2006: A choice between control freaks?

I tend to concur this part of an interesting post at Called as Seen in this post:

It seems that the only real reason to get out an vote these days is the war on terror. At least the Republicans will fight. And so, I guess my vote is decided. All I can do at this point is to make clear that my vote comes in spite of the House GOP’s obstinancy and disingenuous maneuvering on immigration, despite the poor treatment of the UAE (a valuable ally in the war on terror), and despite the fact that the House Republicans have done little to be proud of.

There is a thimble’s worth of difference between parties, these days. Our elected officials are mostly feckless and self-interested, our parties care only about cash-on-hand and the extremists on both sides are holding sway over too much – squeezing those of us who are more centrist – and creating some uncomfortable fits. But – as noted here, at least one party is mostly serious about fighting the most important battle of all. The other party is not.

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  • Mary

    I will vote Republican this year solely to protect President Bush from a Democrat-controlled House or Senate.
    After that, all bets are off. They’ll be ice-skating in Hades before I’d vote for a Democrat, but the Republicans have done almost nothing to deserve my vote.

  • Sigmund Carl and Alfred

    “Our elected officials are mostly feckless and self-interested, our parties care only about cash-on-hand and the extremists on both sides are holding sway over too much – squeezing those of us who are more centrist – and creating some uncomfortable fits.”

    To paraphrase Kinky Friedman, ‘A statesman cares only about good governance, and won’t be influenced by agendas. A politician cares only about the next election and caters to agendas that will serve his needs.’

  • brierrabbit3030

    I am beginning to wonder if democracies have a certain size they must grow to, to work. Once they get beyond that size, the leaders get so isolated from the people, that they become unable to function in their world of privilige and parties, etc.
    We are creating our own version of aristocrisy. The Aristocrats simply won’t do anything that rocks their boats. Just attack each other, for positions of power. Once people came to Washington to serve for awhile, now they plan it for a lifetime career. In short an aristocrisy.


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