In a country of 300 million people, how did two jackasses get their party's nomination? And how is it that the also-rans were even worse? Joe Farah doesn't want McCain to be President, and he felt that way even before Sarah Palin ventured onto the scene and made real the possibility that she could run as a serious candidate in 2012. He loves Sarah. Any decent, rational American would.
The trouble is, decent, rational Americans may not be in the majority any longer, and I don't say that just to be provocative. Crude and rude people who despise tradition and who have little or no respect for the people who made America great and who keep it safe today… they're everywhere – in the most unlikely places – like next door to you. Many claim to value education, but they are dumb as dirt themselves, and they want to simply throw more money at a failing system – the system that failed them.
Of course, liberals have done almost all the damage, and they are the very people whom the above continue to count on to rectify all of America's problems – that means we have a possible majority of Americans who are insane – as well as dumb. Glenn Beck wrote a column a couple months back in which he pointed out something I hadn't given any thought to – that virtually all American cities in decline are being run by Democrats and have been for decades.
Is there a solution short of taking America back by force? I don't know. We can wait until all of America resembles Detroit… and then wait some more because Detroit hasn't kicked out its Democrats. On the other hand, I don't believe the national electorate is as delusional as Detroit's is. On the other hand (the third hand), with a Democrat as President and Democrats running Congress, it's anybody's guess what America will look like in four years, both economically, and demographically… or whether English will still be our primary language.
What would it look like today if Republicans had never been in charge?
The answer is, pretty much like it does right now. Republicans are not America friendly either. Neither is John McCain if he's to be judged by what he said in the debate last night about buying mortgages, climate bills, and healthcare, not that his healthcare program is bad, it's just that he made it as clear as mud.
I feel like I'm watching one of those movies that opens with a guy saying in voiceover: "How did things ever get this way," and then it flashes back to a moment just before the guy's life as he knew it abruptly ends.
Will 2008 be the year America's life ends? Maybe it has already? I look back at the debate and at the many times John McCain could have flayed Obama, and I remember having the same feelings about the first debate. Then I flash on specific things the Dem know-nothing nobody said, and I recall Rush Limbaugh's "hanging curve" metaphor. McCain had to be extra stupid, extra ill-informed, or extra weak not to have knocked Obama out of the park.
Everyday I hear and read people who make the most brilliant observations about what's wrong – with the country, with Democrats, and with Obama, And McCain didn't even parrot one of them. What does his staff do? Shouldn't some people be assigned to ferreting out the most pithy comments?
That's what prompted me to do my own running commentary while the debate was in progress – I wanted to see how I'd react to the same questions at the same moment. Time didn't permit elaboration, but looking at my results, I believe I could have done at least as well as McCain did.
And therein lies the problem, I'm sure you agree.
Now before I send anyone reading this into deeper depression, it's important to understand that we don't really know what's going on. We are literally living in a surreal world. Nothing we read can be taken at face value, no poll can be believed, and I still can't accept that America would elect someone as rotten as Obama.
After the first debate, I said (and it seems even more apparent now) that John McCain might rather lose an election than a war, but it's very clear that he'd also rather lose an election than offend one of his friends in Congress.
But there's still time, and again, don't take any poll seriously, not only because they can't be believed, but because they are just another tool the media is using in their attempt to demoralize the right. Like an athlete, even one that's losing, you've got to run all-out to the finish line.
The least terrible candidate must prevail! If he doesn't, America will be slightly more worse off than we'd be under President McCain.
But look on the bright side – there's always the possibility that John McCain will win and immediately say that he's achieved his dream, and so he's stepping down so that President Palin can become the first woman President.
Such an act of heroism would be forever unparalleled… and very characteristic of a maverick!