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Voting for Bush

November 6, 2012
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According to a headline on the Daily Beast, George W. Bush won the third debate.  I think that sums up most of the way The Pink Flamingo feels about Barack Obama.  After deprogramming myself from the talking heads, FOX Tabloid News, and the conservative panderers, I learned something rather startling.  Barack Obama is basically a moderate, in liberal clothing.  Far too many on the left and the right blame Barack Obama for being just like George W. Bush.  For The Pink Flamingo, that is enough.  I want George W. Bush back in office.  I miss him, dreadfully.  So, since I can’t vote for Bush, I’m voting for Obama.  Weirdly enough, he’s the closest thing to GWB!

In a way, I feel like I’ve been had. The Lord has a sense of humor, a very big sense of humor.  My very favorite bible verse is Isaiah 40:31.  I have lived my life by it since I was in high school.  I even had a little button I kept pinned to my purse, for years, until I lost it.  It is my ‘I live by this’ verse.  This is MY verse.

but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
   they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
   they shall walk and not faint.

Charles Krauthammer, who was once a staunch supporter of George W. Bush, must slam him in order to prop up and pander to Romney-Ryan.  This single paragraph made me want to throw-up.  If this is what the “new” GOP is, count me out.  The Pink Flamingo is Reagan Republican. I am proud of George W. Bush.  I would vote for him, again if I could.

“…Reagan rejected the moderate accommodationism represented by Gerald Ford, the sitting president Reagan nearly overthrew in 1976. Ryan represents a new constitutional conservatism of limited government and individual opportunity that carried Republicans to victory in 2010, not just as a rejection of Obama’s big-government hyper-liberalism but also as a significant departure from the philosophically undisciplined, idiosyncratically free-spending “compassionate conservatism” of Obama’s GOP predecessor….”

Washington National Cathedral

To quote Henry Higgins damn, damn, damn, damn, damn!

Faith can express itself in people in many ways, and I think it is important that we not make faith alone a barometer of a person’s worth, value, or character. I will say that oftentimes faith can serve as an impetus, or even a reason in itself, to view issues outside of just the perspective of our own personal advancement. There is a sort of selflessness that often derives from faith that I think is a powerful force  for good.

I didn’t agree with former President Bush on many issues, but I did respect him as a good husband, a loving father, and as a man of faith. I don’t know how he would have approached the issue of immigration reform or aids in Africa if he were not a man of faith. if he’d been someone solely concerned with hard politics—or what people would say about him—I’m not sure he would have had the gall to step out on those issues. But he did, and I think it’s clear that his faith was a major part of that. ..”

I hate to say this, but it is quite obvious who the person of faith is and who the shallow one is.

Washington Cathedral Mag.

Barack Obama:

“...First and foremost, my Christian faith gives me a perspective and security that i don’t think i would have otherwise: That i am loved. That, at the end of the day, God is in control—and my main responsibility is to love God with all of my heart, soul, and mind, and to love my neighbor as myself. Now, i don’t always live up to that standard, but it is a standard i am always pursuing. my faith is also a great source of comfort to me. i’ve said before that my faith has grown as president. This office tends to make a person pray more; and as President Lincoln once said, “i have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that i had no place else to go.” Finally, i try to make sure that my faith informs how i live my life. As a husband, as a father, and as president, my faith helps me to keep my eyes on the  prize and focus on what is good and  truly important. …”  

Mitt Romney:

“…Faith is integral to my life. i have served as a lay pastor in my church. i faithfully follow its precepts. i was taught in my home to honor God and love my neighbor. my father was committed to martin Luther King, Jr.’s cause of equality, and i saw my parents provide compassionate care to others, in personal ways to people nearby and in leading national volunteer movements. my faith is grounded in the conviction that a consequence of our common humanity is our responsibility to one another—to our fellow Americans
foremost, but also to every child of God. …”

 

Buzzfeed

That just about does it for The Pink Flamingo. If voting for Barack Obama is just like voting for George W. Bush, then count me in!  I’ll vote for George W. Bush whenever possible.

 

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