Nothing like driving into work, listening to NPR, to get my blood boiling. I think that’s why I love the Stella commute so much, no radio, just me and the road, but that’s another story, another blog.
This story is a about respect or lack there of. As you may know, I post a weekly forum on Facebook on Tuesdays called Polituesday. It’s a lively day of politics, points and counterpoints, passions and emotions with a smattering of propaganda and one sided facts.
As of late, it is a scrum and not so much fun anymore. Not just Polituesday but everyday becomes a mockumentary. People behind their computers say the most heinous things knowing that I can’t reach through their monitors to smack them around.
I personally try not to demean or mock the people that disagree with me. I make a point, listen and then counter point. I know that I am not going to change some people’s mind or position, I attempt to respect their opinion even though I occasionally want to strangle them.
President Obama is mocker. He makes fun of the American people that totally disagree with his ideology. There’s no need for that. A satirical leader is not a leader worth following, he’s a bully. The Tea Party was fostered because we disagreed with the Stimulus which was just a payback to public service unions across the country, the bank & automotive bailouts, the Affordable Healthcare act, the Cap and Trade tax on energy consumption, the Fed’s destruction of the dollar and the explosion of entitlement programs that we cannot afford anymore. It’s not the Nazi party or extreme in any fashion.
The choices of this election could not be more stark, not snark. The progressives want a government centered society where the field is leveled, everybody deserves their fair share. And everyone pays their fair share. The government and their smart bureaucrats run the show to make it fair, the wealth is spread around so no one is left behind. Income has to be equalized, it’s only fair. They should change the Democratic Part to the Fair Party(OK that was snarky, sorry).
I can respect this position, but I don’t agree with it. So why don’t I get the respect for my position?
The conservative agenda is one of free enterprise, individual responsibility and opportunity. A people centered society where we take care of those in need by helping them get back on their feet. We want a small, limited government that is off the back of small business and not in our Dr’s office. We think that we know better how to spend OUR hard earned money than the government and we would like to keep more of it. Notice that I am not talking about the GOP, they are the problem as well. They don;t want the government to be right sized because they will have to give up their power too. We have the constitution on our side. Eventually we will either prevail of this country. as we hanse known it for 220 years will cease to exist. I believe that.
So what’s the point here. That’s simple and complex.
I’m not going to put up with this crap anymore:
Keidel, you are a freakin’ mess, dude…get a grip already. for crissakes, I see you constantly popping up on Jamie’s stuff, and nothing but diarrhea ever comes out of your brain.
hmmmm remind me not to suggest this agency to any producers
Why should I put up with that?
I’m going to reconsider what being my Facebook friend really means. My real friends make fun of me but don’t openly mock me. I’m a big boy, I can handle the heat. I like politics but I’m not crazy about the level of discourse. So you can expect me from time to time to take my postings and go away to post another day. I’m not running away, I’m taking notice.
If you are consistently a dick, I’m going to toss you to the curb and ban you from posting to my threads. I hate to lose actual friends over politics, but if you’re mean spirited, condescending, holier than thou OR you let your foul mouth friends belittle me, well what kind of friend are you anyway?
I am changing the course of Polituesday starting today. I’m going to attempt to lay out the Romney agenda. Feel free to disagree. But keep it civil, at least on my thread. Please agree to disagree but respect my position. That’s all I could ever ask for.