Tuesday, November 02, 2004

My eyes are burning - Why is it the moral Vote Goes to Bush when he lied to get us to war?

Okay, I have to get off line. The tension is killing me. I have to crack another beer to get through this one. Tight ain't the half of it. This race is so close, no one will be able to claim a mandate for a future direction. Half the nation votes on the moral factor, but neglects to call bush on his immoral decision to go to war and lie to the nation about his reasons for it. Go figure. I can't explain it other than hypocricy. Which, if you ask me, the worlds' majors religions specialize in...One example, the Catholic Church who has practice unadulturated hypocricy for thousands of years.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nicholas D. Kristof, in today's NYTimes Living Poor, Voting Rich, written before the outcome of the election was known, hit the nail on the head. [Registration required.]

One of the Republican Party's major successes over the last few decades has been to persuade many of the working poor to vote for tax breaks for billionaires. Democrats are still effective on bread-and-butter issues like health care, but they come across in much of America as arrogant and out of touch the moment the discussion shifts to values.

"There is a very upper-middle-class flavor to liberalism, and that's just bound to rub average people the wrong way," Mr. Frank said. He notes that Republicans have used "culturally powerful but content-free issues" to connect to ordinary voters.

To put it another way, Democrats peddle issues, and Republicans sell values. Consider the four G's: God, guns, gays and grizzlies.