Recon

Saturday, August 25, 2012

My Big "Why I'm Not Voting for Romney" Post


"Anyone but Obama."

I keep hearing this nonsense on facebook and from some other conservative friends in meatspace.  I never hear "Mitt Romney is so great" from them, just that anyone would be better than Obama.

But before I buy that nonsense, before I even like Mitten's page on facebook, I am going to need something.

First off, with regard to gun rights, I want to hear him say "I repent."  Not "I will respect the rights of American gun owners" or "I am a dedicated hunter and sportsman myself" or even "Gun control is morally wrong" but "I repent my sins against the gun owners of my state."  For all that he is making the right, NRA approved noises, Mittens has shown nothing but contempt for 2A and anyone that tries to say otherwise is either an idiot or a liar-he signed every piece of anti gun toilet paper that came across his desk.  In addition, because actions and not words count in politics, I want to see him begin the process of dismantling the various onerous gun regulations of Massachusetts, which are so absurd that it makes California look like a free state.

Second, I'm going to need him to stop looking at bureacracy as the solution instead of the problem.  Seriously, even without considering gun laws, Massachusetts is a pretty good example of a douchebag state government.  He can make all the noises about "Rampant spending" and "Big Government" that he wants, but his state still stands as a shining example of Big Government Utopia.  Again, actions not words-I want concrete processes in place to reduce the size of that great groaning load of sewage that is the Mass bureacracy.

I can't really hold out hopes that somehow White Obama will see the light and repent of his Statist Sins, maybe do something really crazy like stop with the endless foreign wars.  In the end, it comes down to this-the sole concrete advantage to Freefor from a Mittens presidency is that the race card has been pulled from the deck, that you can call a facist policy what it is without being lumped in with the Aryan Brotherhood.  Of course, that doesn't factor in the number of Freefor "assets" that will immediately stand down when there is a Heffalump in office instead of a Woozle.

I'm afraid until then, I will continue tilting at windmills by voting Libertarian.  Why?  Because I've gone this long without voting for a statist, and I don't plan on selling out now.  If you are, I am forced to ask, what exactly is it that you are looking forward to about a Romney presidency?  Because I see nothing but trouble on the horizon.

6 comments:

  1. Quote from Tam (butchered horribly though):

    People keep saying "any worthless idiot other than the one that we have now" and that is what we keep seeing offered by both of the major parties.

    Gore & Bush & Kerry & McCain & Obama & now Romney

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  2. "In the end, it comes down to this-the sole concrete advantage to Freefor from a Mittens presidency is that the race card has been pulled from the deck, that you can call a facist policy what it is without being lumped in with the Aryan Brotherhood. Of course, that doesn't factor in the number of Freefor "assets" that will immediately stand down when there is a Heffalump in office instead of a Woozle."

    Perfectly said!

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  3. I did not vote for Romney in the primary and I don't trust him. But I have lived in Chicago, with its incompetence, corruption, and cronyism from top to bottom. Obama brought that to the White House. Romney's policies may only be somewhat better than Obama's, but they are better. Whine about the crap choice that we have if you like, but we do have a choice. And even if it is not a good one, it is a clear one. This is a free country for now, so do what you want to do. Me, I'll vote for Romney.

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  4. The beauty of the Electoral College is that I, in a state that ALWAYS votes Republican, have the freedom to vote my conscience.

    And yes, in this election, that means that while I do not, cannot, support Obama... Romney can likewise kiss my lily-white ass. Libertarian it is.

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