In as much as the election was a complete bore, there lies a twinge of excitement within me this morning. Living among the red people, there is no better opportunity to discuss politics, and maybe plant the seeds of change, then when everyone is walking around feigning indignation.
While Bush was in office, I would get little else from them but the canned talk radio responses drummed into their heads. With the inauguration of Obama, that changed. No longer the willing spreaders of “everything’s fine” manure (let the democrats chuck it a while), SC conservatives were more receptive to open political discussion. It starts with joking about being racists, but then gets deeper. Before long we’re talking economic, domestic, and foreign policy – not to mention inalienable rights.
With last night’s outcome, I wonder how many republicans and libertarians didn’t show up for team GOP? Was playing the progressive mini-me to Obama’s big blue hope a good tactic (hope which he promised last night is still coming, btw)? On top of that, they suggested that a surge in death and destruction was needed overseas – citizenship notwithstanding.
Then again, take away the socialist/military goodies that entice most conservatives and they may have garnered even fewer votes.
No doubt the GOP is readying itself for the implementation of Obamacare in 2014. Socialist streamliners that they are, they’ll have plenty of tweaks to offer up.
“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.” – Albert Camus