Skip to comments.The American President
Posted on 01/28/2003 4:24:38 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez
Hes 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 fathers 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.
Hes 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 theres 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.
Hes 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, hell stand facing no one but us, because its the state of OUR Union that hell address. And standing there, hell 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 wont stand alone, because Ill stand with him.
Im standing with George W. Bush tonight, and I am seeing this fight through with him.
Im standing with the American President, and Im asking those who will stand with me, to make your presence known, and let your voices be heard tonight.
I stand with you. :o)
God Bless you Luis
Amen, ditto, and I second that...
"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
Not to be contrary, but, given his family background, I fail to see how the above statement can be justified.
I will join you Luis!