America showed its collective stupidity in 2000 when it put George Bush in office the first time. After witnessing first hand how far south we've headed in the past four years, we chose to put him in office again yesterday. America, here's what you've given us to look forward to for the next four years:
- A continued increase in anti-gay sentiment and legistlation. Yesterday alone, eleven states voted to approve anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendments. Yes, it's anti-gay, and it's bigotry; there's no dancing around it.
- A war with no end in sight. We've gotten into an unnecessary conflict, and now the hole in which we find ourselves grows deeper by the month. George Bush's approach to fighting global terrorism is ineffective, and has only served to strengthen the terrorists' motives for attacking us.
- A shaky economy. We can blame the war, we can blame Bush (who, of course, started the war), or we can blame the natural cycle of the economy. however you explain the current economy, our President's policies have done nothing to help it.
- A divided country. Maybe it was because I was younger, or less aware of politics at the time, but I don't remember this much divisiveness when Bill Clinton was in office, nor even George H.W. Bush. This lack of unity won't decrease over time. I wouldn't be surprised if it were to increase.
These are the major issues for me. I'm sure I could come up with more if I thought about them, but I have to move on, and find something else to bitch about.