Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Angry voters

I don't know how many of you have seen the 1976 movie "Network", but the character Howard Beale, played by Peter Finch, has one of the most memorable lines I have ever heard in a movie. The scene is when he is speaking to his viewers about how he is getting ready to be fired because his ratings have gone into the toilet and he says "
You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, Goddamnit! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell,'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!
Well, as a Republican, I'm feelin him. I mean, let's face it, this last session of frustration over the last two years has been less satisfying than in high school dating the school prude. So close, but yet, no way. And as people who believe in personal responsibility, we want to hold someone accountable for the utter failure of this Congress to enact any sort of immigration reform, failure to control the growth of government, and failure to do damn near anything worthwhile.

So we decide, 'dammit, I'm not voting. Screw those jackasses. If they want to win, it's going to be without me'. Right? Tell me I'm not the only one who's thought this.

The problem is, where the hell were you people during the primaries? When we could have knocked off a moderate/liberal/spineless incumbent and replaced them with a conservative? Oh yeah, it happened in a couple places, in fact in the district next to mine, they replaced RINO Joe Schwartz with Tim Wahlberg. But truly, where has that happened around the country. Thanks for joining the fight folks, next time let's do it before the damn primaries so we can get rid of the idiots making the decisions.

But for now, to leave the next two years up to Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Henry Waxman, John Conyers, John Dingell, and worst of all, Teddy Kennedy is just too scary to even consider.

Yes, I'd like to tell you to vote Libertarian, and in the races where your vote isn't going to make much of a difference, you should. If the governors race here in MI wasn't so close, I'd do it. But we're talking about reality, not principle here. Reality: Libertarians have zero shot until they get a 'name' candidate to run and attract the $$ that the other two clown-stores can attract.

Anyway, if your excuse it that you're angry with the Republicans and want to teach them a lesson, remember the soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen in the field, and remember the 'lesson' that the Dimwitocrats would like to send the world about our military. They want to quit, run away with their tails between their legs leaving the fledgling democracy in Iraq to totter on their brand new legs and possibly fall, and then point to President Bush and blame him for the instability. And then we'll have a new terrorist training ground, sponsored by yet another middle eastern government. Great.

Amazingly, Puffy was right.

Vote. Or die.

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