Friday, December 14, 2007

Time to walk away?

At some point, things change and you need to re-think some things - like whether politics is worth sticking around with.

As Peggy Noonan points out, today's GOP would expel Ronald Reagan for insufficent ideological purity. Mitt Romney has been theologically lynched by Mike Huckabee, to the apparent approval of the GOP primary electorate. The other candidate with a superb resume, Rudy Giuliani, has been ruled out as well.

Both parties have gone insane. The GOP is pandering to a bunch of people who, in the name of some culture that they have not defined, will run the economy into the ground. Naturally, they will claim that those who oppose their views on issues like immigration or their moral crusades have sold their souls or are traitors.

The alternative is to elect a party that is singularly incompetent in national security matters and who wants to tax me into oblivion (I do hope to use my novel-writing and screenwriting as a means to make a fair amount of money).

Either way, I'm hosed. Now, what remains is to figure out what sort of political home I have left, if any. The Republican Main Street Partnership and Republican Leadership Council appear to be the best options for me at this time.

And for the first time, it becomes very likely that sitting out 2008 may be my only real option. Either that or I write my vote in.


MLEH said...

Let your karma be at peace, my son. This is not Brewers baseball. It's much too early in the season yet to throw up your hands and cry, "Enough!"

There is time yet for rational, thoughtful people to prevail. From what I have been reading, there is also hope.

SJ Reidhead said...

I find Miss Peggy rather humorous at best. She is one of the "elite" who helped create this monster. Evidently she now wants to bail. How remarkable.

Just be calm. The best thing that could happen is a Giuliani win where religious conservatives will be consigned to the very bowels of...oh well, I can dream can't I?

The Pink Flamingo

Mer said...

Amen! I'm seriously considering a write in vote for James T. Kirk...

terrye said...

Peggy Noonan is no one to talk. She told Republicans to stay home and let the Democrats win in 2006. She has been positively vicious with the Bush administration on issues like immigration. Could Reagan make it today? Probably not, and I doubt very much if he would get Peggy's support either. He would not be the real deal as far as Noonan was concerned.

Can you imagine how the hardliners would react to him? Forget the Christians, the Tancredobots would ruin him. And Noonan would abandon him, just like she did Bush.