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The nation has spoken... [Nov. 3rd, 2004|09:00 pm]
It's unfortunate that the ignorant outnumber the intelligents in our society. And before any of you "conservatives" start bashing me, let me have my piece. You have your fucking government. Don't pretend that you can steal my freedom to speak. You've already tried to steal our freedom to privacy and have plans to steal our freedom to make choices on what we do to our bodies. Sit and fucking read.

The election was won fair and square. I'll never debate that. I won't debate that the DNC did not do the best job at running Kerry's campaign. I won't debate that Kerry wasn't the answer to all of our problems. I won't even debate that there wasn't always a clear deliniation between Bush and Kerry on certain important issues. I will debate the following though.

con·ser·va·tive (kn-sûrv-tv) (adj.) Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.
Traditional or restrained in style. Moderate; cautious.

conservativism (n.) : a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes

Considering a majority of the people who call themselves "conservative" do not practice what they preach (figuratively and literally), it is a sham that they even call tag themselves with such a term. They preach the importance of God and religion in life, yet most of them don't even attend church regularly, and those who do don't follow the sanctity of their religion. It's no coincidence that pre-marital sex, teen abortions, underage drinking, felony convinctions, incest, and adultery spike in all areas of the demographic classified as "conservative." It's also no coincidence that a majority of the politicians nationally who have been impeached or who have resigned from office over the last twenty years for offenses such as adultery, perjury and financial scandals were "conservatives."

I'm not bashing Bush. He won fair and square. I am not even bashing the voter group as a whole who voted for him. In my efforts to promote the progressive ideal this election year, my major focus was on education. People should make educated votes and know who they support and why they support them.

I am, however, bashing the fake "conservatives." You know who you are. Conservatives don't wear too much eyeliner, dress like whores and contemplate getting fake tits. Conservatives don't preach that their basis for voting for Bush is based on his consistency of moral values and judgment, yet those individuals themselves don't echo that consistency. Conservatives don't pretend to support the interests of the poor, uneducated and indigent when they know their bankrolls come from the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

Conservatives wouldn't take advantage of the ignorance of America to the actual agenda of their party by using religious "moralistic" values as a backbone to mobilize a voter base that simply lives under the false notion that this "conservative" party really is based on morals, while they line their pockets with tax cuts and business contracts and small-town America loses their jobs, pumps out more ignorant children because of poor education requirements and resources, and fosters the growth of minimum wage jobs while higher level jobs get outsourced internationally and corporations get tax breaks for those outsourcings.

Or would they?

It's bad enough we have a President who has already been deceitful. It's even worse to know that the majority of voters who re-elected him don't even live by the values that they supposedly support in their candidate.

Moral of this discussion - if you're going to preach conservativism, be conservative. Otherwise, you can hold it on your conscience that you've contributed to the degradation of this nation over the next four years on a false notion that the people you've voted for actually are conservative. Then again, what makes them any different from you?

[User Picture]From: irishrocker
2004-11-03 07:12 pm (UTC)
I'll raise a glass to that.
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From: peppermintcat
2004-11-03 07:19 pm (UTC)
i tried! but i guess everyone i know is over the top bush obsessors.
*sings* If only i had a brain */singing*

there was 5 kerry votes at my house, and 2 that i know of from the rink! :(
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[User Picture]From: meferyfyl
2004-11-03 08:47 pm (UTC)

A Rebuttle-This is not a Republican attack, Just Ask Me Why I am Republican

Dave, I am sorry you feel that way. I am a conservative. I admit I sway on a few issues. I am not a christian, yet my morals are strong bc of what my parents, and my teachers have taught me. It aggravates me that you preach education and yet you seem to be lacking an understanding of our party, and apparently your own party as a whole. Have you ever asked me why I am a republican? I know your reasons for being democrat, you are loud and clear and force them in everyones faces. I am not a moron and am a caring individual. You should know that many of the people I know that vote republican are not uber rich, and are the most kind hearted and giving people I know. Instead of bashing us, and taking unwarranted cheap shots at who a person is on the outside, ask what we have done for children, for education, for the nation as a whole instead of writing us off as a group of wealthy, uncaring, semi-church going, conforming, narrowminded people. I care about the government and what issues mean what to the future, I debate people trying to take my rights and the rights of people around me. And for all of you who may read this, look at both sides of issues. Dont be bitter that you lost. Be happy your party put up as good a fight as it did, and kept those of us on the right on our toes. I dont tell you what to believe, so stop trying to make it seem like only your views count. I am ashamed to have seen you as an intellect, when you seem not to think about what the world is really like. Just ask me why I am a Republican, and Ill tell you, I wont gloss anything up. You dont have to be a church goer, anti-environmental, body giving person to be a republican. We are a deeper party than that, which is why I dont write your party off as a group of money taking, tax raising, socializing profiters.
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[User Picture]From: sixnten
2004-11-04 11:11 am (UTC)
Amen to that, D.

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[User Picture]From: electronization
2004-11-04 03:30 pm (UTC)

partially unrelated but...

hey, this is Kristina from elusive.nu. when i saw that you put your site on hold i had to come by here. anyway, you might want to stop by my lj (it's friends only so you'll have to add me if you want to read). you might be interested in the more recent entries...
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[User Picture]From: slow__hands
2004-11-04 04:49 pm (UTC)
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From: broken_412
2004-11-04 06:48 pm (UTC)
thank you. i've been basically saying the same thing at work but everyone there is republican and it pisses me off.
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[User Picture]From: compxlicated
2004-11-04 08:34 pm (UTC)
Well said Dave, I voted for Kerry as well but what is done is done, I'd wish we could change it. Things will be alright, it's not the end of the world, we'll try again for 2008. <3<3
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