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Bush The Liberal! Shocking Quotes Inside!

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posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 01:21 PM
Ok, maybe he's not exactly a Liberal...but I found some quotes from him on the website BushRevealed, a Christian anti-Bush site, that were quite interesting. Apparently, Bush--through his tolerance of other religions and homosexuals--is not Christian enough to lead this country. Consider the following quotes:

Bush on religious tolerance:

NEWS BRIEF: Associated Press reports (1/15/04) in a speech at a New Orleans church, Bush told the crowd that God works through many of the world's religions. "Miracles happen as a result of the love of the Almighty, professed, by the way, taught, by the way, by religions from all walks of life whether it be Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu," Bush said. The president went on to say that there is nothing better than a faith-based program to provide hope: "Again, I don't care what religion it is -- there's nothing more hopeful than the word." It was not clear from the report what "word" President Bush was talking about. [Fred Jackson/AP]

Bush on birth-control:

"We can learn from the experiences of other countries when it comes to a good program to prevent the spread of AIDS, like the nation of Uganda," Bush said. "They've started what they call the ABC approach to prevention of this deadly disease. That stands for: Abstain, be faithful in marriage, and, when appropriate, use condoms."

Bush on Gay Rights, Part One:

I don't think we should deny people rights to a civil union, a legal arrangement, if that's what a state chooses to do," the president stated. "[S]tates ought to be able to have the right to pass ... laws that enable people to, you know, be able to have rights, like others."

Bush on Gay Rights, Part Deux:

On Aug. 15, in an interview with CNN's Larry King, the president was talking about his support for a federal marriage amendment when King asked him, "What about the union of gays?"
Mr. Bush said, "Well, that's up to the states, you know. If states choose to do that, in other words, if they want to provide legal protections for gays, that's great! That's fine!"

Bush Forwards The Gay Agenda!

"I don't think we should deny people rights to a civil union, a legal arrangement, if that's what a state chooses to do so. ...

"I view the definition of marriage different from legal arrangements that enable people to have rights. And I strongly believe that marriage ought to be defined as between a union between a man and a woman.

"Now, having said that, states ought to be able to have the right to pass laws that enable people to be able to have rights like others," Bush told ABC's Charlie Gibson in an interview broadcast Tuesday on "Good Morning America."

"So the Republican platform on that point, as far as you're concerned, is wrong?" Gibson asked the president, to which Bush replied: "Right."

Bush says Muslims are okay! And that they & Christians pray to the same God!

"American officials in Iraq are well aware of al-Rubaie's ability to navigate in both worlds; when President Bush landed in Baghdad for Thanksgiving dinner, clearly he'd been briefed. As al-Rubaie remembers their encounter, the president pointed at him and said, 'Dr. al-Rubaie, I want you to convey this message to Mr. Sistani. Tell him that I pray to the same god he prays to... Tell Sistani I have nothing but praise for your religion. I have many millions of Muslims in my country back home.' "

Other shocking news:
Bush gives huge boost to arts programs, NPR--Evangelicals furious!

President Bush is proposing the largest budget increase in 20 years for the controversial National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and pro-family groups are less than thrilled with the idea.

The NEA sponsors everything from opera, to modern dance, to art including many projects through the years that have had a decidedly obscene or anti-Christian bent.

That's why American Family Association President Tim Wildmon has qualms about Bush's plan to bump the NEA's budget by $18 million, to $140 million, in taxpayer funds.

"Federal spending has increased roughly 24 percent since George W. Bush took office," he said. "Taxpayers certainly don't need to fund a federal Ministry of Culture, whether that's through Public Television or NPR or the National Endowment for the Arts."

All sources of the quotes can be found on the site, and they all originate from major news organizations. There's plenty more stuff on the site, and I highly recommend it just for the dissonance factor of reading calls to impeach Bush because he's an emissary of Satan.

As I said before, all of this hardly makes Bush a Liberal. And it can be construed that he has manipulated the religious right for votes while not truly sharing their viewpoints--I think this is true to an extent. But what I also take out of this is the following:
1) The media does not publicize anything Bush does that doesn't fit the "Bush is a Right-Wing Evangelical Nutcase' stereotype--because this is the first time I heard of any of this, and these are all taken from verified internet news sources--but it was all sort of buried, not interpreted by CNN and the like as significant in any way, while I think it's plenty significant.
2) Bush is a human being with many points of view & he is not a stereotype. He is obviously a bit more progressive than his campaign advisers or the more hardline members of the Republican Party will have you believe.
3) News stories (and life in general) have a lot more that meets the eye--we should all look into what is popularly assumed about our govt. & leaders and see if it's really the case. Things are rarely black-and-white (though tell this to an extremist).

As for those liberals who will remain solidly "Bush is the devil incarnate" -- hey, you've just found a whole new base of supporters for your cause! Maybe you should all join forces.

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 12:09 AM
That stuff you just quoted is exactly why I didn't vote for him.

Did you know someone asked me if I turned liberal when I pointed that stuff out? Like, WHAT!?

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 12:44 AM
Im getting in early to say that this thread will get very few republican comments, in the hope that they change their mind and post something.

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 01:10 AM
There's nothing in Cassie's post that should suprise Republicans or anyone else who paid any attention to the election season. Bush is not the brain-damaged fascist the left makes him out to be and he never has been.

As long as we're on the topic, I think that marriage is for a man and a woman, but if a same-sex couple or even an unmarried man and woman, or even two good friends want to enter into a binding contractual agreement to assure their rights of property and visitation and whatnot, that's another deal altogether.

Cassie's post only proves that Bush takes a practical, well-reasoned approach to social issues. The only people who will be surprised are those who call themselves liberal, but who really are ignorant or deluded.

[edit on 04/12/2 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 08:41 PM
He has never been the far-right extremist the left would like us to believe he is. It is the same thing they do with NRA, making them appear to be hard-core right wing extremists, when in fact they are quite tame. Neither side wants you to know about the far right and left, and instead do wonderful jobs of making you think the big two are opposites, although they both have the same end goal. In truth, it's not just him but his party as well that are leaning more and more to the left.

In the words of the Vin Suprynowicz

"Those who would continue rushing to disaster at 80 miles an hour are the kind of socialists who would prefer to be called Democrats. Those who would reduce our forward speed to 55, while contending that's the same thing as "putting her in reverse," are the kind of socialists who prefer to be called Republicans.

Those who make themselves very unpopular indeed by pointing out that the roaring noise is a waterfall up ahead, and there's no longer any way to safety without getting wet, are called Libertarians."

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