“It would be much easier to picture all this if you didn’t know that these are the same folks who get very upset if their Social Security check arrives a day late.”
- 50 years ago conservatism was a very definable term. There was a clear line of demarcation between Conservative and Liberal.
- 30 years ago we elected Ronald Reagan. By no means a perfect Conservative, but far better than what we have, yet not what we had 20 years before. But hey, he was not a Jimmy Carter.
- 22 years ago we elected George H. W. Bush. Definitely not a Reagan, and even less than what we had 50 years ago, But hey, he was not a Dukakis.
- 11 years ago we elected George W. Bush. Definitely not a Reagan or an H.W., and far less than what we had 50 years ago, but at least he was not a Gore or Kerry.
- Then after 8 years of a disastrous Clinton presidency, out of sheer desperation, as there was no “true conservative” , George W. Bush won. We voted on the basis of the lesser of two evils. Yes, Bush was conservative “even lite lite”, but at least he wasn’t Gore or Kerry.
- After a lackluster 8 years of George W. Bush, where he failed to accomplish anything substantial with a GOP controlled Congress, it was time to offer a new candidate. Never mind that this was a “Conservative” dream come true. We had a chance to do something and did not. But we consoled ourselves with the thought that he was not Kerry or Gore. Yes we digressed politically, but that was not the point. Or was it?
- Then 3 years ago we needed that new candidate, someone to take on the ultra liberal Barack Hussein Obama. On a side note we must remember that through all these years the left kept getting more liberal while the right did not get more conservative. That’s odd, the left got stronger in their convictions while the right got weaker. Its no coincidence that the left grew as the right compromised.
- So we found that candidate John McCain. No, McCain was no Reagan, not G.H.W Bush, not even a G.W. Bush. For that matter he was more like a Kerry or a Gore than anything else. As a matter of fact, if we go back 50 years, I am not sure he would be recognizable as a Conservative. But once again we said “but he is no Obama”. We cannot throw away a vote by not supporting him. America will be so much worse off with an Obama than a McCain. Granted, America is indeed worse off with an Obama. But would it have been all that different with a McCain? Some may say that this is an extreme statement. I am not saying that McCain would have been an Obama, but he would have been far closer to an Obama than a Reagan.