I've always been a little more on the fatalistic side than you. I think we've both learned to live with it amicably enough. And I agree that we have to go through the motions of Democracy for good, bad or indifferent. I'm just saying that there are forces at work in all of this that are completely out of our control...liberals and conservatives and "others" alike. Our arms are too short to box with God.
As for Cruz, I'm not liking his chances. That doesn't distress me too much because I don't think he's the best choice we have out there right now. I think his intentions are honest enough, but that could all be attributed to really good acting and strategy. The truth is that the man is an untested and unaccomplished junior Senator. Then there's the inevitable challenges to his eligibility. Founded or unfounded, I think we can agree that someone IS going to make it an issue if it looks like he might get the nomination. It will probably be the Republican leadership elites (with a little egging on from the ProgLib trolls).
Bottom line...if he gets the nomination I'll stand behind him as long as he's deserving of it...but I won't vote for him in a primary.
I would not be counting chickens while the fox is still in the hen house if I were you. There's a fair chance that not much is going to change. But...there's a very good chance that things are going to get worse.
The good news is that we only have a month to wait before we find out how the elections went. Then we'll see how many new communist RINO's we've elected to lord over us.
Nah. The world will go on for at least another 1000 years. It won't be anything like it is today, but that will be for the best after all.
I'm pretty sure that Obama has already lowered our "stature" far below the level you're thinking of.
I would definitely classify what's under discussion here as "self defense". It could actually be considered vital to the National defense if we were brutally honest.
I bet that guy who found himself in an elevator with a pistol and Obama is kicking himself right about now. I know I'd like to kick him myself. How often do you get an opportunity handed to you on a silver platter?
Chris Matthews is certainly beside himself! If even that sycophant is wising up, maybe there's hope for us yet.
Hey. Start a little plague and you can move forward with your plans to declare martial law...only you get to call it a "quarantine" so the "rednecks" won't rebel en mass. It will also drive up demand for ObamaDon'tCare. Travel suspended. Elections suspended. Peaceful assembly suspended. 2nd Amendment suspended. Posse commitatus suspended...get the idea?
The real danger lies in Obama appointing that racist fop to the Supreme Court to replace Ginsberg.
That's how you weed them out. Crossing a red line should be a one way trip.