Tuesday, November 02, 2010


It's raining, and looks as if it'll continue all day. My hunting plans are on hold, but there's lots to do today and the grandsons and I will be fine.

Reading the prognosticators on the intarwebs, I'm moved to tell the Republicans to not get cocky. The polls are all in your favor, but the only poll that matters won't be counted until tonight. There's no telling what the American voter might do, and we'll be doing it all day long.

My voter registration card says that I'm a Republican, but I've been thinking about changing that. The Republicans left me during the later years of the Bush administration. They pissed me off royally and the current crop of country club Republicans continue to piss me off. The next time I'm at the Courthouse during the business day, I might traipse in to the Registrar of Voters and make my party status "No Party".  That's an option here in Louisiana. And I'm seriously considering it.

I was reading a blog called Simon Jester, and came across this little snippet.
Either act like adults charged with the responsible management of this country, instead of drunken teenagers with mom’s credit card, or we will un-elect you at the first opportunity.
That's my philosophy too. I understand that it costs money to run a government. I understand it's complicated, but I want my elected officials to be frugal with my money. Exceedingly frugal, tight-fistedly frugal. I also want my elected officials to read and understand our Constitution. To voluntarily limit themselves to what the Constitution says they can and cannot do. And don't give me any crap about the commerce clause.

I'm voting against two Republicans today. Neither of them represents my philosophy for good government. They'll both win handily, probably with double-digits, but they won't do it with my vote. I am Simon Jester, and I'm here to watch and cause trouble.


Rivrdog said...

PawPaw, the nation doesn't have a breath of a chance of reversing the slide towards oblivion until a viable third party rises up to claim the middle of the political spectrum.

That party should start with a Balanced Budget Amendment, then put in an Amendment limiting taxation, then one more Amendment directing the paying down of the National debt. Somewhere in there, it should specifically identify Keynesian Economics and say that such foolishness is prohibited.

When these things are done, the Nation MAY be restored to greatness, but not before.

A Rethuglican victory tonight just slows down the march towards the cliff somewhat, that's all.

J said...

There was about a dozen candidates on the senate ballot at the polls today. I thought Vitter and Melancon were the only ones running. If Vitter doesn't get a majority--please, God, no!--on the first go-round there'll be a run off. I think I'll shoot my TV so I won't have to watch the ADs.

Pawpaw said...

I didn't vote for the bastard, nor did I vote for Melancon. I picked one of the also-rans.