If you are not familiar with Patrice Lewis' writing on Rural Revolution at blogspot dot com, you're missing out. Recently she posted the following about George and Laura Bush on the subject of class (or the lack thereof). Her post was great but one of the comments left was my inspiration for this post. Please read her post and the comments by clicking on the link below, and then come back here and I'll explain.
Bet you never guessed it was thedancingmachine's comment that got me worked up, huh? To all the diehard liberal Obama-supporters (defenders is a more appropriate description these days) out there, I would like to hear some specifics ...at least one ...please? What policies exactly did Bush set in place that made this inevitable? Our military and security policies were much more stringent under Bush than they are under the current administration. Worse than that, our current President has made us a laughing stock to the Muslim extremists of the world. Do you think apologizing for past American policies buys us the respect of admiration of anyone ...let alone the Muslim countries of the world? Do you think by suggesting we mirandize and try in civil court the Muslim terrorists from 911 that he is endearing us to the Muslim extremists?
Fort Hood was a TRAGEDY. It was a terrorist attack on our soil by a misguided, sick individual. If Bush didn't sincerely care about the victims of that terrorist, he would not have made the trip. He did so without regard to his personal security and without ambition for personal gain. It was spontaneous and sincere. Obama, on the other hand, was slow in coming and missed the mark. Security is a given when you are the current president, but did he have to turn it into a photo op press release? He turned a tragedy into a grandstanding affair for himself. As an American, I respect the office he holds, but I am finding it more and more difficult to respect the man. I see from Lloyd's comment that was left after mine that I am not alone in my opinion.
Kudos to Patrice Lewis for bringing this article to us to begin with and for not censoring the comments for what this administration would deem political correctness. She titled her post Classy vs Classless and I say it takes one to know one. Rural Revolution is a class act ...as I'm sure Ms Lewis' other writings are as well.