Monday, March 5, 2012

Music Monday in the "Land of Confusion"

As promised in last Monday's post, I've put together a special Music Monday for today. Actually, "special" may not really be the right word. I really just wanted have a little fun today and take a poke or two at some folks.

As we all know, tomorrow is "Super Tuesday" with GOP Presidential Primaries being held in ten states, including my home state of Tennessee. In my opinion, the 2012 GOP Presidential Candidates are the worst crop of my lifetime. Each one of them claims to be a so-called "Conservative" but their records tell a different story. For instance :
  • Mitt Romney - He claims to be a conservative despite signing multiple tax and fee increases into law, signing restrictive gun controls into law, and creating RomneyCare which ObamaCare was modeled after while governor of Massachusetts. He first supported abortion only changing his stance to pro-life when he began considering a run for the presidency. Romney is no conservative no matter how hard he tries to paint himself as one.
  • Newt Gingrich - He had not one, but two marriages fail due to cheating on his wives. He supported various gun control measures while in Congress. He's on record as supporting the individual mandate in ObamaCare, and he made millions lobbying on behalf of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He's no conservative, either.
  • Rick Santorum - He loves big government and hasn't seen an earmark or spending bill he didn't like. His record on the 2nd Amendment is sketchy at best. It's hard to put the conservative label on Santorum either.
  • Ron Paul - I could support Ron Paul except for one thing - his nutty foreign policy views. His opinion is that it's the U.S.'s fault that our enemies don't like us. Sorry Ron, but that's not the case. They don't like us because they hate freedom. It's that simple.
So, where does that leave us as we head to the polls tomorrow ? Honestly ... I don't know. However, I think today's song and video is perfect for "Primary Eve." It's the Genesis 1986 classic, "Land of Confusion" from their album Invisible Touch.

"Land of Confusion" is a strange, but unique, video containing scenes with puppets of the band and of various political players from the '80s including Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and others. You can learn more about the video by clicking here.

The song's lyrics were fitting then, and in my opinion, they are fitting for today, also. It's especially true considering my earlier analysis of the GOP Presidential Candidates. There's not a clear conservative among them, nor a really good candidate, either. It's liberals trying to pass themselves off as conservatives. If that doesn't describe a "Land of Confusion," I don't know what does. So, what does a conservative do tomorrow when he or she walks into the voting booth in the "Land of Confusion ?"

If you figure that out in the next 24 hours, please let me know, because I haven't made up my mind yet. I'm stuck having to choose from the "lesser of the evils," and I hate that. For today, though, enjoy the video by clicking here or watch it embedded below in this post.

Yes indeed - "Oh Superman, where are you now ?"

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