AN OASIS IN A WORLD OF HACKS, HUSTLERS, AND HIRED SPIN
posted by The Cunning Realist at Tuesday, June 05, 2007
No. I doubt very much that he will. At least, not in any 'official media' venue.Sometimes I wonder why the republican candidates even WANT to be president in Jan 2009. What could possibly be the upside for them at this point? They are doing everything they can to make sure that Bush can continue his war for the rest of his term so he can dump it on the next guy. It's clear that most Americans are already sick of it. Imagine how angry and disgusted the country will be after another 18 months of this?Not to mention, the whole government is oozing at the seams with all sorts of venality and outright criminality.What do they think they have to gain by grabbing the reins of this god-awful mess they've created? Do they really not see the reality of the situation?At least for the democratic candidates, you could argue that their motivation is that they think they can FIX the mess. But the republicans seem only to be interested in wading deeper into it.
Of course, Republicans don't see things the same way Semper Fubar does. Many of them honestly believe that any Democratic President will leave the country open to terrorist attack and undo all the "good work" that George Bush has done, even though the War in Iraq has proven to be a 'bit of a disappointment'. They believe (probably erroneously) that any Democratic President will immediately repeal the critically necessary Patriot Act, close Guantanamo and set all the prisoners free in downtown Peoria with government-issued explosives, not to mention strangle the economy with taxes. Every time I talk to a Republican, they always say, "Well, I don't really like any of the candidates, but a Democrat would be soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much worse!" Again it's part of the inherent Victim complex: a year from now, any Republican in office will be in deep trouble, beset from all sides, but there _have_ to be Republicans in office in order to do the thankless job of saving the country and never get recognized for their selfless work in the future. Remember, most of the current 'problems' that the voters are upset about, are simply fictions created by the Librul Media in order to make Republicans look bad. There has to be a Republican to run things or else the country will _REALLY_ go to hell: gays marrying animals, businesses fleeing to the better economic climate in Zambia, flags burned on every corner, Hollywood rock stars dictating foreign policy, etc. etc.
...oops, I meant "two years from now"...
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I am a New York City resident in my forties, an investment professional, and a conservative. I have an MBA from Columbia University.