Originally Posted by frerottenextelway
If you want to get even less of a growing minority, Rand Paul is the answer. It will be Jindal in 2016, who is at least sane. The Dems, who knows...
I find the assumption that the Right wants to lean more toward sanity humorous and kind of touching, in a hopelessly naive sort of way.
At any rate, the Dems are just as ethically bankrupt as the Republicans. They have learned, faster than the Right, how to cater to the minimum required of the electorate to get elected without bringing real change to the table. They'll probably be rewarded with more special interest bucks.
Like people with real political knowledge keep trying to point out, Obama is not much different than Eisenhower, or Nixon. In other words, by electing Obama, we're not moving forward, we're sliding backwards, but in a comfortable, let's not rock the boat too much, kind of fashion. Of course, that's an improvement over the Right's "Every man for himself" ethos.
What this country needs, not now, more like ten years ago, is real change. Obviously, our economical model doesn't work. Our energy model doesn't work. Our political model doesn't work. Our health care model doesn't work. Our foreign policy paradigms are antiquated. Our social systems are bankrupt. And all this **** is worldwide. Civilization is not addressing its problems. Mankind is in denial.
Hell, the biggest problems facing mankind, population and climate change, aren't even on the table for discussion. The first word I heard out of the candidates regarding climate change was a single sentence in Obama's acceptance speech.