Oct 28, 2008

"Apolitical" Benchwarming. No Such Thing.

Look, McCain "embraced the suck" for five years in a stanky prison. You can handle a bit more political pain for the next seven days, or you can endure for another four-eight-twelve years. But you don't get a choice about politics.

It's as fortuitous or fateful as being born; the serendipty of where you were born. But you can ignore, abuse, disavow, or apathetically tune out from politics, and politics just won't care. Like life, it will impede your progress, destroy your plans, offer up challenges, and generally keep rolling like a steamroller.

Or it can bless you with freedom.

Obama, that "Constitutional scholar," wants to talk about "negative rights" in the context of something like the ultimate Anti-JFK: "What the federal government or the state must do on your behalf".

I can think of no greater, ultimate good, that the Fed and State can do on my behalf than Freedom: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Obama is promising a lot of things, but these three are sorely missing from his missives.

You have to face politics like you face life: square on.

Alcohol helps.

It ain't over until you give up.


Oddybobo said...

Yes, alcohol does indeed help.

QP said...

I miss John Quincy Adams and Thomas Jefferson; hell, I miss Warren G. Harding.

USMC 9971 said...

I will never give up. Surrender is not an option.

You're right, though; alcohol helps to take the edge off of the after action pains of a square on face off in the breach.

PeggyU said...

If Obama wants to know what the government can do for us, I think "butt the hell out of my life" is at the top of the list.

Sal said...

When you look at someone like Obama, whose thinking is so opposite from your own, you have to wonder: where did he come from? what shaped his life?
And when you get the answers, you think: okay- that's scary as hell.
Severe motivation.

Thanks for adding your voice, Joan

dogette said...

I really like the idea of calling Obama "the Constitutional scholar" for the duration of his rule.