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March 31, 2008

Rocky Road

rricWalk through the frozen section at Haggen and you will pass by about a hundred varieties of ice cream. We Americans can take our freedom of choice pretty seriously and people can get pretty passionate when it comes to choosing their ice cream. I haven’t traveled the world extensively, but I think it is safe to say we are unique both in our ability to choose a dessert and in the variety we have to choose from.

My favorite is Rocky Road and if I were going to go on a little private binge, that’d be in my bowl. Isn’t binge eating what made Ben & Jerry successful? Ice cream can also be consumed socially, but I think the last time Rocky Road was served at a party, it was my party. Usually compromises are essential for harmony and some non-offensive flavor like vanilla is chosen. Am I disappointed with vanilla? Do I spend what could be a happy event bemoaning the lack of marshmallows, nuts and chocolate? No way! I’ll eat vanilla and savor every spoonful.

Protecting our nation is tops on my list for candidates. Fred Thompson’s expounded national protection in his First Principles.

Protecting our Country. The first responsibility of the federal government is to protect the nation and the American people. There is no more important task. We must have a strong and effective military, capable intelligence services, and a vigorous law enforcement and homeland security capacity.

Originally I was for Fred Thompson, but settled for Mitt Romney when the market was out of Fred. Now at the party, I find John McCain served up as the centrist vanilla compromise. Am I disappointed? Will I bemoan the lack of this or that in John McCain? No way!

SolyentGreen28dAt the Democratic Party they are serving up nothing but Soylent Green. So even though I still value Fred Thompson’s principles, and Ron Paul’s conservatism, at the Republican Party I will enjoy and savor every spoonful of John McCain.

1 Comment

  1. Great post as always. I’ve become convinced that socialism will not come to America through the democratic party, but rather through the Republican party. Why? Because the democrats love socialism/government intervention, embrace it, and simply complain its not coming fast enough, but Republicans allow it only when its their candidates mandating it.

    No Child Left behind (federalization of education)
    Creation of Department of Homeland Security (huge increase in bureaucracy)
    Federal Prescription Drug plans (socialized health care)
    3+ trillion federal budget
    Global warming initiatives (McCain backs)

    and now most recently:
    Expanded FedReserve powers over all banking activities

    If the dem’s had proposed or legislated the above ideas Republicans would have been outraged.

    So to complete your analogy I’ve looked at John McCain’s vanilla and I see a strange green tint to it.

    The republican party stands for great things, too bad the candidates that represent the party don’t follow those same convictions. Our local Republican party is excellent and if we weren’t hindered by the national party’s actions and candidates I believe we could have a much better representation in local offices.

    The only way we can fix this party is by fixing it locally and progressing upwards. I’ve committed to get involved locally because there are a lot of good people locally, but as you go up the chain I’m still not sold on the leadership or their direction. I will not however eat green-tinted vanilla ice cream regardless of whose serving it.

    Comment by Bellinghammer — March 31, 2008 @ 11:40 am

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