Friday, February 08, 2008

Presidential Elections = Childish Game

As you may have all heard, there are Presidential elections coming up in November, and the field of candidates is continuously narrowing. We now have a clear front runner and probable Republican nominee in McCain, and as for the Democratic Race, it's a tight one between Obama and Clinton. What an interesting and politically charted development, but unfortunately, it's all a strategic game of bullshit. Thanks to Bush's idiotic presidency, we are now headed into a dark chapter of American history, and the next President will be unable to do anything to prevent it.

Looking at the current field of presidential candidates, a few things have become clear. The future is based not on who is the next President, but who will be held blame for the impending chaos. With Mitt Romney having dropped out of the race for the Republican Presidential Nominee, the lead is clearly and decisively in John McCain's hands. The reality is that he's just fodder tossed by Republicans because they're as certain they'll lose the presidency as the Democrats are on winning it. With 8 years of complete incompetence by Bush, the US is now a pariah in the world, and hemorrhaging money to wars that were completely mishandled, and in fact, should not even have been implemented. There's a looming recession in the horizon, and the housing bubble has finally started to collapse. What all this means is that regardless of who wins the elections as President, the country is going to be in terrible shape. All the blow-back from the Bush presidency does not stop with a new President in office. It will take years, if not decades, to undo what's been done by this current regime. The Republicans know that whoever is elected, whether it be Obama or Clinton, have little chance for surviving 8 years. Their presidency is doomed from the start because of the impending recession. Further, should the blow-back from Bush result in another terror event, we've already shown that most Americans are going to cower under the threat of terrorism and will need some kind of authoritarian figure "a protector to watch over us", while further stripping us of our inherent freedoms and rights. Clearly, this is when Romney will come in like a cowboy, just as Reagan did after Carter, and seem like the savior of the world.

So what have we learned from all this? That the next President, most likely Obama or Clinton will be "Cartered" out of office. What this means is that just as Carter was blamed for the Oil and Hostage crises in the late 70's that set the stage for Ronald Reagan to come in and save us from mismanagement, the next President (whether it's Clinton or Obama) will be blamed for Bush's misdeeds (just as Carter was blamed for Nixon's, Ford's, and even LBJ's transgressions), and Romney will come in and act as the savior. He has four more years to continue to vote as conservatively as possibly to convince the right wing that he's truly a hard core republican. That's also four more years to find a way to pander and whore his way to the Evangelical movement.

As far as my bias goes, I'm not affiliated with either party because they both pander to the special interests and there is no way that they'll tax the rich. Ultimately, the only true way to generate more income is start pouring more money into research and development (For future technologies and sciences), and tax the rich to generate revenue to pull us out of this Iraq deficit. Even the Democrats, considering that they're the lesser of the two evils will not be willing to do what needs to be done to further our future as a nation. They've all failed us badly, and perhaps, my brother's support for Ron Paul's correct, we should just shoot the system in the face, let anarchy reign and decide on how we should proceed. Either that or actually hold the government accountable for their promises, and keep them on a very tight leash. It's your call America, what do you want to do? Let rich assholes convince you through fear and cowardice that we need a fatherly figure in office to protect us against some unknown enemy while stripping us of our inherent right to freedom, or to actually educate ourselves, and vote out every lying idiot who places their own self interest ahead of the country.

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