Things That Piss Me Off In Politics

Liberals who call themselves (or think they really are) moderates.

Seriously, it happens all too often that a liberal friend of mine (usually on Facebook) will argue with me about something I’ve posted and in the course of the debate they make the claim that aren’t liberal. No, of course not, if you asked them, they are moderate, or independent.

Why do they do this? It could be a number of things.

I suspect the main reason is they want to give the impression that they “listen to both sides” and come to an “unbiased conclusion” even though said conclusion is the left wing position virtually every single time.

This “I’m a moderate” argument is also used to attack my position, because I’m just an extremist right-winger who has some microchip in his brain taking orders from Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck or whoever tops their list of Hated Icons on the Right.

Sometimes what happens is that these so-called moderates adopt a couple of conservative positions on select issues so they can claim their moderate status.

Of course, I know plenty of conservatives (or Republicans) who hold the “liberal” position on issues like abortion or gay marriage, but they don’t claim to be moderates.

So why are liberals running from the liberal brand?

You better believe I am a proud conservative. Some conservatives would call me a RINO because I still like George W. Bush, but I don’t use that an excuse to call myself a moderate.

My conservative positions are based on my own assessments on the issues, and it’s hardly shocking that someone with generally conservative values will have an overwhelmingly conservative platform.

I am tired of liberals who call themselves moderate in order to claim they’ve reach an objective conclusion on the issues while implying that I have not. The fact is that they still use the same talking points that unabashed hardcore liberals use on a daily basis that reasonable people laugh at.

I’d much rather debate a liberal who is willing to admit they are liberal. At least they have a little pride in their ridiculous positions on issues and don’t try to hide behind a label that they think will protect them in an honest debate.

40 thoughts on “Things That Piss Me Off In Politics

  1. dbschmidt September 9, 2011 / 11:53 pm

    Liberals have no base, ideals, or beliefs that are stationary.
    Apply the Overton window. {Joseph P. Overton]

    Before whining–let us see a liberal define and defend their position. Won’t or can’t be done as it does not exist.

    • Leonard L'Farte September 10, 2011 / 12:11 am

      dbschmidt,

      This has been an eye-opening year for my daughter — well actually for my whole family, but especially for my daughter. She graduated from college a year ago last June, and still hasn’t found a job. She had good grades but went to undergraduate school to “find herself”, figuring that mom and dad would foot the bill for graduate school. She’s lucky that mom and dad could provide her a place to live, especially now that I’ve joined the ranks of the unemployed. The change she’s undergone since graduation has been nothing short of amazing, from a knee-jerk liberal to……well, I’m not exactly sure to what. She came to me the other day and asked what I knew about the Tea Party. I damn near fainted. Stay tuned.

  2. bozo September 10, 2011 / 3:53 am

    Health Care

    Liberals believe that access to affordable, decent health care for all is the mark of a civilized society and supports universal health insurance. No American should die because of a lack of financial resources. In addition, health care dollars must be spent more efficiently. Non-emergency patients currently forced to use expensive hospital emergency rooms should instead have access to community-based primary medical facilities and preventative programs. Alternative cost-effective care, including at-home and hospice care should be made available to those not requiring hospitalization.

    Education

    Liberals believe that a quality public school system is essential for equality of opportunity for all Americans, regardless of economic circumstances. We have consistently opposed all measures, including tuition tax credits, to fund private and parochial schools with taxpayer dollars. These proposals can only serve to destroy the viability of our public school system and raise serious constitutional questions regarding the separation of church and state. All students who have the desire and ability to pursue higher education should be able to do so and should be financially assisted, when necessary, so as to enable them to fully realize their potential.

    Crime

    Government’s first responsibility is to protect its citizens from harm; the right to safety is the most basic civil right. Individuals who commit crimes must be held responsible for their actions. Liberals support life imprisonment without parole legislation and is opposed to the death penalty. Capital punishment has never been a deterrent to crime and the state ought not resort to this ultimate brutality.

    Civic Responsibility

    Liberals believe it is a privilege to be an American citizen. Those who reap the benefits of our enduring democracy, the freedoms we enjoy and our economic system have a duty and obligation to give back something positive to the nation. We believe all citizens must partake in the electoral process. There is no greater threat to the survival of our democracy than the apathy of the people.

