We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
My morning shower thought for today was this: Why were the top two Dem candidates people who have never accomplished anything substantial or difficult in their lives - other than to be in elections?
(Note to John McCain: An ad asking "Name one thing Obama has accomplished in his life.")
This is not coincidence. Many politicians are not very good at regular life, but these two stand out as having only been good at being, not at life accomplishment. Being female, being black, and being medium-smart and above-average crafty and calculating. They have never run anything, made anything, or done anything: It's all about being them. As Dino notes:
Think about this: most people have someone whom they know or with whom they work, a relative perhaps, who has a thicker résumé and a longer list of achievements than the Democratic presidential candidate. Consider this: if history were different and Senator Obama had decided this year to run to become governor of Illinois, would he have been given rock-star status? Could his Republican opponent have run against him as “too inexperienced” to govern the Prairie State?
These folks are all about Jive Talkin':
Admittedly, I will always tend to vote for the more conservative candidate in any election, even if he or she is brain-damaged. That's because individual freedom and protection of our freedom is my main political agenda. That's my bias. I'm sure the Lefties approach things similarly.
However, my resume (and life experience) is deeper than Obama's or Hillary's, for sure. But that's not saying much.
"Admittedly, I will always tend to vote for the more conservative candidate in any election, even if he or she is brain-damaged. That's because individual freedom and protection of our freedom is my main political agenda. That's my bias. I'm sure the Lefties approach things similarly."
Funny thing is that this "conservative" administration has done more to dismantle the US Constitution than any other including Nixon. How long was the so caleld Patriot Act sitting on the shelf when 9-11 hit? Who actually read it before voting on it? Do you know how many times this administration has simply overridden the laws of the US by fiat? Did you know that when asked for documents, our Repub. VP has said that his office is not part of the executive branch and really answers to no one? So, you might think about which party will really make an effort to un do the damage of the BushChaney admin....
Worse, he did quite well in school. People who got used to accolades in school and who followed that up mostly with positions to which they were appointed or elected sometimes never really get it. They think that if they follow a certain set of rules, they're entitled to certain privileges and positions. They never grasp the idea of the market, which rewards only results of concrete value to other people.