Here’s a little political positivity for today. With all the vitriolic hatred between the right and left in American politics, I’m so thankful I am not affiliated with either the republican or democratic party. It’s really asinine to call yourself liberal, conservative, libertarian, progressive or whatever. I’m basically an anarchist who believes in rugged individualism and opposes government, but having said that, I have something positive to say.
What I like about Obama
While conservatives wax disgust over everything he does or says, any of them who supported Bush have no right to complain. Yes he accepted a book from Hugo Chavez, and yes Chavez is a tyrant, but it’s best to be the better person and not play into the childish games. In a sense, it’s like having a playground nemesis call you a punk; and If you get mad about it, pout, not talk to them, or hate them because of it, then you are a punk. So far, I like Obama’s foreign policy as compared to that of George W. Bush (though he’s still falling short because he’s still fighting Bush’s war). While my political position is basically anarcho-capitalism, I do like Obama. It’s childish and ridiculous to hate someone for any reason. Yes, there is a great deal of incompetence and expedience in the democratic party and Obama is swinging too far left. I think Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank and many others should be impeached, but that’s another story. We may get hit with another terror attack, but I know Obama will handle it better than Bush could ever dream of. Conservatives fear some freaky socialistic republic, but that’s not going to happen; not to mention that Bush was far worse than socialism could ever be.
What I don’t like about Obama’s policies
I don’t like the big spending, the bailouts, or the stimulus packages. Did you know that of all the trillions spent on stimulus and bailouts, only 4% of that money has actually been used? This means that the stimulus was totally unnecessary. Yes America will recover, but it’s not because of Bush’s or Obama’s stimulus packages. Actually, the stimulus is hindering our recovery, just like Roosevelt’s new deal prolonged the great depression by seven years. When America recovers, he will, like any politician, take credit for fixing the economy, but it’s really the American people who fixed it. But I’m OK with that. I don’t care if it’s a republican or democrat who takes credit; it’s totally irrelevant. Since only 4% of the money has been used, the debt might not be as bad as it appears. So you see I actually do like Obama; I just disagree with his policies.
We’d already be recovered if . . .
We’d already be completely recovered had there been no bailouts or stimulus, and simply allowed the free market to recover on its own, which is what’s going to happen anyway. The stimulus is simply prolonging the agony. Since my personal political beliefs will never be held by a major party (super tiny government that offers a strong defense, all drugs decriminalized to prevent young people’s lives from being ruined by felony charges in favor of treatment, gun rights, limited federal government power and strong state’s rights) Obama will help the republican party to reinvent itself.
What the republican party must do
- They must be anti-war (their most prevalent albatross)
- They must disown Bush & Cheney.
- They must truly be about small government, low taxes, and the free market
- They must be socially liberal (I am a social liberal extremist) and economically conservative
- Basically they must become what the republican party is supposed to be (more libertarian).
Definition of conservative: Conservatives believe in freedom (but they really don’t. They believe in a malignant freedom based on Christianity).
Definition of liberal: Liberals believe in equality and are willing to give up freedom to get it (but government enforced equality doesn’t work and always leads to corrupted over-powered government).
Myths about true conservatives:
- The economic crisis is Bush’s fault. Wrong: the last eight years are not just the Bush administration’s fault; it is equally the liberal democrat’s fault.
- The “do nothing” approach got America in financial ruin. Wrong: the opposite is true. Bush did all kinds of idiotic crap. He spent like drunken sailor in a whore house, he started the unjustified Iraq war, and he started the trillion dollar bailout frenzy.
- Bush is a conservative: Wrong: Bush is not a conservative in any way. A real conservative doesn’t start illegal wars or do bailouts. Bush was a corporatist, not a conservative. A principled conservative is a good thing. A pragmatic liberal is a good thing.
Just remember, no matter what happens, things will work out in one way or another, for the better. I agree with some progressive ideas like good schools, health care for working people that don’t have any, and equal rights. But I don’t agree with going too far either way. I don’t think anyone is an idiot and the only people calling people idiots are idiots themselves.
Who cares if Miss California Carrie Prejean believes in heterosexual marriage? It’s a freaking beauty contest and the attacks on her are spurious at best. I am in love with her and I have a warm tub waiting on her at my place. I’m just thankful she’s on the guy’s team. That woman is stellar and any guy in disagreement is gay (and there’s nothing wrong with that . . . I’m just saying).
Final Final Word
I don’t support or follow the ideology of any political party and never will, nor do I actually believe any of my own opinions.