[Previous entry: "Nobody Likes A Sore Loser"] [Main Index] [Next entry: "Simple Knowledge Saves Lives"]

11/03/2004 Archived Entry: "America The Undone?"

This is not the end – it’s no time to celebrate, but this is not the end. But now I find that I have a need to vent a little. Partly at the machinations that worked in Bush’s favor, but also at the ones that worked against us.

Hopefully we learned something – back to Marketing 101 about the danger of overlapping messages – but I also hope we retain the lessons on how to handle issues dealing with God and faith, about communicating character and values early to a deeply charged electorate.

As I watched the Kerry campaign roll out of the primaries I fretted over the messages that were being broadcast – Vietnam war hero, the Kennedy legacy, the Clinton legacy, on entitlement, on fairness to the poor, and the separation of God from country (church and state). I test Libertarian – “liberal-leaning” Libertarian, which is another way of saying that I’m fiscally conservative and socially liberal. I am also a Christian – an ‘every-Sunday-and-Bible-study-too,’ which is another way of saying that I take my faith very seriously. So I was taken back by the total lack of any mention of faith during the primaries, and again during the convention. Rove was looking for an opening – and he got a nice big juicy one.

I believe that I have plenty of company – Christian Liberals whom I expect are equally disappointed in the prospects of facing four more years of the same old Bush. But the Democrats did it to themselves by overreaching their ideology and forcing the electorate to make choices of the basis of values and not of policy (diplomatic and economic). So for now, advantage: Republicans – for at least the next four years.

For the liberals of my ilk, we have no choice but to withdraw, for a while, and repair to our homes and enclaves to cultivate new strategies and campaigns. If history is any teacher, the political cycle will begin again after the people grow tired of the rhetoric and political demi-gods that have been created by this epoch. Some ideals will suffer and some hard-won efforts will be reversed, but – as history plainly shows us – these too will be undone.

Perhaps in the period of regrowth that will certainly follow, we will finally understand the folly of "business as usual" in raising up alternatives to the ultracon line - and, friends, the Bush Oligarchy is not finished. Perhaps a new movement will emerge – one not unlike the one that Ross Perot tried to start; one that sheds the mantle of all the Kennedy-isms and Clinton-isms that have become the millstones of the Democrats; one that embraces God and fairness for all Americans – no matter how you sin, no matter what your faith, and no matter whom you love – and fosters fiscal conservation and personal responsibility.

At least that’s my hope for the future. Long live America. -HP

Replies: 9 comments

texas hold em odds texas hold em odds , how to play texas hold em how to play texas hold em , free texas hold em game free texas hold em game , learn to play texas hold em learn to play texas hold em , texas hold em poker download texas hold em poker download , texas hold em tournament rule texas hold em tournament rule , texas hold em poker tip texas hold em poker tip , download texas hold em download texas hold em , how to win at texas hold em how to win at texas hold em , official texas hold em rule official texas hold em rule , texas hold em poker online texas hold em poker online , em hand hold odds texas em hand hold odds texas , texas hold em card game texas hold em card game , texas hold em tip texas hold em tip , history of texas hold em history of texas hold em , handheld texas hold em handheld texas hold em , texas hold em instructions texas hold em instructions , play texas hold em online play texas hold em online , free texas hold em poker free texas hold em poker , play texas hold em for free play texas hold em for free , texas hold em software texas hold em software , free online texas hold em free online texas hold em , texas hold em online game texas hold em online game , texas hold em electronic game texas hold em electronic game , no limit texas hold em no limit texas hold em , texas hold em cheat texas hold em cheat , play texas hold em for fun play texas hold em for fun , texas hold em for fun texas hold em for fun , texas hold em poker software texas hold em poker software , texas hold em rule texas hold em rule , texas hold em handheld game texas hold em handheld game , texas hold em poker rule texas hold em poker rule , texas hold em tv poker texas hold em tv poker , free texas hold em free texas hold em , how to play texas hold em poker how to play texas hold em poker , texas hold em on line texas hold em on line , texas hold em texas hold em , texas hold em strategy texas hold em strategy , free texas hold em downloads free texas hold em downloads , texas hold em poker game texas hold em poker game , texas hold em poker tournament texas hold em poker tournament , texas hold em free download texas hold em free download , texas hold em poker odds texas hold em poker odds , texas hold em table texas hold em table , free software texas hold em free software texas hold em , texas hold em computer game texas hold em computer game , texas hold em hands texas hold em hands , texas hold em poker strategy texas hold em poker strategy , free texas hold em tournament free texas hold em tournament , texas hold em poker table texas hold em poker table , internet texas hold em internet texas hold em , limit texas hold em limit texas hold em , learn texas hold em learn texas hold em , texas hold em tournament texas hold em tournament , texas hold em poker hands texas hold em poker hands , video texas hold em video texas hold em , online texas hold em online texas hold em , texas hold em poker texas hold em poker , texas hold em game texas hold em game , texas hold em poker set texas hold em poker set ,

