I got this in the mail yesterday.
And it royally pissed me off.
It’s like one of those juvenile liberal satires of conservatism, only it’s actually coming from the conservatives. So, the party of illegal wiretapping, torture and secret trials wants to inform me that our freedom is at stake? Well no fucking shit, Sherlock. Oh my, terrorists are “plotting their next step,” “the liberal left is attacking the foundation of family” and “the tax-and-spend Democrats are coming for more of our paychecks.” Yeah, it’s 1775 and the Republicans are our revolutionary heroes, riding through the night to warn us of impending attack.
And even more sleazy and base than the melodramatic demonizing of liberals is the way they’re cynically exploiting religion to serve their lust for power. For fuck’s sake, you can’t claim to be supporting religious values while you lie and manipulate.
(And please, before you go off about how the Democrats are just as bad (or, almost just as bad), I know that. But they aren’t the ones who sent this to me; the Republicans are and I wanted to hold them specifically responsible for it.)
1) josh »» November 4th, 2006 @ 11:26 pm
Time for a viable 3rd party.
it’s lonnnnng been time for a viable third party.
i wonder what our forefathers would think of american politics today.
Yeah, but I don’t see any. Most third parties exist to represent the extreme ends of the spectrem. The Greens and Libertarians both have some good positions, but also some scary and/or illresponsible ones. And they also just flat out ignore a lot of the major issues because they’re going after a niche.
true. i just hope that at SOME point in my lifetime we’ll have more than a two-party system… it’s too polarizing and narrow-minded.