Archive for November 16th, 2012

MeggieMac is upset with the Republican Party.

I’ve spent most of my adult life fighting for change from inside the Republican Party.

So the person who said “Age is just a number” was correct.  Another refugee from nuance, apparently, as she fails to distinguish between a legal distinction, and a figurative one.

We Republicans need to look at the future instead of living in the past.

Oh, we’re looking at the future.  And we see a place completely disconnected from the heritage and birthright of Americans.  Seriously, if the brightest lights of the Constitutional era could see us now, most of them would be angry or weeping at what we’ve done with it.  And then there would be a few, like Robert Yates, and Patrick Henry, who would be shaking their heads and saying ” I told you so.”
Maybe if you understood these things, and could then incorporate it into your opinion in a serious attempt to persuade, rather than berate me, I might take you seriously.  But then, if you actually understood these things, then you might not say the silly things you do to begin with.

We have to learn from what the last two presidential elections have taught us.

I agree.  The dumbing down of the population over a period of decades has made it quite easy to lead a slim majority by the nose into following people who tell you that your misfortune is the result of other people’s success, and that others aren’t “paying their fair share”.  The lesson is that we have to educate people.  And we have to be creative about it, because there are really good ways to make the salient points to people, even when they don’t want to listen.  We also have to challenge them.  There are a lot of people who can tell you that Romney was “GAFFE-TASTIC!!!11!!!”, but it is a little bit more difficult for them if you ask them for an example, and even MORE difficult if they can come up with an example, and you give some context, and ask them if they feel the same way.  The easy answer is…well…easy.  But at the same time, it doesn’t give much cover if you’re actually asked to defend your opinion.  And yet, I’m sure that this has NOTHING to do with MeggieMac’s deep and insightful analysis.

We must accept each other and the different opinions within the party instead of trying to cannibalize people that diverge from an arbitrary purity test.

Except that Republicans aren’t the ones who are obsessed with identity politics.  We don’t divide the electorate up by genitalia, race, ethnicity, and then pander to each of these groups while at the same time telling them that the only way they can achieve their goals is with OUR help once we’re in office.  You might consider that.  It’s why we had so many varied speakers at the convention.  Do try to keep up, dear.

I refuse to let the extremists win. We can’t let the Tea Party bully us any longer.

So much for accepting diverse opinions.  I guess its difficult to fathom your own tyrannical tendencies from behind the redwood in your own eye, right Meggie?

We can’t keep worrying about ultraconservative white male voters.

How about we worry about families, and government’s increasing intrusion into them, either through “Life of Julia” style programs that make Uncle Sam the father and the husband, or policies that cheapen life, and make its value correspond to the value a given person has to the state?  Or regulations that strangle the economy, and make it much more difficult for families to rely on themselves for their sustenance?

At the end of the day, I still believe I’m on the right side of history, and we can’t let this party sink away.

At the end of the day, it is invariably someone completely lacking in perspective and a good intellectual foundation to help them to meaningfully interpret the world around them that round out their remarks with the cliche “at the end of the day.”   As for “believing you are right”, I’m still waiting for you to say anything that has some substance.  Being the daughter of a Senator might open some doors that would be closed to other people of your advanced years and experience, but it might be refreshing to actually hear you advocate for something in a manner that sounds like something more than a slightly more erudite version of “I think it’s a good idea, and my opinion matters because I am my Daddy’s daughter, and if you don’t agree, you’re a poophead” some other negative classification.

We can and we must evolve.

Now, again, you make my point for me.  You obviously think that it is smart and persuasive to speak to me of “evolving”, without any understanding of why it is that is the least persuasive thing you can say to me.  You think you’re invoking science and reason, and if we were discussing this in person, it might never occur to you that I actually know more and be better able to explain to you the facts of the science of that word, and it is precisely for that reason that people like me see the water wings on your arms as you wave from the shallow end of the intellectual pool.

I don’t know exactly how yet, but I for one am ready to spend the next four years helping us get there.

Until you can articulate why the Republican Party is not, and has never been what the media and its window-licking followers keep insisting it is, I’d think I’d really rather you just worked on fundraisers for your Dad, and stayed out of it.

And if we don’t move forward, adapt, and become relevant again, the Republican Party isn’t going to survive.

Ah, yes.  The death of the Republican Party.  If you knew the history you keep trying to disparage, you’d have to come to grips with the fact that it has been predicted since Watergate.

It will just continue to alienate more moderate voters like myself.

“Moderate” the way you use it simply means “not really willing to accept a real distinction; upset over the Ecru candidate because you really believe that it was Eggshell’s year”.

If I don’t see some changes in the next four years, I’m going to consider registering as an Independent in 2016.

Really?  Because after a few years of your inane ramblings, I’m quite certain that the Democrat Party is your ideological home.  But then, I forget that you are your Mother’s daughter, and surely know there is more money to be made by being a celebrity “Republican” who can be relied upon to agree with all the right people in the media than it would to declare yourself just another celebrity with Democrat leanings.

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