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And So It Goes…

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My analysis of the Super Tuesday Primaries and Caucuses:

– Republican: Americans love war and want more of it.

– Democrat: Americans love war–and Socialism–and want more of it.

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Written by ninepoundhammer

February 6, 2008 at 7:09 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. Don’t forget: we also love illegal immigration and high taxes.

    Brian

    February 6, 2008 at 8:14 am

  2. You guys are wrong. Americans just want freedom and democracy and for the world to live in peace.

    Quit being so selfish! gosh

    Joshua

    February 6, 2008 at 8:38 am

  3. the question is: is Hillary more conservative than John Wayne McCain? At least she is less wobbling on her views than he is. There is still a hope that Mitt can pull it out.

    Jackasic

    February 6, 2008 at 10:47 am

  4. I don’t consider anything about Mitt Romney hopeful.

    ninepoundhammer

    February 6, 2008 at 11:00 am

  5. lol, better than McCain, Billery, or the big O. Since cloning Reagan is out, I would rather have Mitt of McCain.

    Jackasic

    February 6, 2008 at 12:20 pm

  6. Brandon: THAT IS EXACTLY WHY YOU GET THE LIKES OF MCCAIN. The GOP Establishment (the Rockefeller types) know that the rank and file will line up behind whoever they put up there because he ‘is the lesser of two evils.’

    We need to hold our votes as too precious to be manipulated like this. Make them pay the price for taking you for granted. Then, the conservative base can rise up from the ashes of 2008 and get the party back on the right track. If you continue to vote for the Republican ‘because he is better than the Democrat,’ you can expect more of the same–and worse (such as Bloomberg, et al. in 2012).

    Quite frankly, I don’t see much of any difference between Hillary!© and McCain to begin with. And as for Romney, the Bible says to judge a man by his fruits; Romney’s fruits are Liberalism–his Damascus Road conversion to conservatism isn’t convincing.

    ninepoundhammer

    February 6, 2008 at 12:51 pm

  7. I can understand voting your heart in the Primary, but what is a Conservative to do in the general election? I really think not voting is the worst alternative. You could always write-in? Or go 3rd party i guess.

    slackerman

    February 6, 2008 at 3:09 pm

  8. Certainly a write-in vote is a legitimate option. My overarching argument, however, is that I only want to vote FOR someone, not merely against another. Frankly, I don’t want to vote for Romney, McCain, or Huckabee–not to mention there is NO WAY I’ll vote for any of the Dem’s.

    It’s Dr Paul or nothing for me at this point. (Unless a new candidate emerges at a brokered convention–which might be a very attractive possibility.)

    ninepoundhammer

    February 6, 2008 at 3:17 pm

  9. Matt, I take it that Super Tuesday did not sit well with you. I’m generally an optimistic person, though I make an exception with politics, specifically with the stupidity of the masses. I hope you weren’t expecting an intelligent result from the consensus.

    BTW, I agree with your position that you should only vote FOR someone.

    Jacob

    February 6, 2008 at 5:02 pm

  10. as that may be, I will pull the R lever, if for not other reason than for judge nominations and no nationalised heath care. I am not one of those who believes to only way to save the patient is to shoot him in the head. We the need the GOP so when the next Reagan comes along there is a vehicle for him to take control and rally conservative ideals.

    Jackasic

    February 7, 2008 at 1:15 am

  11. The ‘New Reagan’ IS HERE, Brandon–his name is Ron Paul. And the GOP treats him like a leper.

    You also don’t save a patient with cancer by supporting his decision to continue smoking because, ‘At least he isn’t doing heroin like the other guy.’

    The GOP will continue its liberal descent because people will continue to vote for horrible candidates over Democrats.

    A challenge for you, Brandon: Explain to me the differences between McCain and Hillary!/ Obama–not nuances, but real differences. They’ll all continue–even expand–the war, McCain voted against tax cuts, he favours amnesty for illegal aliens, McCain-Feingold is an outright assault on the First Amendment, he supports gun laws which violate the Second Amendment, he believes the Global Warming nonsense and has an enormous ‘plan’ that will cost BILLIONS and damage the economy–and freedom–and I could go on and on.

    Why would a conservative vote for him? Do you really think he’d appoint conservative judges? He has criticised Alito as being ‘too conservative.’ It was REPUBLICANS who gave us justices Warren, Souter, O’Conner, et al. Darth Bader Ginsberg not withstanding, it was the R’s who gave us some of the most liberal voting justices on the court!

    ninepoundhammer

    February 7, 2008 at 7:10 am

  12. The biggest difference between Clinton and McCain is this: Hillary will look you in the eye and tell you she’s a liberal.

    Damascus Road or not, when given the choice I want the one who at least says he will do what I want him to do. As of yesterday, assuming he wins the nomination that candidate is John McCain for me.

    Not voting is the biggest mistake you can make in this election. Voting for Ross Perot back in 1992 was more dangerous than not voting this year.

    Andrew

    February 8, 2008 at 1:07 pm

  13. I couldn’t disagree more, Andrew. I disagree with John McCain on just about every issue; I don’t trust him on the rest.

    Why in the world would I then vote for him?

    Ron Paul. Period.

    ninepoundhammer

    February 8, 2008 at 9:21 pm


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