Quote:”I am not a Bushie and I would not have voted for Bush if I had the chance, but I am certainly happy that he crushed John Kerry.”
A choice between two ‘evils’ isn’t much of a choice. If Kerry was the best the Democrats could come up with….they deserved to lose. I certainly hope that my fears about where Bush and his neocons are leading your country….and by extension, mine, and the rest of the world…are unfounded.
Quote:” I suspect that oftentimes they are just throwing us a bone”
I suspect so too; it’s just the cynicism of politics. The Republicans seized on the largest single voting block in the country that could be manipulated and exploited into supporting them…and then played them like a fiddle. ‘Fear’ is always a great motivator, and they’ve conjured up fears that have galvanized many into supporting unconscionable acts.
Quote:”Perhaps you mean the present Pope, then Cardinal Ratzinger, who said that voting for pro-abortion candidates was sinful.”
Sorry, I might have mis-attributed it to John Paul, instead of Ratzinger. (See? I CAN admit it if I make a mistake…contrary to popular opinion!!! lol)