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In the last couple of weeks, as it became more likely that John McCain would be the Republican nominee, and as Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards were tossed aside by early Democratic primary voters, a bizarre idea kept cropping up in my head. That Americans need to suffer significantly greater hardships before they will finally reject Republican political philosophy.

Listening to John McCain on the stump talking about 50 to 100 more years of war in Iraq, and more wars to come, it got me thinking that maybe a four year dose of McCainian hegemony is exactly what the US electorate needs to snap it out of its apathy and indifference. Just maybe, America will need to suffer a severe Republican tax cut, trickle-down economics-induced recession, and protracted wars across the globe before they will finally have had enough of Republican economics and empire building. Much more death and destruction meted out by the American military-corporate complex.

Maybe, and I have heard it from others, what America needs is four more years of unbridled, psychotic Republican rule and oppression, and just maybe John McCain is the right man for that job. Maybe Democrats who find the two remaining Democratic candidates much less than what they had hoped for in a progressive choice for president, should just sit this one out and let McCain win so that the bad times will continue to roll. Indeed, four years of McCain could be the final nail in the Republican Party's coffin. Like a drunk, or a drug addict, maybe America needs to hit bottom before it can start the process of recovery.

Then, after I regain control of my hypothalamus and limbic system, I find it relatively easy to suppress those urges. Emotional responses are really great when you're getting married or being chased by a lion. They probably don't play out so well when picking a president.

So without wasting any more of your time, I'll just quickly go over some of the rational reasons why almost any Democrat other than Joe Lieberman would be a better choice for President than John McCain or any of the current Republican candidates.

1) John McCain thinks we can “win” the Iraq war by staying indefinitely
2) Bolstering the five vote Republican majority in the Supreme Court
3) American spending priorities will never shift from the military to the US infrastructure with McCain as president
4) say goodbye to any kind of universal health care coverage
5) say hello to even more regressive, pro-corporate tax policies
6) forget about any kind of middle east peace accord
7) paint a nuclear bunker buster bull's-eye on Iran
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There are plenty more reasons, but you get the idea. Just calculating the number of lives saved by getting out of Iraq sooner is more than enough reason to make sure John McCain never becomes president of the United States. The Supreme Court has been handing down some terrible rulings recently, and that will only continue unabated if the court is stacked with more ultraconservatives.

So when that little voice in your head says, “maybe America hasn’t suffered enough at the hands of the Republican party yet”, take out that mental stick and beat your hypothalamus into submission.

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John R. Moffett PhD is a research neuroscientist in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Moffett's main area of research focuses on the brain metabolite N-acetylaspartate, and an associated genetic disorder known as Canavan disease.

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which does exactly that- it helps McCain to win. O... by Mark Sashine on Saturday, Feb 2, 2008 at 7:11:20 AM
Of course this was Stalin's strategy when he h... by Tony Duncan on Saturday, Feb 2, 2008 at 8:50:57 AM
McPain was almost out the door, he had no money no... by joyce on Saturday, Feb 2, 2008 at 9:06:04 AM
I agree. I wish that there was some magic bullet t... by John R Moffett on Saturday, Feb 2, 2008 at 9:52:11 AM
To the point that somehow 'America' may ne... by nakedtruth on Saturday, Feb 2, 2008 at 10:38:33 AM
Either way, if McCain, Hillary, or Obama win we ar... by Leeann LoFaso on Saturday, Feb 2, 2008 at 11:56:36 AM
which is a completely invalid way of viewing the s... by Richard Mynick on Saturday, Feb 2, 2008 at 12:05:38 PM
Anyone that thinks we have any say in who leads us... by Mr M on Saturday, Feb 2, 2008 at 1:13:25 PM
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So, the Bilderbergs, Tri-Lateral Commission, Counc... by Mr M on Saturday, Feb 2, 2008 at 5:54:55 PM
The Bilderbergers have already decided it will be ... by Dennis Kaiser on Saturday, Feb 2, 2008 at 3:55:18 PM
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