Several people have asked me if now that I am done defending the administration, it means I will not vote for them. Short answer- I don’t know.
I have no misconception that the Democrats (in particular this current crop) would be any better with fiscal issues, yet I refuse to let this administration and Karl Rove treat me the way the Democratic party treats African-American voters. I DO have options. I have a lot in common with moderate to conservative Demorats, and I would probably feel most comfortable in a little L libertarian party, were that a viable option.
The simple fact of the matter is that I voted for Bush/Cheney in 2000, and right now I feel like I have been sold down the river when it comes to this hideous spending. The Farm Bill? The Education Bill? Medicare prescription drug plan? Marriage Promotion? Drug Testing in Schools? Faith Based Initiatives?
You know, when Bill Clinton pandered, he at least had the decency to be straight forward about it. And, I might add, Bill Clinton, despite what you may think his role was in the process, did sign a balanced budget at the end of the day. Chew on that, Mr. Delay.