update, 10.29.2012. well, i've changed my mind, and i am voting for romney. i have watched him in the debates, and he is very bright, and very articulate, and looks very presidential. i am still disappointed in the republicans for not calling in the tea party and sarah palin, and i think it a major mistake. i am/remain reasonably optimistic that romney will prevail. obama, on the other hand, looks silly trying to take advantage of hurricane "sandy," just silly, just very opportunistic: i hope trying to exploit this natural disaster backfires on him. god be with us, and protect us from folly. pray. end update.
nothing wrong with stupidity, it is time honored & observed.
arrogance, on the other hand, has little to recommend it.
when you combine the two it has no good effect.
witness mitt romney, and the republican party. after being handed the 2010 mid-term elections on a silver platter by sarah palin and the tea party, the republicans have repudiated both, and have said they will ignore their help in the upcoming presidential election.
very stupid, for all that palin and the tea party gave them in 2010, and the height of arrogance to posture and pretend that the election results had anything to do with the institution of the republican party.
i will no longer perpetuate this. i will not vote in 2012, and i will especially not vote for stupid republicans. in my view, the nomination of romney simply signals that the republicans are quite willing to stay the no. 2 pig at the public trough, and are willing to consign this republic to damnation simply to retain their share of the spoils. after all, the second best view on the deck of the titanic as it went down offered a splendid view, i am sure.
so, to hell with the republicans.
if i vote, (and, i may, as consistency is, after all, the hobgoblin of small minds), it will be for a tea party or other similar "alternative" conservative candidate. perhaps even ron paul, if he takes a run at it.
as far as i am concerned, the republican party is of absolutely no remaining utility to me, or anyone else for that matter, and its earlier death is to be considered a worthwhile thing. better oblivion for the republicans, than an ineffectual inanity. and, this election will certainly be a shot right into the old brain pan for the republicans, though i am convinced that is hardly a fatal place to shoot them.
mitt romney, herald of a glorious future, indeed. i have a slogan to suggest to the republicans, and that is, "follow mitt to oblivion." it seems apt enough to me.
john jay @ 04.30.2012