    Reproductive Freedom

    Liberals support a woman’s right to choose abortion and rejects all measures to restrict this basic civil right. Women should have access to information on all the alternatives available to them so that they are able to make informed decisions. Abortions, birth control measures and decent pre- and neo-natal health care should be available to all women, regardless of their ability to pay. We support the expansion of programs which provide for sex education and availability of condoms to young people as a means to promote responsible sexual behavior, prevent against the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases and reduce teen pregnancy.

    The Environment

    The United States, and the world are in the grip of an environmental crisis. This crisis not only threatens the survival of endangered species and habitats, it threatens the health and well-being of the human population as well. We can no longer ignore the long-term effects of human activities on the environment. It is essential that environmental considerations and costs be fully taken into account by government and business alike.

    Civil Rights

    Certain groups within our society have historically suffered discrimination due to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and economic class. Liberals support comprehensive civil rights legislation to ensure that members of such groups are not discriminated against, either in or outside of the workplace.

    • js September 10, 2011 / 7:46 am

      certain groups in our society have definetly suffered discrimination…and its totally justified…healthy society naturally rejects unnatural behavior…unnatural behavior, not being a civil right…is not protected behavior, yet…mental midgets have pushed deviant sexual behavior under the scope of a civil right…

      now, as a logical arguement, with the basis of natural sexual behavior rooted in scientific fact, medical surity, and the truth…liberals resort to name calling when deviant sexual behavior is rejected by conservatives…it can only be assumed that liberal thought is an excercise in stupidty, circular logic, and mental midgetry…

      go for it bozostooge…prove me wrong

    • js September 10, 2011 / 7:53 am

      conservatives believe there are 2 ways you can become an american citizen…by birth…or by man made law…either way…both provide the same benefits except for qualification to be POTUS…which is spelled out that “natural born” citizens only qualify…

      but being born as a citizen place no obligation on anyone…the US Constitution does not require any obligation upon any citizen…nor does it guarantee that any one of them will succede or fail in life…it doesnt guarantee food, shelter, or a telephone…as a matter of fact…the constitution actually limits the governemnt through enumerated powers…restricting it to those powers alone….the rest being left to the states and the people…

      it is your duty to feed yourself and your family, if you are lucky enough to have one…it is your duty to pay your own bills…in our Republic…you are guaranteed the right to pusue happiness…not food stamps…and certainly not rent payments from other taxpayers…

      its time to right this ship…and get the federal government out of the state and peoples business

    • js September 10, 2011 / 8:00 am

      on reproductive freedom…

      women always had reproductive freedom…they may consent to sexual relations…or refuse to participate…its like a gun…you must chose to pull the trigger…you cant blame the gun for shooting the person you aimed at…once you pull the trigger you can not stop the bullet…the same with sex…sex is the cause of pregnancy…you must chose to refuse sex if you dont want to become pregnant…if you do…and you become pregnant….you have created a life…a human life…which has unalienable rights under the foundation of our constitution…its too late after you became pregnant to demand reproductive “rights”…you already made that choice by consenting to sexual relations…not you are responsible for that behavior…suggesting that any woman have the right to kill that human being inside of her womb is a violation of that humans constitutional right to life…just like the guy you pointed that gun at…you cant stop life once it has begun….and if you do…it is murder…

    • js September 10, 2011 / 8:11 am

      “Government’s first responsibility is to protect its citizens from harm”

      sorry bozo stooge…that is not in the constitution…

      it is a direct lie and you should not lie…you nose will get soooo long….when folks like you chase after dreams like this…it actually violates the constitution…no government can or has protected its citizens from every harm under the sun…when government tries….you find such gross conduct and…communism…because they it must dictate every steop of a persons life….

      in reality…it is eah of our responsibilities…to prevent harm to others…when harm does occur…that is what civil court is all about…but the government cannot protect its citizens from stupidity…just like you…and all these erroneous claims you made above…when a crime occurs…they can prosecute the criminal and put them in jail…most of that belongs to the states powers…just like the education system…it does not belong under federal jurisdiction…since the federal government took control of the educational system…the quality of education has dropped consistently for more than 50 years…

      you cant lie and expect that we all will swollow your stooge droppings… its obvious that you have no clue about what your dealing with…hence..liberalism is a disase…and diseases need to be cured…

