Protect and Defend

Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Happiness is being a Republican

This week Time magazine reports that 34% of Americans say they are “very happy” (Time, February 27, 2006). But, the same report also shows that 45% of Republicans say they are “very happy,” compared to only 30% of Democrats.
It must be tough going through life believing someone owes you a handout.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, so because only 30% of Dems say they are "very happy" they are expecting a handout? They're probably not happy because they know we've got to suffer through until November 2008. Back off that Kool-Aid you're so fond of referencing.

Mon Feb 27, 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

And in 2008 they are going to suffer more if they continue to believe in making Hillary their candidate. If you read the polls, she is far and away the leading candidate for the Democratic Party.
If she wins, God help us, because there will be no one who will respond "very happy," Not even Bill.

Mon Feb 27, 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary wont happen. She wont make it through the primaries. The Today Show featured a poll with her and John McCain as the leading candidates for their respective parties. As a voter leaning left of moderate, I'd vote for McCain. He votes his heart, opposes his party (although he kisses his presidents ass often enough that I question my favoitism for him) and is not a political opportunist like Hillary. I dont know who is voting in these polls, but I dont know a lot of people excited about Hillary. She is just the best-funded and has the best name-recognition.

Mon Feb 27, 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Only diehards vote in the primaries, and they are nuts enough to vote for Hillary. In fact, McCain will have a harder time in the primaries than he will in an election. And his "ass-kissing" was for his party's President not for any love lost between him and Bush. If you revisit the 2000 primary in South Carolina you can see why McCain does not have a love affair with George W.
We have had a Bush or Clinton in office for 26 years now, and enough is enough, well at least until 2016 when Jeb runs.

Mon Feb 27, 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happiness is disliking republicans

Mon Feb 27, 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elation is pooping in a cup and hiding it in a liberal's basement.

Mon Feb 27, 10:23:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Sometimes stupidity raises its ugly head.
Happiness is knowing you are right. Frustration is knowing you are right and trying to argue with an idiot.

Mon Feb 27, 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray that Hillary won't run, because I do know that she couldn't win. It's part her politics and part the fact that she's a she. This country isn't ready or open minded enough to deal with a female commander in chief. I would also hope that McCain gets knocked down along the way. He's a fake. And how much time has he spent trying to regulate, Dude, nobody cares about boxing.

Tue Feb 28, 05:26:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

I am sure someone will think this is stupid or sexist, but reality is still reality. How do you think a woman President will fare in diplomatic relations with countries like Saudi Arabia? In Saudi Arabia, if a building is on fire, women in that building must first cover up in traditional Islamic dress before leaving the building, even at the risk of their own lives.
Perhaps this particular point will never come up in the election, but reality is still reality.

And, if you learn about McCain’s time in a Vietnamese prison camp you will see that in a world full of evil he is one of the few out there who can be called a true hero. This is a man who has dedicated his life to public service for his country, more so than many of us can even hope to aspire to. Yes, he has gained a level of wealth and power from his service, but I would never call into question his dedication. If you don’t like his politics that is one thing, but to call him a fake or to make disparaging comments about him shows a petty ignorance.

Tue Feb 28, 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stand by the fake comment. Yes, he was a POW, and he is, in that regard a hero, but he's not everything that people like you would like to believe. If forcing elderly Native Americans off of land that is rightfully theirs so a corporate interest could have the land is what you call a dedicated and heroic figure, then I can't help you. It's funny to me, how the republican side can name call, disparage and do as they wish, but when the other side stands up or points something out, they're being negative, playing dirty and being petty. How's that Kool Aid tasting?

Wed Mar 01, 05:40:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

I am not saying that I am above personal attacks nor am I saying that all personal attacks should only be against Democrats. Remember Barack Obama may not have won his Senate seat had his Republican opponent, Illinois Republican Jack Ryan, not been accused by his former wife, actress Jeri Ryan, of pressuring her to have sex at swinger's clubs in New York, Paris, and New Orleans while other patrons watched. This information was revealed in their divorce records.
Why he would have requested such “encounters” is beyond me considering how lucky he was to have such a gorgeous wife and all things considered, even suggesting such a thing shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that he should not represent his state or this country.

I still believe you problem with McCain is his politics not him as a person and yet by saying he is a fake you make a personal attack. McCain is not a politician as much as a public servant. Here we have a candidate that we all say we want, a true hero, and yet you already look to break him down.
I don’t know if he will run and I don’t know if he will win but I think after 16 years of politicians America needs a President who understands that a President works for the people and not the other way around. And no, I don’t think Hillary understands this either.

Wed Mar 01, 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll agree that Hillary doesn't get that last point. With McCain, I hear him talk alot, and putting together his "Action Committees" but I don't see alot coming out of any of it. He's good at giving the impression that he's doing tons of stuff and getting things done but in reality he's just talking the talk. Sorry, but I just don't think he's all he'd like us to believe he is.

Wed Mar 01, 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

The problem McCain has is that Congress is full of politicians. To get any reforms passed in the Senate he has to somehow convince 50 other self-interested Senators to agree with him and put aside special interests and the interest of their Party for the good of the people. Anytime McCain wants something passed he has the impossible job of trying to herd cats and get 50 of them to follow him to even get a simple majority.
No, I don’t run the McCain in ’08 campaign, but I still think he is a good man and a good politician and I believe that the work he does is more for the people than for either his Party or for special interests which is what we should look for in a politician.

Wed Mar 01, 02:42:00 PM  

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