Midnight Rantings

Tired rantings in a tired world.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Bush Pandering for Votes?

This nifty little article illustrates some potential discourse in Conservative Camp With BC-Bush-Spending BJT . I admit to voting for President Bush. They say the first step to recovery is to admit your problem. You see, I voted for the lesser of the two evils: Bush vs. Gore. Unfortunately, I still voted for evil. As the three branches of government continue their assault on the Constitution, we the voters continue with our "bread and circuses." Could someone explain to me which of these programs are applicable in the Constitution?
The case may be made for the "wars" in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, most Federal spending, in my opinion, is not only wasted but not needed. Sadly, I do not see any way to change the political situation. When both political parties are more concerned with reelection rather than properly running the government, we are in big trouble. Today, the Republicans are looking more and more like early 1960's Democrats. Think about it. In the 1960's we had the Bay of Pigs, Viet Nam, a large expansion of the Federal government with Medicare, The War on Poverty (which we never won and never will: "...the poor will always be with you"), etc. Am I the only one who sees the comparison? This led to the Democratic Party having control of the Legislature for many years. It would seem the GOP has said,"if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." Which leads me to a future post: why do 1960's Democrats consistently vote Democrat?
I am quite sure that I will be "throwing my vote away" this election. I mean it's either outright socialism (Democrats) or incremental socialism (Republicans). Ask the people of Europe how well socialism works. I think I'll vote "none of the above