Skip to comments.Pat Boone: How Does Bush Do It?
Posted on 10/25/2004 6:07:39 PM PDT by wagglebee
Lots of folks just dont get it.
Millions of Americans, mostly liberal Democrats and high-profile entertainers and 90 percent of the media elite, are aghast and disbelieving the presidents lead in the polls leading to the election Nov. 2. How can it possibly be?
Several hundred million dollars have been spent on blistering, derisive and belittling attacks on the president, on television, in print and on radio, in mail campaigns and even on sensationalized and highly publicized concert tours. Billionaire George Soros and other mega-millionaires have given more lavishly in seething hatred and condemnation of the president than at any time in Americas history and yet the pugnacious middle-weight George W. Bush, like the fabled Timex watch, takes a lickin but keeps on tickin!
How can this be? It just doesnt make sense at least if youre humanistic liberal in your thinking.
And thats the point, the whole point.
A majority of middle Americans, though not as large a majority as previously, just arent humanistic liberals. They are old-fashioned, Bible-believing and moral citizens, and theyll overlook a lot in their leaders, if the leaders look and seem like them. And George W. Bush, with all of his occasional fumbles and garbled syntax and inability to correctly pronounce nuclear, is a homeboy, a neighbor kid who got into government and made a big difference. Remember Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington? That kind of guy not slick or glib, but sleeves-rolled-up hardworking, honest and direct and good-from-the-gut.
A Harry Truman kind of guy, the unspectacular, plain-talking Kansas City haberdasher who became president when Franklin Delano Roosevelt died so suddenly. Many today can remember their feelings of dismay when this rather insignificant little man took over the presidency of the United States. He cant do this! they cried. Whats going to happen to us?
But he too rolled up his sleeves, put a little plaque on his desk that said The buck stops here and began to make tough, history-making decisions. He dropped the first atomic bombs, knowing that noncombatant Japanese would die in a surprise attack but that bold, horrific move saved thousands of American lives, probably even more Japanese lives, and ended the second World War abruptly. Not many men would have been tough or brave or decisive enough to do that, but Harry Truman was.
And today, the little haberdasher from Kansas City is thought by many historians to be one of our most able presidents.
Middle America (not just geographically but sociologically) sees George W. Bush as another Harry Truman. And not just because he has become a tough, gritty commander in chief, leading us into a controversial pre-emptive war against global terrorism but because he represents and champions the moral values that have defined America since its beginnings and given us our character and identity in the world.
Thats the main thing the humanist liberal dont get; they cant figure why so many millions of Americans still want marriage to be defined as between a man and a woman, demand a freedom to speak openly about their faith anywhere, any time, and certainly include the words under God in our Pledge of Allegiance, and devoutly believe that the life of an infant is sacred, in the womb or out. To them, these ideas are passé, outmoded, and irrelevant. They just dont get it.
But George W. Bush does. And so Americans get George W. Bush.
His others have been a little long-winded, but he really nailed it here.
"Thats the main thing the humanist liberal..."
thanks for the post. good stuff here. why does boone
use the term 'humanist liberal'? i find this intriguing. does it imply that there are god-fearing liberals who are misguided? or is this simply a qualifier that is superflous?
I love it.
Liberals often assume they're right, and anything to the contrary is just noise.
Don't try to confuse me with facts, my minds made up.
Ironically, this is one of Boone's "less verbose" editorials.
Good article, w. I just found out that PB was a Conservative, W-supporter. I grew up with some of his tunes in the 50s, but can't remember any of them. Maybe I need another adult beverage? Duh...
If somebody ever compared Jacques Querri to Harry Truman, he would be have a photo op the next day showing him on the back of train with a seersucker suit and a hat on!
I have a new found respect for Mr. Boone.
I loved it!!! Fantastic.
"I don't need to know if people are praying for me, I JUST FEEL IT"
thanks for the reminder. i had forgotten about that. regardless of who wins the election, god is on our side, and i must remind myself of that too!
great post......GOD bless President Bush
"Ain't That A Shame?"
"Love Letters In The Sand"
Pat Boone understands us the same way we understand the president and the president understands us. Conservatives are interconnected in a way liberals aren't. Liberals are terrified of that connection.
This is not a superfluous qualifier. If anything, it's not precise enough. The correct term is "secular humanist". When used in this context, the adjective "liberal" is what becomes superfluous, as the secular humanist worldview is almost always held by those with "liberal" political views.
Not to mention Pat is a committed Christian. His daughter Debbie sang that song "You Light Up My Life" about her faith in Jesus.
' The correct term is "secular humanist". '
thanks. i understand this term all too well. i thought pat might be saying that there might still be some semblance of help for non-humanist liberals, or as i call them, poor misguided god fearing people. your term makes things crystal clear.
How about Moon River?
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