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April 01, 2005
We Was Wrong

I've been reading, with interest, the blogs of Bush voters who are beginning to see that they allowed themselves to be stampeded by the Administration's alarmist shrieks about imminent terrorist attacks prior to November '04.

An interesting number of them are now coming down off the adrenaline high and realizing that they've essentially voted for someone with whom they share no principles, no beliefs, and no agreement on how this country should proceed. (Don't even get me started on the weak-assed, "I just didn't like Kerry" arguments. The Presidency of this country isn't a stupid popularity contest and, as I've said many times before, you do not want to vote for someone "just like me" because you're not smart enough to run this country and no one "just like me" is smart enough. Of all the lame reasons for not voting for someone, having fallen for the right-wing's propaganda about how intelligent, well-informed, educated people are dangerous, makes me the craziest. Also, I've had a bad week in a lot of ways, so just don't start with me anyhow.)

Anyhow. I'm not going to link to anyone in particular because I don't want to point fingers, but I've been watching this with interest. Certainly, had the Bush Administration turned out to be less than the total disaster I anticipated, I was prepared to make my own public act of contrition and it's rather encouraging to see that others are also willing to speak up publicly.

I get dizzy and fall down if I spend too much time contemplating the reality that most of them are changing their minds because the "war on terror" is being prosecuted badly by people with no realistic plan for success. I mean...it isn't like we weren't telling them that over and over and over before November '04, but whatever. We all have these moments when the merely obvious finally makes it into our conscious minds.

Posted by AnneZook at 02:47 PM