The Current Republican Field

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
You know, I don't apologize for being a liberal. I've thought about it deeply, and after years of deliberation, I simply consider the liberal position to be the most moral political point of view, which provides the most good to the most people. Others are welcome to disagree, of course - that's the nature of the Republic, and it's a good thing.

And while it's unlikely at this point in my political evolution that I would ever vote for a conservative candidate, I'd sure like the opportunity to consider voting for a qualified Republican ticket. Which, once again, I may not get a chance to do. I mean, seriously - who are the current choices? Bachmann? The woman is certifiable, and bears a more-than-comfortable resemblance to the unlamented McCarthy. Gingrich? Even his staff doesn't think he's the man for the job. Ron Paul? An emotionally retarded big "L" libertarian - yeah, he represents my concerns. Tim Pawelenty? A creationist president - angels and ministers of grace, defend us. Rick Santorum? I'd rather take my own eye out with a fork than vote for that horrifying choad.

Of the current field, Mitt Romney is the only one even close to being a moderate Republican reminiscent of my youth, and he's backpedaling from his moderation at an astonishing rate.

And here's what scares me: The economy is still pretty much in the crapper. While I'm not naive enough to blame the Obama Administration unequivocally for this result, the average voter certainly will. Our President will have a tough row to hoe in 2012, and the idea of some Tea Bagger darling being elected in his stead chills me to the bone. Christ on a Crutch, can you IMAGINE? Just thinking about one of these asshats having any influence on our foreign and domestic policy makes me want to research emigrating to Canada.

I wonder if there are any job openings in Yellowknife...

6 comments:

Megan said...

There are ALWAYS job openings in Yellowknife. :)

Janiece said...

Yes, but not in my field, unfortunately. I need large cities, with large businesses, in which to work.

But if things get bad enough, I might consider a change.

WendyB_09 said...

The really sad part is - if the current administration cannot fix the economic woes in one term, much of which are the result of the previous two-term administration...what in hell makes these idiots think all the kings horses and all the kings men can put it back together again and rescue the country if they get back in power?

I really just don't understand.

Steeltown Mike said...

The on-demand society in which we live only sees that their problem has not been taken care of in 24-48 hours, regardless of the cause. The current "app" (in this case, Administration) has not restored the flow of Milk & Honey, so obviously, he's the wrong fit. We need a different person who can restore the flow in 24-48 hours. Not a second longer.

Janiece said...

Welcome Steeltown Mike. There does seem to be a penchant for immediate gratification, even in politics. Or should I say especially in politics.

Dana Teel said...

Couldn't agree more; scary thought indeed. Sometimes I almost wish it would happen so we can get it done and over with. You know, like a 2-3 year old throwing a fit to get their way?

Geesh, just noticed the verification word for posting. "clowns", ironic.