[Comment] Re: To my surprise, I'm coming to appreciate the man for whom I voted

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David,
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I see that you and my brother are in quite an interesting discussion — I'll weight in later tonight.
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But I want to explain why I just can't respect Bush. While I do believe that he's trying to do good work, I also believe that his idea of good work is incredibly hurtful.
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Gay marriage is an issue I come back to repeatedly. You can find my thoughts on my blog. In short: I not only believe that his stance is unconstitutional (for now, at least), but that it is hateful and un-American.
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Similarly, Bush has already begun the process of taking apart Title IX and I'm sure he'd love to nuke any form of affirmative action that remains today. In short: He has (what I believe is) a misguided view on the world, shaped largely in part by how easy things have come to him in life. He's never experienced the struggle a poor black child in Detroit has had to face. And he just doesn't get it.
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I agree with you that it is a great goal to remove the "politics" from politics. But Howard Dean tried to do that and got absolutely destroyed from Democrats and Republicans.
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I'll get in to the "honesty" debate with you on my brother's blog. Specifically in regards to the Iraq War. But for now, I want you to try to see my point of view and why I believe Bush doesn't truly believe in equal rights for all.
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Patrick
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PS: Except to see some great things from XWork's IoC container in the future 🙂

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