The Moral Majority

So it looks like a clean sweep for Republicans. President, House, and Senate races have all pointed that way. Of course, Ohio hasn’t been called, but the margin is big enough that even with the provisional ballots, it’s unlikely the results will be a surprise.

I have several things to talk about at this bright and early hour. First of all, why did Bush, a man many think lied about Iraq, win the popular vote by such a big margin? I think there are several reasons. Bush and Kerry are clearly divided on the “moral” or “faith” issues; abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research. I think that the Democrats have ignored those important issues and focused their attention on the war. If you look at the map, the middle of the country, “the Bible belt”, and the Southern states, all states with traditional Christian values, voted for Bush. I was watching CNN last night when the Crossfire group was talking. The Democrats from Crossfire conceded that the difference was very likely these very topics.

It’s easy to begin to believe what the liberal media feeds us… most Americans are pro-choice, several states are pro-gay marriage. Clearly that is not the case. A man with pathetic opinion polls has beaten the hyper-liberal Senator from Massachussetts.

I think another reason is that people throughout the Midwest… just can’t relate to Kerry at all. Chances are, Midwesterners are not going to elect a tax-and-spend President.

Another thing you find is that the Latino vote trended towards Bush. He didn’t win their vote, but he took far more than any Republican has before. Once again, I’m going to throw a stereotype out there… forgive me. The Latino population is very strong on family values, faith, and moral issues. Granted, Kerry claims to be Catholic, but many Latino families are Catholic, and when they say they’re Catholic, they mean “devout.” This is once again at odds with Kerry’s stances on several issues.

The Democrats have managed to put a man that the “moral majority” in the country just couldn’t stomach voting for, even if the alternative was “W.” Had they nominated a more moderate candidate, heck, even Hillary is more moderate, they could have whipped Bush. Frankly, Hillary probably could have taken this election had she run. I would not have voted for her (in spite of the sordid appeal of having Bill back in the White House) because of her stances on abortion, welfare, etc. But I think a majority of Americans would have disagreed with me. Kerry was as liberal as they could possibly find, and they lost the moderates.

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On to something totally different I’ve been pondering.

When Bush invaded Iraq, Al Queda focused their attention on fighting us there. There haven’t been any attacks here, but many have occurred in Iraq.

What if that was the plan?

What if the White House decided to move the terrorism away from America? If that was the plan, I’d say so far it’s worked. You can argue that it would be immoral to do so, but heck… effective.

If that is the case, it could never be openly admitted, because that would defeat the purpose. The only way they could pull it off is if the President acted bull-headed and ignorant.

I’m just saying.

  21 comments for “The Moral Majority

  1. L
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: L oh yikes… nauseous

  2. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: warcrygirl I think anyone who threatened to move to another country if Bush was re-elected should do so. Immediately. This country is way to crowded anyway, and that would mean a lot less whining. Socialized medicine is nothing more than stand in line and wait and hope you don’t die before your turn comes up. At least that’s what I’m told; that info came from Dear Old Mom and she hasn’t been the most reliable source of information.

  3. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete “The Male Chauvinist” is from Indianapolis… now…. who do I know in Indianapolis…. OH YEAH! Edgerrin James!

  4. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: 44% of Women We like Bush, too.

  5. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Kathy Well – I voted Kerry for president, he did not win, but I am not bitter. We still live in the best damn country on the planet!

  6. The
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: The Male Chauvinist We like Bush

  7. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy Well, we can sick a fork in Kerry, he is done. Bush is a beast!

  8. Meg
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Meg I think I may finally be able to relax now. Phew!

  9. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Thank God, we decided as Americans that we still don’t want a Communist regime. Saints be praised.

  10. Meg
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Meg KERRY JUST CONCEDED!!!!!!!

  11. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: “Lynne” Everyone needs MORE COWBELL, BABY!!!!

  12. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT “I need a little more COWBELL!!!”

  13. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete I think John Kerry would have done better if he’d bought the world a Coke.

  14. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: “Lynne” Just between you and me, what America needs is MORE COWBELL!

  15. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Here, here.

  16. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Matt Socialized health care is a terrible idea. What you ended up paying in taxes to support the bungling of the feds to run such a plan, you could have used to buy healthcare. What the country doesn’t need is 60-80% taxes. What would really fix healthcare and insurance is if people like John Edwards would stop filing ridiculous frivilous malpractice suits that drive up the cost of healthcare. Tort reform is the only hope for healthcare costs.

  17. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete I think so. As HRT wrote in his entry yesterday, homosexuality is clearly and specifically called “sin” in the Bible. As you know, people hold their religious convictions very near and dear. It’s not narrow minded to believe in right and wrong. As many have said before me, I don’t hate anyone. But I think their choice (yes, I believe it’s a choice, albeit oftentimes made very early in life) to engage in such activities is morally wrong.

  18. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Kalisa Ohio was one of those states that passed that anti-gay marriage bullshit, which makes me moderately embarrassed to live there. Maybe I should pack up and move to Canada 😛 I don’t know what they think about gay marriage, but I like their health care system better. I’m one of the millions of Americans without health care because I CAN NOT afford it 🙁

  19. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Kalisa Was it really 11 states that passed amendments to their state constitutions that defined marriage as only between a man and a woman? Wow. That’s really, really sad. It begs the question, why? My gut feeling is that an alarming amount of people just don’t like gays and lesbians. I think religion is merely a curtain many people use to cover their unfair hatred of homosexuality. That’s how I see it. Am I missing something?

  20. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: John Kerry I don’t think I won, I’m just a sore loser like Al Gore. BTW, I’m FIRST!

  21. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: John Kerry I demand a recount. Nobody gets to have this election until every vote has been counted at least 37 times by a team of lawyers so big it could invade and take over France.

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