Friday, May 16, 2008

Democrats Say The Darndest things!

"Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles." ~ Ambrose Bierce

While canvassing a local neighborhood last night collecting donations for the local volunteer fire department, I walked up one driveway, and remarked to myself, "I probably won't get anything from these people."

The reason I was so skeptical that the occupants of the home would be generous was because the two cars in their driveway both had "Hillary for president" bumper stickers on them.

I've seen this movie enough times to guess the ending.

I was right. They refused to donate.

I'm not saying Democrats aren't generous. In fact, I'll go so far as to say they are even more generous than Republicans. The only difference is that Democrats prefer to be generous with other people's money. Democrats have often told me they believe the government should fund Fire departments and rescue squads. When I have pointed out that it would mean a precipitous increase in taxes, they acknowledged that, but stated they don't mind paying higher taxes as long as the rich had to pay their share, too.

The particular Democrats I was having these conversations with were all very much wealthier than I.

But I digress.

As I walked to the next house on the street, the Hillary supporters walked past me on what I presume to be their nightly power walk around the neighborhood. As they passed, I said, "Doesn't look too good for your candidate right now, does it?"

"No, it doesn't" Mr. Hillary supporter dejectedly replied.

"So, if Obama wins the nomination, will you go ahead and vote for him for President?" I queried.

"No way!" He said, passionately.

Then, his wife added, "I wouldn't vote for the anti-Christ"
(I assume she was referring to B. Hussein Obama, but I didn't ask)

"So", I shouted, as the distance between us increased, "if Obama is the candidate, who will you vote for?"

As they power walked around the corner, they both shouted back to me, "We'll vote for McCain before we'll vote for Obama!"

Now, this would be shocking if McCain were truly a Conservative, but as it is, voting for a Hillary or an Obama vs. voting for McCain is like flipping a coin.

They are on two sides of the same Liberal coin.

Hillary/Obama vs John McCain.

Heads, Democrats win. Tails, Republicans lose.


Marshall Art said...

I agree except that we lose less with McLame. What a sorry state of affairs!

Lone Ranger said...

Democrats are always saying things they don't mean. I'm STILL waiting for all of them to immigrate to Canada after Bush's reelection. Guess it won't happen. And their tax stance is truly irrational. On the one hand, they deplore some of the things the government does -- like protecting us from terrorists and liberating brown people in Iraq, but on the other hand they have never seen a tax increase they haven't loved -- which gives the government the funds it needs to do all the things that Democrats hate. Explain this to them and they'll go EGO (eyes glazed over) halfway through the explanation.

Mark said...

This will be an election in which we will be voting against a candidate instead of for a candidate.

Trader Rick said...

It's unfortunate we don't have a conservative to vote for, but let's face it, the only two we've ever had had were Goldwater and Reagan.

I hardly think the choice between two disgusting America-hating Marxist liar trolls and a moderate liberal War Hero is a flip of the coin...

tugboatcapn said...

Supreme Court of the United States.

That is the one and only reason that I might consider voting for anyone at all in the '08 Presidential Election, and even if the Republicrat McCain wins, it may not make any difference.

The Dems will probably pick up enough seats in the Senate to block anyone with any sense that McCain may nominate.

And make no mistake... The next President WILL nominate a couple of Justices to the SCOTUS.

If not for this one issue, I would either stay home, or vote for the Democrat.

tugboatcapn said...

Trader Rick, when the moderate liberal war hero is willing to let the disgusting America-hating Marxist liar trolls set the agenda, it is TOTALLY a coin-flip.

McCain is not going to lead America in any direction that the Dems might oppose...

And they oppose anything that is good for America.

We're screwed.

Al-Ozarka said...

"This will be an election in which we will be voting against a candidate instead of for a candidate."

Not me. I'm finding a candidate to vote FOR.

Cameron said...

I know there's a lot of talk about this, but I have a hard time believing a Hillary or Obama supporter would vote for McCain. However, they might not vote at all, which could have the same effect, I guess.

Dan Trabue said...

This will be an election in which we will be voting against a candidate instead of for a candidate.

Welcome to my world.

This is the first election in my adult life that I've been able to vote FOR someone - and someone who is likely to win, at that!

Abouna said...

I for one will sit this one out. I refuse to vote for the lesser of two evils, because evil is evil. Oh I know that there are those who will bad mouth me for not voting, but what is the sense of voting if you are going to lose no matter who gets in?

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most disappointing elections by way of choice of candidate. First time I remember 3 Democrats being the only ones in the running.
I think Christians are the only people with hope, because no matter who wins the election, God is still in control. Anyone putting their hopes in a politician are going to be mightily disappointed and we ARE going to get what we deserve by our votes. Mom2

Timothy said...

Yes, the supreme court is the only reason to vote for McCain and hope that he appoints conservative judges.

Trader Rick is right, the last true conservative was Reagan...

Henry said...

Check out Who Really Cares; I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.