Why McCain Should Lose
Posted by bmac on May 15, 2008
I’ve actually thought about this a lot. I completely understand how many Republicans will grudgingly vote for McCain, because obviously, it’s the better choice of what’s available. The “Lesser Of Two Evils” approach. My thought on that is, Republicans will be more than happy to “Lesser Of Two Evils” us right into socialism. As long as they have power, I honestly don’t think they could give a crap about ideology.
Another thing that comes up a lot is “I’ll vote for him, but I won’t like it!”
The bad news here is, there’s not a “But I Don’t Like It” box to check on the ballot. A vote is a vote, and that’s how Republicans will view it. You like McCain, and everything he’s about, because you voted for him. It’s just that simple.
You want Republicans to get back to conservatism? It won’t be easy. They’re not going to just suddenly move to the right because we weren’t happy about voting for McCain. Angry emails aren’t going to alert them to the error of their ways. Blogging about how much you “don’t like it” is pointless.
They have to lose. Lose big, like to a junior Senator with a Muslim name. They have to do a political face plant. They have to lose all power before they even consider what it is they might be doing wrong, and wake up from the fog they’ve been aimlessly wandering around in for at least the last four years.
Basically, that means if you really want the Republicans to represent your ideology again, then don’t vote for McCain, and let Obama win. There, I said it.
You want conservatism back? Then you’ll have to pay for it, in blood and sweat, and the worst four years of your adult life. Sacrifice. That’s the sacrifice. Like I said, it won’t be easy. Hoping they come around isn’t going to be enough. You may have to sacrifice one or two Supreme Court seats, but remember, even Reagan screwed that up.
Is an Obama win a guarantee they’ll move back to the right? Nope, it’s a gamble. They could in theory, move further to the left. On the other hand, putting McCain in the White House is an absolute guarantee they will continue leftward.
That’s my opinion. This election is a crossroads, a test. A test to see how far left we can be pushed, before we push back. It literally is a bi-partisan step towards socialism.
Who the President ultimately ends up to be is almost immaterial. They both will do great harm to this country, it’s just a matter of degrees. Our choice has been all but taken away, and if we take the easy road and vote for McCain but “don’t like it”, then we better get used to voting for people we don’t like, because that’s all we’re gonna get if we cave to the “safe” choice.
You gotta bet big to win big, that’s how it works.
All the bitching in the world means nothing if Republicans still get your vote, even when they offer up the most left-wing candidate in modern history.
One thing, and one thing only, will get their attention: