)
26 posted on 01/28/2003 4:39:20 PM PST by RJayneJ (Are there any quilters out there?)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Amen Luis! I am a lowly man of the desert, and I feel exactly as most ordinary Joes of this great land, President GWB is my man.
27 posted on 01/28/2003 4:39:37 PM PST by desertcry
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To: HairOfTheDog
I'm glad you're here with him.
28 posted on 01/28/2003 4:39:44 PM PST by 2Jedismom (HHD)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I stand with President Bush, who is doing the very best he can. That is all we can ask for, and I am grateful he is the one in the Oval Office.

God bless him as he speaks tonight, and thank you, Luis, for posting this essay and thread.

29 posted on 01/28/2003 4:39:53 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I'm on my feet, right hand across my heart.
30 posted on 01/28/2003 4:41:01 PM PST by hillsborofox
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To: Willie Green
There are times for one such as you to turn off your partisan sniping, and this is it.Don't you find yourself a bit stinky always being a turd in the punchbowl, junior?
31 posted on 01/28/2003 4:41:08 PM PST by habs4ever
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To: 2Jedismom
I'm glad you're here with him.

And I am glad you're here with me!

32 posted on 01/28/2003 4:41:21 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I stand with the President.
33 posted on 01/28/2003 4:41:54 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Willie Green
"the only thing that surpasses the viciousness of the attacks from the left, is the viciousness of the attacks from the far right."

"Speak of the Devil and he shall appear" Jeses Christ

34 posted on 01/28/2003 4:42:07 PM PST by MJY1288 (The State of the Union is Strong and in Good Hands)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Luis:
This 78 year old former MARINE stands proudly along side of you and behind our wonderful PRESIDENT.

Good evening and the very best to you and yours.

Semper Fi
Tommie

35 posted on 01/28/2003 4:43:50 PM PST by Texican
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To: MJY1288
I stand with you both.
36 posted on 01/28/2003 4:44:05 PM PST by gogeo
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I’m standing with the American President, and I’m asking those who will stand with me, to make your presence known, and let your voices be heard tonight.

I'm standing with my President tonight, as well as every other night. I'm PROUD he is my President.

God bless you, President Bush!

Thanks, Luis!

37 posted on 01/28/2003 4:44:22 PM PST by mombonn
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I'm with him Luis. He's not going to do everything right, and he's not going to please everyone, but as far as I'm concerned he's MY president and he's doing everything I can expect of a human being.

I'm proud of him.

38 posted on 01/28/2003 4:44:26 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: Pahuanui
Because he doesn't speak down to anyone and he eschews the trappings of phoney elitism. Because in America, we are really all equal and the mobility of our capitalistic economy means anyone at all can be richer or poorer tomorrow; our economic status is not set in stone at birth.

Because we all stand before G-d as His children, rich, poor, high-born or humble roots and this President knows that.

There is a graciousness that we once taught to all our children, no matter their origins or present station and President Bush has that easy American grace that respects everyone equally.

I love this President! Thank you, Luis!
39 posted on 01/28/2003 4:46:14 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: McGavin999
"He's not going to do everything right, and he's not going to please everyone..."

Nor will I, and I can't ask from him what I will not expect from myself.

40 posted on 01/28/2003 4:46:26 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thank you for this....Thank God for GW Bush.....our Commander in Chief......please pray for our troops....word today my hubby is being activated.
41 posted on 01/28/2003 4:47:17 PM PST by mystery-ak (We paid Snuggles ransom and they still won't release him...FREE SNUGGLES r)
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To: Willie Green
Willie, are we going to be a people divided tonight?

Or a nation united in its resolve?

Will you rise above politics, and stand with the president tonight?
42 posted on 01/28/2003 4:48:22 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thank you so much, Luis! Excellent essay, man!
43 posted on 01/28/2003 4:48:28 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner (I could be a really good Christian if other people didn't mess me up all the time. - Adrian Plass)
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To: JennysCool
Jenny may be cool, but not historically informed. So far I like President Bush and anyone who thinks he is a simpleton is surely a Liberal indulging in wishful thinking. Still and all, "trust no man with that jewel (Liberty)" is as true now as when first spoken in the late eighteenth century.

President Bush is doing well, if he shrinks government and increases real world observance of our Constitutional guarantees.

So far, so good. Little more should ever be said of an elected official.
44 posted on 01/28/2003 4:49:31 PM PST by GladesGuru
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To: JennysCool
Grouch.

Teddy Roosevelt certainly possessed some human faults.
But I don't think one can truthfully describe him as a "grouch".
Quite the contrary, he had quite a reputation for his zest for life!

45 posted on 01/28/2003 4:50:02 PM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: hchutch; Poohbah; ex-Texan; herewego
Will you stand?
46 posted on 01/28/2003 4:50:20 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Great piece, Luis. If you're standing with "W", you're not standing alone.

47 posted on 01/28/2003 4:51:18 PM PST by InspiredPath1
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Hell, yes!!!
48 posted on 01/28/2003 4:51:47 PM PST by hchutch ("Last suckers crossed, Syndicate shot'em up" - Ice-T, "I'm Your Pusher")
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To: Luis Gonzalez; hchutch
F***ing-A-Skippy I will.
49 posted on 01/28/2003 4:52:31 PM PST by Poohbah (Four thousand throats may be cut in a single night by a running man -- Kahless the Unforgettable)
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To: habs4ever
There are times for one such as you to turn off your partisan sniping, and this is it.Don't you find yourself a bit stinky always being a turd in the punchbowl, junior?

Clue: Teddy was a 'pubbie.

50 posted on 01/28/2003 4:52:48 PM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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