The Sky Is Falling!!!
Woe is us! The sky is falling! America is as good as destroyed!!! We are DOOMED!!!
Sounds like DUmmies, right? Correct but incredibly some conservatives are also sounding this way as observed on the FREE REPUBLIC. Even though the Democrats are now on the precipice of their own destruction we still hear gloom and doom from conservatives following the results of Saturday's primaries. Primarily because Fred Thompson came in a poor third in South Carolina where he was expected to do very well. However, I think things are looking better for Republicans and conservatives than ever in stark contrast to the intra party feuding of Democrats which is reaching the point of being irreparable. So here is how I see things shaping up. The GOOD news from South Carolina is that Huckabee the Huckster has most likely been knocked out of contention. So has Fred but if he campaigns this poorly in the primaries, would you really want him to lead the ticket in November? So now it boils to McCain vs Romney on the Republican side and I have little doubt that with his much superior organization and finances, Mitt will prevail thus making him the eventual Republican nominee. And, believe me, Romney is and will be a formidable candidate.
Meanwhile on the Democrat side, things look to get worse for them. Let's say Hillary is the nominee. Not only will that tear the Democrats apart but it means one, two, or possibly even THREE independent parties running to her left in the general election, drawing off votes from the Democrats. Think Bloomie, Ralph, and Dennis. Oh, and if Hillary is not nominated, you can bet that the Clintons will seek revenge by ensuring that whoever wins the Democrat nomination loses. They are playing for KEEPS. Should any of you doubt that whatever angst the Republicans are suffering at the moment does not come close to matching that of the Left as you can see in this DUmmie THREAD perfectly titled, "I'm very disappointed and pissed off tonight, so please forgive this, but..... What the hell are we? Stupid beyond belief?" So let us now watch the DUmmies grieve for THEIR political future in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, suggesting that all conservatives tune in to Limbaugh tomorrow to get a healthy dose of Rush Rays to set your minds at ease, is in the [brackets]
I'm very disappointed and pissed off tonight, so please forgive this, but..... What the hell are we? Stupid beyond belief?
Jeezum H. Christmas. This country is rapidly going to hell in a handbasket, and what do we do? We are choosing to have another presidential race in which the choices are going to be Bad Vs Worse.
[I've been reading a lot of this same sentiment lately on the Free Republic. The big difference is their fears WON'T come to pass.]
Bad is eight more years of Wimpy and Corrupt kowtowing to the Corporate Elite by the Democratic Party.
Worse is eight more years of the GOP.
[Unfortunately for you, my little DUmmie, the "worse" outcome is the most likely one.-]
Why the hell don't we learn? Are we going to continue to be driven by the politics of nostalgia for a decade in which the Democrats presided over the Selling of America? Fer Gawds sake. Enron didn't start with Bush. Nor did the replacement of Civil Society by the Power of Capital. Nor did the polarization of the American economy, or the decimation of the middle class and the total crossing out of the poor.
I expect the Republicans to make awful choices. That's their job.
But Democrats are supposed to be the counterpoint to that. At a time when Corporate Power and Global Big Capital have their boots on our collective faces, one would think the so-called party of liberal and progressive values would stand up and fight back.
But instead, we are surrendering. Going for the V-Chip triangulating fellow travellers of the Corporate Elite. Ignoring any tinges of progressive populism.
[LEAVE HILLARY'S TRIANGULATION ALONE!!!]
Another Damn Issue-Free General Election in which Big Problems will be met with Small Answers.
[Since the Surge has worked, you have NO issues left.]
I will support the Democratic nominee, etc. etc. etc.....But it is so discouraging that at a time when the country ought to be ripe for real change, the Democratic Party seems to want to go Back to the Future and keep the "centrist" stranglehold intact.
It is so depressing.
Sorry I had to get this off my chest.
[Every Gloom and Doomer at the Free Republic should read this DUmmie thread to put things into proper perspective. And now to hear from the other depressed DUmmies...]
