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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

 
Maryland is in Play in Super Tuesday 2 + McCain Love

Usually our little doorstop state just rolls over and votes on the second Tuesday of the Primary without so much as a whimper. Even in 92 when Clinton wrapped up the first Super Tuesday, Paul Tsongas rolled through here to tumbleweeds...but this year... this year could be interesting.

With the defacto Baltimore DNC rep being Hillary the electric Obama camp may see some opportunity in MD given its new black and young population in a highly condensed area...and to be honest I'm really pro-Obama over Hillary but come on ...let's be serious - I'll never vote for a Democrat...I would have voted for Nixon over Kennedy in a heart beat.

But that doesn't mean Baltimore can't prosper from this electoral bumble. And Baltimore at the end of the day is really all I care about...and by Baltimore I mean Maryland... so... Anyway with the DNC "machines" pulling into town to win our 91 super delegate votes (don't ask... the primaries don't work like the presidential campaign so...it's fucking weird) local businesses will have a chance to flourish outside of baseball and football season and our own insect looking mayor may have some face time on National TV where she does not have to talk about a murder, welfare, or corruption. But most likely it'll be Mukulski's wrinkled up pucker.

So - it should be exciting around here next Tuesday.

On to McCain and the GOP. I wish I was a democrat I do. But, living in Baltimore and having a job, having lower middle class parents sacrifice to send me to a better school, graduating college, paying the highest state tax in all the land next to NY and still not being able to own a home less I pay 7-10k a year in property tax...I have to say that I am at this point a Republican (Libertarian). Do I hope to one day become a philanthropic pillar of society? Sure. Is it going to happen now? No.

The sad part about last night was the GOP turn out. While many 'pubs will wake up this morning with glorious thoughts of beating the black guy or the crazy white woman in Novemeber...in all honesty I don't see that happening.

Hillary got more votes in Alabama than McCain. ALABAMA! HILLARY! Those two words go together like Ike Turner and baby strollers. So even though the GOP will elect the right man in McCain...unless he gets more support from fat Rush or punk ass Anne then he'll flounder like Dukakis against Bush. No GOP wants to stand behind McCain. He likes Brown people, and he wants women to be able to cut out their babies, and while he is pro-war...he wasn't at the start. So the uber-pubs aren't feeling McCain.

The scariest thing that can happen is if McCain feels like he needs Huckabee to carry the south. For those of you who don't know...Huckabee could give Ashcroft a run for his bible. This guy no longer wants to teach evolution or for that much Science...or reading...unless it's the bible. Basically his ideal America would be Madrassas with the bible instead of the Koran and Americans praying to Jesus instead of the flag for the national anthem. Scary shit.

That's extreme but it isn't far off... When your base is the Evangelical Christians of Tennessee... I start to worry a tad. And if McCain stretches that far to the right then I don't know if I can vote for him. I just don't know.

Despite all of this I really wish there was some higher debate in this country. The only thing Democrats know is that they don't like Republicans and don't want Roe vs Wade overturned. All the Republicans know is that they hate Democrats and that they don't want to lose their guns.

Even funnier than that is that neither of those issues will ever change no matter who is in office.

You also have the 2000 pound gorilla in the corner in the shape of Iraq and that won't change either. We have 18 permanent bases in Iraq. Nobody, not even Nader could pull us out of Iraq...so let's just save all these extremely benign agendas centered around the most unimportant of issues. Abortion, guns, and war will never change. Get a clue.

Lower taxes, build some fucking schools, balance the budget, increase small business funding, and clean up the earth. Now I think we can honestly say to ourselves that both parties want to address those issues and some want to address some more than the others. But...who can get it done? I don't think a pandering Democrat with so many bullshit small special interest will ever EVER be able to get anything done on anything more than a microscopic scale. ...anyway I could go on forever...But do some research and find out the platform and the leadership that you think just might reflect your interests... even if it's your neighbors dog.

Anyway - this is great tv.

And another thing. With a recesion coming. And it is coming. Who do you really want in office? And I swear to God if you say Bush got us here you are insane. politics run 5-10 years behind. The Clintons benefited from the venture capitol freed up by the Bush and Reagan campaigns and the 2nd Bush campaign lingered because of the state of welfare, SS, and WAY too many allowed bankruptcies and McMansions being built.

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