Tuesday, December 16, 2008


It's been an odd ride having a President I actually respect and admire. I'm not sure how long it will be till I have that feeling again. But the 'shoe throwing' incident this week made it abundantly clear to my why I admire President Bush so much, despite some of the mistakes he's made. He's one of the only people I know outside the church who is basically a near-perfect example of a Christian.

Here you've got a person who liberated 50 million Muslims, but who is derided as a tyrant by some of the people who he liberated from tyrrany. He's despised, abused, and has been treated more disgustingly by supposedly enlightened people than anyone else in recent memory. And he takes it all in with a smile on his face and nothing but forgiveness and understanding.

Has he ever had a harsh word for a political enemy? Has he ever come unglued on anyone in the public eye and has traded their self esteem for political points? Instead, he stays above the fray and acts the way a true Christian is supposed to act-as an example. As good an example as he can possibly be.

So I'm grateful for that and I'm grateful to have been led by a good and decent man. I would like to think and hope that President Obama is a good man, but I don't think he is. I don't think anyone who supports born alive abortion can be, or anyone who would subject his young daugthers to years of anti-American bile at the pulpit of Jeremiah Wright. He likes to talk a lot about change-hopefully there's enough left over for him after he's done feeding it to the unicorns.

"Some worry that it is somehow undiplomatic or impolite to speak the language of right and wrong. I disagree. Different circumstances require different methods, but not different moralities. Moral truth is the same in every culture, in every time, and in every place. Targeting innocent civilians for murder is always and everywhere wrong. Brutality against women is always and everywhere wrong. There can be no neutrality between justice and cruelty, between the innocent and the guilty. We are in a conflict between good and evil, and America will call evil by its name. By confronting evil and lawless regimes, we do not create a problem, we reveal a problem. And we will lead the world in opposing it."
-President Bush


Hillary said...

After the shoe throwing incident, Bush responded to the press with, "That was a size 10 shoe he threw at me, you may want to know." Who else would have responded to the situation like that? It says a lot about someone.

That man could throw his shoes because Bush gave him the freedom to do so. If it had remained under Saddam's regime, that man never would have had the opportunity to throw his shoes.

President Bush is a good man who has been blamed for problems the democrats caused. The economy was strong until the democrats took over and destoyed it. Our country has been safe and terror-free for the last seven years because of this man.

Obama has given us no reason to believe he is a good man. His fraudulent campaign funding, his best friends, his children's babysitter, and a wife who is equally shady and dishonest with her actions. He would have to rewind to birth to undo everything that would make him a good person.

Until then, I still hope to BBQ with President Bush one day.

Kevan said...

It seems that nearly every time I read a post from Hillary or one of Christian's articles, I feel a little like a Sound Of Music song and hear the word, "Somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good."

Not taking all the credit mind you, but it's comforting to know that generally speaking, neither child will embarrass me in public.

Shannon said...

You failed to mention one of President Bush's other qualities...He's really good at ducking.

Jessica said...

Oh, I so agree. I have really come to love and admire President Bush and would gladly take him for 8 more years if we could. I hate to think where the country might be had he not made it into office 8 years ago.
I am waiting to make my final judgment on Obama once I know what kind of dog he gets his daughters...... If he goes with a Lab or Cavalier, I will have to like him. If he goes with a poodle, I can never like him.