Well, as Matt has announced over at Blogs for Bush, we have now officially launched the new blog. What I wanted to do here is express myself on this new world of our blogging.
I’ll never forget the more than four years I Blogged for Bush. I’d like to take this moment to once again thank Matt for inviting me to blog all those years ago – it has been my entry into the world of political commentary (other than just boring my friends and family with it), and no matter how long I live or how far I go, I’ll always retain a soft spot in my heart for those rather seat-of-the-pants days of 2003 and 2004 where Matt and I just jumped into the battle and had at it.
Blogging for President Bush over these past few years has been a pleasure and a challenge – pleasure in supporting policies strongly agreed with, challenging in answering the unending, and almost entirely unfair, attacks upon President Bush and his policies. There are fair attacks which can be made on President Bush – and, indeed, Matt and I have made them from time to time when we’ve disagreed with this or that action of the President; but we’ve very rarely seen well thought out and reasonable dissent from President Bush’s policies. In short, what Matt and I (as well as the rest of the people who have written for the blog) have experienced in the opposition has most been a tale of regurgitated lies coupled with some rather fantastic expressions of hatred. For those opponents who have given us a good argument, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks and we hope you continue with your vigorous opposition here on the new blog.
Because, of course, it is a time for a change. Actually, we had thought of changing sooner, but it has been fun keeping up Blogs for Bush…the more unreasonable and out of touch the anti-Bush sentiment, the more strongly we felt our duty to continue to support the President in a very public and steadfast manner. But the Bush Administration does draw to its close – come what may, a little less than a year from now we choose his successor, and just a little more than a year from now we’ll swear in the next President of the United States.
With this change comes a whole new set of battles – as Matt has noted in his entry above. There is still much to do in America and we have a lot of battles yet to be won – we must win the war, we must keep the current crop of Democrats out of the White House and out of power as much as possible. We have the ongoing battles over life issues, judicial appointments, taxation and public morality, and they must all be won. Matt and I intend to continue those fights.
We hope you enjoy the new blog, and will join us in this fight for the best America we can make.