[Homestead] the frightening part
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Thu Aug 28 00:45:23 EDT 2008
Robert Walton wrote:
> .....He created enough turmoil in the first 4 years and
> enough people still believed in him that he got another 4.
In a way, I'm still a bit stunned that the guy ever got so far as the
presidency, that anyone would vote for him. Among other things, I
remember hearing that tape of the conversation between him and Rove,
well before the election, when he (Bush) was talking about how he if
could just get the evangelical Christians in his pocket he'd have the
country in the palm of his hand and laid out a rough plan for it. While
it's quite true that I could never be counted among the evangelical
Christians but I thought to myself at the time, surely no Christian
would vote for the guy, given his history. (Actually I can't think of
any faith group that would be proud to count him among them). Could
never happen, said I to self. Said my acquaintances to each other.
People won't put up with that bragging about what a manipulator he is.
He has worse than no experience, isn't successful at business, whose
only political 'experience' has made more enemies than friends, has
considerable trouble telling the truth, doesn't even seem to have the
idea that the people of this country are anything but puppets, we
thought. He clearly can't read, we agreed: not a good sign.... (At
least it explained why his mother's public work concentrated on
children's literacy). I certainly didn't think any Christian would
take that sitting down, much less vote for him. He was right about one
thing: they turned out to be very gullible. Now a lot of us are left
wondering: just exactly what comprises the set of values these
evangelical Christians voted on? He certainly hasn't displayed the
values I've associated with Christianity.......and am also wondering who
went around suturing their mouths shut after the election, all those
folks who blindly voted for him and his "Christian" values and quietly
watched him give a pretty poor 'Christian' performance with nary a peep.
Then the second time.....what in the world? One really has to wonder
how dense folks can be......this whole county was in a state of shock
the day after he was voted in the second time; I remember going to the
bank in Belfast that day to find everyone redfaced, puffy, and silent.
I had to drive to NH later that day and fought all the way there to keep
my mind on my driving, only to find the family I went to visit in a deep
funk.....My European friends were equally incredulous. I'll never,
ever, forget the reaction from them when he said he'd "looked into his
eyes and liked what I saw there", of Putin.
I still feel it, and still can hardly believe it happened, except that I
watched it, and felt it, and still feel it....Scary thing is, since it
made, and makes, no sense to me, now I realize just how obtuse the minds
in this country can be, and how easily manipulated they can be.
Susan Jane, in Maine, who maybe grew up with too many brothers......
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