Four more years
An endorsement of George W. Bush
October 26, 2004
Like Mr. Bakhtavar [see: "President
I, too, will vote for GW Bush.
Four years ago, I said I opposed
him, but now I stand
I will vote for him this year, however, I am doing it as an investment
in the future rather than an affirmation of his presidency.
I think George Bush is the wildest and most damaging political
whirlwind of my lifetime. He has single-handedly, and within
only 4 years, invaded and set devastation to two foreign countries,
caused the death of countless unarmed people, insulted and lied
to most of the world and alienated his allies in the NATO - and
so far he has no tangible results to show for it but a smirk.
Domestically, he has presided over an ever-sagging economy, a
declining job base, rising unemployment, rising poverty and a booming
balance. He has overturned or sabotaged environmental advancements,
opposed scientific progress, used religion as a dividing tool,
propagated xenophobia as the new American ethos and opposed every
legislation in Congress.
But I need him there as president
for 4 more years.
Why? Because it makes sense!
If he stays in power another four years, the damage and desolation
caused by his administration will reach levels that are undeniable
even to the average conservative American voter. With a re-election
victory in 2004, Bush will certainly feel more of a religious
mandate than he currently does and be more of a zealot than ever
He will be emboldened to unleash more of his seat-of-the-pant,
gun-slinging, policies onto the economic, military and social arenas.
Defense companies will be fatter, weapons will proliferate even
more, America will be leveraged with more borrowed money, Iraq
will fester and become the world's sorest open wound, fear
will dictate the cultural values in America even more than it does
today, and optimism, openness and generosity that once set the
American society apart will cease to reveal themselves.
four years down the road, and all I see is G.W. Bush having staggered
and crushed every positive outcome of the secular, democratic
values that this country has established since WWII.
It is only then - when all will seem lost and unbearable - that
the conservatives will lose and concede power to the progressive
forces, and with a huge difference: We will not see another conservative
administration for probably a decade or so after that.
set in motion by the Bush presidency is so all-encompassing that
it will take years to undo, and the voters will not forgive the
travesty of these eight years. For years on, people will point
to 2000-2008 as the years that preceded the awakening.
So bear with Bush for 4 more years and even help him get re-elected.
Sometimes one has to hit the bottom to see the light, and we
still have not seen the bottom.