Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The lesser of two evils...

Although, Romney seems to be optimistic still, it looks like the nomination is going to McCain. All we can hope is that he will get the votes in November, be made President, and then die before he is able to do anything too damaging! (Okay, that was harsh, but the man has battled skin cancer twice already, and he is old, so it is a possibility!) Despite the fact that I cannot stand Juan McAmnesty, he is better than the alternative, and perhaps he does have a better chance to beat the Democratic nominee than Mitt would have (apparently, Matt Anselmo believes this as well, hence the e-mail to vote for Mitt to many of you...ha...I just outed Matt on my blog!). There are potentially two Supreme Court Judges this President may get to appoint. So, I probably will vote for McCain in November. I can live with higher taxes and a pathway for illegals to become citizens for four years. I can't live with two judges that may enact laws to allow partial-birth abortions, civil unions, strip the right to bear arms, and other such liberal crap! CNN has a list of all the issues and the stances on its website that is pretty good and comprehensive if you are interested. The only thing I can be sure of from yesterday's "Super Tuesday" (they should call it Stupid Tuesday!), is that we surely are in the last days!!

10 comments:

Courtney said...

Such a downer! Just kidding ya- I never really cared much about politics, but now that my girls are reaching school age and I can see how stupid decisions made in government affect them, I am becoming quite the avid follower. I do kinda agree with your McCain comment though...

carol said...

wow - i liked reading this post. i enjoy what people have to say about politics. i actually voted for hillary. JUST KIDDING!!!!! I am a Mitt fan and still hoping for a miracle.

The Blakes said...

I'm thinking of moving to Europe until the next election.

NCmish said...

Hey Emily, thanks for outing me! Its ironic that so many people on the right despise John McCain, the only Republican that can win in November. You might as well have voted for Hillary, if voted for Mitt and he was elected. Not a pleasant comment for many of you, but none the less, very accurate.

"I can't live with two judges that may enact laws to allow partial-birth abortions, civil unions, strip the right to bear arms, and other such liberal crap!"

A nice wrapped up talking point, but highly unlikely. Partial birth abortions were struck down by both parties in 2003...they will not be coming back. Gay marriage legislation was shot down by both parties as well in 2006, again, nothing the president can impact. The only gun control legislation passed by a Democrat in the past 20 years was the Brady Bill, which took 20 various assault riffles off the street (BTW..The Police Unions backed this legislation).

Get past the network rhetoric and you will find real reasons to vote for your favorite candidate. We all didn't like it when Romney failed because of inaccuracies and stereotypes relating to his beliefs...why would we fall into this same trap with others?

Lopez-kids said...

Thanks Matt. Yes I am glad there are checks and balances that may not allow some of the liberal ideas to come about. However, I am still not voting for a candidate who wishes they would. Obama "disagreed with Supreme Court ruling to uphold the 'Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act' and did not cast a vote on Prohibiting Funds for Groups that Perform Abortions amendment in 2007." He also supports civil unions. He also "supports national law against carrying concealed weapons, with exceptions for retired police and military personnel." Unless CNN is reporting false information, I believe these are his stances. So, while some of these may not ever come about (I hope not!), I still cannot support him.

Lopez-kids said...

Oh, and by the way, I cite CNN on these issues (using Network rhetoric as you call it), because Obama does not include any of these important issues on his own website.

NCmish said...

I responded, but I will post this series on my blog, so your readers will not have to engage in this discussion if they choose not to... http://ncmish.blogspot.com/

Bri, Lanny, Ben, Jeff and Lukey said...

i don't like the odds, and in my somewhat limited u.s. political experience, i must admit that mcCain scares me and i don't know if he really is the lesser of the two evils. some of his statements about the war are frightening! too bad there isn't a "none of the above" spot on the ballot!

The Taits said...

Hilarious. Juan McAmnesty...LOL LOL LOL

Anonymous said...

I can’t understand why more people can’t see it. McCain is the Frog Boiler!

What do I mean? There is an old allegory about how to boil a frog. It is said that if you drop a frog into a pot of boiling water it will immediately jump out.

But if you drop a frog in water that is slightly warm and turn up the heat gradually then the frog just sits there and lets itself be boiled alive, without attempting to jump out of the pot, without even knowing that it is indeed being boiled alive.

This allegory has been applied again, and again regarding the American people’s reaction to liberalism/socialism. And it is pretty clear who is who if you apply this allegory to this year’s election.

So let's vote for the candidate who will make the frog jump out of the pot so we can have a true conservative in 2012. Otherwise we will all get gradually boiled alive.

After all it took Carter to get us Reagan.