October 24, 2007
A Win-Win Proposition
The next presidential election is a lock for the electorate. There are eight Democrats and nine Republicans in the race. No matter who wins, the citizens of the United States will be the victors because each one, even the certifiable Guiliani, will be an immense improvement over the current president. Not one of the candidates is in the thrall of the bloodthirsty, service-averse neocons. Breaks dawn after darkest night.
Posted by Bill Doolittle at October 24, 2007 09:22 PM
OK. Anything/anybody is better than what we've got. What else is new? Where's the joy when in the months leading up to the re-election Chimpy McFlightsuit could well catapult us beyond the abyss?
I don't know if I would use the term "immense improvement". It appears that the most likely scenario is that we will get an improvement in style which is certainly needed, but little change in substance. I doubt the American people will feel compelled to get out on Election Day to support candidates who promise more of the same, with some added discretion and courtesy.
This is as comforting to know as if one the feeling one might have if one were falling off a cliff and finding out that you weren't falling into the canyon but only into the ravine.
The way things are going, it looks like we will once again have a choice between two monsters.
Improvement in style is likely (except maybe not much by Giuliani). Substance? Perhaps we will achieve medical care for needy children; that would also provide some slight Congressional window dressing for U.S. domestics, as our country continues to expand the U.S./Israel vs.Iran/Iraq/Syria/Lebanon/Russia/Pakistan/Afghanistan/etc. Middle East War.
I'm not convinced. How do these candidates feel about poor people? What segments of society do they envision as "the voters"? Do they quite consider poor people to be citizens? Do they see anything wrong with economic inequality?
I dunno Martha. I suppose its a little too late to ask them if they would do what Jesus would do.
Jesus would be on a no-fly list, all his windows would be broken, and he'd have to concede before New Hampshire.