bush relatives for kerry

“Because blood is thinner than oil.”

“Because blood is thinner than oil.”

A friend sent me a link to this small website containing statements from relatives of George W. Bush who plan to vote for John F. Kerry. I found it rather enlightening. My favorite quote comes from Bush relative Jeanny House:

“I’m voting for John Kerry because I’m a Christian. I know that my second cousin, George Bush, claims that he is the anointed leader of the American people and that God told him to run for office. I believe he may even believe that. I don’t.”

john kerry is a douche bag but i’m voting for him anyway

Yeah, we know he’s no Howard, but look at the alternative.

Essayist Alan Blevins is hoping to persuade people like myself and others not enchanted by Kerry to vote for him in November by admitting that, indeed, he is a bit of a dork. He has plans for five essays, with the first two already written. I read the first one, and although his reasoning is well articulated, he could use a bit more in the research department. His second essay is a bit better about providing links to sources, although many of the news sources are from the so-called liberal press (no Fox News citations here). Good luck to him, but I think he’ll mostly be preaching to the choir.

I’m voting for Kerry, only because he’s the most likely of the Anybody But Bush crowd to get enough of the popular vote to win. I’m still a Deaniac progressive Democrat at heart, and it kills me that yet again I have to vote for a moderate, sluggish politician.

politics sucks

I feel betrayed by the Democrats.

Howard Dean is going to endorse John Kerry. I will still vote for Dean in the Kentucky primary, and for Kerry in the Presidential elections, but I will not lift a finger for either of them. I’m still pissed at Kerry and the media for their treatment of Dean, and now I’m pissed at Dean for actually endorsing Kerry. Even though Kerry is going to win the nomination, I still hoped that Dean would stand firm in his beliefs and continue to raise the issues that need to be addressed. As far as I’m concerned, by endorsing Kerry, he has effectively wiped out anything good that his campaign brought to American politics.

Local politics aren’t much happier for me. Democrat Dan Mongiardo, who is challenging incumbent Republican Jim Bunning for the US Senate seat this November, happens to also be a co-sponsor of the Kentucky Senate bill that will amend the Kentucky state constitution to not only exclude gay people from getting married, but also exclude us from the benefits any kind of domestic partnership. This guy is supposed to be better for me than some Republican?

Both of these things are making me think about why I should stay in the Democratic party. On the one hand, if I’m not around to force the party leadership to take me and others like me seriously, then they will continue to move closer to the Republicans. On the other hand, I don’t want to have anything to do with these homophobic, spineless…. jerks.

*deep breath*