Tuesday, November 23, 2004

The New York Times > National > Americans Show Clear Concerns on Bush Agenda

The New York Times > National > Americans Show Clear Concerns on Bush Agenda: "Americans said they opposed changing the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, which Mr. Bush campaigned on in the final weeks of his campaign. A majority continue to support allowing either same-sex marriages or legally recognized domestic partnerships for gay people."

This article confused me. It looks like people generally espouse Kerry's views but still voted for Bush. Further, they have concerns about his leadership but . . . still voted for him. Further:

" [...] in one bit of presumably good news for a party that is looking for it, Americans now have a better opinion of the Democratic Party than of the Republican Party: 54 percent said they had a favorable view of Democrats, compared with 39 percent with an unfavorable view. By contrast, 49 percent have a favorable view of Republicans, compared with 46 percent holding an unfavorable one."

In the words, or letters, rather, of my father, WTF?

People knew the guy was an idiot, disagreed with his values, were more positive about the general attitude of the party opposing him and STILL voted for him?

I'm not saying Americans are dumb. But what leads to this kind of behavior?

Oh yeah. The fear thing. Ask any abused woman why she stays with the guy. It's because she's scared of the unknown.

Either that or allegations of voter fraud are true.

1 comment:

  1. It's both -- voter fraud happened (how much or how little, we'll never know), AND people really didn't know enough or care enough to get a real grip on the issues that affected them directly. So they voted their gut, or flipped a coin -- call this election Whatever...! 2004.