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"An Outsider every day"

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Submitted by L (United States), Jun 4, 2006 at 17:15

Sadly Lisette Murad is probably correct about future Jewish voting. It's a sort of "outsider" thing I think, this clinging to liberalism. But you can be an outsider without being a liberal. In fact, living in suburbs, being anti-establishment will save your sanity.

Clinging to the liberal thing is such a cliche that I wonder why people aren't embarrassed by it. And as far as Bush goes, it's fashionable to bash him, but again Murad is correct that post 9/11 he and other Republicans pulled their heads out of their shells and decided it's time to shed the isolationism. New Republicans are the hope of the world. We shouldn't let media make us embarrassed to back Bush and his proactive vision. Be proud of being an outsider. As the great Ramones said, "I'm an outsider every day," -- I'm not part of some pluralistic group, but just an individualistic American -- you know, the cowboy kind people make fun of. Or in this case, cowgirl.

By the way, media coverage of the Bush and Blair press conference was truly confusing. That pompous Keith Olberman said they both looked tired. Maybe they're tired of windbags like Olberman trying to defeat our course in Iraq, but they looked strong to me. I guess it'll just take too long for the immediate gratification crowd to understand what these two men are accomplishing (along with the troops, of course).


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