Thursday, February 7th, 2008
My Dear America:
Well It's two days past Super Tuesday and another one bites the dust as the Republican field of prospective candidates has shrunken to two. Mitt Romney is gone after a self serving speech to a roomful of extreme Right Wing conservative Republican fanatics. Romney seemed to be the last best hope to Conservative Republicans despite the fact that he barely won more than a few states outside of Massachusetts. It apparently meant nothing to conservatives that Romney was not a conservative despite his continued verbal homage to Ronald Reagan. Romney showed from the beginning of his campaign for the presidency that he was willing to say and do anything to be elected to the presidency. Although he swore that he was pro choice when he ran for governor of Massachusetts that position went out the window once he decided that he needed the backing of conservatives in his presidential bid. Rudy Giuliani may have been a snake but at least he did not throw out every principle he had ever believed in once he set his sights on the White House. But now both Rudy and Mitt are Presidential Candidates with no future but only a past. They have joined Tom Tancredo in the Republican Candidate scrap heap and all I can say is "Good Riddance." They are gone because the American people are letting the political pundits and party leaders know that they have had it with the conservative agenda. Abraham Lincoln said that "you can fool some of the people some of the time", which the Republicans have done for the past 8 years. Lincoln also wisely pointed out, though, that "you can't fool all of the people all of the time."
over the past 8 years Republicans seemed to care less and less about the voters they were fooling into thinking that they were being helped by the Republican agenda. Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity spewed out their poison like the dangerous snakes they were and rich and poor Republicans adored them. No Longer. These heartless oracles are finding out the hard way that their days are not only numbered. Indeed, their day is almost done. The poor suckers that these meglomaniacs pulled into their web have broken loose. Rush, Sean and Bill do not like John McCain. He is not extreme enough for them. Too bad, they are stuck with him. The Republican Party is stuck with him. I just hope that you, America, are not stuck with him.
McCain is truly a wolf in sheeps clothing. He does have some redeeming qualities. Unlike George Bush and the rest of the Republican candidates, John McCain is truly a war hero. He has also been the prime mover and shaker for some very responsible legislation which has addressed some pressing problems such as Immigration and Campaign Financing. To his credit, McCain voted against the tax cuts for the wealthy when they were presented and put into place by Bush and McCain's fellow Republicans. Not to his credit is the fact that McCain has now, like Mitt Romney before him, changed his position on one of his core issues. Todays John McCain, who fought the powers that be in the Senate over the issue of unfair taxes has seen the Republican light. He now wants to make permanent the tax cuts for the well to do that he would not touch with a ten foot pole when they were first introduced. In addition to this outrage, McCain is also a fervent supporter of the War in Iraq and would have no problem with you, America, staying in that violent and unstable country for a hundred years. On the positive side, McCain has not changed his mind on Iraq and has taken his share of criticism for supporting Bush on Iraq. On the negative side, McCain might very well be supporting mass suicide. That makes just as much sense.
And so it goes in the world of politics. At this point, like it or not, John McCain is a go. He will be the Republican candidate for President and now the Republican spin machine will hold their collective noses and get behind McCain as they begin the process of smearing both of the Democratic front runners. Will McCain be okay with this. Yes he will.
Hopefully, though Hillary and Barack will survive the Republican smear machine and the American electorate will say together
"WE WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN" and mean it.