Lord have mercy, that's not even hyperbole. Seriously, is there anything in the above link that makes you think "I gotta vote for this guy"?
(I mean, sometimes my action figures debate one another, but I never actually get involved. It's just that Trap-Jaw and Bib Fortuna have strong political opinions, and who am I to silence their voices.)
"It's not a matter of whether the war is not real, or if it is. Victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia but to keep the very structure of society intact." ---George Orwell, 1984
There budget hawks and doves in each party, and it really doesn't have a whole lot to do with left/right stuff. What happened in the 90s was a fortuitous (at least in my book, as I'm a big budget hawk)