Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Politics Is Sad

It is a sad day when Republican voters across America vote for a Republican in the same manner that feel good Democrats & Liberals vote for their candidates. What I mean by that is that most republican voters yesterday in the states won by McCain voted for the guy that made them FEEL better, and probably not for the candidate who would actually do better once in office. I voted but not for McCain.

They who voted for McCain base their votes on lots of things:

1) They believe him a war hero. This translates to they feel bad for him for having been held prisoner by the NV for so many years; and they feel bad about our boys and girls getting killed, hurt, or captured in Iraq and Afghanistan. So they get the weight of their guilt trip off of their shoulders by voting for McCain. Yeah I feel bad about all that too, but sometimes you need to bear the cross to make the right choice.

2) They believed he would, based upon his wartime experience, make the better commander in chief, and this makes them feel good. Maybe and maybe not. In fact, McCain has little if any high level experience in running things. Romney beat him here with his gubernatorial experience, albeit not military command experience.

3) McCain is not a Mormon, neither are the great majority of Americans. Yes this is a feel good issue for Christians, and is probably the only reason that Huckabee remains in the race to try to keep votes from Romney. Huckabee calls himself a good Christian, he should, in my opinion, be ashamed of himself. He will not win, has no chance to win, but he will make every effort to have another Christian (by his definition) win.

4) McCain is seen as more moderate and this makes many people feel all goofy and gushy and good about themselves because they have not voted for a hardliner. Well this is about as far from the truth as could be possible in my understanding. McCain is a liberal Republican. He is about as liberal a Republican as I have ever seen. He is the one who wanted to work out campaign finance reform with FEINGOLD. He is the one who wanted to work out amnesty for illegal aliens with TED KENNEDY! He repeatedly bows down to the far left. If people would only open their eyes and clear out the goofiness they would see him as such, and see that Romney is much more the moderate as compared to a more conservative candidate as was Ronald Reagan. But people hear that Romney is more conservative, and they also hear all this talk of extremists, and they do not want to be too far one way, they want to feel good as being moderate, so they wrongly pick the liberal Republican as the moderate.

5) They feel good voting for McCain because he looks like grandpa, and how could grandpa be wrong.

You get the idea, and there are a bunch of other feel good reasons that people probably voted for McCain. The thing is though, when and if the reality of him becoming President ever strikes, those same feel good folks will awaken one day feeling miserable that they put this RINO into office. Romney is the more moderate candidate. He is also the more conservative candidate. Of course I would liked to have had a choice in my state's primary for someone other than the 4 goofballs (McCain, Romney, Huckabee, and Paul) who remained in the running. Those such as Tancredo, or Thompson (both moderate to strong conservatives, but not extremists), or even Giuliani (a socialy moderate conservative) who would have been better than the remaining candidates (It is a sad day when Republican voters across America vote for a Republican in the same manner that feel good Democrats & Liberals vote for their candidates. What I mean by that is that most republican voters yesterday in the states won by McCain voted for the guy that made them FEEL better, and probably not for the candidate who would actually do better once in office. I voted but not for McCain.

They who voted for McCain base their votes on lots of things:

1) They believe him a war hero. This translates to they feel bad for him for having been held prisoner by the NV for so many years; and they feel bad about our boys and girls getting killed, hurt, or captured in Iraq and Afghanistan. So they get the weight of their guilt trip off of their shoulders by voting for McCain. Yeah I feel bad about all that too, but sometimes you need to bear the cross to make the right choice.

2) They believed he would, based upon his wartime experience, make the better commander in chief, and this makes them feel good. Maybe and maybe not. In fact, McCain has little if any high level experience in running things. Romney beat him here with his gubernatorial experience, albeit not military command experience.

3) McCain is not a Mormon, neither are the great majority of Americans. Yes this is a feel good issue for Christians, and is probably the only reason that Huckabee remains in the race to try to keep votes from Romney. Huckabee calls himself a good Christian, he should, in my opinion, be ashamed of himself. He will not win, has no chance to win, but he will make every effort to have another Christian (by his definition) win.

4) McCain is seen as more moderate and this makes many people feel all goofy and gushy and good about themselves because they have not voted for a hardliner. Well this is about as far from the truth as could be possible in my understanding. McCain is a liberal Republican. He is about as liberal a Republican as I have ever seen. He is the one who wanted to work out campaign finance reform with FEINGOLD. He is the one who wanted to work out amnesty for illegal aliens with TED KENNEDY! He repeatedly bows down to the far left. If people would only open their eyes and clear out the goofiness they would see him as such, and see that Romney is much more the moderate as compared to a more conservative candidate as was Ronald Reagan. But people hear that Romney is more conservative, and they also hear all this talk of extremists, and they do not want to be too far one way, they want to feel good as being moderate, so they wrongly pick the liberal Republican as the moderate.

5) They feel good voting for McCain because he looks like grandpa, and how could grandpa be wrong.

You get the idea, and there are a bunch of other feel good reasons that people probably voted for McCain. The thing is though, when and if the reality of him becoming President ever strikes, those same feel good folks will awaken one day feeling miserable that they put this RINO into office. Mark my words on it, and call me on it in about 3 or 4 years to tell me if I was wrong.

Romney was and remains the better choice to be a good president for America; heck as much as I hate to say it - so does Hilary Clinton (that is how strongly I oppose McCain). I doubt though that I could vote for her. Neither one of them in office would make me feel good, but both probably would do better by the country. Romney would almost certainly do much better than McCain. Well, with what we have left for whom to vote, I shiver at the thought of the next 4 years.

All the best,

Glenn B

4 comments:

Jungle Mom said...

You may be surprised to find out that I prefer Romney to Huckabee. Or McCain.
My reserves about Romney have more to do with some of his flip flops on issues while running for Governor of Mass. than over his Mormon faith.

Glenn Bartley said...

Yes his flip flops are disturbing, I would ahve hoped for someone who was not as changing as the winds as is this guy. Yet he is better than the other three still on the tcket, I think.

All the best,
GB

Glenn Bartley said...

Yes his flip flops are disturbing, I would ahve hoped for someone who was not as changing as the winds as is this guy. Yet he is better than the other three still on the tcket, I think.

All the best,
GB

Jungle Mom said...

well, Romneys out so it just got a lot sadder!