Monday, August 27, 2012

The Republican Convention: What I Want to Hear

Assuming that Isaac and the mainstream media grant any visibility to the GOP convention in Tampa next week, I, a strong Mitt Romney supporter,  have one theme I would like to hear come out of the convention:

"It doesn't have to be this way. If you elect Romney-Ryan, it will not be this way."

We have to blow away that fog of Carteresque disillusion, cynicism, and hopelessness that has once again settled over our country and which the Obama campaign offers us at best only some empty phrases and bloated ineffectual government programs designed to help us deal with decay. The Obama campaign is essentially, "Hey things are the way they are. Not much we can do about it. Sort of like the weather, so let us buy you a couple of sweaters, and some soup to help you make it through the rest of your miserable life."

That is not America, at least, not America outside of Chicago, Cambridge, and Chicago.

We do not have to have unemployment in excess of 8%.
We do not have to have Federal budgets with annual deficits in excess of $ 1 trillion.
We do not have to have a deteriorating navy, air force, and army.
We do not have to stand around and watch our friends fall, and our enemies rise.
We do not have to have class warfare.
We do not have to have a government hostile to free enterprise.
We do not have to have ever-increasing taxes and spending.
We do not have to be dependent on hostile foreign countries for our energy resources.
We do not have to have a Federal government dictating our health care.
We do not have to have a Federal government that sells weapons to Mexican drug cartels, which kill hundreds of Mexicans with them as well as two US agents.

And on and on . . . It doesn't have to be this way.


  1. Did you mean "annual deficits in excess of $1 TRILLION?

    1. Ugh! Yes, thanks. I will change that.

    2. I don't know, annual deficits of <$1 Billion seems about right to me.

  2. Agreed! Also we should be happy and optimistic fighters taking it to them.

  3. I consider myself burned badly by Bush's 2nd term and I look with a jaundice eye at the Romney ticket. Will they actually cut spending, not the rate of growth, as they say they will? Will they reign in the EPA, Fish and Wildlife and get a grip on Homeland Security?
    IIMO that the Feds are out of control. I sure hope that a Romney admin will slash and burn but I still doubt it. Once political reality sets in we will end up with Obama lite... I hope not but I am not hopefull.