Cult Personality of George W. Bush

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    The president of the United States under the Bush years was a cult personality built around religious zealotry of the christian right or at least this is how the far left saw it. They feared that a president who uttered the phrase "God bless you" was a threat to their civil liberties because everyone might become christian. They feared a mass wave of christian converts would take over the country because the president was a christian.

    The cult personality that existed during those years did not exist in the minds of George W. Bush or most conservatives (who rightfully saw no objection to the president's beliefs) but in the minds of most liberals who feared that his very words would cause us to give up our own beliefs and become "christian". What else could explain the objection to a president's religion or expression of as a violation of the first amendment which starts out with "congress shall pass no law..." when no law that would violate the first amendment was ever proposed.

    How do you explain how a "personality" makes people think different or become that personality? Its laws that we must fear as a threat to our civil liberties and not the religious views of the president.
     
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    Do you always paint with such a broad brush?
     
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    It was a broad brush for about 6 years there...

    Then the independent and Libertarian parties started to gain more members.
    But the Demoncratic party membership stayed about the same...
     
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    Its not a broad brush because that is all I heard from liberals during the Bush years and even a lot of republicans who happen to vote for McCain.

    My point is is that there is no reason to object to someone's christian views when those views are their and not yours and I wonder what is the mentality of the left when they assume the personality of the leader determines the personalities of individual people.
     
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    why? You got me, ask the Palin supporters.
     
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    Go study the DOJ scandal.

    They were replacing professionals with christains from a fourth tier law school.

    They were prosicuting people on a political basis for Jesus.
     
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    Yep just check and see how many law graduates of Falwells college that the Bush Admin hired.
     
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    I am an Independent, so take my thoughts with a grain of salt. However, Bush and the party he represented openly admitted they founded their principles on Christian and family beliefs. However, their actions have spoen much louder than their slogans. This turns many people, including myself, off to their entire message.
     
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    Was anyone jailed for not practicing Christianity?
     
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    Palin is Bush in heels
     

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