The politics of nausea

January 23, 2008

     It’s hard not to get that room spinning stomach churning feeling if you’re paying attention to politics these days.  Particularly if you’re a conservative.   Which I am.  I’m still going to vote for Hillary if she wins the Democratic primaries.  Which makes me a little green around the gills. 

   Why would I do such a thing?  Because to be quite frank I have a one eyed dog that gives me far more confidence than any of the conservative candidates.  Faux heroism, intellect, and morals do not sway me, and none of the Republican candidates have a realistic plan to place America back on a track worthy of the people that reside here.

    Lets start with McCain.  The only thing he has going for him is he was a war hero.  He consistently goes against the will of the people in his policy ideals, and like it or not that makes him a very bad employee.  The heroism thing is even a huge stretch to a thinking person.  Lets face it; the man volunteered to drop bombs on civilians in a soveriegn nation.  He was shot down during this criminal endeavor, and granted was treated horrendously during his captivity.  News flash….drop a bomb on my kids and see if you’re asking me to pass the canapes when I catch your sorry ass.  Like it or not, the true heroes of Vietnam were the conscripts that went and fought a war for no other reason than their government told them to.  Or even my personal favorite, Muhammad Ali, who faced prison rather than to go against his beliefs.  McCain was no hero.  He merely persevered through trying times that his own actions set in motion.

    Mighty Mike Huckabee.  I know this will offend some of you, but I believe his god is a case of mythology run amok.  I believe in him the same way I believe in Prometheus and Thor.    I do not want to be led by a man who bases his decisions on a god that has no more connection to reality than do Hercules and Hermes. 

   Giuliani and Romney….I put these two together because they are both the same sort of individual.  They have proven to say whatever they need to in order to get what they are after.  Puissant pandering does not a president make, and while they have both had limited experience making things function at the state and local level, neither has any proven ability to lead a nation in a world that is somewhat more complicated than running the olympics or taking credit for the hard work of others after what has been dubbed a national (an incredibly localized I might add) tragedy.

   Then there is of course Ron Paul.  I I’d like to vote for him.  I’d also like to ravage the swedish bikini team in a large vat of vanilla bean ice cream slathered in chocolate syrup.  Fantasy is cool, but hardly intelligent when it comes to casting your vote.   The man has never built a coalition in his entire congressional career.  Not a track record for change.

   So I’m left with Hillary.  Barack has the least experience of any candidate.  Voting for Barack is sort of like hiring a dishwasher to change your head gasket.  I can’t see it.  About the only thing he seems to have going for him is his tint.   Hillary on the other hand was intimately involved with an administration that balanced the budget,  increased the net worth of each American family, and managed to enact legislation that produced the strongest economy America has experienced in decades.  Her husband has been labelled a racist by Obama because Obama needs Bill to be a racist.  All the facts show that he isn’t, and that his administration fought for minorities and made their lives better.  This even though he was saddled with a congress dominated by the Republican party through most of his administration.

    So there you have it.  I’m voting for the girl with the big butt.   It’s not an easy thing to do, but based on history she is the only one that has any knowledge of how to build a coalition that is capable of changing the course this country is on.


Ron Paul wins FOXNEWS Debate

September 6, 2007

  By what is apparently double the nearest competitor.  At last look he had 33% of the vote to 16% for Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani, with John McCain at 15%.  That would be considered a win by anybody I would think.  Popularity in New Hampshire is not an easy thing to come by.

But wait.   There is more.  Every question Brit Hume asked was asked either derisively or facetiously when speaking to Ron, and every answer given was combative and circuitous.  Ron really didn’t answer the questions he was asked, but rather rephrased them to fit the answers he wanted to give.  He was shrill, petuleant, and argumentative.  His viewpoint appeared to be self serving and cowardly, and during his debate within a debate with Mike Huckabee he came off as irrational and whiny. 

    This was not only an unpresidential showing, it exhibited almost perfectly why he is for ending the war on drugs.  He appeared very in need of something to get him back in touch with reality.

    BTW, the poll was a nationwide phone in poll in which you can call as often as you like, but you have to pay for each call. 

Ron Paul or Hillary Clinton…the change candidate

August 15, 2007

  This political season it would be nice if everyone would just sit back, take a deep breath, and think about the election logically.  As things now stand we have eight what I would call viable candidacies.  Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama, and Bill Richardson on the left, and Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, and Ron Paul on the right.  That’s as far as I can pare it down for now, though I really think at least three more of these could be written off right now (Richardson, Edwards, Huckabee).  The only thing that keeps me from doing that is  people elected George Bush twice in a row, so we shouldn’t cut out the whacko’s and perpetual losers to quickly.

so, everyone keeps talking about change.  Everyone wants change.    So now, with just one word for each I’ll list the only change each of these candidates brings to the table.  The reason I say only is because with the exception of Ron Paul, everyone of them has the same business as usual credentials

 Hillary Clinton:  Breasts

Barack Obama:  ignorance  (you thought I’d say black, but I’m not really sure he is.  I’ll wait until the black folk let me know.)

