Another 4 years
So Bush is president again for another 4 years. I feel sorry for the American people that they have to live with a close-minded man in power for the next four years.For all of his talk of building unity, he is the most devisive American leader in history. He and his campaign chose to take the low road on so many ocasions painting democrats as evil & godless, instead of just saying we have different ideas than they do.
This not to say that the democrats were perfect.I feel bad for all of those who worked so hard on the democratic side and brought so many voters into the fold. They failed though, to convince existing voters though, so I blame the democrats as well for not convincing middle America of the pain GB would cause.The democrats gave GB a free ride on 9/11. It happened on his watch and they let it slide. I watched many interviews of evryday Americans telling the reporters that on GB's watch, America hasn't been attacked again, so they feel safe and would vote for him again. They needed to be reminded who was in power on 9/11.
I don't agree that a president must be a great mind. I think he must lead great minds. For this he is failing.
The president also lets religion guide him with a far greater hand than he should. The seperation of church and state are intrenched in US law for a reason and yet at every turn, whether through his action or inaction, he uses religious reasons for driving many of his policy decisions. Sadly, or maybe not if you agree with him, the USA is becoming a Christian country at the exclusion of other religions.
The president also likes to dismiss what he does not understand. He cannot grasp the concept of cultures different than his own, hence his problems in the middle east. He fails to grasp that political systems that are different than his may actually work even as he moves the country on the path of becoming more dictatorial. He's picky and choosy about where he wants his freedom. Does he ever mention the biggest spot of un-freedom in the world, China? No NEVER. They are a huge trading partner, so instead he goes after little ole Cuba.
End of rant
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Song: Mercy me, Robert Palmer
Reading: Hominids, Robert Sawyer
Project: Get through the day without falling asleep, then swim
Words of wisdom: So many of our problems are as the result of our overactive imaginations.