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.
To me, an Obama victory would mean I would be very busy for a couple of years helping the corporation I work for move offshore. I think after a couple of years, unless there is another Republican Revolution, I would be willing to make the move with them.
Don't give up your country that easily, NJSoldier. Are you going to let Leftists/communists take over this country, with its long tradition of freedom, with its proud roster of heroes who have defended it with their lives, because some empty-suit socialist wants it to validate his tissue-thin resume? You say you're a soldier. Obviously, you believed in this country when you volunteered to serve in the military [we haven't had a draft since the Vietnam war, so you must have volunteered]. Be loyal to the US, even when it's challenging. We, the grown-ups among us, are proud of our country, and proud and grateful to our military protectors. Be proud of us too.
If Republicans were to become the Opposition Party once again, then we must be prepared to take back Congress in '10 just as we did in '94. There will be no cooperation with the Democrats- all out Opposition all the time, and then back to the all in, winner-take-all scenario for '10 and '12. Whoever organizes best, wins, Newt Gingrich, call your office. Republicans need to sign on to a much more extensive commitment to organize, especially in swing states.
But that is the worst case scenario- I am still Mr Optimist, I think the polls are meaningless, and McCain-Palin just need to hunker down and game it all the way to the wire where the MSM will sink into shock on November 4-5. I just hope and pray the margin of victory is beyond the "margin of litigation", as John Fund describes it.
Most of all, no more defeatist talk amongst the troops! As Rush said the other day, "...if I have to carry McCain over the finish line, then that is what I am going to do!" The McCain Campaign should fire it's chief strategists today and put Rush on retainer the rest of the way.
I wrote this over at Althouse in response to someone suggesting that we survived the Carter years and we'll bounce back from and Obama administration too.
"We survived the Carter years because the Gramscian cancer had not metasticized so deeply into the tissue of American institutions and culture as it has now. Even so, the current crises affecting us (subprime mess, energy dependence and putting development of domestic supplies off limits, allowing Iran to be taken over by radical Islamists) all have their roots in the Carter administration.
But that's nothing compared to what we're up against now. The Dems along with their media allies will NEVER allow Republicans back in power. The end will justify any means to these people. Since at least the Wilson administration the belief on the left has been that the Constitution is outdated, and that the nation must be reformed under a more socialist-collectivist structure with experts and technocrats making the decisions that the great unwashed masses are unqualified to make.
This November, barring some unforeseen change in our electoral trajectory, America as we know it will be finished."
I wish I could disagree with your assessment. But, I too, believe the tipping point has been reached. Though I do still have hope that a majority of the voters in this election will come to their senses once behind the curtain of the voting booth.
I keep thinking about moving, too. I used to just think I would move to a "Red" state, but now I feel that I don't belong in America. It is really hard to describe my loathing for my fellow Americans now.
The trouble is: is any place any better? Bermuda? Where do they have the right to bear arms besides here? That is what I keep wondering.
"Ready to ride and spread the alarm...." Is the latter day Paul Revere saddling up as we speak? It's going to be an ugly mess following election day and neither side is going to go gracefully. Let's pray for a McCain- Palin victory beyond the "margin of litigation", for the good of the country and a speedy economic recovery.
Win, lose, draw, lose by voter fraud, Republicans in every city, town, and hamlet all over the country must finally get serious about organizing. Republicans must view Republican Party politics and organization as their most important civic duty, just as they do their churches, their service organizations, clubs, and social groups.
Unless Republicans get serious about governing, they will be unable to take back the Congress and White House. Republicans for too long have played the role of the stopgap party, the party to prevent Democrat excess. And we all know why, i.e, Republicans are too busy making a living and leading a life instead of baby sitting the Democrat thieves in Congress.
Just accept it: Republicans must accept responsibility, no one else is going to do it, we can't just sit back and hope for the best. The only alternative is to let the Democrat-Socialists run this country.
I've thought about New Zealand too. Any idea about their gun laws?
Sometimes I wish the South had won the Civil war, so that the prinicpal of a state's right to leave the union would be established. We could cleave into the two countries we were meant to be. No slavery in either one, of course, but one would be based on freedom, and one on socialism. I'd move in a NY minute to Freedonia.