Bill Richardson:  corpulence

John Edwards:  wife  (you can’t tell me that little attack monkey isn’t different)

Rudy Giuliani: accent (how does he talk like that?  Does he insert something in his anus to get that pent up sound?)

Mitt Romney: twohundredandfiftymilliondollars  ( I cheated…if you say it real fast though i’ll get away with it.)

Mike Huckabee:   nothing

Ron Paul:  integrity

One of those folks doesn’t really belong on the list.   Of all these folks Ron Paul offers the only change.  I don’t believe he’s capable of getting it, but we won’t really know unless he gets elected.  As for me.  I’m down to breasts or integrity.  It’s going to be a long 6 months trying to figure out which is more important.

How Ron Paul can win the presidency

July 20, 2007

  I know, you think I’m joking.  I should be.  Our society should be able to see through all the pandering his disciples are doing, but I really don’t think they can. They should be able to see through the political gamesmanship the two major parties are involved in, but if people were cognizant of it then we wouldn’t be where we are today.  Here’s just a thought on how Ron Paul could win. There are a lot of hypotheticals involved, but it’s better than his “I have no chance” plan.

1.  We suffer no major terrorist attack on our soil between now and the election.  This is important because as long as there is no attack George Bush’s policies will get no credit for it.  People wouldn’t give George Bush credit for pharting if he let a loud, disgusting whopper in front of the white house press corps.  As long as there isn’t an attack the democrats and Ron Paul take the edge.  I’m not counting Fred yet, because Fred isn’t counting Fred yet.

2.  The democrats nominate Hillary Clinton.  I think this is going to happen.  I knw all the newsies are gaga over Barack right now, but it is going to become all to obvious that he hasn’t the experience necessary to win the white house. Neither does his campaign staff.  Hillary would lose the centrists, and even some of the lefties.  She isn’t all that likeable.

3.  Rudy continues to go right.  His comments about only seating strict constructionist judges does not sit well in the center, and the right wing christian conservatives are not a large enough block to get him elected.  Right wing Rudy can’t win the nomination, and this would open the door for Ron.

4.  Mitt continues to be mormon.  i know it shouldn’t matter, but we live in a very bigoted society.  If you are different we hate you or fear you, and that isn’t going to change before 2008.  I can’t see Mitt repudiating his religion, and he shouldn’t.  It’s his albatross though.  You’ve never heard a politician say “we have to get out the mormon vote.”

5.  Ron doesn’t do anything incredibly stupid.  His borderline stupid statements won’t kill him with the middle class.  They are discouraged, in debt, and watching wages decline versus inflation.  They see themselves being vut out of the American Dream by politicians that squander their resources at an alarming rate.  They watch as the rich get tax breaks, and the breaks they get don’t ever seem to make a differencei n their lives.  They are disenfranchised, and know that either party will promise them the moon, and give them more of the same.  This works for Ron because all he promises them is what they already feel is theirs.

6.  The war in Iraq continues.  Which it will.  Politicians make a lot of strategic mistakes.  The republicans are wrong to think its a winnable war.  The democrats are wrong to think they can benefit by allowing it to continue.  Ron Paul has the market cornered here, and if the two sides don’t change he will keep this ground to himself.  None of the other end the war candidates have any credibility left on the issue.

7.  Gas prices go up,  foreclosures continue to rise, and nothing is done about immigration.  The two parties should be ensuring that enforcement of current law is accomplished, and a compromise can be reached on the reform of immigration policy.

8. Instead of picking another libertarian style candidate, or a Republican to run as his vice president, he waits for Hillary to win and then chooses Barack.  Barack makes a nice addition to the team, and Ron doesn’t look so radical anymore.  Barack has to bend some for this to work, but I could see them securing enough of the left, a bunch of the right, and maybe 80% of the middle.

the key here is can Ron Paul compromise, or does he need to have it his way?  If he does he should head to burger king, because he will never win the election.

Ron Paul presidential campaign site (and other things you didn’t want to know)

July 5, 2007

this is not a matter of advocacy.  I would just like to make it easy for the political readers to get to the websites of their favorite candidates. You should really check out the Ron Paul site.  His aw shucksiness is worth a read  libertarian disguised as a republican…well worth a look  this may or may not be her official site.  i think she is so practiced in obfuscating that making anything obvious is beyond her   I have several friends/acquaintences that like this guy.  I’m worried about his experience

Fred thompson:  As he isn’t in yet, he has no site, but I can try to get you a picture of him with his toe in the water   several of these have send me money pages up front…hi, you don’t know me, but give me cash and then come see what I’m about.   Mitt’s site loaded a little slow…i think its the vast anti-mormon conspiracy rearing its ugly head

there you have it.  The candidates.  What? You say there are more?  Don’t kid yourself.  Thats it kids.  If one of them isn’t yourt next president then i’ve never slept with an orangutan.  Also go to  They have a ton of info that your candidate wouldn’t tell you if you were married to his mother

giuliani, romney numbers underwhelm

July 3, 2007

  So Rudy and Mitt can raise roughly half of what the leading democratic candidates can raise?  I’m not surprised.  Nobody has set the world on fire on the Republican side yet, and probably won’t before they sort it out a little better.  Fred Thompson is waiting in the wihgs, and a lot of money will pour his way.  Fred wants people to look at him as another RR, but he is no Mr. Reagan.  Never will be.  What he is is different from who is there now.  Giuliani has the east coast base, but politics are local, and 9/11 is already a distant memory to many.  This may even entice Newt Gingrich in..who knows.

