Why I Just Voted Republican

gop_elephant.jpgI just voted. Yes I voted early, but since I'm not a Democrat you don't have to worry about me voting often. In my state we have what is called "early voting". I voted Republican. Mostly. I voted Green for a few local offices. I've no idea why those were partisan races anyway.

Why did I vote Republican in all the major races? Because for the last 6 years we've had an out of control federal government that spends far too much money. I want that to change. But you don't fix that by voting for people who promise changing things by spending even more.

That's the dig faster to get yourself out of the hole strategy I hear a few of my fellow RINOs talking about lately. Yeah, that's real smart.

Could it get any worse under a Democratic Congress? Of course it could! Much worse. Higher taxes and more spending. It's what the Democrats are promising.

And with big-spender Bush in charge, "compromise" will mean spending somewhere between the White House's "way too much" and the Democrat's "obscenely disgusting too much".

Then there is the foreign policy front. This is what really worries me. For every one legitimate criticism by Democrats of Bush foreign policy and Pentagaon ineptness there are 10 fantasies of dangerous proportions. These foreign policy fantasies range from "let the U.N. handle it" to "let's talk about the problem some more" to "ignore it and it doesn't exist".

I'd like to see many of the Bush foreign policy "realists" replaced. The fact is they are not realists. I'd start with Donald Rumsfeld and work my way down.

But the fantasies of the Democratic party are the opposite side of the same coin. It is proper to hold Bush accountable for mistakes made in Iraq, but where is the accountability for the Democrats who essentially wanted to do the same things as Bush, but wanted to go in under the auspices of the U.N.? As if internationalizing the same policy would have made some difference.

Or the accountability for those Democrats who, last year, called for precisely what we are doing right now: training Iraqi forces to defend the country themselves?

And how would things get better by calling an international conference to discuss Iraq? That is what other leading Democrats are saying right now. Calling an international conference. This is what passes for "realism" in Democratic circles.

Working towards realism cannot begin by electing a party that would give France veto power over American foreign policy. It's bizarro logic.

And do you think the Democratic leadership in Congress is really "moderate"?

The Right Place
, using three different measures, has built a scale to measure just how "liberal" or "conservative" each member of Congress is. The lower the number, the more liberal. The higher, the more conservative. The scale ranges from 0-100.

Nanci Pelosi, the next Democratic Speaker of the House? She gets a 6. To put that in perspective, a left-of-center "moderate" should score at least in the 30-40 range.

Should the Democrats take over the Senate Carl Levin would chair the Armed Services Committee and Jay Rockefeller the Intelligence Committee. Both score 9 on the scale.

The Chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee would be Charlie Rangel. He scores 4, making him one of the most liberal Congressman in the entire House! You want this guy in charge of the committee that proposes tax bills?

See the whole list here. Anyway, go ahead and vote for the Democrats. That's real smart.

Posted by: Rusty at 10:01 AM

Comments

1 Thanks for the link, Dr. Rusty!

Excellent post of your own, by the way.

Posted by: Mr. Right at October 24, 2006 12:18 PM

2 Somethings might be different if we hadn't gone the brazen " go it alone " tactic. Takes more thanchattering " with us or against us " words. The world now views us as cowboys. Our great leaders of the past were able to build coalitions and strong allies. Frat boy failed to do that and instead raised the ire of most of the world. Yeah, it's lonely at the top, but it didn't need to be. So, sad to hear anothervote has been wasted. Throwinggood vote after bad. What me worry? Fore!Lo ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ O7

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 24, 2006 12:45 PM

3 Larry, STFU!!! Go it alone? Your moral and mentally ignorant dip shit. Like any half-thinking human being will fall for that shit.

By the way - I like cowboys. When are you sophisticated sycophants going to realize we don't view "cowboy" as a four letter word.

Posted by: Editor at October 24, 2006 01:20 PM

4 Larry,
ignoring the validity of your claim that we went it alone, sometimes you have to go it alone to do the right thing. What is right is right, and what is wrong is wrong. Majority opinion of some committee of self appointed intellectuals does not make something right or wrong.

