October 09, 2008

The Most Important Election In Our Lifetime

Joe Biden is wrong (I know, I know, that is a tautology) because this ain't it.

The most important election in my lifetime is a tossup between 1980 and 2004, with 2000 following close behind. The election in 1980 removed Jimmy Carter from office and installed Ronald Reagan. Real tough to argue with that as the most important result in my lifetime except to note that had John Kerry been elected in 2004, there would have been ignominious surrender in Iraq, no surge, and goodness knows what after that. The election in 2000 only become a candidate for most important on 9/11. Before that it was just another ho hum election with little truly at stake beyond the nomination of Supreme Court justices. I actually doubt whether Al Gore would have wanted to spend as much as George Bush, though I have no doubt that Al would have immediately demanded a resolution be put before the UN Security Council on 9/12 to fight the terribly-misundertood-doers.

But here, in less than a month we get to choose between two men who could get into an argument about which one loathes Republicans more. In less than a month we get to choose betwene a man who wants a massive expansion of the government and a man who thinks a massive expansion of the government might not go far enough. In less than a month we get to choose between four more years of George Bush and four more years of Jimmy Carter. In less than a month we get to choose between a man who won't enforce the borders and a man who just doesn't recognize borders at all.

There are a few differences between the two candidates. One of them wants to fight and one can't wait to surrender in Iraq. Nominees to the Supreme Court might be substantially preferable under one of them, but honestly who knows after David Souter, though it is difficult to imagine a Democratic nominee unexpectedly turning out to be a strict constructionist after he/she is sworn in. And finally, one of them thinks Joe Biden is right when Joe imagines he's looking at presidential timber in the mirror each morning.

This post is just too depressing to continue.

Posted by Charles Austin at October 9, 2008 05:39 PM

Look at the bright side. We can start the Life Amongst The Savages blog.

Posted by: Scott at 09:47 PM

Good thing I can be pretty damn savage myself when times call for it.

Posted by: charles austin at 11:23 PM

It is easier for civilized men to act like savages than it is for savages to act like civilized men. But this observation is not (necessarily) on topic.

It may help to recognize that the President is the commander in chief but that the Congress has more authority in economic matters. Well, it did before it made the appointed Treasurey Secretary one of the most powerful positions in the country. Ah hell... probably time to increase the garden in the backyard and get another gun.

Posted by: Jon at 10:44 AM

Speaking of "The Most Important Election of Our Time", there is another "debate" tonight. I have to remember to pick up some extra beer on the way home tonight. I have a feeling I'm going to need it.

Posted by: Jon at 03:07 PM

McCain is the lesser of the two evil by far. By electing in McCain we are keeping out the liberal agendas and masses from overtaking Washington in it's current state of desperation. These illuminati seek to socialize the government and alienate the middle-class working man.

Posted by: RJ at 08:51 PM

"We can start the Life Amongst The Savages blog."

Hmm. Liking this idea.

Posted by: Mister Snitch at 12:08 AM

Of course, the fact that America seems to be having a Going Out of Business Sale overshadows everything else, but those wrinkled old commies on the Supreme Court Bench are sure rooting for a nice little wealth-spreader to get elected so they can retire to the Glorious Home for the People's Heroes of the Abortions.

Posted by: ColoradoRight at 12:27 PM