18 February 2008
How is this different than what we see with Barack Obama? I think of it as a matter of style over substance. With JFK and Reagan, there were specific reasons and policies that engendered those good feelings. Based in reality, they were healthy and developmentally sound.
I don't get the same feeling when I hear Obama. He's a nanny-stater who has not been very specific in what his vision of the future might be, other than Hope and Change. The Democratic nomination is (IMHO) still very much up for grabs. Obama has an almost cultish following with swooning fans. Hillary has a political machine and a "scorched-Earth" mentality that historically she has used without compunction.
This is Democratic Party politics at its finest. Identity trumps platform, race and gender are more significant than policy. "Chickens coming home to roost" is the order of the day and there will be screeching no matter who comes out on top. If leaving the Republican Party was preferable to supporting a candidate that I can't trust, why would I even consider a political philosophy that is anathema to me?
I've mentioned to my parents more than once, "This is not the Democratic Party you grew up with." I'm glad to say that they're starting to see the light.
Two major systems that hate democracy are the Socialists and
the Radical Islamists. Both are failed
systems that promote misery and consolidate power in a select few who have no
regard for the freedoms of others. Is it
possible that one (or both) of these groups routinely contest election results
in order to undermine democracy as a system?
I believe this is already happening.
After creating controversy where none rightly exists, Socialists and Radical Islamists then point to that manufactured controversy as proof that Democracy is unworkable. The other thing we keep seeing is attacks on voters during elections. Terror, death, and discord all to undermine Democracy. We will see more and more of all this over the next few years as they continue to attack our government and way of life. The Socialist and Islamic Radical systems cannot outperform Democracy at any level. They can only try to tear it down hoping to fill the resulting power vacuum. Creating discord and lowering confidence in the Democratic process is just one more way of attacking their much-stronger enemies… us.
17 February 2008
I have no problem with that.
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