Clown Chase

Well, lessee, that’s one for the Man-on-dog, one for the Mittens and one for the Newt. And the Grand Oil Party is still looking for a savior. No, sorry; Jesus can’t run for President even if he’s eternally alive, because he wasn’t born here…

This is shaping up wonderfully well. Now if I only had a candidate in any party, or no party at all, whom I could vote for in good conscience…

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  • L'Enfant de la Haute Mer  On Sunday January 22, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Amend 2012:
    http://www.amend2012.org/site/c.8qKOJXMvFaLUG/b.7939705/k.7B55/Amend2012org.htm
    .

    GO(il)Party!!!!
    (my comment did not appear!
    (trying a second time, pls delete one of two)

    • Steve  On Sunday January 22, 2012 at 10:11 am

      Enfant, please let me know if you received my reply to your email.

      Yes, I was aware of Amend2012, and I think I am on their email list. Robert Reich, the chair of Common Cause, is one of the people I admire the most. He was Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton for one term, but found the position confining because Reich is a genuine liberal, unlike Clinton. Reich’s blog (see my blogroll) is on my “must-read” list.

      A constitutional amendment may be the only means by which America rids itself of the truly deplorable meme that “corporations are people” and “corporations have rights” under the Bill of Rights. Amending America’s Constitution is (rightly) a difficult process, and usually involves a great deal of negative politics by either supporters or opponents (please use Wikipedia to look up “Equal Rights Amendment”). But if we don’t succeed in removing the “corporations are people” meme, then corporations… which have eternal life and often almost unlimited money… will become (actually, have become) the dominant force in our political system, and American democracy will be doomed.

      • L'Enfant de la Haute Mer  On Sunday January 22, 2012 at 10:25 am

        Steve,

        I did receive your reply.
        Thank you!

        • L'Enfant de la Haute Mer  On Sunday January 22, 2012 at 10:37 am

          …and I managed to subscribe to this post after having signed in!

          • Steve  On Sunday January 22, 2012 at 10:45 am

            Enfant, I am glad to hear it! My one experience with a WordPress help forum was not positive; my complaint was ignored. I hope you have better luck.

  • jams o donnell (Shaun Downey)  On Sunday January 22, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Jesus anyone would think that the Republicans wanted to lose the election!

    • Steve  On Sunday January 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Shaun, the thing about Republicans is that in the end, they all line up like little robots and vote for the officially chosen candidate. So even if everyone detests Mitt, and Newt is crazy as the proverbial loon, and Santorum fights against any aspect of human sexuality not sanctioned by his fundamentalist religion (including, for example, the practices of the aforementioned Newt Gingrich), whichever of them becomes the GOP candidate will receive lots of votes from people who never once thought of thinking for themselves about who would be a good president.

      That’s what worries me. Democrats, near-Democrats and former Democrats like me are far more flexible in their voting habits; it has been a relatively rare election in which I’ve selected the straight “D” ticket, even before Obama came along. That willingness to think for ourselves may cost Obama this election… he deserves to lose, but we don’t deserve any of the Republicans in the White House.

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