We have passed the tipping-point in our entitlement society. It won't matter if we elect repubs or Demos...they are self-serving and corrupt. The Politicians will never take bold action, because they will lose their jobs. We the People are voting ourselves into collapse. At some point, maybe soon, maybe a few decades from now, the whole system will collapse under the weight of greed and entitlements. People will not wakeup someday and decide that we need to slash spending, decentralize the government, and convince politicians to change the taxation system to the Fair-Tax or some other flat tax...it will not happen.
I participated in the conservative movement for the last thirty years, hoping that the tide of liberalism would be reversed. I read an article recently which detailed how in the aftermath of the crash of "29" governments changed all over the world. Some left to right, others right to left. But the commonality was the peoples desire to change because it hurt their pocketbooks. I was horrified and startled when Bill Clinton was re-elected. With all the scandal he was involved in, he was still elected due to the economy and people's selfish desires. What happened to integrity? Morals?
Now I have watched as George W. Bush has destroyed the conservative movement by being anything but...he has damaged the conservative movement immeasurably with his big government actions culminating in bailout mania...which can only warp us forward decades towards total government control of our lives.
All the on-line bloaviating will be meaningless as the government schools have succeeded in dumbing down the populace. The people have no clue about economics, the state of the defecit, all they want is more governmet programs.
Me, me, me....give me free healthcare...give me free college tuition...give me free prescription drugs...give me a free hover-round....pay my mortgage...fill my car up...
Do any of you honestly think Barrack Obama can roll back this mess? Or even wants too? PT Barnum's wisdom was on display this fall...and in two years the Tsunami of lies, misrepresentations, and plattitudes will come hurtling towards the electorate again....and we won't run because we will be mezmerized...and we will end up drowning in political sea water.
Now excuse me while I go re-arange some deck chairs....