Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Early thoughts on the political season ...


Ahhh, ... my first post of the year of our Lord 2008; and you guys thought I was gone for good....

Mathew Dowd had a very interesting piece that caught my eye at www.realclearpolitics.com and made jot down some thoughts. Can you imagine Hillary Clinton not winning the primary popular votes, and horse-collaring the super delegates to vote for her to get the nomination? I want to see her explain why Florida/2000 was stealing votes and that "every vote" counts, except when it comes to the nominee of a political party. It would be suicide and gumption of the highest order. But what the hell; most of the populace is enamored with the idea of having Monica Lewinski's ex boyfriend's wife for president so who am I to argue?

Speaking of the primaries, I hope Barrack takes not just the nomination but the general election. Hear me out on this. The pro's of having McCain as president? Maybe coninuity of the war effort to a successful conclusion (whatever you define that to be), experience in Goverment (is that a pro or a con?), and keeping the left wing out of the white house. The cons? It gives the Republicans and independent conservatives like yours trully no "urgency" to look for the next great visionary. You think McCain is going to cede the White House after just for years to a VP-in waiting? That pugnacious, hot-tempered, Hanoi-Hilton Yoda is a lot of things but gracious he is not. He feels he is owed, and he will love nothing more than to have his brand of Republicanism be the event that changes the party forever. Having said that, here' my take on having Barrack as Prez. Presidencies are more about symbolism than substance. As much as MLK's words of judging a man by the content of his character and not the color of his skin is ideal, it just does not ring true in the real world. Having a Black man (ok, ok... so he's half black) take the oath of office would turn one big, wet and ugly page of our history and have a seismic shift in what kids of color think can achieved. The Caucasian males have had 240 years of being in charge. Let the country be headed by a man who mimics what the world is turning into... an osmosis of cultures and races. Can he fuck up the nation in 4 or 8 years? I don't think so. We had Nixon, Carter, Jackson, Harding..... Bush..., if none of those boneheads could cause a tectonic shift that was permanent and undo-able in the fabric of mother America then I doubt having Barrack sitting his skinny ass in the White House will either. I'm serious. Maybe this will be a good thing in the long run. Besides, think of how much fun talk radio and the cable taking heads will have! I personally can't wait to see Rush with an oxygen mask on his ditto-cam the first time Barrack the purple flag in the south lawn.... classic. In all seriousness, the conservative movement (in is classic definition) needs to have its collective ass kicked and new standard-bearers will have to be found. Not in the hallways of Capital Hill, but in the streets of regular small town or big town America. Where are the next great libertarian and fiscal conservative minds going to come from? Where will we find the next legion of leader who have the cojones to tackle the pain of the baby-boom retirees coming home to roost? C'mon people. Let's take one in the shorts and vote the fella' in. Congress will still be grid-locked so nothing will really change, except for the possible exceptions that symbolically the nation can puts its foot on the neck of its marginal racist past.... forever.

If I may put my sarcasm and tongue-in-cheek aside for a moment (as painful as that is....), I work in a pretty left-leaning organization that provides affordable housing in the lower bay area region of California. I find it mildly amusing (but more irritating lately) that they celebrate the term "Diversity"...., as in diversity of race, sexual preference and race whenever possible,... just no diversity in opinion. How conveniently selective. There are few Republicans here, and when one shows his or her political flag the collective left recoils and hisses like snakes crossing paths with a Mongoose ("...oh my God, there is a republican working here? amongst us?..."). I feel sorry for the non-left workers here. They work just as hard, care just as much, show their devotion to duty and mission with the same focus, albeit with different prims of opinion,... yet they have to live in the closet. How funny is that?.... the act of living shamefully underground and in "the closet" of life has passed from being a Gay issue to a political opinion issue. That's why I love being the independent libertarian that I am. Because I can see the sins and glory of both sides of the isle, .... and pucker with glee when I can lob a well-placed opinion grenade when needed. I'm pro-choice. The difference with me and everybody else on the left is that I am pro-choice..... for EVERYTHING, not just a woman's right to do the Hoover maneuver inside the womb. Choice is good. Competition is good. Diversity is good..... when it is elective and not selective.

Ok, back to my cave....

6 comments:

Paul Champagne said...

Diversity of opinion???

Never heard of it ... and obviously neither have liberals.

Welcome back

Brooke said...

Diversity is a one-way street on the left.

I don't like McCain. I really don't see the difference between him and any moderate we have in office currently, and McCain/Lieberman and McCain/Kennedy makes me want to barf. (There's other stuff, but that comes first to mind.)

That being said, McCain will 'reach across the isle' to the left. When was the last time you saw a leftist 'reaching across the isle' to help a conservative with their policy?

Robert (Conservative Commentary) said...

If you tell me where the cave is located, I will know where to send the National Guard next time to do a welfare check.

Debbie said...

" ...just no diversity in opinion", that's what caught my attention also. Pretty typical of them.

Your thoughts on Obama are interesting. I hope you are right, becaue it looks like he just might win.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

Culturist John said...

Hi Debbie!!!

TP, this post is very interesting. Supreme Court nominees aside, it might be good to rebound from egg on our face in four years rather than bring our soiled diapers out in public now (McCain). But why do you think this humiliating process will result in our looking for a new maverick visionary? It may just reset the norms of the political mainstream farther left.

www.culturism.us

Obob said...

Due to the liberal enviroment I work in as well, it is hard to express opinions. So I make them more inflamatory. DO my students know my political leanings, no and they won't. DO I care if the staff does, don't care. Throwing poltical hand grenades like lollipops is fun.