This Kool Aid Tastes Funny

Oh noooo!

If you were to look at the fun house mirror that is the Internet, you would think that Ron Paul was the most exciting candidate in history. If you read his voting history, you’d think he was some old crank that would vote the sky was red if everyone else passed a resolution that it was blue. If you listen to him, you’d think he was the only one in the world who had the blinders off and understood how to solve all problems. How is that different from Newt Gingrich?

I started to lose steam on Herman Cain when I was thinking about his 9-9-9 plan. The idea is that if you abolish the Social Security tax, drop capital gains tax and create a national sales tax, you can tax less and get more. Wait. Get rid of the Social Security tax? Create a national sales tax? We can’t get a Social Security tax reduction bill through Congress. Now we’re going to remake a 100-year-old tax code?

Guys like Ron Paul and Herman Cain have been promising to wipe out the government and put prosperity in its place. Ron Paul has done about as much in government as Cain has. Paul constantly proposes legislation that won’t pass and votes against legislation that will. His ideological purity is intact. That and $2 will buy you a cup of coffee.

I am over Republicans offering an Ayn Rand fantasy and Democrats promising a Karl Marx fantasy. What’s the point of asking what a president will do about Iran? Do you think the day he gets in office he’ll do anything other than what the other guy did? If he did plan that, he sure as hell won’t tell you anyway. And that’s assuming Iran itself doesn’t do the unexpected. Candidates can talk about raising and lowering taxes all they want. They still need Congress to let them.

One thing that drives ideologues nuts about Newt Gingrich is that he talks and thinks in terms of government legislation. To be a real conservative, you can only talk about eliminating the government, not fixing it. Newt learned that lesson almost 20 years ago. The only way to write a law Congress can’t revoke is to make it an amendment and amendments don’t pass easily. What you can do is hold the reins of government as long as you can.

We know what the Obama side of politics represents. It’s full of morons who think a cult of personality can bring hops and change to the country just by reading stuff off a teleprompter. It’s a side that thinks you can sit outside a park at night in a drug drum circle and make all the rich people explode and all their money rain down on the poor. They’d have a better chance starting a Fight Club.

Maybe the real Obama opposition is made up of realists who know government is what it is, but want to fix the machine instead of tearing it down. The mechanic has a better chance of breaking down the machine in the end anyway.

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10 Responses to This Kool Aid Tastes Funny

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Ideologues can talk about eliminating welfare and Social Security but it ain’t gonna happen. If they succeeded they would have to replace those programs with something similar because too many people depend on them and we ain’t gonna let old people and children starve in the streets.

  2. I can’t believe we’re talking about Newt. Someone wake me up from this nightmare.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Newt can have my vote when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.

      Chances are Obama will already have stolen it by then.

      • DandyTiger says:

        With both party machines behind Obama, it would be pretty hard for Newt to win. No one will be on his side. I would put any bets on Newt. Hey, maybe Mittens will. 🙂

        • 1539days says:

          Well, either both sides hate Newt because they’re afraid he will upset the apple cart or they think he’s batshit crazy. I’m warming to either alternative.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    I’m still ABO, not that I’m embracing republicanism, only because I’m that pi**ed about 2008. That kind of evil is far worse than their kind of evil 😀

  4. 1539days says:

    Now there’s a civil war brewing against Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich. It’s ironic that Paul is against war when he attacked Newt first with his MSNBC-heavy ad. Paul supporters are going nuts, trying to argue that his screw Israel stand is awesome and everyone else is just jealous of his superiority.

    That’s why I had to write against Ron Paul, the poster child of the perfect being the enemy of the good. He has been completely impotent in his Congressional career. He keeps talking in these grandiose terms of cutting the budget by 90% and withdrawing from the rest of the planet. None of this will actually happen and a vote for Ron Paul (a potential GE spoiler) is a vote for Obama.

    Gingrich may not be my first choice, but Ron Paul is my last.

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