Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mob Rule

I went into town last night to visit my daughter.  She gets moved to rehab today -- finally.  They've been letting her have real food, and she was craving barbeque, so I went by and got her some pulled pork, beans, and mac-and-cheese.

On the way in, I had the local talk radio station on.  It was running Mark Levin.  A caller was essentially trying to shift blame for the current fiscal situation away from Obama.  The caller said that it was "what the people" wanted.  Levin countered by saying he did not care what the people wanted.

That probably is troublesome to a lot of my fellow countrymen.  We tend to think if people vote for stupidity, they ought to get stupidity.  On a local scale, that's mostly true.  But at the national level, that is exactly why we have a Constitution and constitutional limits on the federal government.  That those limits are almost completely ignored these days doesn't mean they do not exist or that they are not binding.

On a related note, I see that the Huckster is starting to stake out his territory.  Huckabee says he experienced significant culture shock from all the “trashy” women swearing in a professional setting. ... “My gosh, this is worse than locker-room talk,” Huckabee continued. “As we would say in the South, that’s just trashy.”

Last I checked, Dallas is in the South.  I knew a number of nice, professional women when I was working down there in the '80s and '90s.  They talked like the men talked.  Now, I didn't talk that way, but I didn't think much about it.  Actually, those who knew me tended to tone it down around me, or at least throw in a "pardon my french" if they forgot.  The Huckster has lived a sheltered life.

Plus, his record as Arkansas governor indicates that he has the big-government mindset.  Sure, Huckabee Nation might be more "Christian", but it would be just as oppressive and intrusive as the current one. 

Here's the thing.  I would like to have Mike Huckabee as a neighbor.  We would get along fine.  We'd be buds.  He's got a decent sense of humor.  His taste in music isn't bad.  He has the same Christian values that I have.  As a person, I like Mike Huckabee.  I wouldn't vote for him for dogcatcher, but I like him.
 This is Mrs. Huckabee, a lovely lady.  I grabbed the picture from ABC News.

 Megyn Kelly, of course, one of Governor Huckabee's colleagues at Fox, and not even one of her better pictures (credit: Wikipedia).

Do I even need to add this?


  1. Good article. I expect way too many Christians evaluate a candidate solely on their 'faith story' without examining their political ideology.

    I trust all goes well for your daughter.

  2. Yes, that's true.

    Thanks. She's doing much better. She had a stroke, but she's recovered remarkably in the last two weeks.

  3. Hey Mush, I somehow missed this post. Glad to hear your daughter is improving. Barbeque is good medicine.

    I wish Mike Huckabee well, but I wish he would go away.

  4. She got to see her five-year-old for the first time in over two weeks. She was really looking forward to that. I'm sure he was happy to see Mom, too.

    She's so goofy. She wanted me to get her books about Cherokees. I don't know where she got that idea, but I got her a couple and will take them up to her this weekend.

    Rehab is much closer to her home than the hospital -- and farther from me, which is fine.

    And, by the way, John, thank you.

  5. Good post, Dwaine.
    Mob rule is what every democracy devolves to by itself, which our Founders knew all too well, which is why they went with a republic.
    Sadly, most politicians always refer to the US as a democracy rather than a republic, and many would prefer a democracy because it gives them more power over our liberties.

  6. Also, thanks for the updates about your daughter. I'll keep the prayers coming, and hope she has a remarkable recovery.