The End of Blogs for Bush, the Start of Blogs for Victory

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.

5 thoughts on “The End of Blogs for Bush, the Start of Blogs for Victory

  1. Retired Spook November 12, 2007 / 9:38 am

    My younger sister is visiting for my parent’s 65th wedding anniversary, and my wife and I had them all over for dinner last night. The subject of politics came up when my mom asked my sister what she thought of Bush and Cheney. My sister, who is not a Moonbat, but is decidedly left of center and a registered Democrat (hey, she’s married to a lawyer, what can I say), said that what bothers her most about Bush is that he always thinks he’s right and never listens to anyone else. She wasn’t quite prepared for my answer, which was a three parter. First, I said that the majority of people elected him to do what he thought was right, given the information available to him, information that’s most often not available to ordinary citizens like us (unless leaked by the NYT, making his job doubly difficult). Second, I asked her if Bush were to call her for advice and then take her advice, did she think there might be others who would criticize him for taking the wrong action. And third, I asked her if he should do what’s wrong simply because the majority of people approved. The topic quickly changed to what an evil man Cheney is.

  2. Christopher Estep November 12, 2007 / 10:21 am

    And thank you for enabling a full feed this time!!! It makes things so much easier when I read my feeds from my PDA or at work.

    In case you’re contemplating going back to partial feeds, I’d encourage you to go to and see the results of Darren Rowse’s experiments and research with full and partial feeds.

    For me, that was the one thing that kept me from fully embracing blogsforbush. Often, I would just skip a post simply because I didn’t want to load another page only to have it be little more than a quote and a link, as opposed to commentary.

    I can’t thank you enough for the full feeds.

    And congrats on going to a much, much, much better layout and look-and-feel. I really like it a lot. It’s very clean. I wish mine were this well done. I’m working on it and we’ll get there, but even so, yours is a very good design.

    But I ramble…

    by the way, “Cheney” doesn’t work for your captcha anymore. 🙂

  3. Almiranta November 12, 2007 / 7:36 pm

    I like the new format, too—-with a couple of caveats.

    I prefer the old heading, when after a post was posted one could click on “main” or on one of a couple of other topics. I find having to click on “home” to get out a topic a little cumbersome. Not that I can’t get used to it…… And it’s only a minor hassle to type in the disguised words.

    Spook, I just hired a youngish man who has never been political, calls himself a throwback to hippie days, but who tosses out anti-Bush comments every now and then. We originally agreed to avoid politics and religion, so the first time he did this I very politely told him that while I will not ARGUE politics with him, I WILL correct him when I find him saying something that is clearly wrong. And he said he would appreciate a different point of view.

    I have already had him comment that I have given him a new perspective, and had him thank me for opening up some new ways of looking at the “information” he gets fed. I’m not a “my way or the highway” kind of person, but I have told him that I will always provide some balance to his opinions, and he has taken that very well.

    So it seems there are the simply misguided who really LIKE their wrong positions but have not spent any time investigating them so they have nothing to say when challenged (like your sister) and there are what I call the “unexamined liberals” (which is how I describe my own former political persona) who simply accept what they are told without question, along with the truly dedicated, Don’t Bother Me With Facts radicals.

    As the first two of those categories have been co-opted by the hateful and deceptive manipulations of the Agenda Media, and have been sucked into some form and level of BDS, there might be hope for them once Bush is no longer in the picture. Even those people may start to catch on when the only tactic of the Dems is to demonize yet another Republican. As what they glamorize as “opinions” are really just knee-jerk reactions to emotional stimuli, once the absurd and hysterical attacks on Bush end they may actually start to listen to some real facts for a change.

    We can only hope……..

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