    • RetiredSpook September 10, 2011 / 9:52 am

      I’ve got a slightly different take on Bozo’s post. Several of us on this blog have been begging for years for any of our resident Liberals to spell out what they believe and why — and, more importantly, how their beliefs tie in with the Constitutional principles that made this country the most free, most prosperous country on the planet. Bozo has given us the “what”, but not so much the why, and certainly not how his beliefs relate to the Constitution. What he’s written could easily have been lifted out of an essay in Sweden or Denmark, but it most certainly doesn’t reflect a wide swath of America.

      I’d love to see some of our other Lefties chime in and comment on how their beliefs compare to Bozo’s.

    • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 1:00 pm

      looters takers OPM = liberals.

    • Amazona September 10, 2011 / 6:44 pm

      Liberals believe that access to affordable, decent health care for all is the mark of a civilized society and supports universal health insurance

      What Liberals believe is that the State has the responsibility and the right to control all aspects of existence within the State, including the formerly private areas of health care. What Liberals believe is not that any given state or locale within the United States can and should provide overall health care but that this is the duty of the federal government, no matter what our Constitution says.

      Liberals believe that a quality public school system is essential for equality of opportunity for all Americans, regardless of economic circumstances.

      What Liberals really believe about education is that it must be administered by the collective, and must promote the goals and agendas of the collective.

      Government’s first responsibility is to protect its citizens from harm; the right to safety is the most basic civil right.

      But Liberals believe that this safety must be controlled and administered by the State, and that the individual not only has no reason to expect to be able to defend himself and see to his own safety, he has no right to do so, no matter what the 2nd Amendment might say.

      We believe all citizens must partake in the electoral process.

      Which is totally consistent with the Liberal goal of imposition of what are determined to be socially productive behaviors, no matter what the personal preference of the individual may be. In other words, citizens not only “must” partake in the electoral process, they “must” adhere to other rigid social engineering standards as well, extending into our bathrooms and lighting fixtures.

      Liberals support a woman’s right to choose abortion and rejects all measures to restrict this basic civil right.

      Liberals reserve the right to decide which human lives are of value and which are not, a characteristic of all Liberal regimes from Stalin to Hitler to Pol Pot. Liberals believe that “reproductive freedom” is not the right to avoid pregnancy, but a “right” to destroy a human life created due to the pursuit of irresponsible pleasure.

      The United States, and the world are in the grip of an environmental crisis

      Nonsense. There are some serious environmental concerns, most of which have already been addressed in the United States. If this is a reference to the hoax of AGW, triple nonsense.

      Certain groups within our society have historically suffered discrimination due to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and economic class. Liberals support comprehensive civil rights legislation to ensure that members of such groups are not discriminated against, either in or outside of the workplace.

      Liberals have in the past in the United States fought vehemently to oppose and block true civil rights legislation which was passed due to conservative determination. Now Liberals choose to practice discrimination on the bases of race, skin color, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation and political orientation, among others, giving these groups preference and discriminating against other groups instead of these. Liberals first define “equality” and then attempt to impose their own definition upon others, demanding equality of outcome instead of equality of opportunity.

      • Bodie September 13, 2011 / 1:20 am

        Yes, a far-right-wing kook like Amazona knows liberals better than actual liberals, bozo. Those delusions in her head? Totally accurate.

    • Amazona September 10, 2011 / 7:01 pm

      Conservatives believe that the quality and price of health care should be set and controlled by the market, not by the government, and that the current rise in health care costs is directly linked to the rise in government intervention. Conservatives believe that the best way to assure quality health care for citizens is to assure a strong and health economy in which people can reasonably expect to be able to afford health care. Conservatives do not believe that other people, and other people’s money, should be required to pay for the bad decisions of others, including lifestyles that lead to poor health.

      Conservatives believe that education must include the promotion of the practice of independent thought and objective analysis, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the origins and structure of this nation. Conservatives believe that education must include mastery of our own language, of its structure and composition and usage. Conservatives do not subscribe to the concept of indoctrination disguised as education, nor to the belief that the collective is the best much less only way to provide an education.