Posted by: Edward Stewart at October 24, 2006 01:31 PM

5 I will be voting all Republican. In Texas, Dems don't even have a chance and pretty soon we will see a 3rd party rise.

Posted by: RepJ at October 24, 2006 01:47 PM

6 Except for the insignificant little fact that we didn't "go it alone". We just went without Fwance.

Posted by: dcb at October 24, 2006 04:17 PM

7 I Just Voted Republican

Not that it will make any difference in FL, But I really can't wait to see the look on Bill Nelson and the Dems faces when they see how close they came to be beaten by Katherine Harris (of all people)!

Posted by: Mrs Abe Froman at October 24, 2006 04:32 PM

8 I am a Conservative. I am a Christian. I have been a Republican and Conservative all my life.

I would like to see Bush impeached if the Democrats win.

Why?

Bush is not waging all out war in Iraq. There are NOT enough troops and I've got a nephew in the marines in the hell hole of Ramadi and they are undermanned. I don't want a war waged like Vietnam. I want a war hell bent on winning and CRUSHING the enemy.

Secondly, I want a FENCE the FULL LENGTH of the Mexican-U.S. border built, no amnesty, and illegals deported. Bush and Congress are playing games with us.

Finally, with Bush out. Dick Cheney would be President and I don't believe he is a pseudo-Conservative like Bush is.

I voted twice for Bush, because there was nothing better and the Democrats having nothing worthy of consideration for President. Bush is just the less of two evils.

Posted by: Darren at October 24, 2006 04:33 PM

9 Our enemies used to refer to Reagan as a cowboy as well. I think the Secret Service had a code name for him like Maverick or something.

Nothing wrong with being a cowboy. They bring the beef to market.

Posted by: SeeMonk at October 24, 2006 05:22 PM

10 VOTE FOR KINKY

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 24, 2006 06:49 PM

11 Okay then, maverick if that suits your fancy! My point is that you don't win friends and influence allies by making flippant statements like " You're either with us or against us " and " bring 'em on ". By the way, didn't cowboys slaughter a lot of native Americans? Ride 'em cowboy!

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 24, 2006 08:13 PM

12 Dr Rusty Shackleford you are 100% right!
We are choosing the people who will shape the world our children, and grandchildren will inherit!

(Then I typed about fifteen minutes of angry ranting and thought better of it before posting, and typed this paragraph in its place. Whew, close call...)

Vote for anyone but a Dem, unless your stuck with the Leiberman/Lamont choice in which case (many more angry words!) support Lieberman.

To all Jawa's... Keep up the good work, this is one of the best places on the internet, and

USA all the way!

Posted by: Michael Weaver at October 24, 2006 09:31 PM

13 Larry: I believe the Indians started the slaughtering first. The cowboys were just better at it. I'm sure that in 100 years people will tell of Marines slaughtering the poor muslim terrorists who were merely defending their lands.

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 24, 2006 10:50 PM

14 Then we will have tax free terrorist casinos covering the middle east.

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 24, 2006 10:50 PM

15 God damn it Larry: Would you rather had Kerry? I still say he was the best choice considering the other candidate was/is a friggin traitor.

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 24, 2006 11:13 PM

16 Larry,

it has nothing to do with "flippant remarks", and everything to do with the fact that fwance, Russia, and Kofi, et al, were on the take in Iraq and Bush ruined their gravy train. Not a great way to "win friends" when you ruin their gravy train.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 24, 2006 11:38 PM

17 With the exception of Kinky Freidman as governor, I'll hold my nose and vote Republican. After that, it's two years till '08. Time to get hopping and start trying for someone other than RINO's to run the partyt.

Posted by: Subvet at October 25, 2006 03:06 AM

18 " I believe the Indians started the slaughtering first " Hmmm. That's like saying he rammed his face into my fist. If only they had just layed down, rolled over and just given us their land and moved off to the desert.

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 25, 2006 09:18 AM

19 Yeah. I guess I would rather have Kerry for prez, since I voted for him. Why don't you just admit that Bush has all the tact of a chimpanzee and we would be in a much better place if not for frat boy'sineptness at even being a human being. The majority of the world can't be wrong.

