Here We Go Again

I am reminded of the bargain Abraham struck with God, the condition by which Sodom and Gomorrah would be spared, that if 50 righteous men could be found. But Abraham knew he wasn’t kidding anyone, so after a number of revisions, he finally settled on finding 10 righteous men, but even that was a tall order. That’s how I feel about politicians, all politicians. I’m not looking for saints, geniuses or martyrs, just a smidgen of integrity and a simple yardstick whereby every action is examined under the prism of “Is this in the best interest of the people I represent?”, again, a tall order it seems.

A few years back a certain South Carolina governor, one who appeared destined for bigger and better things and a prospective presidential contender, up and did something monumentally stupid. It ultimately cost him his marriage and his political career. I remember liking Sanford and the way he ran his state, and thought at the time that he would go far.

Well, another Republican governor who is (was) slated as a potential presidential contender has up and cut his throat just like Sanford;

In case you’re just tuning into the story, here’s where things stand: Wealthy businessman Jonnie R. Williams Sr. gave at least $145,000 to assist McDonnell and his family in 2011 and 2012, reports the Post’s Rosalind S. Helderman, who has been on top of this story for months. Williams, the head of the dietary supplement manufacturer Star Scientific, gave to a corporation owned by McDonnell and his sister, spent thousands to cover catering costs at the wedding of McDonnell’s daughter, and gave other undisclosed gifts to the family, among other things, all as McDonnell and his wife took steps to promote his company and its products.

And after months of denials and attempts to change the subject (That really wasn’t my dick that I texted to all those under age girls………..oops, wrong politician) he has finally come out with an apology, too late;

Here’s the deal: McDonnell’s future as a national political candidate — president, vice president, Cabinet member in a GOP Administration — has been over ever since WaPo’s Roz Helderman began digging into his relationship with GOP donor Jonnie Williams. But, as the loans and gifts continued to pile up, questions began to be raised as to whether McDonnell could even survive until the end of his first — and only — term. (Virginia is the only state in the country that has a one-term limit on its governor.)

So yet again, I shrug my shoulders, asking the perfunctory ,”What is wrong with these guys, don’t they get paid enough?” and accept the inevitable, that come 2016 the GOP will trot out some second stringer, some flawed compromised loser who on his best day could not carry Reagan’s jockstrap.

Some day in my lifetime (you guys better hurry) I would love to see a true Constitution loving/small government practicing/American exceptionalist believing conservative run against an unabashed ACLU loving/one world preaching/wealth redistributionist believing liberal, mano e mano. Of course in my fantasy, it is straight up, no toe on the scale help from the MSM or voter illegalities, yeah, when pigs fly.

It took a while but clowns like Andrew Sullivan wore me down, what they yearn for, an America whose best days are behind it and who is just like any other country in the world, one of many and not distinguishable or exceptional in the least, is really what we have in store for us as a nation. I guess there is comfort in anonymity, being just one of many, but I’m not happy about it.

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  1. AlexInCT

    Funny how the left has no problem covering stories like this one when the guy they can crucify has an (R) next to their name, but they have no interests in real stories of abuse of power and downright criminal behavior by agents of the state when they have a (D) next to their name, huh?

    McDonnell is a fucking idiot, but if he gets in any kind of trouble over his stupidity while real criminal and despicable acts by agents of Team Blue not only go ignored but get defended by the LSM, the losers will be the American people. We the Peoplesure as hell seem to be getting a lot of ass rape without the benefit of a reach-around these days…

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  2. Seattle Outcast

    Part of the problem is that we still think of people as actually being “D” and “R”, when Bruce Willis’ rant the other day pretty much showed that the labels are meaningless to most people.

    D covers everything from Marxist-Leninist Progressives to some middle of the road guy who thinks that we need to be a little more caring of people who have never had a break in their life.

    R covers the former Christian Socialist Party (Bush 2) to everyone that essentially left the part when those assholes showed up to take it over.

    We should remake the political spectrum to more accurately reflect American politics – the resulting 4 to 8 parties would really help sort people out.

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  3. Dave D

    SO: You really thing that 4-8 parties is the way to go? Coalition governments? From what I see, this means even MORE compromise than we have now.

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  4. richtaylor365 *

    If knowledge is power I want to know when elected officials stray from the path, regardless of which party they affiliate with. Sure, the MSM will focus on “R”‘s but outlets like foxnews and blogs will expose the jerkoffs from both party’s, so anyone that pays attention can get the proper background to make an educated decision. The “D”‘s don’t have a monopoly of D-bags, there are plenty to go round in both party’s, and every effort should be made to elected only honorable men to represent us.

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