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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:52 PM
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A true patriot who loved his country would not have run for president.....
under the circumstances that George W Bush did. He knew he had not won in 2000. He knew how divisive the nation was because of that election. He didn't give a damn! For the good of the nation, he should have stepped aside, like LBJ in '68, and permitted someone else to run for his Party's nomination. But, division was part of his political strategy. That was the way he could "win". And "winning" to him meant he got more votes than his opponent. It didn't matter how he got the votes. Hell, he could steal them!

It showed the measure of the man. He is without principle and does not love his country. He is an unprincipled politician, in the worst sense of the word. A true patriot would have put his country first. He would not have continued to divide the nation. That was the decision that George W Bush made. He deserves no good will.
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  - A true patriot would have volunteered for active duty...  douglasjkruse   Nov-14-04 05:55 PM   #1 
  - To be honest, using his dad's connections didn't bother me so much  fugue   Nov-14-04 06:05 PM   #2 
  - Military service during wartime is NOT the only indicator of patriotism  Liberal Christian   Nov-14-04 06:11 PM   #3 
  - Patriots don't let their brothers  bluedeminredstate   Nov-14-04 06:26 PM   #4 
  - And use religion as a compelling reason/weapon  Pithy Cherub   Nov-14-04 07:10 PM   #5 
  - Lack of character  Ksec   Nov-14-04 07:15 PM   #6 
  - Where are you from, I am in far western KY - n/t  Blue Dog Dem   Nov-14-04 07:18 PM   #7 
  - Hi Blue Dog Dem!!  newyawker99   Nov-15-04 07:53 AM   #11 
  - from the mountains...  kentuck   Nov-15-04 08:47 AM   #12 
  - if he was a true patriot.....  dennis4868   Nov-14-04 07:21 PM   #8 
  - the presidency is a toy to him ...  Lisa   Nov-14-04 07:37 PM   #9 
  - I think he is getting less of the good will than he thinks he deserves  Malva Zebrina   Nov-14-04 08:21 PM   #10 
 
douglasjkruse Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:55 PM
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1. A true patriot would have volunteered for active duty...
I think you can derive the type of American George Bush is by looking at the decisions he made regarding Vietnam. Instead of being a man and patriot, he uses his dad's connections to go to the Air National Guard (part-time).

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