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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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To: Luis Gonzalez
Great job Luis.

I stand proudly with our President, George W. Bush.

51 posted on 01/28/2003 4:53:38 PM PST by Wphile (W's gonna knock it out of the park!)
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To: Willie Green
Don't you find yourself a bit stinky always being a turd in the punchbowl, junior?

Clue: Teddy was a 'pubbie.

Clue: You're still a turd.

52 posted on 01/28/2003 4:55:39 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: nopardons; ArneFufkin
Will you stand?
53 posted on 01/28/2003 4:56:46 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: ru4liberty
Classic comeback...
54 posted on 01/28/2003 4:57:39 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: Luis Gonzalez
Amen, Luis. God bless our Republic and God bless George W. Bush.
55 posted on 01/28/2003 4:57:47 PM PST by rep-always
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Great piece, Luis. I'm with you, and W.
56 posted on 01/28/2003 4:58:13 PM PST by speekinout
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To: William Wallace; Victoria Delsoul; Prodigal Daughter; afraidfortherepublic; JohnHuang2; Budge; ...
My apologies to those who have already responded.
57 posted on 01/28/2003 4:58:46 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
BEAUTIFUL!!

I stand with you and President George W Bush!
58 posted on 01/28/2003 4:59:12 PM PST by DrDeb
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Great post Luis ! Bravo !

I will stand up for President George W. Bush. I stood up before and worked to help him get elected and that was the first time I went out and canvassed for a Republican since 1968.

59 posted on 01/28/2003 4:59:13 PM PST by ex-Texan
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To: reformedliberal
Because he doesn't speak down to anyone and he eschews the trappings of phoney elitism.

Ah, I see.

60 posted on 01/28/2003 5:00:10 PM PST by Pahuanui
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Wonderful post! Thank you. BUSH/CHENEY 2004!!!
61 posted on 01/28/2003 5:00:32 PM PST by areafiftyone (The U.N. is now officially irrelevant! The building is for Sale!!!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
GOD BLESS G.W.BUSH!!!!!!!!!
62 posted on 01/28/2003 5:00:59 PM PST by cmsgop ( Arby's says no more Horsey Sauce for Scott Ritter !!!!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Excellent, Luis. I'll be standing with you and the President.
63 posted on 01/28/2003 5:01:29 PM PST by Budge (God Bless FReepers!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thanks for sharing your thoughts..... I hope that as a country we can try to gather at least for a few moments and try to steady the ship of state and add strenght to its cause.

Disregard the naysayers that appear as they have nothing to add on this night honoring our Nation.
64 posted on 01/28/2003 5:02:09 PM PST by deport ( The time draws nigh..... Saddam beware)
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To: Poohbah
Classic comeback...

Sad, but true.

65 posted on 01/28/2003 5:02:09 PM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
The portrait of a real American President....count on me for support!!!!
66 posted on 01/28/2003 5:02:33 PM PST by Arpege92
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Louis, that is beautiful. You made me cry. I'll be standing there, too.
67 posted on 01/28/2003 5:02:38 PM PST by Bahbah (vive GW)
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To: GladesGuru; Willie Green
The occasional good word for the President unencumbered by "buts" and "on the other hands" and "(fill in the blank) said..." isn't going to kill the Republic. This is his night; wish him well. Tomorrow you can go back to grumbling.
68 posted on 01/28/2003 5:03:46 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: Willie Green
Well, when you hang a slow one over the plate...SOMEONE's going to take a swing at it, if for no other reason than grins and giggles...
69 posted on 01/28/2003 5:03:47 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: Willie Green
I love your quote and agree wholeheartedly....but this IS a beautiful and heartfelt tribute (I didn't love the "far right" part but not a big deal...). He doesn't say we should never criticize the guy when he is on the wrong track. Besides, you and I aren't going anywhere. LOL
70 posted on 01/28/2003 5:04:24 PM PST by RAT Patrol
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I'm here and still standing!!
71 posted on 01/28/2003 5:04:51 PM PST by CyberAnt ( Syracuse where are you?)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Count me in!


72 posted on 01/28/2003 5:05:15 PM PST by snippy_about_it ( Pray for our troops!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez

73 posted on 01/28/2003 5:08:41 PM PST by kayak (God bless President Bush, God bless our military, and God bless America!)
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To: kayak
THAT'S IT!

On my bumper tomorrow!
74 posted on 01/28/2003 5:09:28 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: Poohbah
Well, when you hang a slow one over the plate...SOMEONE's going to take a swing at it, if for no other reason than grins and giggles...

Yep, always going for the cheap shot.
Not having the depth of thought to appreciate what Teddy was saying.
There's a reason why his Presidency transcended mediocrity,
and he's considered to have been one of our greatest Presidents.
Ignore the message and shoot the messenger. Oh well... what else is new?

75 posted on 01/28/2003 5:11:21 PM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Pahuanui
Somehow, I doubt that.

Class warriors concentrate on origins and material net worth. That could be why you do not appear to get it. But that's ok, because it does seem as though a majority of Americans do.
76 posted on 01/28/2003 5:12:44 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Willie Green
Don't you mean Go Pervert Go........

Any man that is so filled with hatred for our president that he would consider allowing Scott Ritter on his show to bash the President is not fit to be considered in any context at all.

