It's all Reagan's fault,  Rant

Will you remember me?

Apparently this country thinks that going backwards is the way to move forward.  Thankfully, California was smart enough to recognize the two charlatans.  Naturally I received Jerry’s “victory” letter.  It contained the following quote:

“What we need is a larger sense of agreement and the only way we can get beyond where we are — which is polarization, division and hostility — is to get past these partisan divisions.”

The word that jumped out at me is hostility.  I’m sick and tired of the outright bullying from the Right.  It’s ok to disagree.  As a matter of fact, some of my best conversations are with Conservatives.  Intellegent Conservatives.  Conservatives that want to discuss ideas not shout me down with bullshit numbers.  Not these brown shirted puppets of the current Right, who are more incapable of independent thought than the liberals they vilify.  I blame Reagan for gutting our public schools and making the population as a whole stupider.  We’re all up in arms right now about cyberbullying and bullying in the schools.  What’s the difference?  Seriously.  What’s the freaking difference?

Getting people to go vote is not voter fraud.  It’s what we do in a democracy.  Just because the people don’t embrace your ideas doesn’t mean asking them to vote is fraudulent.  It really just means you have crappy ideas and are full of shit.

Speaking of full of shit…

Just for shits and giggles, the text of the First Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Right there.  And look at that!  Coons could quote the Constitution.  I’m just glad that Delaware figured that one out.  All we need is another Michele Bachman.

I remember.  And I’ll be watching.


  • BowlerGirl

    Yeah, I almost laughed when I saw Boehner crying last night – “We’re going to listen to the American people”. I’m sorry, did we just learn how to talk? We’ve been talking for a long time, they just stopped listening and decided to try and ram their ideals down our throats because that’s how they wanted things done.

    I don’t care about the labels “Repugnants”, “Democants”, “Libels”. I just want things to get done – stop blaming each other – stop scapegoating a segment of the population for your benefit – and how about some REAL compromise. Yeah, you may not get everything you want but getting something is good.

    Like my mom used to do to us girls growing up – “KNOCK it off, hug your sister, and get along.”

    Maybe something will get done eventually.

  • OldTitleGuy

    If there is anything positive to take from this election, the write in vote in Alaska is that thing. The “Tea Party” is not the Republican party, they’re just good television fodder. Why doesn’t the American Nazi Party get coverage like that? What ever happened to the American Independent Party? Whatever the Republican party has become, they lost me a long time ago. That’s not to say that I am a Kumbaya Democrat now, although I sure like Moonbeam.
    Meg trying to buy the election, and failing, gives me some hope for the electorate. Although in my town of 64000 people, only 41 thousand are registered to vote and only 46 percent of those saw fit to exercise their right and duty as American citizens. To those who say that not voting is a way to protest the vote, I say “Bite Me, you are a moron”.
    Search YouTube for Craig Fergusons rant on voting.
    If anybody reads this and thinks voting is too much trouble, may I suggest registering as a permanent absentee? They mail you the ballot, you mark it, you mail it back. Lots of time to do that at your convenience. Of course it does cost you a stamp.

  • MissZ

    I think we all need to have respect for the other side and the elected officials. I believe that both George Bush & Barrack Obama want what’s best for the country, they just have very different routes between points A & B. As much as I hate to say it, I could not have been a better president than Bush. While disagreeing with methods and thoughts, I think we have to have the respect. I also think that with all the yelling back and forth about W. being a flaming idiot and Obama being anti-military and undignified, we are deepening the political chasm. I wonder if this kind of division will lead, down the road, to another civil war. There will be something specific, possibly even the civil rights of gay men and women, that will be the final straw. Maybe if we could all be respectful of each other’s views, no matter how ridiculous they may seem, we could put that day off or avoid it entirely.

  • titleslug

    Someday we may figure out that either the Republicans or the Democrats are in charge, ALWAYS. Perhaps its time for that game to end.

    OTR-let me invite those who think voting isn’t worth it to take one additional step to registering absentee; mail your ballot to me. I’m informed, I vote conscience not party, and DAMN IT, I’m right nearly ALL the time! Ask me, I’ll tell you.

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