      Conservatives believe that we should have, and have an absolute Constitutional right to have, the ability to own firearms and help provide our own defense. We believe that criminals should be punished and that crime is a choice and not a disease, and must be treated with punitive action and not excuse-making and coddling.

      Conservatives believe that voting in free, honest elections is the greatest responsibility and the greatest honor available, and should be treated with reverence. We do not believe that people who cannot be bothered to take the time and effort to register to vote should have the process delivered to them, as they have already indicated a lack of respect for the process and a lack of interest in participating. We not believe that there is any benefit to the nation to build a larger number of people casting ballots if many of these people are ignorant of the laws of the nation and uninformed about the issues, the candidates and the Constitution of the United States.

      Conservatives do not “ignore the long-term effects of human activities on the environment” but find the arguments for AGW to be patently shallow and ridiculous, and to be grossly unscientific in nature no matter how often the Left claims them to be “real science”. We see a vast difference between true environmental concerns and the inherently dishonest and money-grubbing propaganda of the so-called global warming or climate change hysteria.

      Conservatives have historically fought for civil rights, as defined by the most famous civil rights leader of our time, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, who gave his life in the pursuit of a color-blind society in this nation in which a person is judge by his character and not the color of his skin. Conservatives reject racial bigotry no matter how and where it raises its ugly head, and find the current Leftist strategy of using it as a political weapon to be particularly despicable.

      Conservatives absolutely and vehemently reject the sophistry that “reproductive freedom” includes the ending of human life for the convenience of irresponsible, pleasure-seeking, pathologically selfish women who refuse to take the slightest responsibility for their own actions and cannot even endure a few months of inconvenience to protect the lives they create.

    • Amazona September 10, 2011 / 7:14 pm

      Now…..you have given us a whole wish list of warm fuzzies, without a trace of actual political philosophy. Your litany is full of “I want things to be a certain way” but any reference to a real political position can be discerned only be inference.

      When you talk about the government being responsible for taking care of the health of people, for example, we can infer that you are in favor of a collectivist style of government.

      Do you understand that in this country, in the second decade of the 21st Century, there are two primary political philosophies competing for power in this nation? Do you realize this?

      Do you know what they are? Not what they are CALLED, but what they ARE? Do you know the differences between the two? If you think you do, on what is your understanding based? What are the sources of your information?

      Have you chosen an actual political philosophy, or do you think that a wish list is really what politics is all about?

      I find your list to be typical of what seems to pass for ideological comprehension on the Left. You call yourself a Liberal and you take the time to write down a whole long litany of wishes and dreams, yet you don’t say a single word about the different choices in actual governance of the nation.

      You may have some vague feeling that the hopes and dreams you outline are not very consistent with our Constitution, but have you actually thought it through and come to a decision about preferring a Leftist form of government rather than one based on our own national rule of law? Have you made a decision about how you think this should occur? That is, by simply ignoring our Constitution or by formally rejecting it and replacing it with a Leftist manifesto of some kind?

      Have you looked into the relative histories of government according to our Constitution and those of Leftist powers? Into the outcomes of the two different models of government?

      Or are you content with sounding like a particularly bubbleheaded Miss America contestant? “Well, you know, like I really really want government to , you know, take care of people and all…”

  3. Green Mountain Boy September 10, 2011 / 5:42 am

    In other words bozo, you could of just said, ” gimme, gimme, gimme!!!.

    • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 1:01 pm

      GMB

      YOU work I take…….OPM aint it grand.

  4. Cluster September 10, 2011 / 8:32 am

    bozo,

    Those are the comments of a child, and if that is the best that you can articulate the liberal position, then you should be embarrassed. Most of what you posted, education, crime, civic responsibility, and the environment, are universal goals, much like everyone wanting clean air, it’s a given. The hard part comes in identifying, articulating, and supporting the actual policies and steps needed to assure desired results. As far as “reproductive rights”, which is code word for manslaughter, liberals are confused. The time for “choice” is before sex, and this position conflicts with your position on civic responsibility. And healthcare? If you really wanted affordable, accessible healthcare, you’d allow the free market to work in an industry that is currently suffocated by regulations and special interest. The more people like you “regulate” free healthcare, it will continue to be expensive and inefficient.

