A Sampling of Pro-Bush Websites
      Sept. 8, 2004  See also Anti-Kerry Websites and Republicans on the Web

This is a selection of independent pro-Bush sites based on interest (rather than geography).


Blogs for Bush
Matt Margolis launched Blogs for Bush on Election Day 2003.  In his welcome note he writes "
...we sought to organize bloggers who support President Bush and provide resources to help the Bush campaign reach millions of supporters and voters online."  Margolis further states, "Many doubted that Blogs For Bush could succeed. Howard Dean had amassed a blogroll of roughly ninety bloggers at the peak of his candidacy - and that was considered huge. John Kerry only accumulated fifty-five. Well, when John Kerry accepted his party's nomination, our Blogroll For Bush had over seven hundred and fifty blogs and it is still growing today! The overwhelming success of Blogs For Bush, and the power of the community that forms the Blogroll For Bush, lays to rest forever the media stereotype that liberals dominate the blogosphere."

Firefighters for Bush
Jason (Jay) Reimer, a Captain in the Reedley Fire Department in Reedley, CA and David Powell, the Reedley Fire Chief, registered FirefightersForBush.com in January 2004 "with the idea of countering the IAFF's political statements."  According to its Statement of Purpose:

"Firefighters for Bush is a loose-knit, grassroots organization with three very clear, very simple goals:

To counter the IAFF's mischaracterization of firefighters as "offended" by President Bush's campaign ads.  To provide a public voice for those firefighters who wish to declare their support for President Bush.  To empower America's firefighters to fight back against the IAFF and the misrepresentation of firefighters by the media."

Babes for Bush

Babes for Bush produced a calendar and more recently a cookbook "Babes For Bush Cookbook: Second Term Selections."  According to the site,

"Babes for Bush is a grassroots organization founded in late 1999. We have continually worked to spread the news that we have a leader worthy of our pride and praise.

"A babe is someone who has internal as well as external beauty, which defies age and gender. A Babe for Bush is one who shares President George W. Bush's values of God, family and country, living a life with high character and integrity."

Security Moms for Bush
Launched in June 2004 by a woman from Ossining, Ne
w York.
  She writes on the site:

"...if we do not take the proper steps to win this war on terror NOW, the domestic issues will never matter. If we do not take steps NOW to prevent as best we can future terrorist attacks in the U.S., who cares if we have campaign finance laws? If we don’t show these terrorists that we are the superpower, that we are NOW, and that they can’t mess with us NOW, they will win."

"George W. Bush has demonstrated the determination we all should admire. Think what you want about other political issues with this current administration. But next time you see the President speak about our WAR on terror, really look into his eyes. I have. He is a man determined to do the best for our country, our future, our children’s’ future, his children’s future."

AirLine Pilots for Bush Alliance
Leaders of the Alliance are Captain Bob Cox (National Chairman ), Captain Bob Giuda (Deputy Coalition Chairman and the Northeast Regional Director), F/O Curtis Dupree (Southeast Regional Director), Captain Mike McConnell (Florida State Coordinator), and F/O Bill Lance (North Carolina State Coordinator).  According to the website:

"Some airline pilot labor associations grossly misrepresent their members by dishonestly insinuating that their members universally support a specific candidate or specific party's agenda. Airline Pilots for Bush was launched to support the re-election of President Bush through a grassroots effort and to counter misrepresentation by labor associations.
..  Airline Pilots for Bush represents a diverse group of professional airline pilots who support a political viewpoint that leads to strong national security, a prosperous economy, and opportunity for all who are willing to become productive, responsible members of American society."

Pastors for Bush
Dr. David O. Dykes, Pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas, is Chairman of Pastors For Bush. On his site he writes:

"We are currently in the BIGGEST WAR in American History, and it is NOT the war against terrorism. We're fighting a CULTURE WAR for the minds and souls of our citizens. As we watch, our moral foundation—based on God's Word—is being dismantled before our eyes.

"As the Psalmist asks, "If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (Psalm 11:3) One thing the righteous can do is to work to see that our President is someone who recognizes the need to maintain Biblical standards. Our President is not perfect, but I believe he is a praying man and he wants to preserve those moral absolutes that made us great."

Jews for Bush
Mark Levin, President of the American Freedom Center in Austin, Texas, is Executive Director of Jews for Bush.  The site lists a 14-person board of directors (Phil Aronoff, Edward Blum, Eddy Daniels, David Horowitz, Barbara Ledeen, Seth Leibsohn, Michael Medved, Gary Pollard, Adam Ross, Alan Sager, Rabbi Aryeh Spero, Lee Troy, Gerald Walpin adn Ken Weinstein).  Mission Statement:

"The purpose of Jews for Bush is to rally support for President Bush in the Jewish community and inform the public about Bush's record of unifying Americans of all faiths and backgrounds. Jews for Bush will highlight the common bonds shared by Americans of all faiths who treasure the freedoms on which this country was founded and stress the importance of re-electing a President whose strong leadership is vital to preserving these freedoms.  Jews for Bush will educate Americans about the President's outstanding record of fighting terrorism, supporting Israel, lowering taxes, and empowering faith-based organizations to assist Americans in need."

Added Sept. 15

9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America     
This website launched on Aug. 27, 2004.  The conclusion of the group's "Open Letter to America" reads as follows:

"As Americans who have keenly felt the scourge of terrorism, we are inspired and energized to follow the President's lead, to rise to the occasion and get the job done.  We are deeply grateful to President Bush, who rallied this nation on that dark September day, who has earned our respect and confidence, and whose leadership we trust to steer this country on the right path.

"Three years ago, George W. Bush stood with us and vowed that he would 'Never forget.'" 
"We stand with him now."

Copyright © 2004  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action