Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I don't want to vote...

...but in two weeks I, along with millions of Americans who are sure to be as disgusted with the state of our government as I am, will be dragging our reluctant butts to the nearest polling place.

For months, the liberal-lapdog media has been hammering away relentlessly at Republican "scandals" and "failures" while predicting that the Democrats will sweep into power with ease.

In a way, that would be fine with me. I dislike George Bush intensely, have no patience with his apologists, and am angered by the attempts of the right-wing wackos to jam a narrow-minded, mean-spirited agenda down the throats of Americans.

I am equally disgusted with the way the so-called "war on terror" is being handled, and incensed at the pro-illegal-alien stance of our so-called "lawmakers." They have forgotten that human beings die in wars, that human beings who are, moreover, legal citizens of this country, are losing jobs and footing the bill for the uncontrolled flood of illegals.

That should make me the perfect voter in the Democrats' eyes.

But it does not.

If I was not turned off completely by the shrill, sanctimonious, vengeful, childish tone adopted by Democrat wanna-be congressional leaders such as Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and John Conyers, all of whom seem to have as their only goals hounding Bush in his last two years in office and wasting time and money exploring "Republican scandals," I would be totally disenchanted by both their socialistic welfare-state ideas and their determination to jam their narrow-minded, mean-spirited agenda down the throats of Americans.

And what vision do they offer? "We wouldn't have done this or that if we had known," "we have new ideas," "we won't do things the way the Republicans do." They just haven't bothered to mention any specifics....

I have no doubt at all that their calls to "open a dialogue" with North Korea, their determination to bail out of Iraq, their willingness to kowtow to the United Nations and try to "negotiate" with Iran will make the international situation worse than it is now, inconceivable as that might seem.

And it is obvious to anyone who hasn't fallen for the work of the lefty propaganda machine headed by the New York Times and CNN that the Democrats can go toe-to-toe with the Republicans, scandal-wise. Think Harry Reid. Think Rep. William Jefferson. Look back in his history and think Alcee Hastings. And of course think of Teddy Kennedy: murderer, alcoholic and "moral authority." You want sex scandals? The Democrats have got that covered, too -- think Barney Frank and the late Gerry Studds -- though they are far better at worming out of responsibility for them.

In short, my prediction for the upcoming elections is this: no matter which side emerges holding power in Washington, we lose.

With that in mind, my prime reason for voting is to help to defeat ten California bond and tax measures that will create hundreds of billions of dollars in new debt for the state and its citizens. Of course that makes me anti-roads, anti-schools, anti-health and anti-"new energy sources," but I can live with that, since no one has yet come up with an honest answer to one simple question: what is the government doing with the billions in taxes and bond money it has already taken in for these purposes?

Democracy at work? More like knaves and fools at work, if you ask me.

9 comments:

lowandslow said...

I think a lot of people, including myself, feel exactly the same, Scribs. I don't trust either party. I would love to vote 'em all out and start over. Here in Texas we have a rather "unconventional" candidate running for Governor...Independent Kinky Friedman. He'll get my vote as a protest against the despicable Governer we now have, and who is a slam-dunk to be re-elected. I hope Kinky gets enough votes that he gets the message to the professional pols that "We the People" are fed up. I doubt they really give a shit, but it'll make me feel better.

Good entry! :)

wagner said...

i got my ballot today. i was kind of surprised to see arnold on it for some reason. anyway, i now will take the time to look up these people and bills, then vote. ugh.

October said...

I decided to vote absentee and to vote for all new comers and NO incumbents where ever possible. It is the only way I can think of to "clean" house - all pun intended. I am so tired of both parties too. At this point I would rather have a bunch of green new comers in office than the lobby laden fat cats that are there currently.

MrScribbler said...

I don't know where you live, October, but on my ballot all the "newcomers" are political hacks who have been term-limited out of their current cush elective "jobs" and are looking for new troughs to feed from. So it's the same old crap....

PezD said...

ah, mrscribbler, while i wholeheartedly agree with you that the dem.s are a party of f%^&ups. . .in fact, i'll go you a step further and declare that the dems are the party of the two i feel must die to allow space for a new better party to emerge. . .anyway, despite our basic agreement, it dissappoints me to read you lipping the cant that the media are "liberal lapdogs". it ain't and it ain't been so for quite a long time. perhaps really not ever. just sayin'.

ah well; it's your rant. rant on, yo.

BenB said...

This is a very excellent piece you have written here - belongs in a magazine or something somewhere to be viewed by many! I also love to hate illegal aliens and what they are doing to our economy, but it seems that even with statistics in front of their faces, lawmakers refuse to act logically and reasonably on it.
I have always wondered who you really ARE and what magazines or publications you are writing for, because I would undoubtedly buy some of them. Well, I know your FIRST name, anyway!
benb

MrScribbler said...

pezd -- by my lights, the NY and LA Times and Washington Post, along with many smaller papers, are constantly pumping out "news" stories in support of the Democrats' agendas. Same for CNN and the major TV networks.

BenB -- what I write to make "money" (if the pittances I get can be called that) has nothing to do with my political rants!

PezD said...

ah, mrscribbler, i'll just say that i completely disagree with you on that and leave it there. being opinion-based, we won't settle it, so why annoy each other this morning?

unless you want to continue the chat. if so, let me know.

MrScribbler said...

pezd -- naaah, if we're gonna have a faceoff over some issue, why make it a trivial one like this?

The simple solution for anyone like me -- which I recommend to everyone -- is to come up with a list of papers that span your perceived liberal-to-conservative spectrum and read 'em all. Somewhere in the middle lies the truth....