77 posted on 01/28/2003 5:12:50 PM PST by OldFriend (SUPPORT PRESIDENT BUSH)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
great post Luis!
78 posted on 01/28/2003 5:13:16 PM PST by herewego
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I don't always agree with him but I will stand with him as he leads this nation.
79 posted on 01/28/2003 5:13:31 PM PST by amused (don't call them liberals, they're socialists)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
We the people of the usa thank you Luis.George Walker Bush President of the USA we stand shoulder to shoulder with you.God Bless you and God Bless America.
80 posted on 01/28/2003 5:15:29 PM PST by solo gringo
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To: RAT Patrol; Luis Gonzalez
but this IS a beautiful and heartfelt tribute

On this we can agree.
Luis is very talented and genuine in expressing such sentiments.
It is a very admirable quality that I like about him.

81 posted on 01/28/2003 5:16:15 PM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thanks for the sentiment. We stand with our President because he stands for our country and the civilized world.
82 posted on 01/28/2003 5:17:11 PM PST by OldFriend (SUPPORT PRESIDENT BUSH)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
My whole family is STANDING with our PRESIDENT and COMMANDER in CHIEF!

I am praying that the Spirit of God will fill him tonight, and that his State of the Union speech will soar above 'common speech' and become a message of truth for the American people!

Thank you, Luis!!

83 posted on 01/28/2003 5:20:26 PM PST by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President, our military, our nation.....)
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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.

George W.Bush is a good man and has proven himself to be a good leader. I too, will stand with PresBush.

All patriotic American's should stand up with PresBush, against the forces of liberal socialism, anti war appeasers and the blame America first crowd.

84 posted on 01/28/2003 5:20:42 PM PST by Reagan Man
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To: Luis Gonzalez
No need to apologize, Luis. It was better the second time around.
85 posted on 01/28/2003 5:21:21 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Willie Green
My Goodness Willie... Knock it off

Why would someone who works as hard as you to be so ******* negative want to come to this thread?

And you wonder why that Skin Head in a 1,500.00 suit PJB couldn't get elected as Dog Catcher

86 posted on 01/28/2003 5:23:35 PM PST by MJY1288 (The State of the Union is Strong and in Good Hands)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I too stand by my president. I flew my flag on my car. I too will not desert him. I ask God to guide his every word and action.
87 posted on 01/28/2003 5:27:29 PM PST by olliemb
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To: MJY1288

"The great virtue of my radicalism lies in the fact that I am perfectly ready, if necessary, to be radical on the conservative side."

-- Teddy Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)


88 posted on 01/28/2003 5:28:42 PM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green
Please go away!!! I had a rough day, don't need you in our conversation.
89 posted on 01/28/2003 5:32:54 PM PST by olliemb
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To: Willie Green
"There comes a time when one needs to realize he's making an ass of himself"

------MJY1288 (9/28/03)

90 posted on 01/28/2003 5:33:23 PM PST by MJY1288 (The State of the Union is Strong and in Good Hands)
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To: MJY1288; Luis Gonzalez
Mike, thanks for the ping.

Luis, he spoke my heart. Thanks for posting this.

91 posted on 01/28/2003 5:33:47 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: amused
"I don't always agree with him but I will stand with him as he leads this nation."

No more can be asked of anyone.

Yours my friend, are the words of a great American.

92 posted on 01/28/2003 5:34:14 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
No question.
Proud to stand in this fine company, Luis.
Well said. Thanks for rallying the troops tonight.


93 posted on 01/28/2003 5:34:37 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl (289 Million Americans Avoid Peace Rallies. Press cover-up bigger than Watergate!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
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

Amen to that. And thanks for expressing your sentiments. I stand with you and all the other supporters here of our President and of America.

94 posted on 01/28/2003 5:34:49 PM PST by okimhere
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To: Willie Green
Willie, I asked you to stand with the president, I understand where you stand right now.

Now, I am respectfully asking you to stand down.
95 posted on 01/28/2003 5:35:34 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I have been with this President from the beginning and will continue for as long as it takes. It is a privilege to stand for him and with him. America is blessed by him and so fortunate to have a good man in office.
96 posted on 01/28/2003 5:36:56 PM PST by cajungirl
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I'm there with you. May Heavenly Father bless this president, his family, his cabinet, and the leaders of our military with strength, intelligence, faith, courage, and divine knowledge.
Let us all be valient, and pray continuiously that good triumphs over evil.
Sacrifice is never convenient.
God Bless America. And God Bless us all.
97 posted on 01/28/2003 5:37:53 PM PST by yellowroses (May the Hand of God preserve us from evil.)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
George W. Bush represents the triumph of the everyday man. So insightful Luis! President Bush is the everyday man, a man in so many goods ways reflective of the everyday working man, yet a leader not given to the 'wet fingers in the designer winds' styled man of democrat party note. Well chosen word, my friend, for he is far from the 'common' man. I stand with you, and all freepers praying for this nation. [BTW, I'm sending a link for this thread to the White House. This everyday man now grinding through so difficult a job could use a ray of tribute, though he'll likely feel uncomfortable with so glowing a tribute as you've penned, Luis.]
98 posted on 01/28/2003 5:37:57 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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To: okimhere
"I stand with you and all the other supporters here of our President and of America."

"Stand beside her, and guide her,
through the night, with a light from above."

99 posted on 01/28/2003 5:38:44 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
May God continue to bless the POTUS and the USA.
100 posted on 01/28/2003 5:40:34 PM PST by Dust in the Wind
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