As expected, being Bush supporters made my republican cohort and I among the minority in attendance. In fact, during the pre-tape briefing, the producer called out to those who support Kerry... the audience roared. those who support Bush... it was me and two shy ones in the back. All eyes turned to me when he said "thank you ma'am" and put his hand out to silence me. But that's not what counts. What counts is this...
On the way out a guy says to me, "were you the one for Bush?" When I looked up it was directly at his wife who, assuming I might think otherwise, immediately says "he's just kidding--we are too." And I'll bet they're not alone. And I'll bet they'll be voting in November. And that's what counts.
And every vote does. Even in Florida. They have people making sure of it.
I probably don't even need to tell you the panel was boring as all the left did was repeatedly ask questions of the right that could not be answered because the questions themselves were based on falsehoods or distortions of the truth. Even Maher was disappointing. And Moore was a broken record, "would you send your child?"
Ugh. Hasn't Moore disprespected the military enough? Does he even really know who the parents are that are sending their children in to war? Does he really not understand that the men and women who serve in this country's armed forces do so because they value what this country stands for and they want to protect it for this and future generations? Michael Moore should be thanking the military for protecting his stupid ass.
And enouh cry-baby bullshit about the poor and hopeless who are forced to go into the military to survive. How fortunate they are they live in a country where the government will give them a job if they can't find one elsewhere. And then give them an education. It seems Michael Moore would rather give them welfare rather than the skills to survive in the world.
But Moore suffers from insecurities so large, he has to continue his attempt to denigrate the military cause he really wishes he could have been the one to go in and open up a can of GI-Joe on Saddam's ass. But we all know Moore couldn't make it though basic training.
And they have reason to be worried. Cause there ain't anybody in this country stupid enough to put a guy like John Kerry in the White House. A guy who talks a lot about money and the deficit, but in all his years on the Senate finance committee has not attended even one meeting. A guy who claims he can solve the healthcare crisis in our country, but in 19 years has sponsored no legislation to even get us on the path. What has Kerry done for us during his 19 of service in the Senate? What is his legacy? What does he stand for? Anything? Anyone?
A guy who exploits all 4 months of his service in Vietnam by getting a Hollywood producer to fix up the 8mm film he has of his staged combat scenes made specifically for later use in a political campaign, while others were fighting and dying? A guy who votes (rarely) and when he does he votes to send our military into harm's way but not protect them. Are you kidding me? No one believes this guy can be commander-in chief. Just ask the 30+ swift boat guys who aren't supporting Kerry, whose voices have been silenced by the media, not the two Kerry is carrying around in his back pocket.
So Drink that... Bush-haters! You are in the minority even if a majority of us is silent because they don't want have the patience to defend logical rational thought every time they're surrounded by robotic morons like yourself. You don't stand for anything! And everybody wants to stand for something.
Which is why everyone will be voting for Bush, even the ones who think he's an asshole. Because you don't have to like G Dubya (but he does grow on ya if you give him a chance). And even if you do, you don't have to say it out loud. It can be our little secret. (But do feel free to leave your confessions here in a safe place--another one came out to me last month). The number of non-republicans voting for Bush in my corner of the universe continues to rise.
Which means Michael Moore was right about one thing, the people will speak. And given the fact that he's on his knees begging for votes, one has to assume he, like me, has no real doubt about which side they'll be speaking to.
Gotta love Bill Maher. He doesn't seem to be able to stand Bush, but he can't even think about Kerry as president and keep a straight face. And he'll be allowing the democrats into his studio every week to self-destruct in Real Time between now and November.
Coincidentally, Moze went into the lion's den tonight too and came out with this...
Protesting too much about this...
I went to my sister in-law’s house tonight for dinner, a celebration of my mother-in-law’s birthday...
Everyone on my wife’s side of the family (including my wife) is Democrat, and every one of them of voting age appear to be backing Kerry. (That half grin on my face has replaced the involuntary full-body-shiver that ordinarily occurs when I acknowledge this reality.)
At one point in the evening, the conversation turned political. Inevitable? Yes, but I can always hope... It began as it usually does.
“Bush just looks too stupid to be a President.”
“I know, he looks just like a chimp.”
“I can’t believe anyone could vote for Bush at a time of war. Kerry is a war hero.” ...
I bit my tongue through it all, but as I lowered a serving fork loaded with homemade Linguini noodles (which I had made for the occasion) onto my brother-in-law’s plate, he said:
“You must feel like you’re in the Lion’s den… you must feel cornered.”
Oddly, he said this as I towered over him. I looked into his eyes and replied in a crisp baritone,
“Do I look like I’m cornered?”
That’s when the topic of politics left the room.
I find it too frustrating to discuss politics on an adhominem level.
Is that so wrong?
To which this tallglassofmilk replies, nope. Not when you're dealing with an entire party who's running scared on emotion. Of course, speaking of emotion I'm definitely not devoid and that little comment about Kerry being a war hero might have caused involuntary reflexes in me to chuck my linguini-loaded fork across the table, but that's just me, daughter of a real (read:not calculated) war hero. Kerry can kiss my orphaned ass and all the votes I'm steering away goodbye. Ad hominem? Hmmm. Is that so wrong?
Chris P. Carrot's vision of a better America mill make our country's citizens proud to stick up for everyone - large or small, two-legged or four-legged, furry, finned or feathered. It is time to open our hearts and our minds to compassion for all so that we can truly "let freedom ring."