November 11th, 2004
|06:25 pm - Political Rant. Avoid if pregnant, sick, or under the care of a Doctor.|
This doesn't apply to the people on my friends list, but I just had to vent my spleen at some of the asshatness I've seen all over the internet since 11/3, and since it is my journal, I am going to do it here rather than start a big fight in some community.
You know, I tried to hold it in, really I did, but I can't believe that so many people can possibly be missing what is right in front of their face.
If there's one thing I've learned from post election brouhaha, it is that the Democratic Party is now the Party of Hate. There's little intent to reform, reach out, to make people really understand the message, and I really do believe there is one. There is only the anger of the smug self-righteous who were denied power.
Just keep this in mind next time you're penning your next diatribe. For every Screed preaching financial superiority, every seccessionist rant, there's a reasonable person somewhere who is going to have that forwarded into his mailbox, and he's going to read it.
And he's going to get angry. Angry at the lavish insults, and there's something in these rants to offend pretty much everybody.
And 4 years from now, when you're knocking on his door, looking for his vote, he'll remember the vitriol heaped on him 4 years ago, and he's going smile and send you on your way.
And then he's going to vote Republican.
There isn't anything that the RNC and it's lackeys can do to destroy the Democratic Party that you aren't already doing a hundred times better yourself. So just keep in mind when you send off another self righteous insult to the void of the Internet: You are Karl Rove's Bitch.
Good call. I wandered over here--mind if I befriend you?
|Date:||November 12th, 2004 12:45 am (UTC)|| |
|Date:||November 12th, 2004 12:24 am (UTC)|| |
Well put. Regardless of which way you lean, it's pretty clear the Democratic party (moreso the grassroots faithful, but really the head honchos as well) are making asses of themselves.
|Date:||November 12th, 2004 12:46 am (UTC)|| |
I wish the faithful's word was outdistanced by the more level-headed, but it seems the level-headed are still shellshocked.
|Date:||November 12th, 2004 12:53 am (UTC)|| |
Well I think what you have to realize is that for a larger part of the Democratic faithful, people in the midwest/south who are fairly religious and conservative really ARE stupid. It's an elitist attitude but very very common amongt liberals. It's worst among the actual atheists but I think it trickles down from the leadership.
I don't get this sense from the conservatives. They might disagree with liberals, might abhor some of their positions, but they don't seem to look at them like totally inferior, stupid creatures.
The end result is that the Dems end up feeling that the conservatives are so stupid that there is no way they could put together a successful reelection campaign. Underestimating your opponents is a big no-no. And now it's all denial and shock, and no reform, no planning on how to start winning things.
|Date:||November 12th, 2004 01:11 am (UTC)|| |
I think that the democrat voters believe the republican voters are stupid and the republican voters believe the democrat voters are amoral. I think both of those stances are inherently incorrect, but it explains why the country splits the way it does.
All very intelligent comments, guys. Justin pretty much said what I Thought.
About 8 months ago, I sort of imploded. And then I realized -- the Republicans want me to be scared; the Democrats1 want me to ANGRY. I don't want to be either. So...I'm gonna not do it. I snark, but really, I refuse to rise to the baiting.
1At this point I don't care whether it's the Dems themselves doing this, or Rove manipulating their message, or whatever.