Monday, November 03, 2008

Those Who Have The Most To Lose

I feel sorry for our country if Sen. Obama wins tomorrow. The next four years are going to suck. But I don't feel sorry for conservatives or Republicans, we deserve what we are getting. After all, we nominated Sen. McCain and produced the two Presidents Bush. Yes they are better than the Democratic alternatives, but that is practically the dictionary definition of damning with faint praise. I haven't been proud of a presidential vote since my vote for President Reagan in 1984 the first time I was eligible.

There is truly something wrong with our national politics when the best man to be president loses because he hates campaigning. That's precisely who I want for president. Thompson will be too old in 2012.

The ones I pity however, are the well intentioned true believers on the left. The ones who truly only want the best for their fellow man and believe that the ideas of the left are the answer. Yes, I consider them well intentioned fools, but fools are people too, and can be hurt. They are about to be hurt even more than those of us on the right. Those of us on the right can see what is coming, the well intentioned fools of the left are standing there in the middle of the road blinking at the oncoming headlights.

They are about to get a House of Representatives dominated by Democrats, with more than a working majority. They are about to get a Senate dominated by the Democrats, probably with a filibuster proof majority. There is a good chance they are about to elect a Democratic president whose record shows only two things: he is willing to play machine politics and go along to get along.

The left is going to have no one to blame. They will control the Legislature, the Executive branch and the Media. They have effective control of the Judicial branch. They dominate public culture. And the next four years are going to be a disaster. They will make Pres. Carter look like a genius.

The economy will tank. No one is going to invest their money so that the Democrats can take it away. The terrorist will return, hopefully outside US territorial limits. Corrupt union politics will make at least a brief comeback. (can you say cardcheck?) Illegal immigration will worsen. (lets go get some of that free money the crazy gringos are throwing around - of course this might have happened with McCain too) Media bias will get worse. Mark my words one of the first things the Democrats will do is bring back the "Fairness" Doctrine. They probably can't take down Fox News, but Rush and Hannity better reserve their satellite time now. Energy prices are going to spike. OPEC is already cutting production, and the left is openly bragging about their intentions to kill the coal industry.

I should do OK. After all, I work for the government, the one industry guaranteed to do well under the Democrats. I have paid off my car, I have no credit card debit, my house payments are affordably and I have some modest savings. Hell even my pension was removed from the state public pension plan so I should do OK there also.

The one thing I fear about is the US Supreme Court. I expect Justice Stevens to retire pretty quickly after Obama wins. My next sentence is scarier than any Hollywood gorefest ever made. The best we can hope for is a Justice Clinton. (either one of them or hell maybe both of them) Obama is clearly going to nominate judicial activists and political ideaologues. He has already told us that he views the Court as a tool for "social justice" and thinks the Warren Court didn't go far enough! We can fix almost anything Obama does pretty easily four years from now, except the damage he does to the Supreme Court. That might take twenty years to fix, and as history has shown, the Court can do a lot of damage in twenty years. That is the issue McCain should have been pounding, and yet it is one that was almost totally ignored.

1 comment:

Micha Elyi said...

No, "we" didn't nominate Sen. McCain. Maybe you did but I - along with a whole lot of the rest of the so-called Republican base - didn't. Among other flaws in the GOP's nomination process in 2008 were the open primaries. McCain did well in those primaries open to non-Republican voters, rode those votes to the nomination, and then was abandoned by them in large numbers in the fall election. In contrast, according to the exit polling data I've seen, those of us considered to be the Republican base made it to the polls and did our partisan duty in about the same numbers as in 2004.

Neither of the Bushes were my choice for the GOP's nominee for president, either. Like GWB, McCain wasn't even my third choice for the Republican standard bearer.

No more squishy nominees, please! I had to hold my nose so tightly in order to vote last fall that I think I may have broken it. I won't be able to hold it like that ever again.