Unlike 2008, President Obama is doing everything wrong this year. He’s acting like he’s afraid of being direct, forceful, showing his anger. He’s trying to sound casual (“No drama Obama”) but he’s coming off as a wimp. He’s trying to make peace with those stupid Tea Party cretins. What a waste of time. His rhetoric is unconvincing, his manner is passive and he has loser written all over him. Having said that, if any of this current crop of Grade B religious nuts get the GOP nomination, I’ll have no trouble voting for Obama again.
Where, oh, where is the party of Everett Dirksen, Dwight Eisenhower and Gerald Ford? Where is the religious pragmatism of Ronald Reagan? When will I be able to vote for a solid, moderate Republican again? Not in 2012, unless somebody comes along that hasn’t been vetted yet.
Modern politics is about the divide between those who are in favor of gay marriage, taxing the rich and freedom of choice on one side and those who are against all that on the other. The pious hypocrites versus the honest sinners.
Could a Republican be nominated to lead the party to the White House in 2012 if he or she didn’t regularly go to church, was in favor of tax cuts for the wealthy, gay marriage, freedom of choice, and a balanced budget amendment? Of course not. You only find that kind of Republican leader in New England.