Saturday, September 3, 2011
A Republican says something smart
And not just any Republican. A Bush.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not against many of the Republican ideals. I think moderate Republicans have some of the best ideas for this country. The problem is finding a moderate Republican.
Anyway, I digress.
Jeb Bush stated as advice to the Republican nominees that they can't just be against the President. He went on to say that he doesn't think President Obama has any negative motives or anything of the sort, but that he is just against Presiden't Obama's policies and does not think that they are right for the nation.
Wow. Well said. Instead of calling the President a terrorist, and being against anything he stands for as a show of being "a true patriot",Governor Bush made an open honest assessment, and I give him kudos for that. Disagreeing with someone's politics is what this country is all about. Calling someone unAmerican, unpatriotic, and a terrorist because they don't agree with you is not.
Sadly, it seems as though now-a-days, that is all you hear from the Republican party. I was really happy to see someone in that party calling it out (although he did it in a far too polite way, but that is politics).
It reminds me of a quote by the late John Wayne. He said "I didn't vote for him, but he is my president, and I will support him". It seems that Americans have lost this patriotic mentality. We now think "well I didn't vote for him, so I want him to fail". Do we not understand that if the president fails, America fails?