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Friday, May 02, 2008

Denial of Politics


Many of us at one point in time in our lives face denial. Denial that we might have a problem with our relationship with any of our loved ones, denial that we may be the problem simply because that is the easiest route possible without facing the facts. Alcoholism is one of the strongest points possible for denial of a problem you can not fix if you don’t face it head on. Addiction to politics when your entire life is and has been about politics is similar in nature.

One of the things that is most troubling to many moderate Democrats is the fact that we have a virtual 400 pound gorilla in our midst and it isn’t going to go away anytime soon. What is more troubling is the fact that moderate Republicans are also stuck in the same dilemma. While we face the facts that the gorilla is going about its business it is ransacking the house we live in. Declaring the possibility of a fairy tale outcome that only Hollywood could conceive for a made for television movie pushed on political junkies and party loyalists. Still in the back of the room is the simple reality of mathematics that constantly ticks out the numbers that can not lie. Numbers that scream at political reporters and pundits that cross the airways on our televisions and on our internet surfing of the latest news.

With the Democrat Party lining up millions of new voters from state to state it is a given conclusion that no matter who the primary winner in the Democrat race is, that person will be the next President of the Untied States of America. The current office holder made that possible by running a White House in need of fumigation of political thought that was not to strict adherence to the select few.

From this process and primaries comes many wounds when it comes to selecting a candidate for President. Many of the innuendo and hype lodged against a fellow candidate will be used against the winner at the convention. In previous general elections it was proven that if you throw enough mud up on the wall it will eventually stick. Who does that help?

One of the Democrat candidates has to face the fact that they are in denial. That person can continue to think that a negative is a positive or they can face reality. Most likely that person will continue in denial simply because it is the easiest way to continue on in desperation. What happens to the party during this trial of personal denial? How much negative media is to much to throw at your opponent that is in the same party? Does that not serve the same purpose that Karl Rove used against Gore and then against John Kerry? When do you face the headlights of the oncoming vehicle in time to save face and avoid a tragic ending to a brilliant life in politics? Will the divisive politics of the Democrats hand the Republican candidate the White House because the political party is fatally wounded and fractured? That is the question that must be faced by Senator Clinton. Nobody else can answer these questions.

There comes a time when the division of our nation must end and it starts with one person saying enough is enough. Our future of an America as one nation must begin again and it comes with great sacrifice but with honor. Many have died for this country to continue the idea of one American nation. In that respect we need to start the process of one nation all over again that is not based on foreign soils but looking inward at our nations needs to be one again as a people.

Papamoka

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Infidel753 said...

I don't think this is actually as big a concern as it's made out to be. Whichever Democrat is eventually nominated, the Republicans will dig up every possible bit of mud that could be used against him or her and fling it, whether it's previously been used by rival Democrats or not.

The long primary fight may even actually benefit us by allowing us to find out, via empirical experience, which candidate is more vulnerable to such attacks.

5:42 AM  
Blogger The GTL™ said...

I have to wonder if this will really hurt the party as bad as many think. "Panama John" has gotten a pass thus far while everything in the closet has been aired against the Dems -- as you point out -- by the Dems themselves. Darwinian, sure, but also -- just wait 'til they start throwing the dirt at Panama John. There's plenty of it and it's just waiting to be hurled his way once the Dems stop their in-fighting and THE Dem candidate is announced...

Great post as always, bro!

12:55 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

It just seems such a painful and drawn out process. Somebody get me bandaide that I can wrap my head in!

I happen to agree with you Infidel and Gunny that the long drown out process will actually vette a better qualified candidate but the numbers are not favoring the Clinton's and I use the plural form on purpose.

As far as the dirt flinging at McCain Gunny... I can't wait to see the trash they will pull up on him. He wears that teflon POW suit pretty well so that is something to consider as well.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Infidel753 said...

but the numbers are not favoring the Clinton's

Depends which numbers you're looking at:

Clinton vs. McCain

Obama vs. McCain

5:40 PM  

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