John Hawkins
The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it. -- P.J. O'Rourke

Picking a politician to support is like trying to decide whether you want to rent your apartment to a crack addict or a raging alcoholic. No matter which one you choose, it's going to cost you money, it's going to leave a mess, and it's probably going to end in sorrow. Granted, you do occasionally have a Ronald Reagan type who shocks you by paying his rent on time, keeping the place clean, and putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls before he leaves, but that's not typical for politicians. What is typical is choosing between the lesser of two evils in D.C. So, if that's the situation you find yourself in, let's talk about why your evil of choice should be Republican instead of Democrat!

1) We Need Checks and Balances: Most Americans pay less attention to politics than what time their favorite TV show comes on. In a strange sort of way, that's good news: It means that Americans are normally confident enough that things aren't going to spiral out of control that they don't feel a need to watch the politicians in D.C. like hawks.

Unfortunately, the Democrats did so well in the last couple of elections that the GOP simply didn't have the power to keep them from engaging in cataclysmically stupid policies that never would have seen the light of day under normal circumstances. America desperately needs more Republicans in D.C. to keep Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid from continuing to implement their extremist left-wing agenda.

2) Restraining Spending: The GOP wasn't fiscally responsible under Bush. You know it, I know it, we all know it. However, we also know the Democrats weren't fiscally responsible under Bush either and since Obama got into office, they've gone completely out of control. We have whole nations defaulting on their bills in Europe, nobody has any sort of realistic plan for how this country is going to pay back what it has already spent, and yet we're spending more money at the highest clip since World War II. Moreover, Obama freely admits that if he has his way, the country will be running deficits for as far as the eye can see.


John Hawkins

John Hawkins runs Right Wing News and Linkiest. He's also the co-owner of the The Looking Spoon. You can see more from John Hawkins on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, G+, You Tube, and at PJ Media.