Rick, you make an interesting point above that I'd like to discuss further. You seem to imply that if McCain/Palin wins this election, it might be detrimental to the Republican party in the long run.
A win could conceivably validate the past eight years of foreign/domestic policy, as well as the current (evangelical) base of the party. It might prevent the party from cleaning house and being 'conservative' once again. Whatever that actually means anymore.
That's a fascinating take on this. I've always thought that if Republicans acted like Republicans, I'd probably be one. If McCain/Palin wins, the chance to rework the party might be lost for a very long time. Good Lord this stuff is mind numbing.
I know most Republicans don't really like McCain. They sorta feel like they pretty much have to go with him because everyone else sucked worse. But, as for Palin, I can't tell if Republicans like her because she's a hot milf that the Dems are freaking out about, or because of whatever policy it is she stands for. It seems like half of the criticism that's been applied to Obama could easily be applied to her tenfold.
Again, well done for the Republicans, at least for the short term.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 10.09.2008 @ 17:18
Good point. I think you're right Palin was probably chosen because she is a seemingly easy target at first glance. Then people realize that dealing with her is like answering the question, "did you beat your wife yet?" There is no right answer because she's just so darn cute.
The brilliance of the Palin pick is that there is discourse on policy. There is no more talk about the economy, war, health care, etc. If that were the case, Obama would still be in the lead. Now, can anyone tell me where she gets those frames for her glasses?
Well played, Republicans! I can hardly wait for the next four years of awesomeness. In light of my recent observations and readings, I have determined that the United States of America deserves John McCain and Sarah Palin.
My biggest fear is a McCain victory that would short circuit party reform. If the price of getting rid of the deadwood and purging the over-religiosity is a McCain defeat, I would almost settle for that.
Too bad the dems had to run such a candidate as Obama - who not only is clearly unqualified but a man whose foriegn policy stupidity could ignite World War III.
ed.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 10.09.2008 @ 15:02
Congratulations to America, and God's own Republican party. You just got another vote!
My aunt: "I'm voting for Palin."Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 10.09.2008 @ 11:40
Me: "But she's not... er.. Why?"
Aunt: "She has a cute voice, and I like her hair."
Me: "What about the issues?"
Aunt: "What issues?"
Me: "What about McCain?"
Aunt: "The other guy?"
Me: "Goodlord. Nevermind."
how the hell do you do block quotes? Argh.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 28.09.2008 @ 11:43
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How on earth can you say,
"And the Obama campaign is using the DOJ as their own hit men."
with a straight face? Welcome to the Republican party Rick, perhaps you're new here?Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 28.08.2008 @ 14:43
Republicans talking about Ayers in the same sentence as Obama has the exact same (and very much intended) effect as saying, "Obama associates with terrorists and if he loves terrorists so much how can he protect America from them?"
It's a lame attempt to sway independent voters, like myself. When I hear this non-equating equating, the only thing that comes to my mind is, oh, the Republicans think I'm retarded. What else is new. If I wanted to feel like I was being spoken to like a child, I would go to youtube and listen to some speeches from GW Bush.
Being an independent is awesome because I can vote for whomever I want. If you really want to sway opinion, start talking about what it took to buy half of the Senate Democrats votes in the Telcom Bill, including Obama. Or, follow Obama's campaign donations. Or, talk about Bidens views on personal privacy. Hell, he's the primary reason for PGP for Christsake.
With this Ayers crap you guys are DOING IT WRONG. You're making yourselves look like condescending hypocrites. I know your brain is screaming "but but but Ayers! Terrorist!" But my brain screams Saudi Arabia and George Bush when I hear about Ayers.
Try focusing on something that actually matters. Something like privacy rights, personal liberty, and money. I know it's hard because the Ayers story seems SO tasty, but it's just not. Sorry.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 27.08.2008 @ 10:03
Well, which is it Bald Ninja... is it force or terror? Your lame logical fallacy of a comparison could just as easily be applied to countries as well. Say, the US and Pakistan? You say you're a conservative... what is it that you actually conserve anyway?Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 26.08.2008 @ 20:54