Ramblings from Georgia

George W. Bush

Posted by apacheangel on March 10, 2011

If there had never been a President George W. Bush, would there have ever been a President Barack Obama?

Let me explain. Republicans have an extreme tendency to vote for “the lesser of two evils.” They may not like the GOP candidate, but, hey! he’s better than the Democrat, right? If you continuously vote for the lesser of two evils, the greater of two evils doesn’t seem that bad. I know a lot of people who normally vote Republican who voted for Obama this year because they didn’t like John McCain and/or were fed up with the GOP. They didn’t like Obama either, but hey! Hope and Change…

The former President promised to stay true to free-market principles and to stay true to his Christian faith and the conservative base. I know you don’t remember it after the bailout bill, the No-Child-Left-Behind act, the Department of Homeland Security, the cease-fire on Ramadan, and his infinite praise of our new President.

It is always best to vote your conscience and not vote for party, because party loyalties lead to a party that ignores its base and focuses on swing voters. Plus, if you just check every name with an (R) beside it, just because it has an (R) beside it, you surrender your thinking capabilities.

My advice to you faithful GOP voters that strayed this election: the next time you want to make your vote make a statement to the GOP, vote libertarian. All that happens when you vote a Democrat into office is you get a candidate you don’t like, and the GOP continues its ridiculous strategy of courting the swing voters. More votes for the Dems than the GOP just says to the GOP “We didn’t reach out to the swing voters enough. Be more moderate!” Well, that told ‘em. If suddenly the libertarian candidate gets more than 2% of the vote, I believe the GOP will take notice. No, the libertarian probably won’t get in office, but wouldn’t you rather cast a statement vote for someone you agree more with who won’t be elected than someone you don’t agree with who has a good chance of being elected?

My best friend made an excellent point about the Bush presidency and a great note at the end about ethical journalism. http://kellytalks.blogspot.com/2008/11/truth.html


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