Exit stage left

Posted: August 28, 2012 in philosophy, politics, Uncategorized
Mitt-Romney

Mitt-Romney (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a GOP p...

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a GOP presidential hopeful, campaigns May 9 in Ames. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Day two of the Republican National Convention. Rousing speeches, predictable praise from former Republican competitors for the office of the Presidency. Predictable criticism from Democrats and sundry other liberals. What’s Republican nominee Mitt Romney to do with all this attention? If basic philosophical truisms…well…hold true, Mitt has a failure to snatch from the jaws of what could and should be certain victory.

Is Mitt a consistent supporter of conservative (read: limited government) principles? Please, have you heard of Romneycare in Massachusetts? Obama and Pelosi are pikers – Mitt did State run/controlled medicine first.  Does Mitt want the federal government to stay out of our lives? Seriously? Ever heard of Value Voters and Social Conservatism? Is Mitt (or, for that matter, his running mate) a capitalist? Are you shitting me? We can talk about Mitt’s capitalist leanings when the Republicans say in a united capitalist choir “Ayn Rand was right”.

As a Statist with capitalist leanings, Romney may have no hope against the much more committed big government savior in chief President Barack Obama, and yet….

This nation and her people will never, under most circumstances, accept a boot on their collective necks or big government guns pointed at their wallets OR their bedrooms.

This nation will never, under most circumstances, believe lies that the past four years should be repeated when the lies are cloaked in a self-righteous, absurdly hypocritical pretense that were there a win by the elephants America will fall under seige by haters with huge bank accounts.

Sniperhunter2012 is no fan of Republicans: no fan of a possible Right Wing led slide to the middle ages, but a Left Wing slide into same is no dream scenario either. We are, however, far, far closer to realizing Barack and Bill Ayers dream of American collapse and a Socialist takeover to follow than we are to the world of the Handmaid’s Tale.

Sniperhunter2012 prays. He prays American intelligence and American Exceptionalism will trump short term fears. He prays for the John Galts, Dagney Taggerts, and Eddie Willers of the nation.

He prays that they, in any form they are found, will rise above the short term fear of a Romney presidency.

Most of all, Sniperhunter2012 prays for his nation as it waits for the balloons to fall.

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