hoosegow wrote:I am not arguing against the mindless republicans but don't think for a minute there isn't plenty of mindless democrats.
While I do agree with that…
Fanatically blind supporters of either side are dangerous. Some of the people on that video are completely mindless, and I hear about this everyday. But the differences can be seen…
Take for example an interviewee on NPR recently, and I quote this democrat woman, "I never thought I was racist until now, I mean I never really thought about it. I can't vote for him. He is one of them, he will only take care of his people." She is oblivious to the fact Obama is Bi-racial, not to mention she would strong fast vote for any Democrat that comes down the pipeline, except a black man for president. As twisted as it is, as morally objectionable her statements may be, at least she isn’t blindly following the party line. Yes she is an ignorant a$$face, but none the less, at least she has made up her own mind, not had it made for her.
On the other hand, and keep in mind NPR covets McCain like a rabid Packers fan, I have yet to hear a story of a republican voting for Obama for any reason, let alone independent thought.
As for socialism, keep in mind America is not a democracy by definition. The popular vote can be vetoed at anytime and thank god in certain instances. The country will not turn to total socialism, the government will dip three fingers in every cookie jar around to get the "market" back up, but I don’t see any "complete" takeovers happening, ever, healthcare included. Partial nationalization won't happen either, the money would slow down.
Politicians make much more money from "free" enterprise than they do from nationalized business. None of these people want skinner or shallower pockets. I don't see much of either of the two candidate's plans getting passed within the first term. Or either of them following through on too many of them anyway, they are both swinging for the fences, which more often than not leads to a strike out.
People often foolishly think any of these politicians care about average Americans. They don't, they won't and there is no reason for them to, outside of a few months of lies around election time. Politicians care about money and power. They want ego strokes and $3,000 an hour hookers. Take Switzer as a perfect example of greed and power being the sole reason for his ambition. Blame lobbyists if you must, but as someone that works in business, I think lobbyists are the smartest of the bunch, all the money, none of the press. Free to be as bad as can be, with no worries about getting votes next year.
The simple reason that America will not "go socialist" is CASH MONEY. Don't let the current crisis confuse you. The world will be fine soon enough and no politician will want a pay cut.