Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Federal election, 2008- Vote against the incumbent

Oh, you all probably wont do this- the incumbent seemed so nice, and wanted to do so much for your riding- that's why they're the incumbent. Yes, that Lemon over there on the podium, kissing hands, shaking babies and generally trying to lull you into believing the last few years were an unpleasant dream.

You'll have to vote, oh yes, probably because the opposition Liberals will finally gamble on defeating the Conservatives over our war in Afghanistan, that messy little bit of geo politics gone sour. The Liberals will show some spine, and we'll have another minority government. Between Adam's Ears stands by the prediction that the Tories will lose seats, but Grit arrogance will keep them out of the big chair, again.

A few will vote away from the status quo, giving the Greens a presence (look to Christian Heritage to take both heart, and a few seats from the Tories in the following general election). The NDP may get a seat count that better reflects their vote count.

But really, throw the bums out- flip the government, and vote away from the dinosaurs. Nobody is getting a parlementary dictatorship this election, so the worst we'll get is more of the acrimony and incompetence of the last 18 months.

Otherwise it's more of two sides of the same coin- Liberal lawyers vs Conservative lawyers, people usually from the same schools, cliques and backgrounds, looking for a ticket to corporate directorships, lobbying posts, and finally getting a partnership in a law firm.

Stand up, vote your heart like free people, not like bean-counting sheep- or at least vote gainst the incumbents.

1 comment:

GrandpaNate said...

I speak to a deaf world. And I know not how to gain her ear. America is degenerating at a rapid pace. We are now over $9,210,000.000,000 in debt. That is over $30,275 for every man, woman and child in this country. It would take us over thirty years to pay off this debt, if we installed sane representatives in Washington, and strictly adhered to a balanced budget.

Our schools now rank 28th [28th that’s pathetic,] in the World. We are in a war that we can’t win, in the foreseeable future, and can’t get out of. Our Government is broken. We are no longer functioning as a Democracy. We are operating as a Bureaucracy. The Party Lords tell our congressmen and senators how to vote. And Big Business, mostly International Conglomerates, give the Party Lords [which they buy with Pac-money] their orders.

That should be enough said: Because I don’t really believe that there is anyone in America, who is old enough to vote, that does not know this country is in trouble.

Every day the Republican and Democratic Party Lords work at enacting bills, which cedes one international conglomerate after another some financial quid pro quo, for pac-money received. And nearly all concessions to Big Business prove to be detrimental to America’s working people. Under the present system America will eventually have hungry masses without health care, millionaires, and no middle class. America, as we know her, is at this moment rapidly degenerating.

Changing out Republican for a Democratic, or Democratic for a Republican, or just replacing a Republican or Democratic with what is deemed a better member of their own party, will not help the situation. The new comer will quickly learn how the ball bounces in Washington, and vote the Party Line, as the Party Lords dictate, and business will continue as usual. And that is not Democracy, but Bureaucracy.

But all is not lost: America can still be saved. There is enough energy being wasted fighting our unresponsive system, for various causes, to fix America twice. This is still America, and we still get to vote. So let’s act like a Democracy, band together, vati, [Vote Against The Incumbents.] and send enough Congressmen and Senators home, to get the attention of those who are left.

If just 10% of us would vati, we would get between 20 and 25% of the House and Senate. If 20% of us vati, we would send 75% of both Houses home. And you can bet: You’d have your Representative’s ear.

It really doesn’t matter whether you want to save the spotted owl, secure our borders, protect the giant redwoods, or the North Slope, save some swamp, fight Global Warming, or clean up a river, or whatever, all these things are going to cost Big Business money. And they are not going to allow you to get it done until, unless, we take back the reins of government. And none of you have the power to do that alone. So the answer is simple; whatever your cause, You Have Two choices; either fail, or band together and clean up Washington. Save America, and then you will have a hoard of accommodating representatives to help promote your cause. So start contacting other groups and get the ball rolling. You can do it, and it will work. But! Time is essential. So get at it. Good Luck, GrandpaNate

"If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country."
-E.M. Forster