January 31, 2006

Ditto

Stephen Green usually makes better points when he's rambling than I do when I'm attempting to be concise. Case in point:


Look at me.* I'm pro-choice. I support gay marriage. I think porn is OK and that drugs (which aren't OK) ought to be legal. My tastes in music and movies and entertainers are a lot more New York and LA than they are Nashville or Branson.

But with the exceptions of maybe Zell Miller and Joe Lieberman, there's not a Democrat today I'd vote for without first chewing through my own forehead.

Democrats: I'm your target voter! Appeal to me! I'm sick of the Republicans already! Don't make me perform impossible physical acts! Please!

But they won't listen and, come November, I'll vote for a bunch of Republicans again. (Although I'll probably leave a bunch of choices blank.) I'll feel bad about it, of course, but I'd feel even worse if I voted for a Democrat.

And I'm their target voter. Sheesh.

And while I disagree with some of Mr. Green's position(I am not pro-choice), I agree with his analysis of the current state of the Democrat party. Someone like Joe Lieberman, who appears sane and reasonable, even though many of his positions differ from mine, has no chance of getting his party's nomination. Zero. Nada. Diddly, and squat, too. And therein lies the problem.

Back during the 2004 primary season, when Howard Dean looked like a shoo-in for the Democrat presidential nomination, Peggy Noonan implored the Democrats to nominate someone else, hoping that the Democrats could thereby save themselves from political suicide. Thankfully, Kerry received the nomination. Sure, he lost, but it wasn't the disaster that a Dean nomination would have been. Anyway, here's my hope that Democrat voters will come to their senses and kick their insane brethren to the curb. I keep hoping that they'll nominate someone for whom I could vote. Unfortunately, I don't see it happening for a long while yet. Which means that the Republicans will almost certainly get worse as a party.

To quote a certain loquacious bovine, "If you'll excuse, I'll just go out back and shoot myself."[Ed. note: I haven't read the book in almost 20 years, so this is a paraphrase.)

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January 19, 2006

'Nuff said

Bill Quick has had enough. Excerpt:


I no longer have many liberal friends, and I don't expect to in the future, not until they either learn some manners, or develop slightly more open minds. Nor does that situation bother me. In fact, to be honest, I no longer care about convincing them of anything, which is a fool's errand anyway . All I want to do is crush their malignant ideologies, destroy any hold they have on political power, and otherwise render them harmless enough that I can ignore them entirely, the same way I ignore the masturbatory conversations ranting lunatics have with themselves on the streets of San Francisco.

At this point I find the endless effort on the part of libertarians and conservatives to "communicate" with liberals, to "convince" liberals a bit unseemly. It smacks of masochism and a sort of "Stockholm Syndrome," as if those on the right seem to believe they need some sort of liberal validation or agreement before their own positions can be deemed "acceptable," even to themselves.

We're in charge, not them. They need to seek our agreement, not the other way around. It's time we started to act like it.

My liberal friends are still my friends, mainly due to the fact that even though they love the Kool-Aid, they agree that my preferring Coca-Cola, while incomprehensible to them, is a perfectly acceptable choice. They try and make me change brands periodically, but they know that, in my heart, I will always prefer Coke.

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