Monday, September 29, 2008

Why Aren't You a Democrat

Someone recently asked me "If you hate Republicans so much, (and I truly do despise them) how come you don't vote Democratic? That's how you really hurt them."

Well, that's true. If the point was to simply hurt the Republicans, the only other viable option is to vote for a Democrat. But I just can't. For reasons such as this detail about the current crisis on Wall Street:

A majority of House Democrats did back the bill, in spite of their doubts about plans which appear to be rescuing irresponsible banks, rather than the customers they are throwing out of their re-possessed homes.
Look, everybody knows that some sort of compromise will be made on this thing. But to give the FIRST FUCKING DRAFT a yes vote is totally irresponsible.

The American public is vociferously against this thing. Isn't it even "politically" smart to do a few rounds on this subject? Make it get re-written a few times? If it's such an "essential" piece of legislation, isn't that an opportunity to get something you want in return?

But to favor such a piece of shit legislation lacking in oversight and accountability, well it's simply gutless. And I cannot support a party that is both gutless and stupid.

So I vote Libertarian. And Libertarians are picking up steam. Mostly from Republicans who fuck up and attempt to grab power for themselves, resulting in big government douchebaggery and right-wing lunacy. But this isn't a shock from the GOP, their fuck-ups are extremely predictable. They alienate more normal people every time they expose one of their extreme nutjobs. I can't really put it better than ScurvyDog does:
I could almost overlook all that bad crap ya'll don't like to talk about publicly much (you know, the rampant racism, sucking the blood of the poor and middle class, and all the weird Old Testament close-mindedness about abortion and gay marriage) and call myself a Republican. Almost.
It probably won't happen in my lifetime, and I don't really care. But someday people are going to wake up and notice that there is a small government, liberty first, fiscally responsible, America loving party out there. And when it happens, those people are going to say "where have you been all this time?."

We're here. Look harder.


Human Head said...

Word up.

StB said...

Believe it or not, but I would love to see Barr and Root be included in the debates. Would make them a lot more interesting.

Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

A-Men, Duggles. I don't follow politics at all because the topic is so unmitigatingly disgusting in this country, but lord knows that the Democrats voting so in support of this bailout was completely appalling. I'm still trying to figure out how the Republicans have made me happy they're around over the past few weeks, but this obviously has a lot to do with it.

OhCaptain said...

Here, here. I miss civil liberties actually meaning something.