Posted 03 November 2004 - 03:42 PM
I normally avoid both political and religious threads but feel I have to say something about this one. My parents taught me that with every competition there is a winner and a loser. Kerry has lost the election and has graciously conceded his defeat to Bush. This is the mark of a good competitor and carries forth the spirit of what American politics are supposed to be about.
However, within in this thread there have been things said that I believe are out of place on both sides. This is not good manners and continues the negative personal attacks that have marked so much of the campaign and politics in general.
Remember, Bush has won with only 51 percent of the vote and many eligible voters did not participate in the elections for whatever reasons. So while this is a majority of those who voted, it is by no means a mandate from the people in support of his policies.
The elections are over, congratulations to Bush, may he do the right thing for our country. In the mean time though, as my parents would say, "You are way out of line, go sit in the corner and think about you did wrong."
Be a gracious winner and leave the personal attacks where they belong, unsaid.
There is no justice, there is just us.