Saturday, November 15, 2008

Conservatism Isn't Finished

I'm never as eloquent as professional writers. This has been in the back of my mind for a while. This is part of the reason I think Obama either won't get as much done as he wants, or he won't do what I (or the Democratic base) want.

Conservatism Isn't Finished - WSJ.com:
The reason those [red state/blue state] wars have raged ever since 1968 was because they help Republicans win elections. For Democrats to wish that they would please stop was about as useful as asking Genghis Khan to a tea party.
It's difficult for me to conceive how we can unify the country when one side is doing things like labeling Obama a Muslim (oh the horror), calling it's base "real America", refusing communion to Obama supporters, doubting the patriotism of those who think different.

Seriously, how does one bridge the divide when one side is so hateful?

It is like inviting Genghis Khan to a tea party.

And, to top things off. The Republican party has declared war on science. Rational thinking is no longer allowed.

4 comments:

Secundino said...

It's difficult for me to conceive how we can unify the country when one side is doing things like sayin Bushitler (oh the horror), calling other's base "gun rednecks",

Seriously, how does one bridge the divide when one side is so hateful?

maxr said...
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maxr said...

Secundino, I don't see too much of that, honestly. And anyone who to this day support Bush is part of the problem. It seems that conservatives are willing to make unbelievable excuses for anyone who toes the party line. Sure there's some of that in the Democratic party, but rarely is it about things like war crimes and torture. Democrats have their fair share of standard corruption, but it's just that: standard. I hate corrupt democrats but I hate people who advocate the torture of anyone due to little more than racism even moreso.

BFW said...

Republicans use fear and hate as (two of) their main tools in rousing their base. And my main problems with that are that 1) it detracts from actual policy discussion, 2) it creates an emotional rift that's difficult to bridge to even begin discussing policy.

Perhaps Democrats would use the same tools if they were organized better (see any of my recent rants about the inefficacy of Democrats). But right now it (appears) to be a core of Republican strategy.