Posted by free software texas hold em @ 04/22/2005 04:20 AM PST

free online hold em poker free online hold em poker , online poker software online poker software , casino poker game online casino poker game online , world poker tour online world poker tour online , online poker rule online poker rule , online poker room review online poker room review , free online poker no download free online poker no download , online poker freerolls online poker freerolls , online poker real money online poker real money , free poker playing online free poker playing online , texas holdem poker game online texas holdem poker game online , omaha poker online omaha poker online , real online poker real online poker , multiplayer online poker multiplayer online poker , online poker room web online poker room web , online casino poker gambling online casino poker gambling , no limit poker online no limit poker online , online poker pay pal online poker pay pal , online caribbean poker online caribbean poker , learn online poker learn online poker , online world series of poker online world series of poker , online pai gow poker online pai gow poker , online poker no download online poker no download , online poker rake rebate online poker rake rebate , fun online play poker fun online play poker , free online poker room free online poker room , online party poker online party poker , online poker guide online poker guide , best online poker site best online poker site , online poker download online poker download ,

Posted by online world series of poker @ 04/21/2005 10:05 AM PST

online poker rake rebate online poker rake rebate , online poker rule online poker rule , free online hold em poker free online hold em poker , casino poker game online casino poker game online , online poker freerolls online poker freerolls , free poker playing online free poker playing online , online poker pay pal online poker pay pal , online poker room review online poker room review , free online poker no download free online poker no download , real online poker real online poker , learn online poker learn online poker , online party poker online party poker , texas holdem poker game online texas holdem poker game online , online poker room web online poker room web , free online poker room free online poker room , online pai gow poker online pai gow poker , online casino poker gambling online casino poker gambling , online world series of poker online world series of poker , fun online play poker fun online play poker , no limit poker online no limit poker online , online poker no download online poker no download , online caribbean poker online caribbean poker , multiplayer online poker multiplayer online poker , best online poker site best online poker site , online poker real money online poker real money , world poker tour online world poker tour online , omaha poker online omaha poker online , online poker guide online poker guide , online poker download online poker download , online poker software online poker software ,

Posted by online world series of poker @ 04/21/2005 09:59 AM PST

online poker freerolls online poker freerolls , online poker no download online poker no download , online party poker online party poker , best online poker site best online poker site , online caribbean poker online caribbean poker , free online hold em poker free online hold em poker , texas holdem poker game online texas holdem poker game online , fun online play poker fun online play poker , free poker playing online free poker playing online , casino poker game online casino poker game online , online poker room web online poker room web , online poker pay pal online poker pay pal , online poker software online poker software , online poker rule online poker rule , real online poker real online poker , online world series of poker online world series of poker , learn online poker learn online poker , world poker tour online world poker tour online , online casino poker gambling online casino poker gambling , online poker rake rebate online poker rake rebate , free online poker room free online poker room , online poker real money online poker real money , online poker room review online poker room review , online poker guide online poker guide , omaha poker online omaha poker online , multiplayer online poker multiplayer online poker , online poker download online poker download , free online poker no download free online poker no download , no limit poker online no limit poker online , online pai gow poker online pai gow poker ,

Posted by online world series of poker @ 04/21/2005 09:57 AM PST

free online poker room free online poker room , real online poker real online poker , no limit poker online no limit poker online , online casino poker gambling online casino poker gambling , online world series of poker online world series of poker , free online hold em poker free online hold em poker , world poker tour online world poker tour online , online poker no download online poker no download , best online poker site best online poker site , casino poker game online casino poker game online , texas holdem poker game online texas holdem poker game online , online poker rake rebate online poker rake rebate , multiplayer online poker multiplayer online poker , free poker playing online free poker playing online , online poker pay pal online poker pay pal , online party poker online party poker , online pai gow poker online pai gow poker , online poker guide online poker guide , fun online play poker fun online play poker , online caribbean poker online caribbean poker , online poker download online poker download , omaha poker online omaha poker online , free online poker no download free online poker no download , online poker software online poker software , online poker rule online poker rule , learn online poker learn online poker , online poker freerolls online poker freerolls , online poker real money online poker real money , online poker room web online poker room web , online poker room review online poker room review ,

