Friday, October 3, 2008

George Bush Converted Me To A Democrat

I am mad and it's gonna show.

No matter how hard I try to explain it there is no convincing anyone that their political belief structure is out of whack. I won’t convince you, and I don’t really care. I just need to get this out there. So here is the short of it.

I have been a republican all my life. I used to be a huge conservative talk radio listener and Rush Limbaugh fan. It's true. So I have lived that side of the political spectrum. I don’t want to see any flaming comments that I don’t know what I am talking about. Because of my history I DO know what I am talking about. I think Ronald Reagan will go down in history as one of the greatest presidents of our time. I think George Bush Senior did a pretty damn fine job (and he made a great SNL character - “Thousand points of light…not gonna do it.”)

But dammit, what the hell have the republicans been doing the last eight years? I am getting forwarded emails and comments from republican family members blaming this financial debacle on the democrats. Really? Who has been in office for the last eight years? If you knew it was a problem, then for fucks sake, fix it. It's nobody's fault but your own. If you are so incapable of being in office and power for 8 years and you can’t control those “damn” democrats, then you have proven yourself to be a completely incompetent group of idiots and deserve to get your asses thrown out of Washington.

I didn’t like Clinton. I was an outspoken opponent of his. But looking back, he balanced the budget. The economy grew. Things were good. Even I, a diehard republican at the time, can now look back and see that (“but I did not have sex with that woman’s dress”).

George Bush Junior made me a democrat. There. I said it out loud. I am coming out of the closet. Last election I was so furious at the incompetence and pious position that our president took on just about every issue that I hold dear (oh wait, I do like my handgun) that I registered democrat. The next time I hear a candidate talk about god, the bible, and the pro-life movement, I think I will reach deep down into my bowels and pull them straight out to strangle someone. As an out of the closet atheist it makes me want to puke to see laws based on a ghost story. Yes, I am rambling and I don’t care. At least when I ramble I can admit it (Palin could take a lesson or two from me).

So the republicans have converted me. It’s their own damn fault. They fucked up the last eight years and so now I am a registered democrat who still wants the right to own his guns.

Can someone explain to me how McCain is any different than Bush? Can someone truly look into their heart and tell me that there isn’t a single (JUST ONE) other person in this entire country better suited for the VP position on the republican ticket than Sarah Palin? No, really. Just ONE, it cannot be that hard. If you try to defend her, you should be judged incompetent TO VOTE. His choice of her as VP should be enough to get him LAUGHED out of the republican party. Really McCain, you expect me to trust you with this country when you can’t even do THIS right?

Can anyone tell me why we would put someone in office who would even CONSIDER ASKING to have a book removed from a library, or to make rape VICTIMS pay for rape kits? Seriously. Don’t give me any comments about any other issues. Just answer this question. If you had to elect someone into office on THOSE TOPICS ALONE, would you? If you would, then this country is in a sorrier heap than I ever imagined and maybe we should revoke your right to vote.

George Bush, it’s your fault I am a registered democrat and I hope you are happy.

BTW, can someone tell me where in McCain’s tax strategy how he is helping middle America? Unless he considers millionaires middle America.

Don’t give me this bullshit about “redistribution of wealth” because Sarah Palin already proves she supports it by each and every check she takes from the oil companies and gives to her residents of Alaska. Each and every check George Bush sent out for “tax relief” was redistribution of wealth. Its a buzz phrase republicans like to throw out there to scare Americans and frankly, it's crap. Just take a look at the definition of republican:

republican (plural republicans)

  1. Someone who favours a republic; an anti-monarchist.
  2. (history, politics) Someone who favours social equality and opposes aristocracy and privilege.

Using the scare tactics of “socialism” and “redistribution of wealth” is just a lame way to keep those who fear those words following the party line even when the politicians don’t truly have the best interest of their constituents in mind. It’s THEIR pocketbook and THEIR religious freedom they care about.

I didn’t keep it short and now it's really late and I don’t care. This is my blog and I get to rant as I see fit. If you were offended in any way by my comments…well…get a pair…because to quote the Angry Drunk I am “Delivering Enlightenment to the Masses, One Blunt Force Trauma at a Time!”

You have been enlightened whether you liked it or not.


  1. I'm just so proud right now. You're sexy when you're fired up. Grrr!

  2. hear, hear. I am also a recovering Republican. And there is just no kind way to say that they screwed the pooch this past 8 years.

    All of this bullshit about Sarah Palin getting elected because she's "normal" and "just like you and me". No offense but people like you and me have no business being in office - neither should she. She can't even answer straight up fucking questions. What is happening in America is an embarrassment.

  3. BRAVO! You hit the nail on the head.

  4. You really shouldn't feel the need to justify the anger that you're feeling. The truth is, the Republican party, the party of Lincon and Goldwater, the party of small government and personal responsibility, the party that even a rampant socialist like me could at least respect has been taken over by a band of kleptocratic, narcissistic sociopathic criminals; aided and abetted by a contingent of willfully ignorant theocrats who are willing to support anyone who promises them a seat at the table.

    Honestly, I don't know why more true Conservatives aren't ready to explode.

    Thanks for the shout out btw.

  5. Greg, we've worked together for almost 10 years (yikes!), so I have witnessed your gradual change in politics. It was inevitable, as you are a very rational, intelligent person.

    I hope to the flying spaghetti monster more people are like you on Nov. 4th!

  6. One point I must make! Clinton only balanced the budget because the economy was on an artificial tear at the time. I paid more taxes in those three years of the Internet and stock market boom than I had up to that point or will for the rest of my life COMBINED. I wasn't the only one.

    Facts -

    A more powerful influence (on the budget surplus) was the booming economy and huge gains in the stock markets, the so-called dot-com bubble, which brought in hundreds of millions in unanticipated tax revenue from taxes on capital gains and rising salaries.

    Clinton's large budget surpluses also owe much to the Social Security tax on payrolls. (small business taxes mind you. I'm not rich, I pay over $18,000 per year in these taxes, that Obama would like to raise)

    Social Security taxes now bring in more than the cost of current benefits, and the "Social Security surplus" makes the total deficit or surplus figures look better than they would if Social Security wasn't counted.

    Under Bush we had to deal with the Dot Com crash and the extreme expanded spending for domestic security.

    I don't love Bush and I agree with many of your argument, but I'm tired of hearing about how the democrats balanced the budget. The economy is on a cycle.

    Good post too, I love passion for what someone believes in. :)

  7. Hell Joe, you sold me. Let's put her in office. I can't wait to see how Winky fixes things after McBlinky kicks it.

  8. Welcome to our cause "He said" of the October 3, 2008 blogpost! Now it's time for you to take the "red pill" ala The Matrix and you shall see how deep the rabbit hole goes lml

    I was once a Repubelican . . .Once!

    It didn't take long for me to recognize the absolute hypocrisy of the conservatism practiced in the last 20 years under "Bible.0". This runaway train started in the 12 years of a Republican dominated Congress; a judiciary branch bought and paid for by the Bohemian Grove/PNAC; and 2 terms of "W' who put us on the irreversible path of running this country over a crumbling bridge(See Minnesota circa 2007 . . ).

    A call to arms for true patriots couldn't come at a better time. lml