Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Replies to my mother

My Mom has engaged in a very political argument with here friends. She sent me a note earlier questioning why a few of her friends who don't seem to be making sense to her regarding the upcoming election.

So why are these people including you know whos voting for Bush? It dawned to me one day that it could be a Catholic Religion thing otherwise I just can't explain it. They also keep on telling me Kerry waffles so much but I think smart people do that don't you think after they figure things out.

Mom http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/09/20/schneider.world/index.html

I’m puzzled by this also…why seemingly perfectly rational people will vote for such a corrupt moron…I wonder if that’s possible for a moron to be corrupt… maybe corrupt puppet is a better term.

I think it’s because your friends have fallen prey to to what the Conservatives are so good at which is diverting people’s attention from the real issues.

- the war (and it’s negative effects)
- and the economy and jobs

Do you remember George Orwell’s Animal Farm where the pigs teach the sheep to bleat out the party-line over and over again… Four legs good! Too legs bad! The waffling thing is just another example of this. Then they try to turn things on the opposition (Kerry side) by saying that he ‘flip-flops.’

You might point out to your friends that they’re reiterating (reciting) canned rhetoric from the Conservative party, and if they can counter the information documented on how the economy and jobs have been negatively impacted (and measurably!) since GW got into office.

Another point… Conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly have made such a hooplah surrounding anything they consider to be Liberal Speak. It just figures that the most vocal and beligerent people in the Cons. Party are white christian males who’s positions of power in the larger scheme of things are challenged by the upcoming ethnic, people of color, or gay/lesbian people. I’m very tired of hearing them try to out yell or over power people in debates. I have begun to believe that they employ these contumacious tactics as a sort of inkscreen for their lack of good and supportable arguments. They sound and look very loud and piggish.

Never mind them that soap at Target now costs a dollar more or gasoline is at least 30-40 cents more per gallon.



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