Friday, August 8, 2008

For The First Time In Decades - I Will Refuse To Vote...

...well at least if McCain chooses Joseph Lieberman as his running mate; and that is the 'rumor' I heard on a radio talk show yesterday or the day before. I know, I have said all along that while I do not think him my candidate of choice, a vote for McCain is a vote that will defeat Obama, and that is a good vote. I dread the idea of Barack Hussein Obama becoming our president. He is flippant, obnoxious, arrogant, and extremely inexperienced when it comes to being an executive of anything. Besides that he is, as far as I can tell, I blatant liar who changes his views on a regular basis in order to get more votes, and not because of any real change in his convictions. Of course I also beleive him to be a communist and socialist all rolled up into one.

Yet, with McCain reportedly considering Lieberman as his running mate, I must say things have changed. Lieberman may support Israel, Lieberman may support the troops, Lieberman may support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and support the global war against terrorism, but otherwise he is one of the most liberal senators in Congress. McCain is already too liberal for my liking, and now he is considering pairing up with someone more liberal than himself, and not a liberal Republican mind you, but a Democrat. I will not be responsible for putting a man like Senator Joseph Lieberman in the White House, and I will not vote in this election, at least not for president and vice president, if Lieberman becomes McCain's running mate. Heck, I even like the guy, but I do not like his very liberal stance on many issues; and we need to take a stand on those issues, and vote not by party, or by likableness, but by our stance on the issues.

Sure, by my own past logic, that will in effect be a virtual vote for Obama. I do not care! It is about time that the Republican Party wakes up and realizes that Republican is synonymous with at least 'moderate conservative'. Running two liberals on the Republican ticket, one who is not even a Republican, is akin to the Republican Party telling us that our conservative values are trash. Well if that is the case, let them learn a lesson, let Obama get elected and screw tings over for 4 years. Maybe by then the republican Party will have reorganized with some conservative goals in mind. If not, well it will be time to again register as an Independent. If you think I am wrong on this okay, but here is a fine example of a liberal running gas a republican who screwed things up royally, and who continues to do so: Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City.

I am hoping with all my heart that McCain will not be foolish enough to choose a Democrat (nor a turncoat who becomes a Republican) as his running mate. Sure, it might allow him to win the election, but it will destroy the Republican Party and that for which it has stood over the years.

All the best,
Glenn B

5 comments:

Minstrel said...

I read that Lieberman, in spite of being an independent and his positions on Iraq and Israel, has voted WITH Harry Reid 97% of the time .

Humble wife said...

I read your post earlier and then had to check around as it made me sick...it is surreal what is happening this close to 9-11(or have so many forgot?).

Yes, as the borders are no closer to being secure and it is not even an issue...as we have to listen to the same old nonsense about offshore drilling, and ANWR...WE MUST HOLD OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE. We must tell them to drill and then go forth with the reality of terrorism and its ramifications.
Jennifer
penofjen

Anonymous said...

So Glen, you and I seem to be oscillating between holding our noses and voting for McCain, or holding our noses and just not voting. And so far we've been out of phase with each other: you're yes when I'm no, and t'other way around. As I mentioned in an earlier comment, you'd convinced me to change my mind and vote for McCain. (Not that it would make a lot of difference in this fluorescent blue state.) Life's full of little ironies, isn't it.

The last time I voted against a Republican presidential candidate was on Bill Clinton's first go-round. Yep, I voted for Bill, because I was angry about 'read my lips, no new taxes.' This election, I'd figured the stakes are higher than then. But as you say, there may not be much of a difference.

Any way, all the best back at ya.

RealChange

Glenn Bartley said...

I am tettering back and forth on voting right now for sure, but only if McCain takes on a liberal democrat like Lieberman as his running mate. This I think would just be outright blasphemy as far as Republican Party affiliation goes. Could you imagine McCain running against Lieberman, and then choosing Obama as his running mate - this is very close to the same thing that concerns me.

Glenn Bartley said...

whoops that should have been teetering