January 3, 2012

Who the Hell put Iowa in charge?

I am not going to lie to you.  I look at the crop of candidates for President and I can at best generate a big yawn. That is not entirely accurate, my real reaction is more akin to "is that the best we can muster?" .

Perhaps instead of tearing each other down, the GOPers should be telling us how they are going to dismantle and impede the socialist/progressive/liberal track the current administration is determined to pursue. Maybe they should be outlining their vision to reign in the debt and Government in general.

I have resigned myself to the prospect of a RINO or worse occupying the White House.  We must get true conservative leadership in the House and Senate.  The GOP must garner a filibuster proof Senate majority. Only then it will not matter what the President wants.

To accomplish this task we must convince the DINOs to vote for a conservative candidate. What, you have not heard of DINOs? Like their Republican counterparts these guys are labeled Democrats but are actually conservatives in disguise. They are the Reagan or Blue Dog Democrats. Unlike RINOs, the DINOs keep on voting Democrat, even when they do not agree with the direction the Party is going. RINOs, on the other hand turn their back on fellow Repubs at every opportunity.

I have a good friend.  He is a Postal Service Lifer; a union guy through and through. He has always voted for the Democrat, likely because his dad always voted Democrat, and his grandad before that. It is the mufti-generational Hoover/FDR effect. A quick conversation with my friend will tell you he hates government spending, thinks we need real welfare reform, is a big gun owner and hunter, thinks Obamacare will destroy the health system, likes a strong military, wants some real immigration reform and would rather eat dog turds than vote Republican. My friend will tell you Obama is a disaster, but better than a Republican. We don't argue politics. There is no point.

I guarantee you my friend Tony is not an exception to the rule.  There are lots of Democrats like him. Many are union members, many work construction, the auto plants, the blue collar jobs that run the American economy. Like you and I , they go to the polls, hold their nose and vote for a guy they don't want.

Polls show an overwhelming majority of Americans are conservative. Our two-party system gets in the way of a better Government.  The power brokers in both parties like it that way..


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

One way to get a better Senate would be to repeal the 17th Amendment and go back to letting the state legislatures appoint Senators.

Look at the quality of the leadership in the Senate pre-1913 and tell me that we've had even half as good since then.

Given the candidates we have these days, the "smoke-filled room" is sounding better and better every election.

Joe said...

Yes. The House was to represent "the people" and the Senate was to represent "the States" in the Federal Government. There is a difference and the creeping Federalism we have seen since 1913 is the result.

Yabu (EOTIS) said...

I agree with you, but if someone, this year, runs on a third party ticket...Obama gets another four years. Look at what Perot did.

I know a guy who will never drive anything but a Buick...just like his parents and their parents, if you get my drift. Sad state of affairs, I say. It's too late to defeat Obama with a third party, and he knows that.

The bottom line is that Obama should be defeated with existing resources.

Hang on to your hat, this will be one hell of a ride.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Too freaking bad Ron Paul didn't run as a Democrat & use some of that blue-dog vote to take down DumB-0 from inside...Yeah, I brought up the "unelectable" guy:
Because the mightiest oak was once a little nut that held it's ground.

Joe said...

Well Ted, there is this:


Paul's idiotic foreign policy stance precludes any rational votes for him. Isolationism was a failure of a policy in the 1920's and even crazier in today's global economy.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Hope you like Obammunism, Joe. Your Establishment-loving clones in Iowa just endorsed "four more WARS" of it.

Joe said...

I don't like any of the choices. We need a hybrid of candidates. Mostly I want a Constitutionl Conservative. But Paul's stand on Israel and isolationism is unrealistic. His 9/11 views are pure horseshit.

I am no fan of the Republican Party. I have just about made up my mind I will never again hold my nose and vote.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

So $60 Trillion in debt, flushed down the John to aswage the Papist guilty conscience at taxpayers' expense and indebtedness on "the Mistake on the Med" is too little? You're telling me we need more debt and waste!?
Un. Fucking. Believable!!!
That is absolutely and unpardonably insane.

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