In TheLeftyWolfe‘s VERY late Thanksgiving list, I’ve compiled a couple of things that I am currently thankful for. Enjoy!
1. Jeb Bush – What?!?! Chris, the super liberal, is thankful for someone, ANYONE, from the Bush family tree? You betcha! I’m so thankful for the younger Bush (and ex-governor from Florida) for one very simply reason. Believe it or not, there is already chatter out there regarding Jeb possibly running for President in 2016. Yep, the rumor mills are already working overtime trying to decide the next presidential election…less than a month since Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney to win a second term in the White House. Anyways…I’m thankful that Jeb is a possible contender for the presidency because…if he were to win the Republican nomination, that would virtually guarantee another Democratic win! Yep, I’m calling it now. If Jeb runs, he will lose. Sadly for him, though, his potential loss would have nothing to do with himself. He would lose this hypothetical matchup (against any un-named Democrat…Hillary, please!) for one reason only: his last name. The last Bush in the White House destroyed our economy, squandered a $1 TRILLION budget surplus (created by Bill Clinton) and got us involved in a war in Iraq that was based on complete lies (costing the U.S. hundreds of billions more and thousands of innocent lives). All of this, plus much more, completely alienated George Bush, and the rest of his family, from nearly the entire Republican party. Did you wonder why Bill Clinton was seen EVERYWHERE stumping for Obama, yet there was no mention of Bush or his failed policies by any Republican running for election this last cycle? As the Republican party continues its in-fighting and soul-searching trying to figure out why they lost so badly this year, let’s all hope that they eventually revert back to the miserable, derogatory and bigoted ideas that sunk them in Election 2012. That will make Hillary’s road to the White House (the first female President!!) so much easier.
–>–>I’m only joking in that last sentence, my dear readers. In reality, I would be THRILLED to see some compassionate conservatives come to power in the Republican party. I know a lot of conservative people out there who desribe themselves as fiscally conservative, but socially moderate. Where did all of those peeps disappear to????
2. Marco Rubio and Creationism – Creationism is a theory and its followers believe that Earth, and all its creatures, was created by God in seven days. They also believe that our home planet is only about 6,000-10,000 years old. Yep, you read that correctly! Nevermind the fact that every major credible scientific agency in existence has discounted this antiquated notion or the fact that scientists have found fossils that are, quite literally, MILLIONS of years old. But I digress…I’m thankful for Creationism today because of what another potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate said. Marco Rubio, a conservative Senator from the state of Florida (what is going on down there?!?!), in a recent interview, left the door open to the possibility that he believes in Creationism. He did so, of course, so that he wouldn’t alienate the severely conservative, far-right wing of the Republican party who all still believe in such nonsense. Unfortunately for people like Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio…no Republican will ever win a race to the White House so long as they continue to publicly believe in such misguided ideas. The American voting public has changed dramatically in the last few years. We want our leaders to be sensible folks who don’t seek to restrict the rights of others (i.e. immigrants, homosexuals, women, minorities, etc) and seek only to make our nation better by allowing everyone to compete on a level playing field. We want our leaders to be compassionate people who they can relate to (not the über rich families, such as the Bushes and Romneys) on a personal level. We want our leaders to realize that TEAMWORK and COMPROMISE aren’t bad words (that goes for Democrats, too!). Until Republicans come to this realization on their own, they are a party in danger of becoming irrelevant on the national level.