Thursday, March 17, 2016

Well That Ain't Right...

From what we started with to what's left of the Republican candidates (Source)
From what we started with to what's left of the Democrat candidates (Source)
From sixteen Republicans, down to three, only two with any real chance of continuing to the convention. From three Democrats, sort of, down to two, sort of (I think I've mentioned before that I don't really believe that Sanders is a Democrat, this is a marriage of convenience.)

Little Rhody gets to vote in what is called the "Rhode Island Presidential Preference Primary," which is probably the most accurate name that I've seen to date, on the 26th of April. We get to pick from what's left after the rest of the country has ransacked the store.

It feels like the time I heard of an upcoming snowstorm pretty late, by the time I got to the grocery store the shelves had pretty much been picked clean. Kind of looked like the stores in the former Soviet Union, though unlike the Soviet Union, these shelves had once been stocked with goods. (True, you can ask Comrade Bernie about that.)

Yup, Little Rhody is down to the left overs. However, this place is heavily Democrat, so for most of the Rhode Islanders, two-thirds of the candidates are still in play. Well, the only party they care about anyway. Come Election Day me and the other four conservatives in the state will cast our ballots for, for, for...

Damn, I just don't know. Things are looking pretty damn grim to this old Sarge. I have this sinking feeling that come November it will be Il Duce, er, I mean Trump, versus Shrillary. What a choice, what an opportunity to cast my vote for whoever everyone else decided should be in the race.

I tell ya...

It just ain't right.


14 comments:

  1. it could be worse... Il duce versus BerLenin

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    1. You have a point Paweł, a very good point. That's still a possibility. Especially if the FBI and the DoJ actually do their jobs with respect to Shrillary.

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  2. All in all, it is a pretty limited and embarrassing way to choose a President. Not that the powers that be would let us change it, anymore than they will let us impose term limits or reduce their control over taxes. We know that Bernie would oh most definitely raise our taxes, and while the potential exists that Trump would disrupt the dysfunctional, inbred Washington love fest, it is not probable.

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    1. I had a bad feeling about the election in 2008. My hopes for a change were crushed in 2012.

      2016 is making me very uneasy. It feels like make or break for the future of the Republic.

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  3. I'd throw my hat in the ring, but Bernie would tax it.

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    1. Yup. I think you have the measure of the man.

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  4. Please, anybody but Shillary.
    We have had many times a President with the opposing party in control of Congress, or a split. Will we see a President where both parties, in both the House and Senate, are opposed to the President?

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    1. Anybody but Shrillary yes, as long as the anybody isn't Bernie. Then again, Congress might just completely ignore Bernie if he was President.

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  5. You're complaining?
    I have to wait until June 6.
    By then the bones will have been picked clean.
    Not that there was really anything on that carcass.
    It's a sad state of affairs when the only folks who'll seek that office are the ones who only think they know what's best for everyone else, instead of the ones who will actually do what is best.

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    1. June 6?!?!?

      Dear Lord, what's the point? I don't feel so bad now.

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  6. I think I will hold my nose and cast my vote, if only to prevent shillery a vote by default. Then I will go take a long hot shower to scrub off the grime I put on myself.

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    1. I have the same plan with one modification, get blind drunk after the shower. Hopefully I'll forget what I did...

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  7. How quickly we forget! Poor Jim Webb, seemingly the last Democrat alive who believes in national defense. was running for president this time around. If you missed that first debate, he was the most conservative Democrat on the stage and was quickly voted off the island!

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    1. Damn, you're absolutely right Mike. Fool am I to grab something off of the Interwebz without due diligence.

      If Webb stepped back into the race, right now, I would vote Democrat this year.

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