Posted by online world series of poker @ 04/21/2005 09:57 AM PST

online casino poker gambling online casino poker gambling , online poker rake rebate online poker rake rebate , online poker no download online poker no download , casino poker game online casino poker game online , online pai gow poker online pai gow poker , online poker download online poker download , online poker room web online poker room web , online poker room review online poker room review , free poker playing online free poker playing online , online poker rule online poker rule , online party poker online party poker , world poker tour online world poker tour online , online caribbean poker online caribbean poker , online poker real money online poker real money , free online poker room free online poker room , free online poker no download free online poker no download , fun online play poker fun online play poker , learn online poker learn online poker , texas holdem poker game online texas holdem poker game online , online poker guide online poker guide , best online poker site best online poker site , online poker pay pal online poker pay pal , online poker software online poker software , real online poker real online poker , omaha poker online omaha poker online , multiplayer online poker multiplayer online poker , free online hold em poker free online hold em poker , online poker freerolls online poker freerolls , online world series of poker online world series of poker , no limit poker online no limit poker online ,

Posted by online world series of poker @ 04/21/2005 09:54 AM PST

poker tournament poker tournament , online poker tournament online poker tournament , online poker review online poker review , free poker game free poker game , holdem poker holdem poker , texas holdem poker online texas holdem poker online , free online poker game free online poker game , world poker tour world poker tour , free online poker free online poker , free online poker texas free online poker texas , online poker rooms online poker rooms , online casino poker online casino poker , play poker online play poker online , empire poker empire poker , free online texas hold em poker free online texas hold em poker , online poker gambling online poker gambling , online video poker game online video poker game , pacific poker pacific poker , texas hold em poker online texas hold em poker online , texas hold em poker texas hold em poker , party poker party poker , play free poker online play free poker online , online poker rooms online poker rooms , online poker online poker , free poker free poker , online poker site online poker site , poker poker , free online video poker free online video poker , online video poker online video poker , internet poker internet poker , poker room poker room , card game poker card game poker , poker hands poker hands , poker game poker game , world series of poker world series of poker , live online poker live online poker , online poker game online poker game , poker table poker table , online poker game online poker game , texas holdem poker texas holdem poker ,

Posted by poker @ 04/12/2005 12:54 PM PST

texas holdem computer game texas holdem computer game , texas holdem cheat texas holdem cheat , learn texas holdem learn texas holdem , video texas holdem video texas holdem , texas holdem poker odds texas holdem poker odds , free software texas holdem free software texas holdem , history of texas holdem history of texas holdem , learn to play texas holdem learn to play texas holdem , play texas holdem for fun play texas holdem for fun , texas holdem poker hands texas holdem poker hands , texas holdem poker software texas holdem poker software , free texas holdem downloads free texas holdem downloads , texas holdem poker download texas holdem poker download , internet texas holdem internet texas holdem , free texas holdem tournament free texas holdem tournament , em hand hold odds texas em hand hold odds texas , texas holdem poker tournament texas holdem poker tournament , how to win at texas holdem how to win at texas holdem , limit texas holdem limit texas holdem , texas holdem for fun texas holdem for fun ,

Posted by texas holdem computer game @ 04/12/2005 11:48 AM PST

texas hold em rule texas hold em rule , texas hold em poker tip texas hold em poker tip , texas hold em poker strategy texas hold em poker strategy , texas hold em poker set texas hold em poker set , texas hold em poker rule texas hold em poker rule , texas hold em odds texas hold em odds , texas hold em tip texas hold em tip , online texas hold em online texas hold em , play texas hold em for free play texas hold em for free , texas hold em strategy texas hold em strategy , texas hold em instructions texas hold em instructions , no limit texas hold em no limit texas hold em , texas hold em table texas hold em table , texas hold em tournament rule texas hold em tournament rule , texas hold em electronic game texas hold em electronic game , texas hold em poker texas hold em poker , texas hold em handheld game texas hold em handheld game , texas hold em software texas hold em software , play texas hold em online play texas hold em online , texas hold em poker game texas hold em poker game , texas hold em online game texas hold em online game , texas hold em tournament texas hold em tournament , texas hold em tv poker texas hold em tv poker , free online texas hold em free online texas hold em , free texas hold em poker free texas hold em poker , download texas hold em download texas hold em , how to play texas hold em how to play texas hold em , texas hold em game texas hold em game , texas hold em free download texas hold em free download , texas hold em hands texas hold em hands , texas hold em card game texas hold em card game , texas hold em poker online texas hold em poker online , texas hold em on line texas hold em on line , handheld texas hold em handheld texas hold em , how to play texas hold em poker how to play texas hold em poker , free texas hold em free texas hold em , free texas hold em game free texas hold em game , texas hold em poker table texas hold em poker table , official texas hold em rule official texas hold em rule , texas hold em texas hold em ,

Posted by texas hold em @ 04/12/2005 11:31 AM PST

Powered By Greymatter

More than just a collection of writing samples, this is the place where I practice my editorial craft on the word-hungry world. Also visit Wordfeed - Heavypen's own free news portal with no ads. Questions? Comments? Send MAIL.