THIS WILL GET PERSONAL. THIS WILL GET ROUGH. WE ARE READY FOR ACTION.
Some smart guy said many years ago that politics ain’t beanbag. The rough and tumble of politics is fine but at the end of the day I feel that people should be ideological adversaries but united in doing what is right for the people they serve. All of the people not just the ones that will vote for you. All over the US there are Progressives and Conservatives that work together have a pint of beer together at the local pub and even worship in the same churches. This isn’t the case in the House of Representatives or the Senate; not anymore.
Chris Matthews a guy I admire has written a book, “Tip and the Gipper When Politics Worked”, about this subject and I’m half way through it. It’s a wonderful analysis of what government representatives should do for the people as they used to back in the days of Thomas P O’Neill. I have a question: Is there any room for this type of respectful cooperation in government today? Ben Shapiro at TruthRevolt.org seems not to think so. He is convinced that doubling down on the concept that American Progressives are some sort of communist infiltrators that are indoctrinating young people into their beliefs. This is what professional journalists like me call bullshit.
Politics is personal and it should be. I just don’t get what smearing the President of the United States by pandering to the callous bigotries of people who will be dead before 2050 does to promote economic growth. Young people in America are seeing through the tsunami of right wing vomit that is on talk radio. They don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh they are listening to Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. In the last poll of young people between the age of 15 to 17 who will be eligible to vote in the 2012 we here at the Dis brimstone Daily Pitchfork found that 67% dfavored Hillary Clinton, 17% favored Rand Paul and Chris Christie garnered 6%. Kids today, who will be voters in due time, are realizing that they are against the bullies and the TEA Party are the bully clique in American politics. it takes far more strength to stand with a kid who is being bullied than it does to high five your buddies for calling the gay kid on the playground a faggot.
As far as conservatives being ready for “action” I have to wonder about that. The sheer cost of getting all those adult diapers and walkers to a rally for “patriots” would be staggering. If the TEA Party right really wanted less government they would start sending their Social Security checks back not staging stunts at war memorials. I hate to be the one to inform Ben Shapiro of this but it has to be said. The Culture Wars are over and your side lost.
Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
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