CNN has gotten over her post-coital election blush, and is now starting to delve into the process stories. One of the questions many people are asking is, “Where does the Republican Party go from here?” Nobody is answering that question better than my man, Ron Paul.
In the rise and fall of the recent Republican reign of power these past decades, the goal of the party had grown to be only that of gaining and maintaining power — with total sacrifice of the original Republican belief in shrinking the size of government.
“Baaaaa-rack! Ohhhh-bama! Barackobamarackamaba, Baaaa-rack! O-bama, ooooh-bama!” was sung over and over again by Sophia, age 3 as we shopped in Target today. “Honey, do you know who you’re singing about?” I asked her. “No, not really, but I like to say it, it sounds fun.” Nice. You listen to a little NPR while on errands, you change a little history for the country, you get a little fun song. Again I say, nice.
Whether you voted for him or not, I think I can say this is a “well done” step for our country’s history as a whole. I’m excited for the world (to a degree) that my kids are heading into. One where this sort of thing isn’t out of the norm.
So… I’m gonna get political here. Sorry. This video got my attention in a big way today, and I think it’s worth talking about. I’d really like to hear from both conservatives and liberals on this, because I’m trying to sort it out.
I am an undecided voter. Honest. I like Barack Obama. I like how he speaks. I like that he acts presidential. I feel that one of the most important things right now is that the country needs a psychological lift. I was an early Bush apologist, but I have a hard time with him now. I think leadership needs to be able to explain itself eloquently. I get really testy when people attempt to dismiss the important of the perception of the masses, dismissing the masses as unwashed and uneducated. The masses may indeed be unwashed and uneducated, but they’re our masses nonetheless, and if you don’t want to lead them effectively, go get a real job. (This from the musician… yikes.)
In the past, I have liked John McCain. I’m struggling with him right now. It seems like he’s running a three ring circus. Lions, Tigers, Bears, Oh My! While Sarah Palin is certainly entertaining, I am really looking for people with conservative values that can raise the level of discourse in explaining and articulating the benefits of conservatism, because, frankly, conservatives pretty much suck at it, and then get all pissy when one points that out. With all due respect to the governor, she has (in my opinion) failed to do so, and she’s the big rock star right now.
So… here I am feeling like the conservatives have made a pretty huge mess of things in the past 8 years, and I’m getting ready to cast my first Democratic vote, ever, and then I run across this little video. Now, it becomes a McCain propaganda piece towards the end, but the first 6 minutes or so raised my eyebrows.