Shorter Mike McGuire: With Latinos firmly in Billary’s camp, who looks primed to take the Democratic nomination, young voters and blacks will stay home in droves, pissed that Obama lost, which allows the Republicans to split the middle and retain the White House even though the election is the Dems’ to lose.
What? It could happen.
CC HERE. Pardon the interruption, but I'm going to exercise my authority ever so slightly to add my thoughts to LuLu's on this. "Socialist Gulag" Mike is technically right -- the GOP could, through some fluke of the cosmos, win the White House this fall. The more important question he fails to address, though, is: Should they? Do they deserve to?
See, in a normally functioning democracy, one would think that the normal course of events is that the candidates for an election have their say, the people ponder the choices, then they vote and the winner gets to run things. Until the next election.
At that point, the voters would be expected to look back at the record and ask themselves -- How well did that work out? If it worked out fine, then re-election is in order. If not, then it's time for a new face. How difficult a concept can that be?
Sadly, for Mike, it appears to be intellectually out of reach because, if one looks at the last seven years of Bush rule, it's almost impossible to make the argument that the Republican party deserves to continue occupying the White House.
Ignore, if you will, the current collection of criminals, dingbats and whackjobs that are the GOP presidential candidates at the moment. Instead, just marvel at the last several years of GOP dishonesty, corruption, bathroom stall antics, pedophilia and just plain mind-numbing wingnuttery and wonder how anyone could legitimately be arguing that these loathsome cretins deserve to be re-elected. What kind of cementhead would be proposing something like that?
What sort of pathologically diseased mind can be aware of the raging deficit, the tanking economy, the sub-prime mortgage fiasco, the steady stream of Republicans under indictment if not in jail, and the current military clusterfuck that is Iraq and still manage to say, "Yeah, things are looking good, those people should keep running things." Who the fuck is that indescribably retarded?
Sadly, I think we have our answer.
And now back to me. Mike really is just 10 pounds of stupid in a 5 pound bag. Having already outlined the Republicans’ path to retaining the Oval Office, he’s moved on to fixing the American economy while throwing in a little gratuitous Huckster leg-humping all at the same time. Behold Mike McGuire – multi-tasker and Econ wizard.
Thank You Hucka so very much for pointing out the insanity of this "plan". While every other politician is out pandering to voters in an election year, unwilling to tell it like it is, only Mike Huckabee points out that the only country who's economy in the long term will be stimulated is the Chinese. These tax rebates are not really even tax rebates, they're handouts courtesy of Red China, deepening America's dependence on a hostile nation.
How do you REALLY stimulate the US economy at this time?? First, make the Bush tax cuts permanent, second enact new tax relief measures for small business & manufacturers, & 3rd cut the obscene levels of waste & pork in the US budget, you know the kind of things fiscal conservatives are supposed to be for.
It's common sense, but when you remember that it's politicians making these decisions, you know that common sense will never prevail. As such, things are going to get worse before they get better.
CC's right - we really do have our answer.