It's even worse... Choosing a centrist guarandamntees that someone else will get into the race ~ think Nader and Bloomberg. Another Republican victory.
[I'm thinking Nader and Bloomberg and another Republican victory and it's putting a big smile on my face.]
But in a contest between McCain/Romney/Rudy vs. Hillary with a Bloomberg in the race, it'd be better-than-even-money that the Democrats will have the oxegyn sucked out.
[That is a scenario that definitely does NOT suck.]
Bloomberg is an Independent. He used to be a Democrat and then changed to Republican so he could run for NYC mayor. And now he's an Independent and appears to be seriously considering a run, which would very much split the Democratic vote.
[That giant sucking sound you hear is Bloomie sucking the Democrat vote away.]
Edwards out, Obama soon to be? Just in time for "super Tues." w/ only "ONE candidate" Hillary Clinton will be announced the "winner" in the daze before super tues.
[Money talks and you-know-what walks.]
We are kidding ourselves. WE don't have a country anymore. THEY have a slave labor force. Hold on, 'cuz the ride is going to get real bumpy soon. Our financial status is on life-support.
[Did you know that Hillary used to sit on the board of directors of the Wal-Mart detention centers?]
I'm feeling bitter tonight, so I'll hopefully feel differently tomorrow. But if voters are so dumb and complacent thay they choose McPolitics over substance, then we probably deserve to continue to be led down the primrose path.
[Almost exactly what I've been reading on the Free Republic. Big diffence is many conservatives will feel better tomorrow when they get their dose of Rush Rays to set their minds right on what is REALLY happening in the political world.]
If I thought Sen. Clinton could easily win the general election, I would not have a problem with her getting nominated. She's not my first or second choice, and after that, who cares anyway, as long as it's a Democrat that will definitely beat the republican challenger. I'll vote for her, but I really don't have much faith that she can win the general election, and I truly fear that Democrats are going to snatch defeat from the jaws of certain victory by nominating the wrong candidate once again. Imagine how demoralizing it will be for us to watch John McCain get sworn in as President in Jan. of '09.
[I have an even more depressing thought for you: it's going to be Mitt Romney who will be sworn in as President in Jan. of '09.]
Edwards will say whatever it takes to get himself elected.
If tomorrow, a vast majority of the US population would favor bombing The Netherlands, Edwards would be the one shouting loudest he would push the button! He was a centrist DLC war hawk, and now suddenly he's a progressive anti-war populist? Suuuure....
[A DUmmie casts doubt upon the Breck Girl.]
My gut feeling is that Edwards found out about a conspiracy afoot while he was a Senator. He is abreacting quite publicly to what he found out - like "whoa guys, I never signed up for this!" He is campaigning in a parallel way as was Bob Graham in 2004 - Bob Graham who knew about the 9-11 conspiracy and almost spilled the beans, in fact ran for President on a campaign of potentially spilling the beans. Edwards knows what * and Cheney are REALLY up to and is campaigning his heart out because... he plans to spill the beans.
[So Edwards is a secret 9-11 Truther?]
When I became a mental health counseling intern, and, subsequently, a social worker, I awakened to the Corporatocracy. I really hoped for better this time. I, however, also hoped for better in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006.
[Mental health counseling intern---HEAL thyself!]
This is a culmination. The problems are so big. And, it isn't just us. The way the rest of the world is imitating our folly shows that humans are humans are humans....no matter where you go.
[Chicken Little declaiming on the falling sky.]
you've neatly expressed why NEITHER major party is likely to earn my vote...in November. I'm tired of squandering my vote on the lessor evil.
[We need more DUmmies like you.]
I'm afraid we may have to face the fact that the thieves have locked everything in place for the great heist, and they have been working on it for generations. When the last Great Depression was manufactured and thrust upon the common folk there were still clear skies, water, and food growing in many yards. There was a way for most people to scratch some food together. This next one will be a horror. It will not be pretty.
[Hey, I can survive the next depression as long as I have my Winn-Dixie discount card.]