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 25, 2006 09:35 AM

20 Yeah! I voted for Kerry without regret. How many of you voted without regret? Come on now. Let's be honest!

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 25, 2006 09:37 AM

21 Larry, we all know you're just a liberal, and not quite a lefturd most of the time,and thus we generally tolerate you because you usually behave yourself, but when you can't understand the indisputable truth of a statement such as "you're either with us or against us", well then, you just don't understand enough to join conversation with the adults. People are either your friend or they are not. There are many shades of "not", but that is just a matter of who's ass to kick first. If someone is your friend, then they will stand with you when it's time to fight. By that standard, we have never had any friends in the world except Britain, though we have always tried to be friends with everyone who was willing. If you like our enemies better, then you're free to leave America to those of us who understand and appreciate our role in the world, and who prefer to live our lives by simple rules and clear vision, rather than the misty realm of uncertainty in which you and other misguided individuals reside.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at October 25, 2006 11:47 AM

22 My point is you don't make friends by challenging them. Maybe that is why we have only 1 friend in the world.

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 25, 2006 07:23 PM

23 Liberals like larry seem pretty stuck on Bush's one liners-- inordinately so for such a nuanced and sophisticated crew. 90% of the questions the White house press corps asks Bush refer to some flippant remark he made. They seem more like little children-- "but mommy, you said....blah blah blah" Ah, shut hole, child. They know very well that "stay the course" refers to the overall policy, not tactics. But they play the dunces for their peanut gallery. And the Larry's of the world eat it up like a dog eats horse shit.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 25, 2006 07:32 PM

24 Pilgrams seeking religious freedom come to new world and start killing indians. Come on Larry. Once again liberals attempting to rewrite history. There are many historical books on the Commanches in Texas and what they did to bring the wrath of the cowboys upon their heads. Torture, rape, mass murder, multilation, slavery. Shit sounds like the muslims. Again in 100 years people will be saying how the muslims were so mistreated by the Marines. Liberalism is a disease that affects the thought process. You should be ashamed if you voted for the traitor Kerry. Of course you did grow up in Hattiesburg. Cause for foregiveness. Try and get it right next election.

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 26, 2006 06:39 AM

25 Look in your pockets. What do you see? peanuts! That's because your elected leader is busy staying the course everyday figuring out new ways to get what's in your pocket got to get it put it in his rich corporate buddie's pockets. Must get lonely in the 14% support bracket.

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 26, 2006 09:28 AM

26 I wonder what tactics us goodie goodie types might stoop to if our home turf were invaded by do goodie goodie opportunistsplowing our land and picking cotton with slaves? You think you wouldn't be a little wary of what washappening on your land? You think you might resort to a little massacre, a little torture? Maybe a little mutilation? A little slavery? Just abit ofterror tactics? Don't tell me you wouldn't consider a little rape.

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 26, 2006 09:41 AM

27 I doubt that I would consider torture, mutilationand rape. Murder, perhaps. All that wonderful land and only inhabited by natives so busy killing each other that they had not even invented the wheel. I believe it has to do with evolution.Survival of the fittest. The truth is is that the American Indian is living better today than if the white man had never came here. When some were even eating each other.

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 27, 2006 12:29 AM

28 Larry: Are you nuts? Look in your pockets? If you don't have exxon you're nuts. We will hit 40 billion this year. Just announced 10.5 billion this quarter. The friggin arabs will cut production and next quarter will be even better. The American priceing system. The more it costs the more we make. I believe I told you to jump on Mobile Exxon a year ago. Not my fault your pockets are empty. With a pardner I just bought a new Mac Donald's. Corner of Highway 11, and Highway 43. You know where. Construction already started. Stupid democrats will keep stuffing them into their fat faces. God, I love this country.

My Marine son Scott, a health nut, says I am contributing to an unhealthy America. I say the devil make me do it. I was supposed to let some muslim who gets tax breaks buy it? Little that he knows that when he gets home I'm going to con him into running it. The town will now have two Mac Donalds. Gotta feed all those New Orleans people who moved here and don't plan to go back. Not that I blame them.

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 27, 2006 12:53 AM

29 Okay then. I'm buying Exxon. They just had their second most profitable quarter. And I got a Big Mac on the way home. Satisfied?

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 27, 2006 01:53 AM

30 Yes. Stick with Exxon and you want have to eat at Mac Donalds with the liberals.

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