So, I’m reading this article, and I get linked to the THINKPROGRESS comments in response to the printing of this article.
Now, I’m not overly “YAY!” about thinkprogress.com’s commentors, since they tend to do the “F&$king so and so lying, Republican Nazi bastard!” a tad too much.
There is one comment that struck me as incredibly … ignorant, I guess for a lack of a better term.
“Good for President Bush for talking to these family members of fallen warriors. Shows what a good man he is and what a great country this is. Few other leaders in the world would meet with “ordinary” citizens to discusss such matters, let alone have these citizens criticize them to their face. The fact that Dubya is willing to do so shows what a brave and compassionate leader he is.” Comment by Exley — August 25, 2006 @ 5:07 pm
And so the majority of the commentors then go on an insult spree and are totally obnoxious beyond all belief. Some of them are downright funny, some of them are just … lacking. Thus, I had to post my response to the issue:
“Exley, it is obvious from the article that she spoke her mind about both wars. And that she wanted to discuss it with President Bush. But he declined to go into it, for whatever reasons. A good public servant elected by the people, if he/she cared, would take the time to discuss whatever topic the grieving person had if he was sincere about talking with her. Instead, the President declines to discuss these things with people who have serious issues with his policy. He usually hides behind the facade of self-importance and self-righteousness.
Socially, as a civilian, maybe Mr. Bush is a “good person.” As a President, he has failed to show the public that he is, and his sinking reputation only proves it. Like a few other Presidents, Mr. Bush has forgotten that he is an elected official with a duty to the people – all the people – of this country, and therefore, needs to start listening and evolving as a human being to fulfill the role he presently has.
Otherwise, everyone here has the right to think President Bush is hypocritical, lying, egotistical Nazi. And that you are just giving lip-service to Bush because you are afraid you made a mistake by voting for the guy.”
Seriously, if you are going to comment that our President is a “good guy” after all the crap that a lot of people have been through because of him, you better have a better argument than he talks to widows and has a private cry with them. Because that’s not proving anything but the fact he’s a politician who likes to shed an crocodile tear in front of the media.
Oh, and GO CHUCK HAGEL!!!
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