The most intelligent thing I’ve ever heard come out of Glenn Beck’s mouth is the admonition to “stop enabling the Republicans.”

Glenn’s metaphor is that of an alcoholic who has to hit bottom before he can get sober. The Republicans are going to have to lose Washington before they’re going to wake up and get conservative. The only way that’s going to happen is if we stop enabling them.

Every pundit and party loyalist I hear saying that we need to rally around John McCain simply because he’s “better than the Democrats” makes me even less likely to further affiliate with the Republicans in the future. I’m tired of settling for the “lesser of the two evils.” Until real conservatives and libertarians either abstain or vote third party and allow the Republican party to collapse on itself, we are going to be stuck with crappy candidates like John McCain.

I will not, under any circumstances, again throw my vote toward the lesser of two evils. I will not vote for John McCain. If not for the life issue, or the fact that I will never vote for someone who is pro-abortion, I would vote for the Democrat in November, in the hopes that I could speed the demise of the idiot party elite who think that we will all just jump behind whatever liberal, Republican-in-name-only they decide to throw at us.

This notion that John McCain is being more conservative now, and will stick by his word because he knows that is what he has to do to gain the support of the Republican base, is hogwash. The man wants to be president, and he will say whatever he needs to say to whomever he needs to say it in order to gain that office. We should have learned via George W. Bush that what one says when running for office isn’t necessarily what he’s going to do when elected. Anyone who thinks that John McCain will actually be a conservative if and when he is elected simply because he said so when he was running for office has his head in the sand.

If you don’t want to vote for John McCain, don’t vote for him. Don’t fall for this, “well, he’s better than the alternative” slop that we’ve been hearing every four years for most of my life. Until we let those in power know that we’re not going to drink the kool-aid anymore, they’re going to keep giving us the kool-aid. Better four years with Hillary than the next fifty with the same pseudo-conservatives we’ve got now.