  5. Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J September 10, 2011 / 9:50 am

    Mark why worry yourself? Anyone closer to the center than you are is in your view a Liberal. There are moderates out there who consider themselves moderates or independents who are just that but because they are not anti-Muslim enough or anti-Obama enough [or they do not hold your share of religious fervor or belief] for you they do not meet your standard of moderate.

    The question that needs to be asked is “Do moderates exist in your political view?” I saw that you did mention Repblicans as a side note to some views that a “Conseravtive” might have [e.g. gay marriage or abortion] I doubt their are as many pro choice conservatives as there are pro life liberals as diversity is a liberal strength.

    Your post gives away one of the great weaknesses in conservatism and that is the gravitation tug to the right that grows ever stronger the farther away from the center you drift. You are a far right conservative Mark do not ever let yourself be deluded into thinking anything else. You cannot see that this person is a moderate because from where you sit you are too far away from the center!

    • Leonard L'Farte September 10, 2011 / 10:06 am

      Cavelor,

      I think it is you who doesn’t really understand what a moderate is. I haven’t been involved in or interested in politics until fairly recently. In fact, I always considered myself a moderate and often described myself publicly as such. I guess you could say I was an unexamined moderate because, when someone asked me what I believed that made me a moderate, I couldn’t really describe it in any detail what it was. That got me to thinking more and more about the principles that govern my life, and then, when I lost my job earlier this summer, I started reading. I read liberal books, conservative books, libertarian books, news and opinions articles. The more I read, the more I became convinced that, while there may be bad people on both sides of the political spectrum, it has largely been progressive policies that have caused America to be where it is today — on the brink of financial and social collapse. And largely it has been moderates who have been the enablers of our decline.

      • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J September 10, 2011 / 10:16 am

        Leonard I assure you that I do know the difference. A moderate is much like you who does the reading and listens to both sides. What makes you not a moderate is your choice of sides. I am an actual breathing Socialist not a moderate. I know many moderates that have some of the views I do but would not dare label Liberalism or conservatism as the cause of their or a nation’s problems.

      • Cluster September 10, 2011 / 11:30 am

        ..as diversity is a liberal strength. – Cavelor

        Diversity in what? Ethnicity? Liberals, or progressives, are the least diverse in terms of political thought, hence the usage of the word “We”, when speaking of collective ideals as majorpain demonstrates everyday. Also demonstrated by lock step voting in Congress by democrats on most every issue. Sorry Cavelor, diversity is not a liberal strength, unless you think skin tone is the yard stick used for that.

    • Matt Margolis September 10, 2011 / 11:11 am

      It seems like you’ve proven my point (it wasn’t Mark’s in case you didn’t read the byline carefully — or perhaps the whole post) — in your view, at least how you’ve written it, that conservatives are drifting more to the right but you don’t say that the left is also moving more to the left. Both sides are moving further in their respective ideological directions. It’s your omission (a reflection of your attitude, perhaps) that leads you to believe that the right is more ideologically homogenous than the left, which is absolutely absurd. It’s that attitude that also make hardcore liberals think they can get away with calling themselves moderates.

      • watsonredux September 10, 2011 / 11:31 am

        Matt said, “It’s your omission (a reflection of your attitude, perhaps) that leads you to believe that the right is more ideologically homogenous than the left, which is absolutely absurd.”

        But Matt, the exact same thing could be said about you, Mark, Leo, triedoflibbs, and virtually every other poster on this board. You all apply a homogeneity to “liberals” and everyone who doesn’t agree with you. It is the very definition of what you do. It’s why this board exists. And then you come up with this post in which you complain about what you refer to as “the other side” doing it to you. As you say, it’s absolutely absurd. But you’ll continue to do it regardless.

      • dbschmidt September 10, 2011 / 6:45 pm

        Hence the reasoning behind my earlier comment “Apply the Overton window. [Joseph P. Overton]” where they gain another step to the left…shift the window and claim it is the new normal or moderate position. Take another step to the left. Rinse. Repeat.

