Sunday, October 15, 2006

Republicans: Defiled and Despised and Out

Hi All!

I found a neat place with breakfast down Randolph/West Seventh way after Mass today. Little neighborhood bar with 10 big HDTVs and Buzztime Trivia!

While enjoying my cheap eggs benedict, the TVs were constantly providing political advertising, which stimulated a lot of discussion amongst the couple of dozen guys around the bar (only female present was the barkeep/waitress).

I usually try to avoid bringing up politics with strangers -- I'm actually shy about it. As I eavesdropped on the patrons it occured to me why.

This is not a good time to be a Republican.

It made me go back over the past few years and think about all the political conversations I've overheard here and there. Almost unanimously, there is ill will toward conservatives in general and Republicans in particular.

Even most of my family and friends are dead set agin' us.

Partly it's the old simple-minded attitude of bitching about whoever is in power...but this time the veins are sticking out from the necks, the torches are lit and the pitchforks are out.

The Republicans are going down. Way down.

To think that power-crazed venal assholes like Mike Hatch will be taking over the reins!

It makes me want to cry, as I am sure I will never experience a conservative majority in govenment for the rest of my life, even if I survive long enough for a liver transplant. In fact, I am teary as I type this.

Ah well, life's unfair.

I had my chance in life and I blew it. We Republicans had our chance in power and we blew it.

My sainted Cretin HS history teacher, Prof Tierney had it right--about a lot of things, like the real reasons for all wars (money and/or religion); like "Don't believe ANYTHING you read in the newspapers"; like "When you grow up the commies will be more like us and we will be more like the commies", his point being that the world was headed for a sort of socialist middle ground.

He also predicted the fall of the Berlin wall as it fit his theory of the repressed East wanting capitalist goodies and the overfed West wanting socialist goodies.

He said this in 1972.

As is my wont, I will seek the sunny side of what most of me feels is a pre-ordained disaster in November and beyond. Being bankrupt and dying, me and my wife and kids will have a much more socialist government to take care of us.

Please, God, prove me wrong!


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