10/24/08

Vote McCain . . . Or He Might Lose
By: Mark W Adams


SRSLY?  Is that all they got now?  After picking Palin merely because she looked the part . . .
"The way you pick a vice president is, you get a frame of Time magazine, and you put the pictures of the people in that frame. You look at who fits that frame best — that’s your V. P."
And now clinging to the idea that the economy failed McCain, when the truth was that McCain failed to lead on the economy . . .
America was in crisis. Perhaps with the Bush theory in mind, Steve Schmidt had advised McCain to “go in all the way” on the financial crisis so as to reveal his candidate’s true character. But given a chance to show what kind of president he might be, McCain came off more like a stymied bystander than a leader who could make a difference.
Am I right that all they really have left is to say if you don't vote for the Republicans, the Democrats will win?

Well, No Duh!

I've been pretty disgusted with GOP induced gridlock since Gingrich, GOP excesses under Tom Delay and Bush's Rubber-Stamp legislature, and GOP filibusters giving a nominally Democratic controlled Congress a bad name.  I absolutely welcome our new Robot Overlords from the Blue States. 

Anyone worried about liberal excesses is simply fear-mongering and desperate.  This is the Democratic Party, not the vanguard of some socialist revolution.  A herd of cats has more synchronicity.  Is there any doubt that most of the new Democrats from Red Districts and States will merely add to the power of the real power-brokers in Congress, the Blue-Dogs? 

Yes, theoretically a united Democratic Party could, and should bring sweeping changes to this nation.  That's a good thing, right.  The word "Change" is on all the campaign literature from both parties.  So . . . Bonus!  After months of the "me too" tactic of adopting Barack Obama's central theme (by McCain and by Clinton before him), why should anyone be fearful of a lot of change in a short amount of time?  You don't think Hillary and the Republicans were being disingenuous, do you? 

Other than driving the GOP's bankrupt ideology to the Hospice, Democrats aren't all that united on much.

The Blue-Dogs already proved they could side with like-minded conservatives in the other party to pass just about anything they want -- and despite the hype, Obama is more practical than he is ideological in these things.  (see e.g. FISA)  The check, the balance you're looking for is the reasonableness of the majority of law-makers we send to Washington now that so many of the whack-jobs have been outed and will soon be gone.  (And Jack Murtha, that means you too.  Sorry big guy.) 

We Americans have more in common than those things that have been exploited to divide us.  Those wedge issues the Atwaters/Roves/Schmidts have used to gain power are contributing directly to our demise as a nation.  It has to end or it will be the end of us all.

We've got serious problems to solve in this country.  Now is not the time to indulge in the silly one-up-manship and gridlock that has defined Washington for the last 20 years.  Enough is enough. 

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