2008-05-20

The Victory No One Wants

Has it occurred to no one else that none of the Three Stooges currently "running" for POTUS actually wants to win? Take a close look at their behavior. At every turn, they've all been sabotaging their own candidacies. Now, why would that be?

Could it be because all three know that no matter who is in the Oval Office next January, a disaster of the worst sort it waiting? America probably passed the tipping point with the election of '96. It was really hard to believe that the people were stupid enough to repeat their mistake of '92.

And look at what has happened since. The National Debt long ago took on a life of its own. It will never be paid off. Pundits all across the spectrum blather on about how "manageable" the deficit is and how it's really not so bad. Taken in any isolated year, they're probably right. But year after year, it just keeps adding to the debt, fueled mostly by "entitlement" spending. Far too many Americans seem to believe that they're "entitled" to a comfortable life at someone else's expense.

The economy is in a sorry state. Of course, the numbers aren't in yet, and won't be until perhaps after the election. But the economy is already in recession nonetheless. Anyone with a minimal understanding of economics knows that.

On top of the economy is the size, scope, and cost of government. Someone pointed out a while back that there was a time when the only involvement the average citizen had with the federal government was when the mail got delivered. Try going through just one day without dealing with something the federal government has either mandated or prohibited.

And then there is the social fabric itself. Not a day goes by without some group of cretins somewhere whining about how their supposed "rights" have been violated. Or clamoring for the government to give them new "rights" that never existed and would be none of the government's business anyway.

No wonder none of the three really wants that mess. They're not quite that stupid.

God help America.

3 Comments:

At 4:38 PM, May 21, 2008, Blogger Ted said...

I'm reminded of a chat room I was in 2005, wherein someone posed the question of How America got stupid enough to elect George W. Bush.
I was tempted to type "Public education", but then it occurred to me to write "Wait awhile, you ain't seen nuthin' yet!"
Whoever knows the least of how to successfully do the job, is most easily manipulated and committed to continuing the failed policies of socialism will get the nod...It's almost guaranteed, with the Owners able to control the vote through Diebold.

 
At 6:29 AM, June 01, 2008, Blogger Pablo said...

Good post, I agree completely.
Isn't it strange how it seems that most people nowadays take a large and intrusive government as a given? It NEVER occurs to them that it should be otherwise. Hence the term "sheeple".

 
At 7:18 AM, June 03, 2008, Blogger Master Doh-San said...

So true. Too many want the Nanny State to take care of them, and few are willing to take care of themselves.

 

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