August 11, 2008

When life hands you a sh*t sandwich

Bill Quick has finally decided to vote for McCain. He's not happy about that decision, either. In fact, I'd say that Bill is the complete opposite of happy. Excerpt:

I have often publicly worried about the threat of some sort of biowar attack against the United States, and also worried about things like airborn Avian Flu. I still worry about such things, and I consider them to be major, even potentially existential threats to the survival of the United States.

Now, from a political point of view, I think a John McCain presidency will be disastrous for the GOP in the long term, and certainly disastrous for conservative principles within the GOP. In fact, I think an Obama presidency, in which things generally proceed from bad to worse, would be better for conservatism in the long run.
John McCain is probably not going to do much for anything political I care about - I consider him a moderately left centrist - but he is something else, as well. He is capable of making a decision and sticking to it in the face of public opposition. He is a former navy pilot and commander who made life or death decisions on the fly, and then carried them out. So here is what it comes down to: For the sake of my own safety and survival, who do I want in the White House if Bird Flu starts killing people in San Francisco?

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1 In fact, I think an Obama presidency, in which things generally proceed from bad to worse, would be better for conservatism in the long run. Yeah, maybe. People seem to think that going through Carter to get to Reagan was a great thing. But we still have a Dept. of Education and Dept. of Energy, so I am not at all assured that any kind of GOP or conservative resurgence could undo the damage an Obama Presidency with a Dembulb Congress would cause.

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at August 12, 2008 11:55 AM (PvqFn)

2 Just as I'm not sure how there would be a conservative GOP resurgence if a McCain presidency becomes a fact. Truthfully, if McCain somehow wins, I predict that the GOP vs. conservative fracture may become permanent. Then again, if I new the future, I'd be rich already. YMMV.

Posted by: physics geek at August 12, 2008 02:54 PM (MT22W)

3 From your post over there: > The oldest is a smart as a whip 12 year old girl > ... > rape all the young girls Isn't 12 too young too be forced to consider rape? > enslave, torture and mutiliate all the young > boys Would she have a problem with that? They're boys, after all. Anyway, there won't be any such thing as an avian flu outbreak. There will just be taxes, and more laws and regulations. Bill is wrong.

Posted by: Anon Ymous at August 16, 2008 04:36 PM (x7UJK)

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