Sarah Palin Had Better Legs

My television is still sitting on the floor where the movers left it last March, so I doubt that I will be watching either convention.

It’s a strange election year for the Republicans, at least from my perspective.  The Republicans have nominated a ticket that reminds me of my history teacher, who modeled underwear for the Sears catalog, and the guy who ran the AV club. 

We never really do leave high school. 

10 thoughts on “Sarah Palin Had Better Legs”

  1. It’s almost like they don’t even care anymore. I mean really, Paul Ryan, another rich white guy who is for rich white guys is the best they can do? The same guy who put a horrendous budger together that will hurt many. I suppose at least the Republicans are honest this time and saying only rich white guys matter. The Democrats still pretend to be for all the disadvantaged.

    I say this every election time but these candidates are the best they can do, really? Yet another reason why I despise both parties.

  2. Even in the town of 13,000 where I used to live, people routinely spent MORE than the job would pay OVER THE FOUR-YEAR TERM to be elected to office.

    As long as money is considered to be “speech”, all that we will get is wealthy people running for office, or Manchurian Candidates like Obama.

  3. Madness, you get points for a really clever title. I hadn’t thought about it that way.

    For my part, I think Paul Ryan is a good choice. While the Democrats ‘pretend to be for all the disadvantaged,’ all they can do to help them is spend money that has to be borrowed from China. If the economy goes kablooie, all the Democrats’ good intentions won’t help.

    The Ryan and Obama plans for ‘saving Medicare’ yield about the same results, but the Ryan plan is less subject to political finagling in future years (a subject for another post).

    We can drive ourselves over the cliff, or try to retake control, while there is still time.

    There is a third alternative: we can be like Iceland and tell the bankers, ‘tough noogies.’ But no serious politician in this country has even begin to contemplate that alternative.

  4. One reason that tax increases and/or budget cuts are of limited usefulness is that we haven’t been able to collect more than 20% of GDP in taxes historically. The trillion plus of budget deficit is a huge stimulus program all on its own. Withdraw that from the economy, and consumption collapses even faster than we are now seeing.

    Government contractors are preparing reduction in force plans should sequestration go into effect. What most people don’t understand is the amount of the budget that is spoken for through Medicare and Social Security.

    I believe that the Fourteenth Amendment, section 4, prevents the government from doing an Iceland-style default, but default can come in other ways. “Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.”

  5. Regarding spending money I believe the system needs to be changed. We are getting more and more poor people and I believe in helping those who are poor through no fault of their own, or helping people like the elderly and the disabled. However, I have long wanted a change in the whole tax system and I do want to decrease spending. There are people who get assistance and don’t deserve it, while others need it and don’t qualify.

  6. Madness, you’re spot-on about the 14th Amendment: I had written about it myself, about a year ago. But the Constitution can be amended again, or worse yet, ignored: contrary to the Fifth Amendment, the government can, under current law, lock any of us up and throw away the key, merely by asserting that we’re ‘terrorists.’

    And you’re also right about Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid eating much of the budget. But these programs are also the ‘third rail’ of American politics. For that reason, I appreciate that Ryan is at least trying to do something about it.

    Underneath it all, our basic problem is that we don’t make things anymore. It was manufacturing that provided broad employment and a foundation for real growth.

  7. No, we don’t leave the “movie theatre.”

    ANyone here ever see “That’s My Boy” with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis? Somehow that is what these 2 remind me of: those 2 characters.

    I’m voting for another third party candidate, the same as I’ve done for the last 3 Presidential elections.

  8. Dude I am voting for the Libertarian. Do I agree with everything? nope but I depsise both main parties. Besides, I am in Illinois and there is no way Obama will lose Illinois. He is practically worshipped as a God here and he will win big.

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