Checking In, And Some Thoughts On McCain
Posted by bmac on February 1, 2008
I’ve been pretty busy this week. My wife and her brother, but mostly my wife, are busy dealing with their moms affairs, and I’m packing up the last of my business. Strange week, but I feel unusually optimistic. The two main things that have defined my life for the last 3 years, are coming to a close, and it just feels like it’s all supposed to happen. My wife is the one really dealing with everything, all the phone calls and stuff like that. I just can’t be of much assistence in that area. So I’m taking care of closing out the business, and all the home stuff. She’s on the phone from the minute she wakes up, until the minute she passes out.
Thank you all again for the kind words, I really feel like I’m part of an internet “family” in this corner of the blogosphere, and I mean that sincerely. I’m proud to be associated with you morons.
While I’m packing, I’ve been listening to the daily line-up of Rush, Hannity, and Levin, and their…..I guess I’d call it damage control, so I’m gonna take a little break from packing and get into some political bloggin’, cause it makes me feel normal. So here we go:
Assuming McCain gets the nom, we end up with a lose-lose.
You might say a RINO is better than a socialist, but I say with McCain, the differeneces are so small, it really doesn’t matter. If Hillary gets elected, that could be the starting point to rebuild the conservative movement, so on that level it’s a good thing, but we’ll pay a hefty price. It’ll be a Carter-like catastrophe. With the economy already on the ropes, she’ll take us to rock bottom. Get used to the term “malaise” again.
On the other hand, if McCain wins, the Republicans will take that as an affirmation of their new “Redifined Republican Party” and they’ll veer even farther left, and won’t look back, no matter how bad McCains tenure turns out to be. Not to mention a little disaster called immigration. I guess we can consider that a done deal either way, so to all my fellow southwesterners I say: We’re in deep shit compadres. And if you think we can count on McCain to deliver conservative judges to the Supreme court, well….I wouldn’t.
I’ve had a lot of alone time this week, since my business is effectively closed, and I’m here alone packing, so I’ve been trying to figure out how we got into this mess. I have two theories:
1.) America, as a whole, is not as conservative as we’d like to think it is. 40 some odd years of liberalism has taken firm root in this country, and maybe those of us in the conservatve bubble just don’t get that. Maybe we are the ones out of step with what the average John Q. Republican wants.
2.) There is a concerted effort by “the government” to merge into a one party system, but we’ll still call candidates “Republicans” and “Democrats” to make people think they still have a choice. As far as I’m concerned, a choice between Hillary and McCain, is not a choice at all. We could “lesser of two evils” this all day long, but when we don’t really have a choice, our pesky “votes” are effectively nullified. Yeah, I know, sounds a little kooky…….or does it?
After reading Enas Yorls description of the caucus voting process, I don’t have much doubt that fraud could be easily perpetrated in the primarys. I think the voting process for Prom Queen at most high schools is more organized.
You tell me, I just don’t know how else to explain this retarded election cycle.
So much for the short hiatus from political blogging. I gotta go now and find some goop to take the lettering off the windows…..