If Democrats Cared

I am tired of this pervasive notion that conservative Republicans are uncompassionate, unfeeling, and detached people while liberal Democrats are believed to be compassionate, and care so much about the well being of the individual. Well that notion simply couldn’t be further from the truth. If Democrats cared so much, wouldn’t they hold up the ideal as something to aspire to? Something to reward? Something to encourage people to realize? The ideal being a life of sobriety, a life of working hard to achieve dreams, a life of personal responsibility, and a life beginning in a two parent household comprised of a mother and father. Substance abuse has destroyed more lives than any war could ever possibly do, yet drugs and certainly alcohol are considered “recreational” in our society, and alcohol is completely accepted, if not encouraged in our society. Very few people have realized their dreams without struggle, yet in this day and age of instant gratification, that concept eludes many of our younger generation. Personal responsibility is also a concept lost on too many people. Decisions have consequences and taking away those consequences denies the individual personal growth and the opportunity to learn how to fail. But most importantly, is helping  ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to be raised in a family with a mother and father.

There is no substitute for that family dynamic and any one that tries to convince you otherwise, is either ignorant, agenda driven, or not overly concerned about the well being of the human condition. A child needs the nurturing and love of a mother, and the love and guidance of  a father, and single parent households, or same sex households can not offer that very important dynamic. Male and females are not only anatomically different, we differ greatly in the way we react with people and certainly our children. Where a mother will wince and cry out for the child to be careful when playing sports, or simply riding a bike, a father will push them, and encourage them to play harder, or take a few risks. When the child is very young, a mother will hold them tight to the bosom and nurture them while a father will tickle their belly and toss them in the air, and these acts of parenting are crucial to a child’s development and well being in life.

Now I as a conservative fully understand the human condition, and the difficulty it is to reach the ideal. Therefore, I understand single parent households, same sex households, substance addiction, and those who fall short of their dreams and want to help them in any way possible. But that doesn’t mean that we as a society shouldn’t hold up the ideal as the standard, and that of which we should all strive for. Striving for the ideal is not a vice, and falling short isn’t a crime, but unless we all know what the ideal is, how will we ever get there? If Democrats truly cared, they would speak to this issue, yet they don’t, and seem to champion policies that reward falling short, and today we have more children born out of wedlock than ever before, more people in poverty than ever before, and more substance abuses than any time in our history. Conservatives champion policies that encourage people to reach their ideal, and that is where true compassion lies.

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18 thoughts on “If Democrats Cared

  1. Retired Spook October 6, 2012 / 9:10 am

    Of all the things over which we have some control, the cost of energy is one of the primary factors holding down economic growth. Not only do Democrats not CARE about the pain that’s inflicting on the average American, they, in their own words, want energy costs to “skyrocket” One can speculate as to why, but it can really only be one of two reasons. Either it’s because they think it will usher in a utopian era of green energy by making traditional forms of energy so expensive that green forms of energy will become attractive (in fact, the ONLY way they’ll become attractive at this point in time); or whether it’s simply a matter of controlling the kinds of cars people drive and the kinds of homes in which they live. More than likely, it’s a combination of the two. Very simply put, unless we can unleash our entrepreneurial spirit on traditional forms of energy, while slowing the transition to more renewable forms of energy until they can stand on their own, we’re just going to continue down the disastrous path of Spain.

    • Cluster October 6, 2012 / 10:25 am

      Great point. Energy prices negatively impact the lower income levels much more dramatically than those with higher incomes. Yet, we have not seen one effort on behalf of this administration to address that issue, and Obama’s own previous admission is that $4 a gallon gas is not a bad thing. Higher gas prices result in lower unemployment as small business’s struggle with the costs, result in higher food prices, higher dry good prices and less disposable income for many families.

      It’s a negative trickle down government effect that directly hurts lower and middle classes, and the Democrats DON”T CARE!

      • neocon1 October 6, 2012 / 2:30 pm

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    • neocon1 October 6, 2012 / 10:32 am

      I am tired of this pervasive notion that conservative Republicans are uncompassionate, unfeeling, and detached people while liberal Democrats are believed to be compassionate, and care so much about the well being of the individual.

