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View Diary: My Journey as a 9/11 Republican Turned Modern Progressive (263 comments)

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  •  Interesting diary but I have a small problem (6+ / 0-)

    with this statment

    "I continued to support him throughout most of his two terms, and today I wouldn't change my vote or my support, even with hindsight."
    Why wouldn't you change your vote or support even after knowing how disastrous the last administration was? It's the same thing when people say that they will still support Iraq war even after knowing that Bush administration fabricated evidence to support the war


    •  I've done a lot of things in my past (3+ / 0-)
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      In life. Do I regret some of them? sure. But i wouldn't change the path that has gotten me to where I am now, with the experiences I have now to be who I am today.

      •  True (2+ / 0-)
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        worldlotus, David PA

        But that statement is guaranteed to be an electric jolt to the nervous system of any progressive. lol

        As an aside, I was wondering: why do you think Bush never asked any question of any kind to Andrew Card when he leaned in to say simply "America is under attack."  I am not a proponent of any conspiracy theory mind you, I am still truly stumped at W.'s non-reaction.  Even as stunned as I allow anyone was that day, I can never figure out why he never turned to him and asked or said one thing until he got up and kind of slowly made his way out  so much later.

        •  Probably didn't want to freak out the kids (2+ / 0-)
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          worldlotus, David PA

          I read Decision Points and recall his explanation being something along those lines.

          I think he was just playing it cool for the sake of the kids. That's a tough pill to swallow.

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