I’ve always said I would rather vote for a trained monkey with an “R” next to their name than a Democrat, and it seems we are now in that situation. I just might have to take back my words.
Let me clarify, and to do so, let’s examine some parenting theory:
If you are in the supermarket and your child is behaving, well, very very badly, should you give in just to make a bad immediate outcome just a little less bad? Or should you stand strong, endure the situation for a while, with the belief that next time the little one may not act up in the same horrible way?
I am the type that believes in the latter. If you give in and take the garbage that the kid is dishing out, he’ll continue to dish out the same garbage year after year. Instead, send a clear message that the behavior is unacceptable and live with complete tumult for a short while, but with a positive long-term outcome.
The same goes for politics. The Republican Party has delivered (mostly thanks to the “independent” voters) complete crap to us. McCain will most likely be the nominee. So, what do we do? Do we give in and take him over the Democrat? Or do we send a clear message to the party that we aren’t going to stand for this anymore? So what if the Democrats win? What would happen then? Is it worth 4 years of inconvenience in order to get an acceptable outcome in the future? I think so.