Monday, July 19, 2010

Is there common ground?

Lately some folks are talking alot about wanting to work together the Right and Left. They complain about all the in-fighting that occurs. That's how I and many like me have felt for long time now. Conservatives have been trying to work with Liberals for years and every time they offer an inch Liberals take a mile. Now we're fed up with dealing with them, it's time to take them out.

No More Dealing. We need to flip the system if we have any chance of fixing it. Van Jones recently told a crowd at a Progressive meeting that they need to work from both the top down and the bottom up. He said, "We already have the White House, the House and the Senate, now we need to work from the bottom up". What do you think he meant by that? They have the country by the balls, all they need to do now, is turn public opinion, and it's game over.

If we continue to allow folks the luxury of this lackadaisical attitude towards politics and all things political we might as well throw in the towel, hand over our guns, turn the air conditioner off, scrap the cars (Notice I didn't say sell them, because it's better for the environment if we just scrap them) buy a set of Obama plates and apply for a good union job at a nationalized company.

I understand this common ground philosophy, but do those who preach it understand that in order to get to common ground we need to first take a hearty jog a few miles to the "right" back towards freedom. It doesn't make much sense talking about common ground when the ground we are standing on is infested and rotten.

Much of the conversation about common ground comes from people who speak against the welfare state, higher spending and cap and trade, but they want to support candidates who will continue to support all those things. You know when you keep shoveling shit, it's going to smell bad no matter how much air freshener you use. What makes these people believe replacing a Congressman with a pretty fair voting record with a progressive in a Very Liberal state is going to help anything? This is not about a Republican vs a Democrat this is about two very different ideologies that happen to have an R or a D next to them.



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