Friday, June 13, 2008

Greg's Thoughts These Days...

While reading some of the great demotivational sayings (http://www.despair.com/) I came across one that reminded me of the current political attitude. I’ve had several discussions with friends about their dissatisfaction of the political candidates, and that it all boils down to the “lesser of two evils”. In fact, both sides of the spectrum often feel this way. Anyhoo, the saying went something like this:


One person may feel insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but that still doesn’t change the fact that you could be part of a positive flood (yes, I know it is an unintended twist to the cute poster). Most of us hate McCain because he is a Liberal scumbag posing as a Conservative (and he is failing miserably at this act). However, you will vote for him anyway because a vote for a 3rd party is a vote for Obama (who is the absolute best orator when describing exactly how he plans to screw over the US). That makes sense… how?

We don’t (or shouldn’t) vote against somebody, we vote for somebody. Like it or not, a vote for McCain is a vote for McCain. If the millions of Americans grew a spine and decided to vote for the best candidate instead of the better of only 2 candidates, maybe we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in today. And honestly, if it weren’t for Carter, we never would have had Reagan. Maybe Obama will bring about the next great conservative. We sure haven’t been able to find one on our own.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I see the point, but there's still the problem of not having an existing and willing somebody to vote 'for'. Despite what Huckleberry supporters will tell you, Jesus wasn't on the ballot during the primaries. Second to that, if we all cast a vote for ourselves (because, let's face it, that's the one person we really fully support in all issues related to governing others) I'm not sure what benefit the sum effect would be. Barring that approach, there's always going to be compromises on our part when we vote (I don't agree with everything candidate X stands for, BUT...), and while it may be better for our long-term health to delude ourselves into thinking we really are 'for' a candidate, we only are in comparison to the existing alternatives. Semantics, really.

Rachael said...

No, you’ll never agree 100% with any candidate. You do (in my young, na├»ve opinion) need to find the candidate that best / closest represents your values and opinions. If that means voting for a party other than R or D (Libertarian, Constitution Party, etc.) then so be it. It just might be best for the Republicans (or Democrats, for our 2 Liberal friends out there) to get totally demolished in this election to force them in the future to find ways to recapture the votes of conservatives that refuse to be boiled slowly.

-Greg