Archive for April 2010
I don’t like to parrot other people in the blogosphere, nor do I like to reverb stuff I hear on talk radio; I just don’t feel right about it because I think the stuff that gets written on The Rabid Conservative should be my own thoughts. Perhaps it’s a pride thing; who knows?
But today, I tuned into Rush Limbaugh for a brief moment while I was running an errand and I heard a caller, "Tim from San Diego” call in and the comments he made, information to which Rush had forgotten and didn’t correlate, were stunningly brilliant.
Turns out, with all the Arizona hub-bub, all the liberals are losing their minds over the new immigration bill, calling it “racist” and "reminiscent of Nazi Germany”. I do agree that the bill would be unnecessary if the Federal Government had done its job in protecting the border. It’s not racist just because much of the 12 million illegal immigrant problem just happens to be Hispanic. With all the other laws out there that require you to show proof of valid identification, the fact that some 42 states out of 50 require you to carry an ID on your person, the fact that you have to have a background check to get a job most anywhere these days, it seems to me that the issue for the other side has nothing to do about race, but rather, preventing people from coming into the US so they can suck off of the system.
So while all the protests are blowing up because, suddenly, we’re advocating “show your papers” with respect to immigration, the liberals are asking us to forget something – proper ID and showing papers is something that we do all the time.
- Do you remember when the Democrats in Congress were requiring US citizens show their residency papers (even within the district/precinct!) before they were allowed into the town hall meetings? So the Dems can ask for papers to participate in town hall meetings, but not to be in the country.
- Or how about when Joe Wurzelbacher (Joe the Plumber) made objective points towards, then candidate, Barack Obama about “spreading the wealth around”, which caused an official from the State of Ohio to start to illegally dig into Wurzelbacher’s background, looking for dirt. What ever happened to the Fourth Amendment? Oh, that doesn’t count when liberals are trying to discredit people who don’t agree with their statements.
- Then there is James O’Keefe, the fellow who drove the sharp bladed knife of truth into ACORN that eventually led to their downfall. Well, when he was busted outside of Rap. Mary Landrieu’s office and arrested for allegedly tampering with her phone line, what was the first thing he had to do? Show papers and documentation.
- And let’s not forget dear old Aunt Zeituni Onyango, Barack Obama’s aunt, who is in the USA illegally. Turns out she has been denied asylum on a couple of occasions, but is presently living in the projects while her fate is decided. She’s been told to leave, but presently, is in defiance of that directive.
These examples are noted liberal incursions into the documents of people, without discretion to things like privacy and such. However, the law in Arizona is being touted as racist (although there is nothing racist in the bill) because it effectively provides a means for Arizona to control the number of illegals in their state.
Illegal immigration isn’t just about people who come to the US wanting to find work. It’s about protecting our borders from people who want to sneak in to do horrible crimes. Or did we forget about Chandra Levy, who was murdered in 2001. Presently, the chief suspect in this murder is Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador who is currently in the Pen for assaulting two other women within the same park where Levy’s remains were found. Even if Guandique is exonerated for Levy’s murder, the fact that he’s here illegally, committing crimes is representative of the overall risk. It’s not racist to say that much of the drug and human trafficking, as well as the gang activity at the border is coming from Mexico.
It’s not racist to be asked to show papers, so if we’re going to say that showing papers is like Nazi Germany, then the next time I am asked, particularly by a liberal, to whip out my ID, I am going to accuse them of being a Nazi loving fascist.
Can’t have it both ways, people.
So, in the spirit of going negative, I have a nice negative message of rabidity for all of you
With the pre-election season well underway, with many states in the Union having already finished their local caucuses or preparing for primaries/assemblies, etc, I wanted to take a second to look at the aspect at going negative. And this rant, for once, is not directed at any liberal or progressive today. No, it’d dedicated to all you Republicans out there who don’t seem to get the big picture.