      That is the BIG LIE

      most conservatives are God fearing principled people

      most libs are God less baby killers, sodomites, communist, leftist hate filled evil people.

      “you will know them by their fruits”

      PS….OT
      a VERY nice (gay) man, and his partner whom I did a lot of work with was murdered 2 days ago in a house he was remodeling .(flipping)
      the perp was out on an early release program and was out to get drug money. It was a random robbery and murder, after he killed them he set the house on fire and sold his truck and tools………..Im Sooooooo Pissed that scum like this is let out of prison to walk among us.

      • neocon1 October 6, 2012 / 10:34 am

        OCTOBER SURPRISE

      • Cluster October 6, 2012 / 10:42 am

        You actually care for a gay couple? How could that be neocon?/sarcasm

        I agree with you that this is the big lie. Conservatives are far more compassionate people than most any liberal I have ever met. I have said many times before that I have had several gay friends throughout my life, and to a person, they are some of the most big hearted, nicest people I have ever known. I do not judge them by their sexuality and do not support their attempt to hi jack the word marriage, BUT I do fully support their civil legal rights and want them to live out their lives in peace and happiness. I am also sad to hear about those two gentleman that lost their lives, and that speaks to another issue that reflects Democrats uncaring attitudes. The scum that killed those two gentleman should get the death penalty.

    • Ricorun October 7, 2012 / 1:23 pm

      Spook: Of all the things over which we have some control, the cost of energy is one of the primary factors holding down economic growth.

      I agree with that statement. But I don’t agree with your plan. There seems to be a belief in it that increasing our domestic production of oil will drive down its cost. I don’t see that as realistic. This article outlines the fundamental logic involved in that assertion. Additional support comes in this article, which indicates domestic production has risen so much in the last few years that the US is now a net exporter of petroleum products. How many of those in the audience knew that? That’s a pretty big deal! Likewise, Canada’s production has swelled in the last few years, and their production is expected to triple by 2015. And yet the price of gas at the pump continues to rise. So already we have plenty of data indicating that rapidly expanding non-OPEC sources of oil, both domestic and “friendly foreign” — haven’t caused oil prices to drop. Rather, they keep rising. And that’s occurring even at a time when domestic consumption has fallen somewhat. The problem is, domestic consumption is not the same as global consumption. As long as global consumption continues to rise — or even just remains high — so will the price of oil. It doesn’t matter where it’s produced.

      Concerning your point about slowing the transition to more renewable forms of energy to avoid a Spain-like catastrophe, there are many who disagree. One of the most recent studies addressing that issue was done by Google, Inc.. The pdf version of it is here. And the part of it specifically addressing the cost of delaying innovation is here.

      To quote them: Breakthroughs in clean energy can provide enormous benefits to the economy, security, environment, and jobs. But the longer we delay achieving those breakthroughs, the greater benefits we stand to give up.

      In our model, a mere five year delay in starting aggressive cost curves could cost the economy an aggregate $2.3-3.2 trillion in unrealized GDP gains, 1.2-1.4 million net jobs, and 8-28 gigatons in avoided greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

  2. Amazona October 6, 2012 / 11:23 am

    Cluster, you make the excellent point that while we should be compassionate toward those who fall short of a societal standard, it is important to HAVE that standard.

    I think the biggest mistake well-intentioned Liberals make is their conviction that people should be spared any embarrassment or discomfort from their bad decisions. So the result has been a shift from some embarrassment at getting pregnant out of wedlock to glamorizing it, supporting it, and acting as if there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.

    I have had this experience in my own family. My niece got pregnant and her boyfriend took off. She was very lucky. She was able to bring up her daughter in a semi-normal family, where she was without a doubt the mother but my brother was able to act as a surrogate father. She was not shamed or castigated, but neither was she rescued and assured that this was just fine. She knew she screwed up, and she has taught her daughter that being a single mom is hard, and not the way to go. They have carefully walked that fine line between making the girl feel like a burden and a mistake, and thinking that having kids any which way is OK. And my niece has always been loved and accepted but never given the impression that irresponsibility is OK.

