By Alden L. Benton
Talk radio host and author Dennis Prager once said that there are two parties in this country: the dangerous party and the stupid party and I belong to the stupid party.
The Democrats are the dangerous party who have, with the help of the stupid party, put us at the brink of self-destruction.
The Republicans are the stupid party and show no signs of coming to their senses or showing any intestinal fortitude or principles.
As proof, I offer the current crop of presidential candidates. In any other election year, I would not waste my vote on any of them. Of the four left standing, none is 100 per cent conservative. One is a libertarian and the other three are progressive Republicans who could just as easily run as moderate Democrats.
In my lifetime, that covers 16 presidential elections, the Republican Party has nominated a conservative twice — Barry Goldwater in 1964 and Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984.
The rest of the time, the stupid party nominates dull and uninspiring progressive or moderate candidates, who get thoroughly trounced in the election. Bob Dole and John McCain are prime examples. If they do get elected, they abandon their roots and let the Democrats run the show. Nixon and both Bushes are evidence of this.
And yet, the stupid party keeps doing the same thing over and over again. As Forrest Gump famously said, “Stupid is as stupid does.”
None of the candidates still available in the stupid party’s primaries offers a conservative platform. They are all, at best, Democrat-lite.
Romney is supported by the beltway elite that got us in the mess we are in, not to mention the fact he is the father of RomneyCare, otherwise known as ObamaCare on a small scale. Gingrich is no better as he is on record as supporting the individual mandate of ObamaCare and has worked inside the beltway bubble for his entire public life.
Then there is Santorum who, as a Senator was more than happy to support the so-called stimulus packages and bailouts to enrich his state through those expensive, extra-constitutional boondoggles.
Finally, we have Ron Paul. Take him, please. In his quarter century as a Congressman his main claim to fame is his war on the Federal Reserve. His social and defense policies are dangerous. The only reason he is getting any support is the vacuous youth vote who love his no drug left behind, if it feels good do it social policy.
There you have it, three Democrats, and a wild-eyed libertarian, running for president as Republicans. If this election were not so important, this would be a great joke.
However, this election IS important. The enemy of this nation is Obama, but moreover, it is the policies of the Left.
Obama and his cadre of crooks, communists, and cronies must be defeated. The Left must also be defeated in Congress as the entire House and a third of the Senate is up for grabs.
The question before us is will we be a nation of laws or a nation run by a mob?
Despite the anemic, anti-conservatives running on the stupid party ticket, any one of them, except Ron Paul, is preferable to the destruction four more years of Obama will wreak on this country.
To paraphrase a 2008 campaign sticker, I’ll keep my religion, my guns, and my money; you keep the change.
If you like the way thing are going in this country, by all means, vote for Obama.
However, if you are still unemployed, over taxed, over regulated, and otherwise screwed by the way things are, then you must vote for the Republican nominee because even Mickey Mouse could do a better job than Obama and the dangerous party.
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