Firing up (our) base


After Stalingrad, Moscow! Forward!

Obama vows to keep campaigning “after he wins”

The Wall Street Journal says President Obama “has fundamentally shifted his view of modern presidential power” and “is now convinced the most essential part of his job, given politically divided Washington, is rallying public opinion to his side. As a result, if he wins a second term, Mr. Obama plans to remain in campaign mode.”

“The president views a second term in some ways as a second chance, an opportunity to approach the office differently… He would like to tackle issues such as climate change, immigration, education and filibuster reform. He has told some aides that a sizable mistake at the start of his administration was his naiveté in thinking he could work with Republicans on weighty issues.”

A commentator to the original post points out that Hitler planned a victory parade in Moscow. But if the prospect of four more years of rule by a man who thinks his failures are due not to a bankrupt form of communism but merely a failure to communicate doesn’t get you to the polls, you probably deserve what we get. I’m not a fan of Romney, but Obama is increasingly demonstrating that there is a difference between the two. (I’ll still be voting Libertarian, but as Bababa Streisand tells her fans, “you air-dry your clothes – I’ll cheer you on”).


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8 responses to “Firing up (our) base

  1. I dearly hope voting liberatrian means you’ll do the right thing and mark Mr. Romneys name .

  2. hmmm

    i have to agree with your sister, no time to be foolish here ct is somewhat in play…don’t fuck it up

  3. Libertarian Advocate

    Coming from me, this will probably sound pretty strange: I may well vote for Mitt Romney November 6th.

    Here’s my reasoning: Recently, both Rasmussen and Quinnipiac both showed Linda McMahon leading Chris Murphy by 3%. A separate Quinnipiac poll showed Obama’s edge over Romney @7% which is 1/4 of his vote spread over McCain in 2008. This all tells me that Connecticut could well be competitive, particularly if Republican and Independent enthusiasm to FIRE Obama outstrips democrat enthusiasm for continuous economic stagnation and job loss. I’ll be watching these polls carefully in the last couple of weeks before the election. If it becomes “safe” to vote for Gary Johnson, I will. But If the race is competitive between Obama and Romney here, I’ll vote Romney.

    The one over-arching principle for republicans libertarians and contemplative independents must be to eject Obama from office.

  4. Peg

    Christopher! My views line up something like 94% with Gary Johnson. If the upcoming election were merely a philosophical exercise in expressing your views, he’d assuredly get my vote.

    But, as we all know, it is not. Johnson has about as much chance of getting elected as my adorable cockatiel, Mr. Mollo. Ergo, one of two men will be president for the next four years: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.

    The latter was not my 1st – nor 2nd choice. But of the two choices remaining, Romney is so far ahead of Obama, I don’t have a clue how to quantify it. Not only will an Obama presidency mean more shredding of the Constitution, of our freedoms, more intrusive, expansive government, higher taxes, fewer jobs and so very much more that you and I do not favor… it will also mean some number of uber-progressive Supreme Court justices for the rest of our lives.

    There is a time and a place to be pure in your beliefs and principles. The election in November, however, is assuredly not one of those times.

  5. Mazama

    Anyone attempting to get their name on the ballot for the so-called Libertarian Party this year should be clubbed to death before they can do any harm. These idiots don’t realize the election of 2012 and the need to remove Obama from office by a wide margin outweighs their quadrennial political masturbation games.

    • Who you calling’ jerk offs?!

    • On a slightly more serous note, I vote Libertarian to encourage generations of crackpots in the years to come. After each election, with yet another Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum voted into office, it’s inspiring to see that there are, say. 25000 like-minded voters in the state. One more vote for the Republican side does nothing except, perhaps, signify approval of what they’re doing.

  6. Anonymous

    I come down in favor of Peg, Lorin, LA, hmmm, and Mazama, even Real Clear Politics has moved CT from “safe Obama” to “leans Obama” in the last few days.

    At least consider being practical, in the sense that LA sees it. If CT slips away, vote Johnson. If it’s close come Nov. 2nd (heh, Mooch quote), then please consider Romney as the lesser of the two evils who will become the next President with the power to appoint Supremes that will affect us all, including your children, for the next 20-40+ years.