Wednesday, February 6, 2008

So Where Did the Primaries on "Super Tuesday" Leave Us?
Rominator is OUT!

Only a few things are clear to me:
  1. 1. Evangelicals have no idea what "separation of church and state" mean...
  2. 2. It will either be a Clinton/Obama ticket, or an Obama/Clinton ticket for the Democrats...
  3. 3. McCain will probably need to pick Hucka-bum to have a shot at winning, which means...
  4. 4. No matter who is President or VP, the Democrats will win if Hucka-bum is VP.
I personally am a tad bit scared of Obama. Sometimes the things that come out of his mouth in such a way as to... I don't know, make me feel uneasy? I think he's a good guy, don't get me wrong. I just feel that someone who hasn't even finished their first U.S. Senate term really isn't ready to lead fifty whole states! I know what one moron on limited experience can do (Hello, Shrubya!!), and I'm not saying he would be as bad a commander in chief as that dipstick still is... But you cannot completely discount a lack of experience as negligible...

On the other hand we have Clinton II, or Hillary if you will. I've always liked Hillary, and as I watched "super Tuesday" late (LATE) into the evening, it became clear to me that I was indeed rooting for her to pull strongly ahead of Obama. Not out of a dislike for Obama, but a like for Hillary. While I personally still do not understand the evangelical anger against her (She stuck by her man despite his cheating showing a strong family values moral; she consistently has tried to serve the poor and uninsured through a national health plan showing a strong desire to help the needy; this list could go on...), and even though I realize the danger in voting for her due to the weird fact that all Republicans band together to vote against her, I do personally believe she would put the country back on the correct path (if such an intangible "path" can be defined...).

Now I am under no delusion--while they both speak to change, and while they both do their fair share of pandering, simply saying you'll bring "Change" and "Hope" back to the White House doesn't make it so. I have no doubt that, as similar in stance as both Democratic candidates are, it doesn't mean a lot if they can't get the House and Senate to work with them! Granted, this is a lot easier for the Democratic agenda (being that both Houses are Democratically controlled at the time being), but even Bill had this for the first part of his term and struggled to make things happen as President...

I'm also not so sure that "bridging the aisle" is the "best thing" for America. While it is nice to think that a President can work with both the dominant parties in Washington, when the religious right has mostly hijacked one of those two parties (how many states in the South voted for Hucka-bum again?!), is "bridging the gap" more important than ceding our secular government to the whims of a religious fanatical view? If the Republicans had been "hijacked" by Islamic fundamentalists, I'm sure you could agree with me that this is not so...

Granted, I'm considered an uber-liberal, a "hijacker" of the Democratic party--I believe in a woman's right to choose (although "choose" I believe to be the wrong word as it makes it almost sound frivolous...), I believe individual rights trump collective (or "majority") opinion, and I believe that while "faith-based initiatives" can be publicly funded, it cannot happen at the expense of the wall of separation... I also believe in gun control to a limited extent (there is no reason why "right to arms" should be read to mean "right to machine guns and Uzi's"... What's next, the NRA pushing for the "right to arms" meaning the "right to nuclear weapons"?), but I also have to wonder why the Bible belt, that religious community of the South is also the "gun belt"? Since when did guns and god go so well together? How biblical is the whole "God and guns" philosophy? That will have to wait for another post, I think...

Regardless, I am happy with the choice between Obama and Hillary. While I struggled four years ago with the idea of voting for Kerry only to vote against Shrubya, I now get to vote for two candidates with whom I find almost little to negligible issue with. Granted, I don't agree with either one and everything. But enough that I am not scared of either Clinton or Obama in the way I fear McCain, Romney, or Hucka-bum...

I look forward to the conventions in late summer and the upcoming election in November... It's a great time to be a part of this democratic republic...!
In a CNN breaking news email, we've just learned that the Rominator (aka Romney, the Flip-Flopping Wanna-Be...) has "suspended his bid for the White House"...

Suspended? As if you have a shot? You think you just need to reassess your positions and change them again? Perhaps you'll take this time to declare yourself a Baptist, that "Mormonism" was just a phase (much like being pro-choice?), that you toured a Jesus Center and "have seen the light"?

LOL! The Snake-Oil Salesman bites the dust...

4 comments:

Kel said...

Great post! I agree with you on all counts (surprise). I am definately rooting for Hillary. There was a moment in one of the debates when Obama said he didn't know sometimes if he was running against Bill Clinton or Hillary and I was so pissed. Then Obama pulled out her chair for her, which is normally nice, but I think it was an unconscious sexist move. There was also a question posed to Hillary at one of the debates about her ability to "control" her husband if she made it into the White House. I hate the sexism in all those cases.

And you're right: women don't just "choose" when they have the "right to choose."

Of course, you and I will be voting for the surrender to terror according to Mitt Romney. In that case, terror rocks! :)

FCSuper said...

The successes of the previous adminstration bred jealousy more than anything else. It provided you don't have to be a Reaganite or religious nut in order to grow the economy, increase prosperity, and give Americans a sense of pride. The more the secular realm succeeds and does not attribute it successes to God, the more the religious right has to face the stark truth that their God doesn't have anything to do with America. (it's about money, of course)

Weird said...

I won't vote for Hillary no matter what, I can't vote for Obama, and McCain or Huck? Not a chance. Looks like I'm going Libertarian once again.

Congratulations to anyone supporting the Dems this time around. If they run McCain or Huckster the Reps deserve to lose, hands down, for abandoning every last bit of their "fiscal conservatism" and burning at the stake the last vestiges of their support of civil liberties.

Weird said...

I won't vote for Hillary no matter what, I can't vote for Obama, and McCain or Huck? Not a chance. Looks like I'm going Libertarian once again.

Congratulations to anyone supporting the Dems this time around. If they run McCain or Huckster the Reps deserve to lose, hands down, for abandoning every last bit of their "fiscal conservatism" and burning at the stake the last vestiges of their support of civil liberties.