Skip to comments.A Day Of Thanks (Not Moaning & Whining)
Posted on 05/15/2006 7:45:36 PM PDT by bobsunshine
Today conservatives and Americans across this nation, especially those who voted for George W Bush, should be thankful for what we have accomplished and for having George Bush as President. My tolerance for the whiners who dont get all they want, or who say the pace of getting America to become more responsive to conservative ideas is too slow, is totally used up. Tonight, when George Bush speaks his is going to discuss how we can take SOME steps towards getting a handle on immigration and the security threats it represents.
I want to give thanks to W for taking the war to the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and for not shrinking from his course when the French and Germans bawked, when the UN whimpered, when the left wailed and when the right ran away.
I want to thank him for protecting all our families and neighbors since 9-11.
I want to thank him for reducing taxes and pulling this economy together since my family just about went under due to the economic hits from 9-11, and now I am working a dream job exploring the solar system.
I want to thank W for protecting the lives of some of the embryos who otherwise would have become a product to harvest for spare cells (to make spare parts).
I want to thank W for making the education system accountable and force it to produce statistics on its performance.
Thanks also for giving my 80+year old parents a prescription drug plan so they can live out their lives with dignity and in the best health preventive medicine can offer. I know that at their age to fix things once their broken is much harder than keeping them from breaking in the first place.
Thank you as well to the immigrants who come here and extend the American fabric and re-establish respect for the family and the work ethic. I still believe working without papers is aking to driving a car which is not properly registered. While not legal, it pales next to the people I deal with everyday in my 75 mile commute on the busy and dangerous DC Beltway. For perspective, I do not thank all the drivers chatting on the phone, reading, eating, doing their face who risk my LIFE with their casualness. I am less concerned about the immigrant workers coming to do top notch work on my house than the insane drivers who could kill me or my family. Lets not even discuss how little thanks I have for drunk drivers (and drunk is only a few drinks away).
I want to thank LJSTrata for putting up with me for so long and keeping this site going through its first Blogoversart (5/18/06).
I owe a big thanks to Powerline this week for naming us Blog of the Week - which is an extreme honor we will cherish.
I want to thank my kids and family for being who they are.
I do not have any words of thanks to he those who leak national secrets to the media because they cannot address their issues through our established political processes. None. Anomous leaks are not a badge of honor.
I have no words of thanks to those who are so frustrated they have turned on Bush when he needs our support, and threaten to sit out elections. Why would I have any thanks for that kind of action? I am thankful we avoided a President Gore and President Kerry. Gore would have lost his mind after 9-11 (look at how he handled the 2000 election). And Kerry would have been so confused about what to do he would have signed legislation beforing vetoing it.
I am thankful for our new allies in Iraq, Afgahnistan, the UAE, Qatar and Pakistan. They are not perfect allies, but they are better than enemies. Just like Bush is 100 fold better than a manic Gore or a confused Kerry. I thank Bush for doing all he did, and doing it despite the naysayers and quitters, the moaners and whiners, and especially the serial surrenderers. Thanks George Bush. And no thanks goes to anyone who gives us nothing on immigration because they could not get all they wanted. I am tired of the zero sum game. It is a game for fools.
Thanks for the post.
Before the complainers get here, I just want to note that both Lou Dobbs and Tancredo thought the president's plan and speech was a good one.
Hey trolls! He's talking to YOU.
Wow you appeasement trolls are fast. :)
The negative energy on virtually every immigration thread is suffocating. Glad to see a positive post. Bush doesn't score 100% stacked up against my expectations when I voted for him, but I thank God every day that neither Gore or Kerry are President.
And understand our base made up of very good men & women is already coming back together on the whole. There is a small, "sky is falling", "hanging on the immigration cross martyrs" group left within the base...but they are a very small minority that will only continue to get smaller. They are chicken little's that simply can't see class and character because they lack it themselves.
AMEN! THANKS FOR THE POST. I'M SO TIRED OF ALL THE NEGATIVE POSTS. I'M TRULY THINKING ABOUT PULLING MY SUPPORT FOR THIS SITE. CONSERVATIVES HAVE TO BE POSITIVE. I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN A NEGATIVE WORLD. THAT'S WHERE THE DEMOCRATS LIVE.
let me guess...you dont live in a border state
You don't live in the American southwest, do you?
I will bet that if we took a good look at their posting history, we will find that a lot of them are fomenting this irrational, illogical and juvenile behavior I see posted on this issue
Wait, wait...class and character is intextricably bound up in your view on the immigration situation?!
I'm thankful it's still possible to disagree with virtually all your points, out loud, without going to jail.
Dobbs was not satisfied, unfortunately. His innitial reaction was neutral but then he hardened his views and was critical in the discussions that followed.
yes, i was watching CNN, mostly to see what Dobbs would have to say
and, i have been watching this board
and, i have been disappointed by both
thank you for your post
i agree with almost everything you have said
Thank you GW Bush
Way ahead of you......
I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell you:
If we give away our country to ILLEGALS, NONE of your about to be formerly impressive list matters, for the country will be gone.
It's not like Bush is in prison, and we're watching him to award him good behavior for past good deeds.
No, History is rushing at him, and what counts is how he handles what's happening NOW.
Remember Harriet Miers? That was really a big thing then, wasn't it? The Supreme Court is of no importance whatsoever if our country and culture are subsumed by tens of millions of illegals whose main goal is to extract benefits for themselves. That's no way to run a citizenry.
Sorry, Mr. President, but for all of the good and brave you have done already, I'm afraid we live in a What-have-you-done-for-me-lately culture.
So you (and far too many others) think the way for the GOP to win elections, is to move further and further away from its members' beliefs, ignore what they're saying, then push them out.
Great strategy Einstein.
LOL, yes, please look at my post histroy tell me how, exactly, I (and thousands of others) are DNC plants...my God, you people are unreal. Someone disagrees with you on something and you start thumbing through your well-worn copies of Paranoia 101. God, at least there's someting funny in all of this...
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