        This country was founded just a wee bit left of anarchy (as a representative Republic) and the Libs / Socialists / whatever have managed (starting with President Wilson) to pushing it into a Statist frame of mind. That is what the Conservatives need to defeat.

      • Amazona September 10, 2011 / 7:22 pm

        watson, if there is a tendency to lump all Liberals together on this blog, it is only because none of you can or will articulate a coherent political position. You all sound alike, which is to say like extremely emotional people who have been stirred up to a feverish level of irrational hatred for a vague group of people you vaguely seem to identify as members of a vaguely defined political orientation, about which you consistently exhibit absolute ignorance.

        You don’t like being lumped together? Then stand up, identify yourself, tell us where you sit before you tell us where you stand, define your politics and be ready to defend them on some other grounds that hatred for a cartoonish concept of a nonexistent “conservative” movement.

        It’s not hard. There are two basic political movements jostling for power in this country. One is Liberal, one is Conservative. If you don’t really understand them both, you are simply unqualified to speak for either.

        If you know what you are talking about, then tell us. If you don’t, you will be lumped in with the rest of the amorphous, unaware, uneducated, hate-driven psuedo-Lefties who are are on the Left only because they think they hate the Right.

      • Bodie September 13, 2011 / 1:24 am

        “the right is more ideologically homogenous than the left”

        It is; witness how may folks have been drummed out for being an alleged RINO.

  6. Matt Margolis September 10, 2011 / 11:37 am

    I don’t claim that either side is more or less prone to homogeneity of ideology. I’ve met conservatives with whom I disagree with on several issues, and I’ve known liberals who I agree with on some issues. The problem is that I have found, more often than not, liberals are more likely to call themselves “moderates” when the label most certainly does not fit. They are no more moderate than I am.

    This seems to jive with national polls that show less people identifying themselves as liberals than conservative. So, I’m not off base here at all.

    • watsonredux September 10, 2011 / 12:26 pm

      I’m not talk about homogeneity of idealogy. I’m talking about homogeneity of categorizing people, which is what you all do every day. Well, you hardly ever post her anymore, but when you do, it’s what you do. 🙂 The amazing thing to me is that you don’t even see that you are simply the opposite side of the coin. There is absolutely no self-awareness. I mean, you even did it in this posting.

      In addition, you said, “I know plenty of conservatives (or Republicans) who hold the “liberal” position on issues like abortion or gay marriage, but they don’t claim to be moderates.” And yet, around these parts, holding such positions qualifies you for derision and mocking. You guys reject such a person as being a conservative, and categorize him as “on the other side,” and therefore, evil. This idea that you would accept someone who holds these positions as a conservative is just laughable considering the views expressed here on this blog.

      • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 1:05 pm

        watstooge

        why do you bother to come here?
        like most libs you must like abuse…

      • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 1:33 pm

        ‘SOBs United’: Tea Party Members Protest Hoffa Union Worker Rally

        This SOB loves TEA

  7. Green Mountain Boy September 10, 2011 / 1:39 pm

    I think where the heart of the problem lies is that the vast majority of liberals just can’t understand why anyone would ever disagree with thier point of view. They believe that since this is thier point of view it should be shared by everyone else. In an effort to get more people to agree with them, they label themselves moderate in the attempt, thinking somehow this will get more acceptance than the liberal label.

    • Majordomo Pain September 10, 2011 / 3:21 pm

      We just do not understand why the Right wants to take America backward.

      • Green Mountain Boy September 10, 2011 / 3:25 pm

        LOLzer. Yupp you got one thing right with that statement. You do not understand. Nor will you, however one might try explain it to you. Have fun there in hell. 🙂

      • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 3:27 pm

        majordumbo

        only lemmings run blindly off the cliff.
        Those of us with IQ’s over 85 know enough to turn around and go back to a safe area.

        I do agree though nobody wants to return to the DEMOCRAT KKK heydays of lynchings and murder.

      • Majordomo Pain September 10, 2011 / 3:32 pm

        Neocon the KK was a conservative organization. Political parties change ideologies; the ideologies held by people remain the same.

      • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 3:36 pm

        majordumbo

        BS it was 100% democRAT

        you can lie but we know the real truth.

