Practically every political pundit from both the right and the left agree: President George W. Bush was reelected on the strength of the Christian conservative vote. They all agree that moral issues such as abortion and homosexuality played a crucial role in Bush's victory.
Therefore, one would expect that President Bush would set about to show the people who elected him that they were wise to do so. That's what one would expect, but that's not the way Bush plays the game.
President Bush begins his second term in office by: 1) Reviving his attempt to legalize illegal aliens, and, 2) Appointing a pro-abortion judge as Attorney General. This cannot be reassuring to the conservatives that elected him on November 2.
According to the Washington Times, "President Bush yesterday (Nov. 9) moved aggressively to resurrect his plan to relax rules against illegal immigration, a move bound to anger conservatives just days after they helped re-elect him.
"The president met privately in the Oval Office with Sen. John McCain to discuss jump-starting a stalled White House initiative that would grant legal status to millions of immigrants who broke the law to enter the United States."
The Times also quoted White House political strategist Karl Rove as saying, "We are formulating plans for the legislative agenda for next year, and immigration will be on that agenda."
Meanwhile, on November 10, President Bush announced his decision to replace John Ashcroft with long time friend and confidant, Alberto Gonzales, as U.S. Attorney General. Many people, including me, speculated that Bush would appoint Gonzales as the next member of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Regardless of the specific appointment, by making Gonzales U.S. Attorney General, Bush has placed yet another pro-abortion person in a key leadership position in his administration. In truth, the Bush administration is littered with pro-abortion and homosexual appointments.
For President Bush to make the first two major decisions of his second term the push for amnesty for illegal aliens and the appointment of a pro-abortion judge as U.S. Attorney General should be regarded as a serious "slap-in-the-face" to every conservative who voted for him. It also portends many more defeats for conservatives during the next four years. These decisions by President Bush should serve as a wake-up call for every conservative who voted for him.
Then again, if conservatives had been truly paying attention to the Bush record during his first four years in office, they would have known that G.W. Bush is not a principled conservative and shares no loyalty or fidelity to either Constitutional or conservative principles.
The sad truth is, President George W. Bush has been sticking it to conservatives for four years, and he has done it again!
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