Creating a Story to Fit the Narrative.

November 9, 2009

Hey! Did you know that Republicans hate Women, Blacks, Jews, Hispanics, (insert group of non-old white men here) ?!? What? You didn’t?! Just look at all the evidence!

For those of you who read conservative blogs, you know that accusations of bigotry of all forms is not uncommon for the Repulican party, or conservatives in general.  However, I found this article uniquely offensive and angering and for someone who’s a conservative in a heavily liberal area, that’s hard to do.

But the growing schism between the Republican Party’s ascendant right wing and its shrinking moderate core has clear gender undertones — and Scozzafava’s departure raises fresh questions about the GOP’s ability to recruit, elect and even tolerate the sort of moderate women who used to be part of its ruling mainstream.

Ah yes, gotta love those “undertones” and “raises questions” lines.  Democrats and liberals use these lines when they want to make accusations but don’t have the balls to actually stand behind what they are accusing people of (usually because they know it’s untrue).  Sounds a lot like those racist undertones conservatives had during Obama’s campaign, and throughout the ongoing fight against universal healthcare.  Why, we (conservatives) are only opposing the President because (gasp) he’s black!  Now, we’re only voting against candidates like Scozzafava because (gasp) she’s a woman!  It takes almost the entire first page before we find out that there’s even any possibility of another reason conservatives would oppose her nomination.

Scozzafava’s conservative critics — including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh — chalked up their opposition to her liberal positions on abortion and gay rights.

It’s not so much that they invoked Palin and Limbaugh as critics (who by far weren’t the only ones) of Scozzafava, but the authors of this pile of crap article only chose to mentin two specific issues; abortion, and gay rights. 

Did you also know that Scozzafava was pro-card-check?  She also supported the porkulus bill that every single GOP House Representative voted against.  She also voted for tax hikes and a $180 million dollar state bank bailout.  However, those couldn’t possibly be reasons for conservative opposition, it MUST be because we’re all RAAAC- er…I mean…SEEEEEEEXXXXIST!!!!

But it doesn’t stop there.  In the very next paragraph, the authors of this crapfest double-down on stupid.

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Moving forward…

November 5, 2008

Well, it was inevitable that half of us were going to be dissappointed after yesterday.  I just was hoping that I wouldn’t be part of that half  (ok, ok, it was 62.9M to 55.7M, not really half but close enough).

The real question that conservatives are faced with today, is how we move forward?  I’ve heard many suggestions, but the truth of the matter is, regardless of how people think we need to win this country back, none of it is going to happen without remaking the party into a true conservative movement.  We need younger people getting more involved in their local elections, we need to support current conservatives like Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan, and a handful of other young politicians.

Furthermore, we need to establish how we are going to carry ourselves and react to the Obama administration.  Despite what you may hear some people say, I honestly believe we cannot react in the same way the left did to President Bush.  That doesn’t mean I’m going to “support” Obama and his decisions, but I will treat his position with the respect and courtesy that it deserves.  Something that the left never did with Bush.

For all of you out there reading this, I highly suggest you read Steve Den Beste’s piece today.  While I may disagree with a few of his predictions on what’s going to happen, I do think he’s got a good handle on how conservatives need to move forward.

The President of the United States is the most powerful political figure in the world, but as national executives go his powers are actually quite restricted. Obama will become President, but he won’t be dictator or king, let alone deity. He still has to work with the House and the Senate, and he still has to live within Constitutional restrictions, and with a judiciary that he mostly didn’t appoint.

The main reason this will be a “coming of age” moment is that now Obama and the Democrats have to put up or shut up. Obama got elected by making himself a blank slate, with vapid promises about “hope” and “change” — but now he actually has to do something. Now he has to reveal his true agenda. And with the Democrats also having a majority in both chambers of Congress, now the Democrats really have to lead. And they’re not going to do a very good job of it. It’s going to be amusing to watch.

And the people who fell for the demagoguery will learn an invaluable lesson.


Wow…just…wow

October 9, 2008

In this election, I honestly like to listen to both side’s arguments.  I don’t just dismiss Obama’s views simply because he’s a Democrat.  I don’t wholeheartedly embrace McCain’s views simply because he’s a Republican.  I think it’s my responsibility to listen to both sides, and make a decision.  It just so happens I strongly disagree with a lot of the core ideas/themes of the Democratic party.

Now, there’s been many arguments saying that if Obama doesn’t win, it’s simply because Americans are still racist.  We’re not going to vote for Obama because he’s “got a funny name” or “he doesn’t look like the Presidents on the currency”.  I say this is utterly ridiculous, and I’ve often said in political conversations that Obama is probably getting a BOOST because he is black.  On November 4th, I’m confident we will see African-Americans come out to vote in record numbers.  Most polls I’ve seen show the 95% of the African-American population voting for Obama.  Obviously, this suggests that Obama actually has an advantage in the election due to his race, not the opposite.

Are African-Americans simply voting for Obama because he is black? Personally, I think a lot of voters don’t really listen to the issues, don’t do their due dilligence in researching the candidates positions, and simply accept any tidbit of news they hear about the candidates as fact.

Of all people, I never expected Howard Stern to be the one to provide evidence in support of my theory.

Apparently Stern had a man out on the streets in Harlem, asking people who they were voting for.  He then asked them why they were voting the way they were.  As expected, all the people featured in the audio clip on Stern’s show were voting for Obama.  However, when the interviewer asked them what stances of Obama’s they supported, he used McCain’s positions instead of Obama, even asking voters “If Obama wins, would you be ok with Sarah Palin as the Vice President?”.

Shock-jock delivers something…not entirely shocking.

(Credit to neveryetmelted.com)