Archive for November, 2004

Bush again :-(

Well, I did what I could to prevent Bush from getting re-elected, but it came to pass anyway. On election day, I held a MoveOnPAC phone bank party at my place where we had ten people calling Democratic voters to in swing states to urge them to go to the polls.

The meanest people were in Florida, where many of the Democrats we called told us they’d voted for Bush for “moral” reasons. The nicest people were in Wisconsin, where they seemed genuinely happy we’d called them, even if they’d already voted.

Here’s my mother’s take on the 2004 election.

What scares me the most is that it seems we are becoming more and more a Christian nation. Many people voted for Bush because they saw him as the better Christian. Never mind that Jesus never preached war or the killing of innocent people, and doubtless wouldn’t approve of much of what Bush stands for.

History is full of examples of what happens when religion divides a country or territory. We only have to look at Northern Ireland, the former Yugoslavia, or current day Iraq.

One organization I support in this realm is Americans United for Separation of Church and State.