Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ma and Pa G.O.P.

I saw this and it just had to be posted. 
You might be a conservative if…


1: You’re irate over the president taking so many vacation days on the taxpayer’s dime (61 thus far), but you thought George W. Bush earned every minute of his leisure time (196 days at the same point in his presidency).

2: You’re happy with your 40 hour work week, paid vacations and company-provided healthcare, but you’re strongly anti-union, because those commies haven’t done anything for you lately.

3: You strongly support the First Amendment and it’s guarantee of religious freedom to all, but you don’t think Muslims have a right to build an Islamic Community Center in Manhattan.

4: You believe Ronald Reagan was a devout Christian, even though he hated going to church, but any president who spends twenty years going to the same Trinity United Church in Chicago must be a Muslim.

5: You believe when a Republican governor creates a healthcare package with an individual mandate for everyone in his state, that’s a good idea. But when a Democratic president does it, suddenly it’s unconstitutional.

6: You’re so enthused about demonstrating your Second Amendment rights, you can think of no finer place to brandish your pistol in public than at a presidential rally.

7: You believe Bill Clinton was responsible for Osama bin Laden’s escape ten years ago, but thankfully George W. Bush caught up with him and killed him in Pakistan.

8: You believe in putting American jobs first, except when president Obama rescued 1.5 million GM and Chrysler autoworkers, because that was socialism.

9: It angers you that you can’t communicate with the Mexican busboy at your local Olive Garden, but when you took a vacation to San Francisco’s Chinatown, you thought it’s quaint that so many Chinese-Americans are holding fast to their traditional language. Because that’s America!

10: You deny that the lunatic who tried to murder Gaby Giffords was a conservative, even though he targeted a Jewish, pro-choice, pro gay rights, Democratic Congresswoman.

11: You thought it was perfectly normal that every president in history had an untethered right to raise the debt ceiling when warranted, but when Obama asked the GOP held congress to do it, you thought it only natural that it be tied to cutting Social Security and Medicare.

7 comments:

scottiestoybox.com said...

RANDY.....I LOVE these. You did great here. I think I pulled something laughing...No it is the laughing from others after I pull on it...shucks. LOL Hugs, Scottie

Sammy B said...

Hello Randy
Amusing, but in a rather mordant way - the fact that there are numerous people, just like that, in my country as well as yours, who actually espouse those views, quite seriously, is really pretty sad.

Love & best wishes
Sammy B

randy said...

Hi guys;
I stole these. Sorry, wish they were mine.
I've noticed that a lot of the political emails I get from Dad lately are wholly false. They are distortions at best, and sometimes so taken out of context to make the point of 'damn democrats' that they are outright lies. He, of course, doesn't know that as he isn't up to fact checking. But, the fact remains that there is a real double standard and some aren't above pushing that a bit.
randy.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Randy,
What is conservative?
I have always taken left thinking. I've always thought I would be progessive. But these days left ideas is frowned upon, it is out, it has become conservative. What matters today: capitalism, more capitalism, turbo-capitalism.
The most frequently chosen field of study in Germany is "Business Administration".
Everything that have to tell our chancellor and ministers ends with the sentence: "The market will fix it". Most young people among us are not interested in politics. The election turnout is usually only between 50 - 60%.
Nikki

Anonymous said...

Hi Scotty,
I would like to make an objection.
If a man can look back on a fulfilling life, but the future is hopeless, then I think that Suicide or euthanasia should be allowed. I do not want the rest of my life lying in bed, connected to tubes and machines. I would like to make my life actively. Active euthanasia in Switzerland with the help of a physician is allowed. There's even a euthanasia association (http://www.dignitas.ch/).
Nikki

Anonymous said...

Hi Randy,
the last com is wrong on this place - it belongs to Scotty.
Nikki

randy said...

Hi Nikki;
Sorry, I missed your comment. You asked 'what is conservatism', a very good question. I could tell you what it used to be, focusing on the less govt., less welfare, heavy defense, heavy business... But, lately it seems more about being obstructionist. We have a need to change in this country and too many feel quite happy with things as they are. That's not forward thinking, it's not reasonable, and it is only going to destroy us. There's a reason you only have one pilot, and the copilot takes orders from him...if two are struggling over the controls it isn't efficient, and likely all that will happen trying to stop forward movement of a plane is to crash. Somehow the republicans, and all politicians in this country, believe that they have a magical pillow that will cushion the blow. I don't have one, so I guess I have to live a bit more realistically, no matter how much I'd rather not.
I know that likely doesn't answer your question. But, truth be told, I have no idea what they stand for now except themselves.
thanks for the comment;
randy