Sunday, December 25, 2011

The 2012 presidential election still incredibly bares the taint of Bush's past!

"There's none so blind as those who will not see."

"You cannot make someone pay attention to something that he or she does not want to notice."

A Christmas Eve 2012 presidential election anecdote!

First we will start off with a question because questions often reveal the depths of the problems that someone or something is facing.

In this case the first part of the question asks whose name is still part of the political discussion as we move towards the 2012 presidential election?

The second part of the question is more statement than question but is no less important to the struggle of keeping Barack Obama out of the White House for a second term.

The second part simply says that as a result of the first part and other aspects of politics like it, the Republican Party needs to end the divisiveness and internal bickering which of course always becomes external news thanks to the intense observation of the mainstream media to all things right of center!

What this also means is that the Republican Party needs to find an electable candidate who not only appeals to conservatives and non-conservatives to the right of center, but to independent and democrat voters who are ripe for the picking.

The Republican Party simply needs to offer these voters the slightest opportunity and reason to jump ship from the Obama-style version of the Titanic by providing them with the name, political platform, background and belief system of a viable and electable candidate!

Because, at the end of the day, the people of the country want the United States to maintain its position as the world power in every sense of the word, and to regain some of the luster lost over the course of the last three years, aka the Obama years.

Because Americans, save for the far-left Obamabots, also realize that the domestic, foreign policy and national security philosophy that this President and the Democrat Party want to continue with are sending Americans down the wrong path for both the near-future and for the future of our children and grandchildren.

These potential and extremely non-traditional Republican Party voters simply need to be offered a Republican candidate who allows them to justify in their own minds the act of pulling the lever for someone other than a Democrat!

A candidate who has a believable platform for the future of this country and a belief system that they can get on board with.

A platform for the future and a belief system that all Republicans can be on-board with as well!

And critical in all of this is that the entry of a third party candidate needs to be prevented at all costs as that would open the door wide for an Obama reelection!

Such a political platform should not ever compromise the basic tenets of the Republican Party, but rather be formulated and positioned in such a way that it allows Democrat voters to take the step that they know they need to take, but that because of their indoctrination as Democrats is a difficult one to make!

President Obama, by his performance in office and view for the future, has made the choice to vote Republican the easiest one for Democrats voters to make as we have seen in a long, long time.

Now it is up to the Republican Party to close the deal!

But I digress!

Getting back to the original question which was the name of the politician who for many on the left is still an integral part of the discussion for the 2012 presidential election, the answer of course is none other than George W. Bush!

An anecdote: A discussion with a member of the far-left who will never see the forest for the trees!

This was not a long discussion but one that illustrates why there is something called a political base that is non-moving, all-knowing and that refuses to open its eyes to anything but their own personal truth.

The question was asked, "what do you think of the pullout of American troops from Iraq?"

My answer began by saying that there will be a power vacuum that the Iranians will be more than willing to step into.

That all of the American lives lost, soldiers wounded, families hurt or destroyed by soldiers absence and the actual financial cost of the war of will have all been for nothing if that takes place.

That Israel will be put in even greater danger, terrorist groups will have been provided with a safe haven, the balance of power in the Middle East will be skewed and the flow of oil will be at risk.

That despite whether you believe we should have been there in the first place, we need to deal with the problem as it exists now and not look back because that would be an irrelevant, counterproductive and useless exercise.

The expletive-filled and non-substantive response was one that ended up nowhere and of course had little to do with the situation as it stands in Iraq today and the potential effect it could have on the United States and the world in the future.

No, the response that I cannot print here was all about WMD's not found and that never existed in the first place, Bush, Cheney and the fact that what happens in Iraq has no bearing on the United States.

I politely excused myself because I have seen this movie to many times before.

This would be an example of a voter whose mind will never be moved or changed. This is not who the Republican Party needs to put its laser point on.

But for every voter like this, there are most likely three whose minds could be changed if they were given a viable alternative!

My Christmas Day plea to the powers that be in the Republican Party would be:


And finally, prevent a third-party candidate at all costs, this in light of Donald Trump withdrawing from the Republican Party!

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