The 2004 election is in the books. I feel I am blessed to have taken a small part in this event, as I have learned so much. This election is one I will never forget. Living in a small mountain town in southwest Virginia, this has truly proved to be a "trip" to say the least. I have made friends all over the country through comments and e mails.Thanks Brian for keeping me inline to others views.Thanks to Scott at The Right Moment for making me laugh and providing info. Thanks to a new friend Robyn for showing me acceptance and making me dream with her words. Thanks to my whole Blogroll, they are all great! Thank you for visiting my blog, and may God bless each of you in life and reward you well.
The Democratic party I once loved has changed. I refuse to believe I have moved from it, but it has moved away from me. If you look at the results from last night, you must conclude that the party is on the wrong track. There needs to be some changes and here are my thoughts on this. First, Get rid of Terry McHateful. He is not a good man, never was. Second, stay away from what the rich Hollywood out of touch fringe has to say. To think Sheryl Crow and P Diddy ( diddy not get out the vote) has anything in common with me or Mr and Mrs average American is crazy. All the star power, all the Soro's money, could not beat Bush, who stood for the most part alone.Third, you must accept the churches and the values they represent. The difference in our culture is we value youth. The ancient cultures value age and experience. After all of Kerry's hype about social security, the seniors came out in great numbers last night to support morals and values. Learn from this. If you want your views accepted, you must respect the other sides views. Last, Gay marriage and abortion. We all know Roe vs Wade will not be over turned. But instead of preaching pro choice, stand for education and responsibility, to reduce this practice. We as Americans must ask why we are not responsible with our bodies. If we are, this practice will grow smaller and both sides will be happy. Support civil unions with all the benefits of marriage, but leave the word marriage out of the agenda;thus, taking away the perceived threat to what marriage is, and has been for thousands of years. You must give a little to receive a little. Stop the hatred and support our country. If you go to the Daily Kos and read the comments there, it is not hard to understand why the party is in decline(if not rock bottom). These comments are not what the democratic party should stand for. If it is, it is doomed. This shows the same mentality of the ones who bomb abortion clinics, and the bottom line is theses attitudes will never be accepted by either side. If last night showed you anything, you should see that Bush won by the largest margin since 88', and that was by a republican too. And what was the factor most voters cited for turning out to vote? Morals. Most democrats are not the fringe you see on KOS and Co. But it is how you are identified by Americans. Think about it.