February 01, 2008

A Reply to The Anchoress:

How is blind loyalty to a party any better than blind loyalty to an ideology? Can't a person make the party an idol just as easily as one can a philosophical leaning?

I'd really like to know.

The only possible advantages I see to McCain over Hillary have to do with (1) national defense; (2) the vague potential of him maybe appointing constructionist judges, and (3) theoretically less damage to the economy.

But once you've taken away free speech, anything can happen. I'm just not excited about the idea of voting for "Mr. Ball Gag." Why should I be? Is this the election that turns on S&M?

The fact is, Ann Coulter—bless her media-whoring little heart—has a freaking point. And the fact that she's expressing it in as exaggerated a manner as usual (yeah—she'll "campaign" for Hillary, all right) does not mean she isn't essentially correct: how do we know McCain is less-bad than Hillary? We're supposed to, um, trust him? Are you fucking kidding me?

I'm considering writing in my mother's dog for President this year, because Mandy would tear the Islamists limb from limb in a methodical, spirited fashion. With her strong, strong teeth. No emotion involved whatsoever: just doing her job.

The fact is, women are more brutal than men in the final analysis. I caught a glimpse of this once when some incompetent pharmacist delayed filling a prescription for my husband, who was recovering from oral surgery. I lowered my voice, explained what she needed to do, and watched her do it. My husband was in the car, and he needed this medicaton. I would have filleted her cheerfully on the spot if the process had taken 20 minutes longer. Nothing personal about it. Not at all.

While McCain's writing his hands about interrogation techniques, and agonizing about how wicked money is, people could very well die.

Talk to me, Johnny Mac. Convince me. 'Cause you sure haven't, so far.

Posted by Attila Girl at February 1, 2008 11:39 PM | TrackBack

Ah, once again it looks to boiling down to a question of voting for the lesser of two weasels.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at February 2, 2008 06:14 AM

I'd vote for McCain over Clinton, if it came to that, because of terrorism/military/security considerations. But I very much hope it won't come to that. See my post John McCain: Victorian or Elizabethan?

Posted by: david foster at February 2, 2008 08:28 AM

Hi Attila - just wanted to clarify. I'm not advocating "blind loyalty" to "a party." I am not even a Republican any more. I'm simply posing a question and food for thought...in all the hullaballoo this past week, are we beginning to make our political passions into little gods? That was my point! :-) Best to you!

Posted by: The Anchoress at February 2, 2008 09:12 AM

Both Hillary and Barack are Leftists. I will never vote for a Leftist under any circumstances. Why? Because the Left is the sworn enemy of the US and capitalism. They will destroy everything you hold dear. This is not a game or a whim:This is your life!

If you don't want McCain as your candidate, vote for Romney. It really is that simple at this point in the race.

Posted by: Darrell at February 2, 2008 01:41 PM

Thank you ma'am. You know my passion for Dr. Nutburger is born of the same sentiment that leads you to agree with the essence of Coulter. Principals freaking matter! Ideology matters. And both take precedence over party.

I have a bad case of IBS from having to swallow W's shit on the domestic front for eight years. I have ZERO patience for calls to vote for the "lesser evil" this time around. And it is very debatable which of the two likely nominees is truly the lesser evil this time.

I will write in Dr. Paul if necessary. I would neither vote for McCain *nor* Clinton, so no one better try telling me I'm voting for Clinton by not voting for McCain. He lost my vote years ago. I vote my conscience this time.

Here's hoping Romney comes back on Super Tuesday.

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