Discussion in 'Politics' started by Annie, Dec 14, 2009.
I resemble that. Interesting article in WSJ:
Michael Petrilli: Whole Foods Republicans - WSJ.com
When my 1991 CRX S1 was Totalled in 2001 on my Birthday (Which saw me visiting the Hospital of my Birth 30 years to the Day later), I replaced it with a 1992 Accord in April of the following Year...
If I Replaced this Car with a Prius I would be doing MORE Harm to the Environment, NOT Less...
And Believe me you, I could Afford just about ANY Car Payment, but I don't get the Attraction to Car Payments either.
Of course some will say, "mal, I've seen that Gas-Guzzling K5 of yours"...
Yeah, but it is also a Recycled and Operational Vehicle that can Arguably be a Mobile Home...
As for Homes... I Own a '57...
No New Construction for me and Mine... And I didn't Run away from my Hood like so Many White Liberals and others did when the "Dark People" came in in Larger Numbers. You'll Notice that Obama's Visit to my City of "Westminster" was WAY North last Year... He wouldn't DARE come to Southside East where Arguably MOST of his Votes were...
But I Digress... I'm an Evironmentalist and a Conservative.
Great Thread, Annie... Hope you didn't Mind my Soapboxing in it for a Spell.
***Edited to add that my Wife is MORE Conservative than I and she is a Public School Teacher.
Right there says it all. IF the Republican Party wants to have ANY credibility anymore, it needs to run far, far away from Mrs. Palin and her supporters, and realize GWB was part of the problem, not the solution.
Most folks I know weren't smitten with Ms. Palin as a national candidate. That doesn't mean she hasn't a role in politics. On the other hand, I feel more comfortable listening to advice from those that wish to improve the party, not root for the other team.
Being 'conservative' certainly doesn't make one ignorant or selfish. Indeed the current trend of government 'bailouts' isn't helping, but rather hurting business, society, and individuals as a whole.
They need to be about economics and the constitution.
Everything else is rediculous distractions.
What does this guy mean by "if"?
Or better, who is this guy to begin with?
So we have a guy with a BA and a teaching certificate who worked as a bureaucrat in the government and is now sucking off the teat of public monies telling us what the GOP ought to be doing.
Him AND the horse he rode in on.
No question the GOP needs to be more inclusive. The problem is the Rush Limbaughs, Sarah Palins and Glenn Becks of the world continually attack the Whole Foods as not being "Real Americans" and elitist
Sure beats Palin's qualifications for "writing" a book...
The Whole Foods people are "fake Americans' and they are elitists. The head of the company is a liberal. It just happens that even he sees where health care needs to go.
Reducing the GOP, or even conservatives, to Beck, Palin, and Limbaugh betrays an ignorance of where the party and movement are.
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