    The family has provided a safety net when necessary, but she has always had the responsibility of having a job and providing for her daughter. It has been a lot harder for her than her life would have been if she had not become a single mom, but having to take responsibility for her actions made her grow up, and BE responsible, and she did not go out and get pregnant again, either. And her daughter, and her daughter’s friends, see her as an example of what not to do. There is nothing harsh or judgmental about it, but it is what it is——and it is not glamorized, subsidized, or encouraged in any way.

    You hit the nail on the head when you said Striving for the ideal is not a vice, and falling short isn’t a crime, but unless we all know what the ideal is, how will we ever get there?

    The well-meaning Liberal seems to feel that having an ideal which is demanding is somehow just too hard, too strict, so they think that “caring” means not having one at all. After all, if there IS an ideal, and someone falls short, he might feel bad about it, so the solution is not to try harder and learn from mistakes, but to just abandon the ideal.

    And I cannot stress enough the difference between the well-meaning Liberal, whose ideology is so entrenched that he thinks it is his job to force upon people what he has decided is “best” for them—and by extension for (sound of harp strings…) THE PLANET. The former are the well-meaning who truly believe it is in the best interest of all to force people into smaller cars, smaller houses, recreated village type life where people can bicycle to work or ride a tram and eat food grown next door, wear organic cotton clothing and keep their winter thermostats set at 67, etc. and the ideological Lefties.

    The former is drawn to a warm fuzzy Utopia of a modern approach to the old European village model, seen through the prism of ‘wouldn’t-it-be-great’.

    The latter coldly and callously weaken society to make it vulnerable and dependent, to assure their own political gain.

    • neocon1 October 6, 2012 / 12:41 pm

      cluster you and Ama both hit the nail on the head.

      Striving for the ideal is not a vice, and falling short isn’t a crime, but unless we all know what the ideal is, how will we ever get there?

      PS
      I have many gay customers and friends, I have always said I do not agree with them religiously speaking but that is between them and God.
      I DO however oppose the gay AGENDA to transform US to their standards.
      I agree, I hope the puke that murdered these two good hardworking men gets the needle, I only wish we still had ole sparky or the gallows.

      • neocon1 October 6, 2012 / 12:45 pm

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      • neocon1 October 6, 2012 / 12:52 pm

        OMG

        this is GREAT,

        Bill Maher Blasts Obama’s Debate Performance: ‘Looked Like He Took My Million And Spent It All On Weed’

        “I’m sorry, he sucked.”

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      • neocon1 October 6, 2012 / 12:58 pm

        You HAVE to watch this….PRICELESS!!

      • neocon1 October 6, 2012 / 1:46 pm

        these Morons are truly INSANE

        MSNBC Host Touré: The GOP Is an ‘All White Party’ That Is ‘Hostile to Blacks, Gays, Women and Hispanics’

        “If you just have a bunch of white people, you’re gonna come up with alternate realities that don’t make any sense.”

      • neocon1 October 6, 2012 / 1:56 pm

        these cretins are PURE EVIL…..

        Dem Politician Refuses to Lead Pledge of Allegiance at Meeting: ‘I Don’t Pray in Public’

        “I will not say it into the future unless they [‘under God’] out and make it less of a prayer.”

      • neocon1 October 6, 2012 / 1:58 pm

        State Representative Babette Josephs (D-Philadelphia)

      • neocon1 October 6, 2012 / 2:07 pm

        Lies and damned lies

        In spite of the Obama claims, the CEO of GM, when he speaks in China, is singing another tune. Dan Akerson is fond of telling the Chinese that “GM is well established for the future of China.” He also brags about the eleven GM assembly plants in China, four GM power train plants in China, and plans to transfer most high-tech research to China. Akerson also boasts that 70% of GM vehicles are made in China.

        Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/10/playing_the_china_card.html#ixzz28Xl0l6HR

        Mitt are you listening?????

      • Retired Spook October 6, 2012 / 3:51 pm

        Akerson also boasts that 70% of GM vehicles are made in China.

        Since the government still owns 26% of GM, does GM still get “rewarded” for moving jobs to China? Just sayin’

    • neocon1 October 6, 2012 / 2:36 pm

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