Getting this out of my system #1
If you were ever my friend and you voted for G.W. Bush in the 2004 election, you are no longer my friend.
This is no longer a civil disagreement among civilized people; this is a matter of principle, of decency.
If you voted for Bush, you believe that the election of 2000 was not tainted and essentially stolen in a manner more fitting a Third World nation staggering under totalitarianism and tottering on the brink of collapse/civil war.
If you voted for Bush, you believe that the United States should be a theocracy, run by the most vile, odious, and hypocritical of the Christian fundamentalists. You agree that religious mythos should be promoted over science, that clean water and clean air can be created by spouting nice words while gutting actual programs and policies.
If you voted for Bush, you believe that homosexual men and Lesbians are at best second-class citizens, not entitled to the basic rights of the rest of the citizenry, that women should have no control of their reproduction, that bigotry in all its forms is perfectly acceptable, nay, is mandatory.
If you voted for Bush, you believe that the super rich should pay little or no taxes, should be allowed to rape public lands, despoil national parks, exploit workers at home and abroad, engage in war-profiteering, monopolize communications, transportation, utilities, and own the government of the United States.
If you voted for Bush, you believe that the only lies that matter are those concerning the sex lives of Democrats, that the invasion of Iraq is not merely a prelude to more disasters in the Middle East, nor that this was planned from the moment Bush decided to run. You believe that he gave a shit about the people killed in the attacks of September 11th, 2001 and that he didn't know it was going to happen. You believe that because he waved a hand, Iraq was suddenly the source of the terrorist cadre' and Osama Bin Laden, overnight, no longer mattered. You believe that Bush is sane and agree that a war can be "won" without equipping the troops, and without raising taxes.
If you voted for Bush, you believe that the shredding of the United States Constitution, particularly the Bill of Rights, is necessary for your "safety" and "security" and that the right to disagree right out loud is treasonous. You believe that any criticism of the government, of the psuedo-president and his minions is aiding our "enemies." You wipe your butt with the First Amendment, and feel quite happy to despoil this document by inserting discrimination and hatred into it.
By voting for Bush, you state your belief that it matters not that the national debt is higher than it has ever been (after a nice surplus left by Clinton of all people), that unemployment is higher than it's been since Hoover and the Great Depression, that the super-rich and the corporations they own shift their jobs to other countries, blackmailing the labor unions and communities dependent upon them.
And i could go on.
Suffice to say that by voting for Bush, you announce yourself as a mean-spirited bigot, content to kill the poor and convert by force anyone who isn't your religion in exchange for some empty words about no taxes.