Reagan’s 11th Commandment simply stated to not level criticism against fellow Republicans. The Democrats are supposed to be the party of complaint and opposition, strife, and discord, but the GOP, as of late, has been playing dirty while grassroots groups like the 9-12’ers and the TEA party goers have been trying to unify the base around solid conservative values.
My advice: Stay to the bloody issues; don’t go negative.
However, I’ve noted in the elections going on around me that some of the candidates, particularly the ones who are feeling the pressure of potential loss, that they need to level ad hominem attacks against their primary challengers. They dig up dirt, slap it onto a mailer and drop it in the mailbox. While we need to be screaming at 105dB about the issues, candidates keep getting dirty by dredging up dirty laundry. We start hearing the comments about how this guy once voted for this measure or this lady was part of so-and-so’s staff and suddenly, we need to, without delay, shift our vote.
But one thing that I see right off is that for every yin that one candidate throws at his/her opposition, there is a yang on its way back. In short, there is no person in the world who doesn’t have some dirty laundry in their past. Another reason why issues are more important than mudslinging.
Today, I’m registered GOP, but I was so close to unregistering and going independent because I didn’t see much difference between the Grand Old Party and the Democrat Party. Both parties seem to be filled up with self-centered, ambitious opportunists that are more hell-bent on being the winner and taking the job than to consider what their actual constituencies want. Never mind the fact there are races throughout the country that require the GOP members to unify and rally up support in order to stop the Obama agenda – no, these bone-brains think that they absolutely HAVE to be the person in office, otherwise, the Democrat will win. The GOP needs to look at the big picture of crushing the Dems in November.
So, in the spirit of going negative, I have a nice negative message of rabidity for all of you candidates who are presently attacking other members of the GOP, rather than focusing solely on issues: I’m so sick of you ambitious types! All of you career politicians, insiders, and the like make me sick. It’s any wonder why I became a delegate in the first place – I feel like all of you are only in this for yourselves, not for the good of the people, the party, and the country in general.
Reagan was right about politics being like prostitution.
It’s okay when you talk about issues, but I show up at an assembly and everyone wants to plaster me with a stupid sticker like I’m your bloody election billboard. You send mailings to my house and I get junk e-mails filled with lies and half-truths, designed to persuade and dissuade, while your opponent sends me the same stuff about you. You call me on the phone with fake recorded messages about how much you want my vote, but don’t have the common decency to call me yourself. And for those of you who do call in person, I hear the ambitious insincerity in your voice. You don’t give a rat’s butt about anything except getting into office – not to make the county, state, or country a better place, but because you just want the prestige of elected office.
Many of you don’t know what it means to live in a world where you’re not sure where your next meal comes from or how you need to make ends meet, looking at more bills than you have money. Some of you sham artists have whole foundations tied to your family name, yet you claim to be salt-of-the-earth people like me. Most of you people are aristocratic lawyers with some sort of superiority complex (never mind that I have a Master’s Degree and teach), claiming to know better than me. You cry alligator tears when I show a particular disgust for something else that an elected official did and hope that you’re in the clear, so as to not ruin a re-election bid.
When the state assembly ends, getting you on the phone to discuss my issue, after you are elected into office will be next to impossible. I send you an e-mail, heart-felt and with colossal concerns and I get form letters back, written by a slightly-post-adolescent staffer and signed by a stamped version of your signature.
I expect this behavior from Democrats, since they often know no better, but to those of us on the right who just genuinely want our liberties protected, want to keep more money that we make, rather than deliver it to corrupt bureaucrats who squander it with ridiculous spending programs, you people show no distinction.
So, for all of you posers, all of you phonies, all of you ambitious wanna-bes who court my vote, wake the heck up. Stay on issues. Focus on what we have to do in November. That way, when you don’t win, going into the general in November, you can throw your support behind the leading candidate without having to recuse yourself of your spurious ad hominem comments.
Okay, I’m tired and done. Let’s hear issues, people, not mudslinging….mmmkay?