12 November 2008


I have noticed an interesting trend; and I suspect it will be an ongoing theme in my writing. People cannot disagree anymore. We are no longer capable of accepting that someone has a difference of opinion. They are either in our camp or our enemy; compromise is out of the question.

Sometimes, once NPR switches to classical music for most of the day, I listen to the talk shows on the radio. Since the recent election many of these shows have decided that the American people are wrong and we will pay for our poor choice.

Why the contempt for the American voter? Why not ask "why did the majority of the electorate choose this man over the other?" The unfortunate thing is that they are asking this question and answering it themselves.

The American people voted the way they did, not for rhetoric or handouts, but for the idea that government should work. For decades we have been told that government is inefficient, bloated, and slow. Conservatives have governed with the point of proving this rather than correcting it. The voters have decided to elect a government who will govern instead.

1 comment:

rptrcub said...

The Republicans are becoming a regional, rump party full of angry people. That's being hateful, I know, but it's the truth. The intelligentsia and the fiscal conservatives are distancing themselves from the absolute party-liners. And those people will be taking out their frustrations on the other side in Georgia on Dec. 2, in the runoff between Jim Martin and Saxby Chambliss.

A lot of people have been sold a bill of goods that they should kill the government, or starve it to death.

I don't agree with everything my party says (I support certain gun rights but I don't think we have the right to AK-47s), but I let things be.

I also don't listen to talk radio, because it angries up the blood.

Nice first posting, BTW!