Short soapbox rant about democrats and republicans


I’ve seen and heard a lot of political talk lately, because the country has become so polarized about politics.  If the first thing you have to say has anything to do with talking points, you probably don’t know what you’re talking about.  If you use words like “Obamacare”, you’re more interested in emotions than actual information.  If you drop the race, or sex card, you’re a fucking idiot.  

I was pretty disgusted with the campaign adds for Terry McAuliffe here in Virginia.  He may have ran them, but with the 2 hours of road time a day, and half an hour of youtube time (I use youtube to listen to music I’m too lazy to buy) I spent being bombarded by campaign adds during regular programming, I heard one add, 3 times in 3 months about why I should vote for Terry McAuliffe.  The rest of the 3 months I heard adds about why I shouldn’t vote for Ken Cuccinelli.  Am I endorsing or condemning either one here?  Nope.  

The most disturbing thing is the treatment of the Homosexual orientation, Christians, and TEA party groups/members.  There is no good reason to not let someone get married.  Technically, if you’re Catholic, a government sanctioned marriage (which is what a marriage license is) is not a sacrament, you actually have to be married by a Priest in accordance with the doctrine of the Catholic Church.  Government recognition of a marriage simplifies inheritance, custody, property split, and authority in the event that someone is incapacitated.  It has little to nothing to do with religion other than many people celebrate their marriage in a religious location and have the event officiated by a religious clergyman.  

Christians are starting to feel the pain of discrimination.  Let’s take the recent Duck Dynasty incident.  I don’t watch the show myself, but unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that a major figure in the show was suspended indefinitely for saying that homosexuality is a sin during an interview with GQ magazine.  That isn’t all he said, but I’ll save the rest of it for later.  Disagreement does not equal hate or discrimination.  How many of us disagree with the life choices of friends, siblings, parents?  My brother married two women, and I didn’t think that he should have married either one.  The first he divorced; the second will be his ex-wife as soon as he can finish the court proceedings and wait for the paperwork.  I don’t love him any less, I don’t treat him any differently.  I won’t be naive and think that people don’t get treated differently, but the difference between disagreement and discrimination really boils down to me being able to impact your life with some kind of power I have, such as you coming into my business and trying to buy a cake, and I say no because I disagree with your homosexual lifestyle.  Might there be some over-reaching law out there?  Sure.  Is it over-reaching and discriminatory against the opposing side of the argument?  You betcha.  By the way, the guy said he loved everyone.

TEA Party.  You guys and gals have REALLY had it rough.  Republicans, democrats, and the media have trashed you left and right because you held enough of the voter demographics to threaten the balance of power and you may have created a viable third party from the grass roots.  I’ve heard a few people from both parties openly say in conversation that they think parties other than the two should be outlawed.  This is in addition to several people who have already said that TEA partiers and republicans should be hung, shot, or dragged behind a truck until only rope is left.  I’ve also heard the common “tea baggers” and “tea brains”, “democraps” and “rethuglicans” used.  Kinda like my first paragraph; when you start using terms like that, nobody that isn’t already indoctrinated (because you would be indoctrinated if that’s how you refer to your opposition) will pay attention to you.  

 

Stop being douchebags to eachother.

 

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2 responses to “Short soapbox rant about democrats and republicans

  1. I don’t live in the United States. I’m an Australian, living in Australia, but I have to tell ya, I often feel frustrated that we pay our ministers (Politicians) so much money and they spend much of their parliament days calling each other names.

    Of course, the do not have to agree on everything – that would hardly be a fair representation of the Australian Public, but I would really like it if they had a common vision on some stuff and then actually took a bipartisan approach – might not work, but based on the information we have, there is a good chance, how about we give it a go and then we can try something else. Yanno..

    Great post 🙂 Raised some good points.

    ML

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