Despite the fact that the media and the parties are constantly trying to play up this big drama that the parties are so different, the fact is that the top candidates on both parties are part and parcel of the same corrupt system which has been cooped by special interests. The only candidate which could change things is Ron Paul. Oddly the American people are tired of the status quo and not inspired by the mainstream candidates, and yet Ron Paul is not winning, when he is the only candidate who can offer real hope and change. People need to get out of their tribal party loyalties and vote for someone new.
Mish Shedlock sums it up nicely.
President Obama and Mitt Romney are Nearly One and the Same!
I do not know which candidate my friend backs, if any. It is easy enough to make a case that every candidate is flawed.
However, I am in 100% agreement with the central thesis of his article: “Serious people know in their hearts what has to be done.”
To that idea, I have a few questions.
Do You Want More Bailouts? More War-Mongering? More Nation Building? More Federal Spending? More Status Quo?
Let me phrase the above in a single question: Do you want more of the same?
Polls suggest you don’t. Your votes say you do. So which will it be?
If you want more of the same, then vote for President Obama. If you want more of the same you can also vote for Mitt Romney or Herman Cain.
Whether you voted Democratic or Republican in the last election, it did not matter. The non-super budget committee proves it as does Obama’s carry-over of Bush’s bank bailout policies.
The sad fact of the matter is a vote for Obama is a vote for Mitt Romney. Likewise, a vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for Obama.Certainly a few details will change, and a small set of “beneficiaries” will be different (for the one percent). However, for the average person, it simply will not matter. The average person will be ruined by the war-mongering, anti-free trade policies of all of the Republican candidates but one.
The latest Republican debate offers strong evidence of my statement.
Link if video does not play: Ron Paul Highlights in 11/22/11 Debate
Do You Want More of the Same?
As preposterous as it may have sounded at first glance, Obama and Romney are nearly One and the Same!
Neither will tackle the budget deficit. Both will keep military spending intact. Both support the “un-patriot” act.
To be fair, Romney is more likely to start a devastating trade war with China (in fact he has guaranteed it), while president Obama is more likely to waste money on social programs and big labor.
The simple fact of the matter is: it does not matter much if you vote for Mitt Romney or Barrack Obama. Both will destroy the country. Both support wars. Both will spend the country into the ground (but perhaps in different ways).
Regardless of who wins the Republican nomination, I will not vote for either of them. Nor will I vote for Perry, Gingrich, or Cain. I certainly will not vote for President Obama.
If you want change, and polls suggest you do, there is precisely one candidate who will give you the change this country desperately needs. That person is Ron Paul.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock
If you like Obamacare, then vote for Romney or vote for Obama. It really does not matter. If you support war-mongering then vote for Obama or vote for Romney, it really does not matter. On Mideast policies, it does not matter. On trade, it does not matter.
Other than a small number of social issues like abortion, it simply does not matter.
If you want a change, then vote for Ron Paul. Otherwise, let birth control and abortion be your guide because otherwise (as I have said repeatedly) President Obama and Mitt Romney are Nearly One and the Same!