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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…..

3 Responses to “Checking In, And Some Thoughts On McCain”

  1. Connie said

    “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.”

    Not only do we get it, some of us fought it while it has happened. The problem is that people will sink to the lowest common denominator if they are allowed to do it. Or encouraged.

    The libs want to make everything easy for us. Everything is just lovely when no one has to be accountable or responsible. In an America assaulted by liberalism and feminism, we are losing that which has always been the strength – the mainstay – of our society. The traditional middle class family. When women began to enter the workforce en masse, the traditional family was the first thing to go. Divorce became rampant. Children were neglected, either left home alone or plunked in daycare and preK. Parents tried to assuage their guilt by giving children material things and teachers told kids they were entitled to self-esteem rather than that it was something they had to earn. Children became spoiled and life became all about them.

    We had seen problems in inner city schools where children commonly had single parents and lived in impoverished neighborhoods, but now these problems were popping up in middle class neighborhoods with good schools. We had Columbine, and then more Columbines. Schools reluctantly (at first) took on parenting roles. But then the teachers’ unions began to see that they could benefit from taking on the parenting role. Parents were too busy to pay attention to what was being taught in school. Moms were encouraged to put their children in school at earlier ages; encouraged to beg their school boards for afterschool programs – all intended to keep moms working and to lessen parental influence over the child.

    God forbid, however, that this be brought up. We don’t want to continue the Mommy Wars, now, do we? (Actually, that’s precisely what we have to do). Because it is about choices we don’t think we have to make. And then we complain that our children are being swayed and propagandized in public schools, but we’re not willing to change our lives to stop it.

    So. If we want to rebuild conservatism in this country, we must begin at the beginning. With our children. With our own families and communities. Otherwise, we end up with what we have now. Adults who never grow up. Adults who want everything quick and easy; who live on sound bites instead of anything of substance. Adults who want things given to them because that’s how they grew up – getting things they didn’t earn. That’s how a country gravitates toward nanny-statism without even realizing it’s happening.

  2. bmac said

    I couldn’t agree more Connie, that was a post-worthy comment.
    Unfortunately, without strong conservative leadership, these trends will continue, and strong conservative leadership ain’t gonna happen in politics anymore.
    You’re right that it starts in the home, and I believe we’ve passed the point of no return on that end. We’ve drifted too far away from traditional values to ever get back.

  3. nicedeb said

    Connie is so right.

    I too, have watched with alarm and dismay as our culture has changed , more women entered the workforce and the government entered more and more into a nannystate role to take the place of good traditional parenting. I’ve resisted the prevalent liberal influences that can be found everywhere –school, t.v., music, the books kid’s read –you name it. It’s even seeped into churches… Ideas that aim to influence how young impressionable minds think, but are at odds with my husband’s and my values. But, it was always a lonely fight. Most people just go with the flow.

    So now we have a huge chunk of the American populace who actually believe that it’s the government’s job to handle their health care needs. 15 years ago, when Hillary tried it the first time, the population wasn’t as feminized as it is, now. Now, it’s a different story.

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