Well, obviously I’m from this country, but I always liked it when you
kind of dipped into politics because you give a unique perspective
that’s grounded in common sense and stuff that (in my case) is
normally hard to get a grasp on. But your remarks about the tea party
do make sense. I remember a few years back when tea party candidates
started winning elections that on the news senators and anchors were
discussing that these tea party senators were going to have to be
prepared to make concessions and compromises with the old republican
establishment. But because of some of the stuff you had written about
I was able to understand what was really going on.
But what you are saying is that the tea party is being used by
conservative voters to uproot and replace the old republican political
I got two questions, though. The first is about Romney. I remember
you mentioning him when you talked about the history of the republican
party a while back. My question is, is Romney just being elected as a
placeholder by conservative voters till a tea party candidate is put
forth, or did Romney align himself with the tea party?
The conservatives feel like Charlie Brown and the politicians (both parties) being Lucy holding the football so they can kick it. When they try to kick it, they take the ball away.
To the D and R parties, everything is just a game. They would much rather hang out with each other than with their own supporters. Due to the ‘revolution from above’ antics going on lately, the conservatives are dead set on ending that game.
Romney has a very angry electorate behind him. They have an electoral gun at his back. I’ve never seen anger like this. Part of his debate performance I think is channeling some of that anger. If Jim Leher the moderator tries to stop him? He’ll just steamroll past him. If I’m right about this, we should see Ryan and Romney’s future debate performances to be very intense and aggressive. And very Reagan in its policy.
The other question is, you explained the republican party as we know
it today, but what about the democrats? How did they get to be where
they are today? Are they still clinging to the New Deal coalition or
have they changed at all? You spoke of what animates the republican
political machine, but what motivates the democratic machine today?
I cannot speak of any authority about the Democrats because of my geographical location. It is like asking someone in San Fransico what Republicans are thinking and believing. They can’t know because they are far removed from them in that geographical area.
Look, in my geographical area are the stomping grounds of both Bush presidents. My state is governed by a governor who won his primary by suggesting secession from the US might not be a bad idea. My district’s congressman has Rush Limbaugh come in and campaign for (and Rush doesn’t campaign for anyone else). Palin’s sister lives near my house (and imagine my surprise that summer when she and her family decided to stay at her sister’s house). When the R candidates for the presidential primary wanted money, they kept flying back to my neighborhood. When that political documentary of ’2016′ debuted, it did so in my neighborhood before it had the courage to go anywhere else. Around a quarter of the people in the military come from Texas and is one of the places where many retire due to no state income tax (so I’m surrounded by military veterans). Around fifth of the energy of the United States is produced in Texas so I’m surrounded by oil and energy mega-businesses. Hailburton’s headquarters (before it moved out of the country) used to be right next to the airport (which is named after Bush).
I am in a major R enclave so I cannot speak on what the Ds think or do. People located in Chicago or New York or California would be closer to the source on that.
I am only presenting these political posts as in, “I live in this R enclave. This is what they think.” I am not saying I think this nor am I giving an op-ed on my beliefs. For example, if you asked me what do the oil companies think, I could tell you that, “They don’t believe in the concept of fossil fuels. They point to the oil and say, ‘There are no fossils in that fuel.’ Fossil fuels was just a theory from the 19th century. We really don’t know much about how oil forms.” People outside the area might be surprised to hear that. I would then add, “Do you not know about the oil wells that refill with oil?” Because we’re finding out that some oil wells do refill with oil. Where is it coming from? No one seems to know. I could also say, “Did you hear what the NASA probes found when they landed on Titan? What they found beneath the solid clouds that entrap Titan? They found oil.” What I’m saying is that even views on energy in this area is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from other places in the world. I know that view because I am in that geographical area. And I figured people might find this context of the area unique to what they normally hear. Perhaps it is interesting. Perhaps not.
I hate politics. These posts are very difficult for me to write. I get so angry when we hear news stories about ‘the race’ in January. “IT’S FREAKING JANUARY! We’re going to have to hear that election garbage all the time at election day, give us some peace when it is seasons away.” However, now we are less than a month away from a presidential election so if there is any time to talk about this junk, now is the time.
I will stop doing political posts now as I don’t want this blog to change its shape. I’ll resume them in a week if there are any other emails or interest.