Red Shoulder Hawk

Red Shoulder Hawk

Friday, September 05, 2008

Progressives win 2008!

Well, lookit that! the GOP has flip-flopped all the way onto a progressive platform: morality isn't the government's business, experience isn't required to be President, and freedom of choice is equivalent to right to choose.

Hmm... I wonder if I really believe that the party that brought us 8 years of the same-old-crap is really the party of change?

It's sort of nice to see that all their principles evaporated when McCain picked Palin. Nice to now that experience isn't required (even though they said, not even two months ago, that Obama's inexperience was a problem). Nice to see that "Stay the course" has morphed into "Embrace change."

I wonder how many people can really appreciate the Orwellian doublespeak the GOP is practicing? It's as if Karl Rove read 1984 and missed the point. Or maybe he got the point, and the rest of us missed it.

No matter what the specifics, it's terrifically exciting that no matter who you vote for, you're clearly voting for change.

Except... some people have been advocating change for a decade, and some just jumped on the bandwagon, sensing the wind, and are doing what they can to win and stay in power. Do we want that? Leaders should certainly be sensitive to the desires of the electorate. But who will be the better leader? Those who sensed it early? Or those who jumped aboard, trying to hold on to their power?

I want servants, not powermongers.

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