Have you been following what congressional Republicans have been doing recently? If not, you're lucky, and I'm not going into detail, so you're really lucky. Let's just say (make that: repeat) they've learned nothing!
OK, I'm weak, here's one example: Republicans want to reduce income tax rates. That means you'll still pay -income taxes- (one of two immoral taxes), you'll just pay less of them. The good news with the Republican idea is that you'll still get to agonize over -doing- your taxes.
Democrats, on the other hand, want to give rebates. Republicans hate that, despite the fact that the same people will still be dutifully filling out their tax forms. Republicans say that people who don't pay taxes will get refunds. Maybe, but far fewer than Republicans claim – because Republicans are content to ignore payroll taxes.
So Democrats will be giving money to the lowest rungs… and Republicans will be voicing opposition. Great!
I've said it a lot, but I really think Republicans are content. Those left in Congress are pretty safe, so why rock the boat? Why would they want to lead when they get heavily criticized from both sides? Just go along, raise an objection now and then, and everything will be just fine – for them.
I heard Rush Limbaugh refer to himself today as the last conservative standing. He's wrong, or course, and he isn't the first to claim that – I was. But that's just bluster and hyperbole because there are probably ten or even twelve of us.
And Limbaugh himself only rejoined the ranks this week now that Bush is gone. Coulter too.
I don't mean that as a criticism of Rush. I mean, I do, since he will leave us again when he becomes friendly with another Republican President (if he lives that long), but he's simply the most brilliant conservative alive, and if you don't think so, you don't listen to him. Ditto for Coulter, even if she is ever so slightly less brilliant.
But I'm not writing about those personalities, I want it known that I think the Republican Party is dead. If you've heard McCain, or Graham or Grassley lately, you know that they have nothing in common with conservatives, and right now, most people who fancy themselves to be conservatives will vote for the likes of them.
I won't. It's time to write them off and start over. It might mean losing for as far as the eye can see, but believe me, that's exactly what will happen if you continue to back Republicans. I say, if you can't win, at least you can cause the Republicans to lose in greater numbers.
I don't know about you, but it's more sickening for me listening to Republicans than to Democrats, and that's saying something.
Just think how good you'll feel if John McCain goes down to defeat! Would you really care if a Democrat takes his place? Here's how bad it is – don't you have more admiration for Governor Blago than you do for McCain?
Look at it this way, you have no choice. If you continue to vote Republican, you're just going to prolong your own agony – not theirs. The ones remaining will still get the pay and perks, you get the shaft – and you give it to me and other real conservatives by proxy. And I hate to say it, but you got us into this mess with your unwavering and irrational support of Bush. .
On the bright side, Nashville just soundly rejected an "English Only" measure.
Just kidding. it's like that only song goes… "if you can't make it in Nashville, you can't make it anywhere…"