July 16, 2003
I was listening to Sean Hannity on the way home from work today I heard one of the bigger lies I've heard lately. I almost wrecked my truck when I heard it, because I was totally outraged, but I also realized that the dumbfuck who said it was SERIOUS!
"I am a Democrat because the difference between Rebublicans and Democrats is that Democrats want to help unfortunate people more than Republicans do." (I am paraphrasing, but that was the gist of the message.) I've never heard more unmitigated bullshit in my life.
You want to help unfortunate people? Teach them to read and write and work hard. What do the Democrats offer? Handouts and teacher's unions.
You want to help unfortunate people? DON'T EXCUSE THEIR SELF-DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR. What do you get from Democrats? A culture of victimhood because they didn't win "life's lottery."
You want to help unfortunate people? TELL THEM TO RAISE THEIR CHILDREN TO BE BETTER THAN THEY THEMSELVES ARE. What do you get from Democrats? Third-generation, welfare-plantation "unfortunates."
I am sick of this shit. If Ted Kennedy cares so much about the "poor," why is his lilly-white, never had a fucking real job in his life, FAT ass still rich? Why hasn't he dedicated HIS wealth to what he says he believes in? He could damn sure "help" a few unfortunates by throwing some of HIS millions at them.
But he doesn't. Hollywood liberals don't. Rich Democrats DON'T. They want to feel good by spending MY money on THEIR worthy causes. That's their idea of compassion.
CARING about "unfortunate people?" You bet your sweet ass the Democrats do. They need to KEEP them unfortuntate, too.
Who the hell else is going to vote for the evil bastards?
There's a good op ed in the NY Post which illustrates the idiocy of the dems, and how it relates to their endless petty bashing of Bush.
A good excerpt:
College professors, journalists or party operatives who assume that the American people are not smart enough to see into the heart of great matters without the guidance of their betters will always be frustrated by the ultimate common sense, moral force and courage of their fellow Americans.
This takes me back when Clinton was running for president the first time. Rush Limbaugh took a call from a lady who planned on voting for Clinton. Rush naturally asked her why and she said it was because every day on her way to work she passed by a run down street and this particular day there were children playing in the gutter and there was broken glass nearby and she KNEW Bush 1 wouldnt do anything about it and Clinton would.
Every time I have to remind myself of the differences between libs and conservatives, that is the incident I refer to.
Excellent and right on the money. The day my children vote democrat is the day I disown them. The day I vote for a democrat...shoot me.
Who the hell else is going to vote for the evil bastards?
Why everyone who has their hand out, of course! And this country is full of them! God help us all!
Unfortunately, I have spent the last decade working in an office with people who believe these lies and I found out after about my third week , there is no convicing them otherwise. I don't know where they get the notions and I don't blame it on edukation, i have a degree from a liberal college, but I was taught to think for myself. It's one thing to try to keep from wrecking your truck listening to this crap on the radio, but what are you to do suppose to wreck when you are surrounded byt these real life idiots all day long?
I don't see a lot of difference between the parties. Georgie-boy just handed the tax non-payers a tax cut, supported government sanctioned race preferences, gave away $15 billion to fight AIDS to a part of the world where that money will go into numbered bank accounts, and has added more regulations to the federal register than the mind can comprehend.
I'm not even registered to vote anymore; there is not a bit of difference between the two parties.
Oh, I forgot. The GOP DOES care who I sleep with.
Well said, Acidman. Your post is perfect as it stands.
"Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Teach a man to fish, and he eats for life."
Seems to me that teaching a man to fish would be the better alternative. And that's what I see Republicans trying to do.
Somebody who needs help to get a leg up - I can understand. Been there (very briefly), done that.
But most Democrats I know, wouldn't know a fishing pole if you handed them one. Lures are more their field of experience.
Re: "Winning life's lottery".
Ya know, I can't think of another phrase out there that makes me want to punch the utterer's teeth down his neck quite as badly as this one.
At the very least, let me offer a hearty FUCK YOU to any asswipe that dares to accuse me of "winning life's lottery".
I'm the son of a cop and a housewife. I'm only second generation (Italian) born in this country - my grandparents didn't speak a word of English. Yet, somehow, they managed to survive without having street signs printed in Italian for them - they learned the fucking language. They sure as shit didn't expect the fucking government to require that all important documents be printed in Italian for them; hell, they would most likely have soiled their pants laughing had someone suggested it...
Dad was a cop. He worked 80 - 100 hours a week to support his family; gave us a nice house in a nice town from it. We didn't have a lot of extras; I remember wearing a lot of hand-me-downs as a kid and sweating my ass off in the summer because air conditioning was too expensive. Ditto washing dishes by hand because we couldn't afford a dishwasher.
I put myself through college AND graduate school. I worked two and three jobs most summers to afford the cheapest state college in Massachusetts. *AND* I got scholarships. I drove beaters through graduate school, because advancing my education was more important than owning a new car.
But taking a quick look at me now (big house, two relatively new cars, RV, motorcycle), it would be easy to write me off as having "won life's lottery". My wife and I make good money. Our kids do not want for anything (although we try our best not to spoil them).
Bottom line: Saying that someone "won life's lottery" is, in 99.99% of the cases out there, nothing more than pure, unadulterated bullshit class warfare rhetoric. It's uttered by morons that want to take more of my money that I've earned with my own sweat and blood.
Money that should be going to make sure my children's lives are better than mine.
A thought for Sassy.....when the ignorant bastards get you down, a quiet reply of ..... "I don't discuss serious issues with children" .....is guaranteed to stop the bullshit. I've been in your situation and the ignorant "victim mentatlity" never respond to a reasoned approach. So I go with what works. Try it and let me know what happens.