People voted for Bush. A LOT of people voted for Bush. What are they seeing that I keep missing? Really, it is an honest, earnest question. I assume that they are all rational, reasonable people. Clearly fifty-nine million people see something in this administration and like it enough - or at least don't dislike it enough - to keep it for four more years.
What is it that I'm not getting? Where is the memo I've obviously missed?
I'm worried. I'm scared. Rumsfeld and Cheney frighten me. Cheney especially - I can't believe a word that comes out of that man's mouth.
At least one Supreme Court seat will be opening up in the next four years (although believe you me, I'm going to be praying for the health and well-being of every single justice from this day on) and I'm so terrified by the prospect of Bush and his people choosing the replacements, especially now that it looks like his party has the majority in the Senate, House of Representatives and a majority of the state governors.
I can not trust President Bush to keep church and state seperate and I do believe that is essential.
Don't you think it's rather funny? I am such a religious zealot at my core. I think abortion is murder. Gay marriage should not be allowed within the Christian church because the Bible preaches it improper. BUT BUT BUT it is not the state's place to enforce these things. They are choices to be made by the individual to be reckoned against their own morals and their own creed. Therefore, abortions should be legal and civil unions should be available to everyone. (...and marriage should just be a religious ceremony completely seperated from the government. But that's not the topic.)
I can not trust President Bush to keep church and state seperate and I am scared. I don't think he's a bad man. I don't think he's quite as stupid as the media makes him out to be, although I don't give him credit for any exceptional sorts of intelligences either. I don't think he's well-suited for the job he has, but I don't think he's an evil bastard intent on destroying the world. I do think he has a distorted world view because he surrounds himself with yesmen and I do think he is too rash and doesn't consider (or wait) for all the facts before making policy decisions. But I do not find him to be the Devil Incarnate, and I don't think the world's going to end because he's in office for four more years.
But I can not trust President Bush to keep church and state seperate and I am scared.
I opened my Bible to a random page a few minutes ago. Do you know what page it opened to? The first chapter of the Book of Job. Job is a man whom God allows Satan to abuse in a test of Jobs' faith. Everything is taken from Job, and still he holds true to the Lord.
For many of us, Bush's presidency these past four years, and continuing into the next four, will be our test. But hold true and hold fast, for there is always hope and someday the test does end. Life goes on. The world isn't going to end.
These exit poll results were interesting to read.