   You know who those numbers look good for?  Ron Paul.  I know, and I’m still not a fan, but you can’t deny the shallow campaign funds being raised make him look like a potential superstar.  Who’s to say some of the money th others aren’t getting he is?  Remember, he doesn’t need as much because he is blitzing online, and its cheaper.  He almost certainly gets the democrat vote almost anywhere that is allowed because they would ostensibly rather face him.  Plus, just the outright disgust people have for Republicans is almost as high as the disgust they have for the democratically controlled congress.  thats the kind of things you want to see if you’re Ron, and I for one can’t wait tosee his fundraising numbers.  If the bloggers that vote for him over and over again actually send him money to, he could compete.  I’d say if he can pull half what the others have he can be a factor deep into this thing.

the popularity contest

June 25, 2007

   Woohoo, who’s got it going on?  Not congress.  They’re the stray dog in a hen house kind of popular.   Just basic favorability rating in the mid twenties?  Confidence at 14%?  Wow, thats worse than George Bush.  Do you suppose it’s because once again the electorate was hoodwinked by a bunch of scoundrels?  Say it isn’t so.  How many times in a row is that?  Ever since the contract with America.  Thats been excoriated by the opposition for years, but it was their fair haired boy, the most popular president in decades, Bill Clinton that made it happen.

   In, what, 150 plus days the only thing they’ve accomplished is raising the minimum wage?  Well hallelujah.  That has to resonate with the electorate.  Who does that benefit?  Illegal aliens…can’t vote….teens…..can’t vote.  Maybe somewhere in the country other people make the minimum wage, but here in Indy, if you’re an adult you’re syatying out at at least $7.00 an hour anyway.  Still not enough to liveo n, but right in line with that smoking hot new minimum wage law.

We any closer to out of Iraq? nope.  Any closer to cleaning up that outhouse? Not one bit.  We gave the keys to the coffers to the biggest scalawags available.  It’s a lot of fun to run against the unpopular, but not so much so trying to do their job I reckon.

   The senate is a piece of work.  How many hours have they spent trying to ram through an illegal immigration bill that makes nobody but the elite happy?  Who really wants this thing?  Immigrants don’t.  They got here the hard way.  Illegal immigrants don’t.  They’ll lose their jobs if they go home.  The middle class don’t.  They’re tired of fighting off people for jobs that used to pay decently, and funding the social programs for the same people competing for their jobs.  The only people that want this are corporations and the politicians they support.

   So with congrees less popular than dick cheney; (gawd that makes me chuckle) , who’s running for president? Congress for the most part.  Not just any of them either.  Some of the worst of them.  You got Dr. No, Ron Paul perpetually hiding behind the constitution to keep from looking like the ultra conservative that he has always been based on his voting record.  You have Hillary Clinton, the democratic front runner that is so crooked the new miracle corkscrew was designed based on her character.  This woman has committed more felonies than Charlie Manson, and her ethical breaches could fill the encyclopedia brittanica.

breathe, criminy breathe….Barack Obama has decided to be our religious leader from the left, and his position on the issues are so muddled that if he’s standing on anything its quicksand.  It’s an awful scary thought but the only candidate I feel is trustworthy is Mike Gravel.  Damn was he a dick at the debate or what?  It was fun to watch them all sit silently uncomfortable as he berated them for being nefarious on issue after issue.  Hell, he called hillary a liar to her face and she just sat there, hands folded with that smile that looks like she just sucked on a lemon.  That was damn good tv.  If you missed it go find the you tube clips….priceless.

   Joe Biden is one that I would kind of like to vote for.  He however has already made the gaffe that keeps on giving; insulting black people everywhere with his characterization of Barack Obama as the first intelligent clean (paraphrase) african american to run for president.

I keep coming back to Ron Paul.  He seems like a decent enough guy, he says all the right things about the 5 or 6 issues that the media finds important. (has anyone in the media said the words Social Security in the last two months).   What he stands for though is the impossible.  The militia’s dream candidate.  States right, and lets go down with the ship like the fathers of our country planned it 26,00 intellect years ago.

   I’d talk about more of these clowns; about Rudy and his doper staff, and about Fred  “toe in the water” thompson, but whats the point.  They tend to make me sick to my stomach, and I have a rabbit that wants to hump my leg.

Oh yeah, michael bloomberg.  Why not?  Smart enough to make enough to fund his own campaign.  Successful republican mayor of NYC though he is pretty much a centrist democrat?  This guy could work.

Wonder if he needs a slightly dilapidated, cynical, hate- em- all Hamas member for a running mate?

I’m not really in Hamas, but right now they’re the only team that’s winning.