Husb2Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) J Sun Sep-14-08 06:21 PM
Sunday afternoon musings - I'm scaring the shit out of myself.
What if McPalin wins?
The Bush years will seem like the good old days.
McCain is an old man who is, I suspect, too tired to actually govern. He no longer stands for anything apart from simply winning. In another time and another place, I am reasonably sure he had actual principles. He had a personal set of fundamental beliefs. But not any more. Now it is ..... just ..... about ...... winning.
And then he'll retire. While in office. Sure, he'll stay on as the titular head of government, but he won't be governing. A bunch of unelected people will be running things.
Do you recall his calling the political religiosos 'agents of intolerance'? That was pretty cool. Now, sadly, he has thrown that principled stand aside and given those same agents' kids the keys to the front door. He named one of their own - a real religious nut job - as his heir and successor.
That's pretty damned frighting. As bad as Bush is/was, a McCain presidency will be worse. Every right wing vermin will be scurrying from the darkness to the light. And standing tall, proud, and in your liberal face, daring you to try something in that certitudinous way that only repubicans and religious nutfuckers can muster.
The Supremes will be the first to go down. I would not be one bit surprised to see Falwell's kid get a seat. Or Palin's pastor from The North BumFuck Pentecostal Church and Snake Farm.
John McCain is a walking study in ennui. He really doesn't give a shit. If he did, he would not have Rove and Schmidt behind him, just based on what they did to him and his kid in 2000. But no. He has them because winning is more important than being a man. He has the religious nutters' sweetheart, Puckhead - and all the baggage ***that** coughs up - as his new BFF. Because winning to him, is more important than principle.
McCain likes to say how much he reveres Barry Goldwater.
Barry Goldwater lived and died a man of principle. I admired Barry Goldwater.
John McCain is not fit to drive that ham radio laden Firebird Barry used to drive.
John McCain's not fit to any longer invoke his name.
John McCain's not even a real man.
But if he wins ....... these will have been ........ the last best days.