Skip to comments.We Have Found the Enemy--and the Enemy is Us
Posted on 02/02/2008 1:05:56 PM PST by exit82
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I, too, will vote for Romney, and then I will go home and cry.
During the 60s, many Americans felt disenfranchised, for various reasons, from the political climate and with the state of our country. This group moved to the Western shores of Australia, among other locations. Today, I find myself at the same crossroad.
Try as I might, I can not seem to change the direction of my political party of choice. I can not, in all honesty, vote for McCain because I can not erase the memory of him standing next to Ted Kennedy as they tried to sell Amnesty to, what they considered, a gullible and submissive populace.
I will, at the end of this summer, join my politically discontent predecessors by retiring to the same Western Pacific region.
Many will call such a decision a sell-out and it might be. The Republican party, which I have steadfastly supported, has sold its soul to the highest bidder. It hurts to see this proud country being transformed into a socialist third world country. If ever there was a time to support a true alternative party in this country, it is now. Many people will say supporting a third party will be a wasted vote and give the election to the likes of Hillary or Obama. To this I say so what. The alternative is a candidate who is in lockstep with the most liberal socialist element of the Democratic party, John McCain.
I will always remain loyal and supportive of and to the America I remember, the America of my past.
That bottom one goes so fast!
Thank you for bumping me devolve.
Two uncles in the war, Father in a defense plant? Who are you? Me? I’m been around a bit longer than you so it’s really worse for me. We will not pass this way again. The Republic is lost, I fear. We will have a catastrophic “event” and have the choice of security or freedom. The choice has already been made.
I do not agree, but it is a very worthy effort.
Great essay. Unfortunately, it’s too late to stop the car from going off the road now. Stay alert and be ready to jump for your life when the tires start coming off.
I’ll “reset” the delay on that one
Oh, I agree that no candidate it perfect and that Romney is the best of those still standing in either party.
I hope McCain doesn’t get the nom but I think he will. Then, we’ll (here in this family and those we know) have to decide what to do.
I think both arguments make some sense:those who say anything to keep hillary/obama out of the WH and those who say never for McCain. At this point, I don’t know how I’ll vote if McCain is the nom.
There is a reason why so many of us are absolutely opposed to a McCain nomination for president and refuse to vote for him under any circumstances, even if that means a good chance of Hillary Clinton winning the presidency. I bitterly resent having a man like John McCain, who, by his words and deeds sneers at my principles and convictions, like national sovereignty and the right of unhindered political speech during an election cycle, offered up as the Republican candidate for the highest office in the land, making him, if elected president, in theory, the most powerful man on the planet. That is simply unacceptable.
Unlike the stalwart Ann Coulter, who said on national television (Hannity and Colmes) that she would 'campaign for Hillary' if McCain was nominated, I won't go that far. However, I do refuse to vote for McCain, even if that means 'wasting' my vote on some minor-party candidate in the general election in November. However, as Yogi Berra once said: "it ain't over till its over". February 5th is probably our last best chance to 'stop' McCain. That being the case, I'm voting for Mitt Romney. He may be my distant second choice (I was a Fred Thompson supporter) but he isn't John McCain and he has a fair shot if we back him with our primary votes
As with the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill, we can still make a difference and stop the GOP elites from foisting a barely disguised liberal on us that has small chance to win the nation election and whose presidency would hardly differ, except in scope, from what a Marxist like Hillary Clinton or Barack Hussein Obama would do, no matter what he says now.
Excellent read, thank you.
Not just a different time, it was a different world.
Since we don’t have a candidate we might as well ponder how we got here & where we’re going.
Both parties think that America is just an undifferentiated landmass in the northern hemisphere and are clueless to how special it is and how important to the world that it remains that way.
To those who think fred or hunter were the answer but we got screwed, all I can say is Fred & McCain are good friends, hunter endorsed huckabee and romney was endorsed by bush 41.
Where’s bob dole when you need him?
Still, I know lots of good Americans who have great values but get their opinions froom the MSM. Most Americans don’t want to be political, they have lives. Used to be you could get away with that, that is part of what made us great.
Thanks to libs everything is political....food, sex, entertainment, education, religion,etc,etc. Makes it pretty hard to stay up on and seethe big picture.
We’ve been facing an inner threat from communism for almost 70 years and they have made tremendous in-roads. Jimmy carter did more damage in 4 years than Kruschev could have done in a 100 and it looks like we’re going there again.
But Reagan was more than just the anti-carter, he spent 25 years in the wilderness sharpening his ideology, so I’m not sure we can count on that repeating.
The libs always overplay their hand and I think that’s our last best hope. When the coming generation sees for themselves what a crock they were fed about global warming and appeasement, maybe the scales will fall from their eyes.
Or maybe fat people will stage a revolution when they’re banned from restaurants and grocery stores. Start arming fat people now!
“Refresh” & take a look -
Reset delay slower - to 180 now
Yes, that is much better, before it was whizzing!!
I’d rather have an enemy in front of me than an enemy behind me.
There’s no “whizzing” on FR threads!
I guess I think of things ‘whizzing by’, don’t know other meanings of it..
This has been clear for some time, yet most did not want to believe the evidence before their eyes. Your post was well thought out and well reasoned. Very nicely done. The emergence of the Kadema Party in Israel is a model for what is going on with the leadership in the pubbie party. At least IMHO. Also IMHO Tuesday will not decide this. We have been out maneuvered, out thought, and out fought. Look at what was done to Tom Delay. The gang of 14. McCain Finegold, et. al. And we were taken by surprise that our own people betrayed us and we were rolled. I hope we hook em good Tuesday. I think we will and I am looking forward to the results.
I am 52 years old, and I thank you for stating my innermost feeling far better than I could have myself.
I can only think that it is simply not the same country that it was back then.
Back then, our parents were the age that we are now. Since then they have passed from the scene by either passing away or have been retired for a couple of decades, and all the snot-nose kids from the 60’s have grown up and have been running things for a while now.
Not to mention there are more people now (300 million vs perhaps 150 million or so back then), World War Two was still relatively recent history, and our industrial capacity, standard of living and potential for economic growth was at it’s height.
Now we have an economy that has been changed by “global economy”, lower overall wages and lowered standard of living but with higher costs and more taxes and more rules and regulations that cost us.
We have a large part of the populace that prefers security over freedom, so we have Socialism and the “iron fist in a velvet glove” of the “protective” and over-controlling ever present nanny state.
I do think things go in cycles. I believe that we are heading on a downward slope. A future generation may find freedom, but only after this Socialist period has run its course...
We will see. I think Hillary knows this, Obama doesn't know this (yet) and both will be obvious, out of the closet One Worlders. I think McCain is a literal Manchurian Candidate, (what happened in the Hanoi Hilton?) ushered into office as an insurance policy if the Puppetmasters underestimated the percentage of independents/conservatives left in the country. Either way, they win.
And there it is, the original sin. It sounds so poisonous to point out this is a tenant of the Communist Manifesto, take over the schools. But that is what happened.
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