        The Democrat Party’s Long and Shameful History of Bigotry and Racism

        A common attack upon conservatives and republicans by the ultra left is to engage in what has come to be known as “playing the race card” but is more accurately described as racial McCarthyism. Hardly a day goes by without a member of the far left wing falsely accusing conservatives of racism, bigotry, and a wide array of similar nasty things. They are not only dishonest, but they often border on the absurd, as in NAACP leader and hyper bigot Julian Bond’s recent implication to his organization that Bush administration officials supported confederate slavery. Amazingly, Bond’s statements went without condemnation from the radical Democrat party or others in his organization.

        Not surprisingly, in all the lies and accusations of racism by the radical left wing, the truth becomes distorted not only about the Republicans but also the Democrats who make these accusations themselves. For instance, you may or may not have heard Democrat Senator Robert Byrd’s outburst of racist bigoted slurs, more specifically the “n-word,” on national television in March of 2001. Amazingly, this incident of blatant racism on national television drew barely a peep from the NAACP, Jesse Jackson, Julian Bond, Mary Frances Berry, or any of the other ambulance chasers who purport themselves to be the leaders of the civil rights movement. In contrast, the main source of well deserved criticism for Byrd’s racist outburst came not from any of the so called leaders of the civil rights movement but from from Republican Majority Leader Dick Armey (source). The race hustlers Jackson, Mfume et al turned a blind eye towards this act of racism by one of their own party, at most issuing an unpublicized slap on the wrist, or, as was more often the case, making not a peep. But where the race hustlers turn a blind eye and spew their lies, it is up to conservatives to set the record straight with the truth.

        In response to the growing practice of racial McCarthyism by prominent left wing Democrats, it is necessary to expose the truth about the Democrat Party’s record on Civil Rights:

        http://gopcapitalist.tripod.com/democratrecord.html

      • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 3:46 pm

        The Democrat Party and the Ku Klux Klan: Aside from the multiple Klan members who have served in elected capacity within the high ranks of the Democrat Party, the political party itself has a lengthy but often overlooked history of involvement with the Ku Klux Klan. Though it has been all but forgotten by the media, the Democrat National Convention of 1924 was host to one of the largest Klan gatherings in American history. Dubbed the “Klanbake convention” at the time, the 1924 Democrat National Convention in New York was dominated by a platform dispute surrounding the Ku Klux Klan. A minority of the delegates to the convention attempted to condemn the hate group in the party’s platform, but found their proposal shot down by Klan supporters within the party. As delegates inside the convention voted in the Klan’s favor, the Klan itself mobilized a celebratory rally outside. On July 4, 1924 one of the largest Klan gatherings ever occurred outside the convention on a field in nearby New Jersey. The event was marked by speakers spewing racial hatred,

        celebrations of their platform victory in the Democrat Convention, and ended in a cross burning.

      • tiredoflibbs September 10, 2011 / 4:20 pm

        “We just do not understand why the Right wants to take America backward.”

        Backward? From a statist, leftist government where honoring and obeying the state is mandatory and questioning and criticizing said state is frowned upon? Backward, where we eliminate the laws and edicts of individuals who want to impose the federal government in every aspect of our lives?

        Backward, where we restore Constitutional freedoms?

        Then yeah. Go back to your land of make believe and leave the USA to its citizens.

      • js September 10, 2011 / 6:36 pm

        it took society thousand of years to get to the point that we ended up with in the US Constitution…what makes anybody think adhering to that set of values we find in the declaration of independence and our constitution is going backwards…contrary to the liberal illusion…executing our own children…and promoting sodomy…is what is driving this nation backwards…unlimited government spending…like a drunken tyrant…is not moving forward…america was founded on principals established over thousand of years…to claim that conservative beliefs that those principals are causeing america’s and the worlds problems today is a total farce…america cannot move forward until we stand on moral ground…if we dont put our foot down and demand honesty and responsibiltiy from our elected representatives….then we deserve the mess we get…and proof is in puddin they say…because america is in one hell of a mess right now…directly caused by lying, corrupt elected officials

      • Amazona September 10, 2011 / 7:25 pm

        What I don’t understand is how a party can call itself PROgressive when it strives with such energy and passion to REgress to an always-failed political model.

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