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I find myself at odds, once again, with another gay Republican. I wrote an article a few months ago on why I don’t make politics personal and what triggered it was an article written by Jimmy LaSalvia, recently of GOProud.
Now I find myself writing a response to something he’s said once again…and steadily getting annoyed at myself that I feel the need to continue doing so.
When I was reading Greg Gutfeld’s book, The Joy of Hate, this year I thought he was being a little melodramatic when he complained that Republicans/Conservatives were starting to get offended as easily as liberals. (I can’t remember where he said that and I’m sure it’s not an exact quote…my copy of the book is at home and I’m not.)
But unfortunately I’m beginning to see his point.
We spend an inordinate amount of time on petty issues when it comes to our news cycle.
A little bird told me that you might not be backing down from running for your Senate seat in 2016. I’m here to ask you to please excuse yourself from the political conversation in our state.
No one likes you.
You are old, you are senile, and you sell out conservatism every chance you get.
Come out of the closet already and admit you are a Democrat, you’ll feel much better, I swear.
Or don’t, I don’t really care what you do, as long as you stop trying to pretend you represent conservative ideals.
I personally don’t think anyone could have beat Obama in 2008, but it must have been some collective delusion or some extreme blonde moment that led Republicans to choosing you as the candidate.
I hate to tell you this, but you’ve been “one of these old guys that should’ve shoved off” for a goddamn long time.
In April of this year your approval ratings in the great state of Arizona were abysmal. 67% of those polled we need someone new in office. Only 21% thought you deserved another term and your job approval rating was at the lowest it’s been in 21 years.
Stick a fork in yourself, because you are done.
Liberals are the ones defending you now and you’d rather concentrate on your poker app than on important issues of foreign policy. We didn’t send you to Washington to play games and crack jokes about after you get caught. This isn’t just your job, it’s the future of the United States. It’s shameful that you would be so irresponsible.
You think that supporting the constitution passionately makes someone a “whacko bird” and you’d rather be at dinner with Obama than representing the interests of your constituents. You’re from Arizona, a red state populated by people that don’t appreciate your attempts to sell freedom down the river in order to win brownie points with the administration.
Oh and your daughter isn’t doing your reputation any favors.
In short, please “shove off”, because I promise that I and many other fellow Arizonans will make your next campaign a huge embarrassment for you. We don’t need or want a power hungry, opportunistic, fake Republican representing our state.
Sincerely NOT yours,
Most of the State of Arizona
There’s nothing that annoys me more than someone placing the blame for their stupidity on an inanimate object. Especially an inanimate object like “the internet”. I’m not exactly sure why I’m surprised that Anthony Weiner found a new way to annoy me.
Saying that you probably wouldn’t have sent pictures of your junk to women if the internet didn’t exist (or worse: wouldn’t have got caught if the internet didn’t exist) is like saying “I wouldn’t have cheated on my wife if she put more effort into looking attractive”
You’re trying to excuse your actions, but it just ends up revealing even more flaws in your own character.
Especially you know what I mean if you are part of any “inner circle” of an organization, blogger’s row, or media credentialed folks.
I went into doing this because I love what I’m doing and I want to make a difference. I don’t try to pretend that I’m more experienced than I am and I just wanted to remained principled and hope that my talent would get me noticed, but once you reach a certain level of being “in the know” with all of this…you get disillusioned about whether or not that’s why anyone else is involved.
It’s a country club mentality, where everyone is smiling and laughing and loving each other, but in the background it’s all nasty words whispered behind people’s backs and a complete inability to know where you actually stand with people.
Do they like me? Do I annoy them? Do they think I’m a hack?
It’s impossible to tell where we stand when everyone is talking out of both sides of their mouth.
I’m too principled to smile at someone through my teeth and bash them as soon as they are out of sight. If I don’t like you, you’ll probably know about it. If I can tell you don’t like me, I’ll just avoid you. I don’t like the politics of social interaction and I’ve come to realize that the social politics of political commentary are sometimes just as bad as the politics I rail against on my websites.
I’ve often thought that one of the problem’s the GOP has is that they refuse to take chances. They like the old familiar faces and their routine song and dance, because it’s always given them results, even if the results are mediocre at best in many cases. Any attempt at changing the tempo or the dancers is regarded with fear and disdain, because the chance that it might gain them spectacular results has been covered up by the fear that it will destroy their chance at getting at least those mediocre results.
The fear of the crash and burn has made a good portion of them go stale. Succeed on your own and they might let you into their fold, but they aren’t interested in taking a risk on anyone with a new sound.
It’s possible that the voices calling for change can get stale too, preaching to the choir and going through the same 1-2-3 step waltz. We love the rabble rousers and the people who want to change the face of the GOP, but maybe we’re just as stuck in our own song and dance as everyone else.
Maybe our connection to the politics has tarnished our own social politics or maybe it’s just a fact of humor nature that we just can’t change.
Either way, I’m exhausted.
Current Mood: Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men
And some days I can’t even trust myself
It’s killing me to see you this way
‘Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore
Don’t listen to a word I say
The screams all sound the same
Trust me, if this was targeted toward a specific person or organization, I’d let them know about it. This is just a general rant about a general feeling of frustration that’s been building in me for sometime.
So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A.
No really, I blame Friends for this epidemic of people thinking that they should be able to afford anything and everything on their minimum wage and when they can’t, they demand a raise…even if they aren’t doing anything at all to deserve it.
“It’s not FAIR!”
“I need a WORKING WAGE!”
“I can’t do all the things I WANT!”
“I don’t like my job!”
Did you know that pretty much no one likes their job when they are at the bottom of the payscale? I bet you would like it even less if you lost your job or had your hours cut to the bone because your employer couldn’t afford to increase all of his employee’s hourly wages.
I was flattered when I offered to write this week’s Disney Princess post and the usual blogger accepted. “But who are you?” Well, I’m a young, twenty-something, wife of an active duty military member, currently living in Okinawa, Japan, and a strong Conservative. I hope that I do this series justice. I have loved reading them up until this point and am excited to be able to write one.
I hadn’t seen the Pocahontas film in a long time, and while very historically inaccurate, not exactly a fairy tale and so never high on my “watch it again” list. However, I was so wrong in being as dismissive as I was toward it. Pocahontas turned out to be a very strong, independent, free spirited character with a great message throughout her movie.
Unfortunately, not everyone sees it that way.
Boomsticks, Crazy GPS, Cross Country Road Trips, and Bloggers: AKA – My road trip to Smart Girl Summit
Went on a road trip to Smart Girl Summit with a fellow blogger and this was the result. Look for my post about the conference itself on Damn Straight Politics in the next couple of days. I’m too tired to write at the moment.
— MeredithAncret (@MeredithAncret) August 6, 2013
— MeredithAncret (@MeredithAncret) August 6, 2013
(These are usually going to be posted on Damn Straight Politics and will be from next week forward, follow that blog for updates. The website is having technical difficulties today.)
So the thing is, conservatives sometimes get a bad rap about pop culture. Like my generation thinks that Republicans are all a bunch of ancient, boring, geriatrics who only listen to classical music and hobble out onto the lawn to shake our canes at teenagers about being on our lawn and telling them their music sucks.
That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Now my taste in music and tv is usually called “eccentric” by my friends (which is probably their nice way of telling me I’m lame) but I’m going to ignore that and introduce you my version of awesome music and TV and fandoms each and every week (barring illness or flaking out, which happens on occasion).
This week we’re doing music and my band of choice, Offspring
Of course they conveniently like Weiner just fine when Breitbart was scooping the story from them ages ago. Must hurt to have someone you despise always be smarter and quicker on the draw than you…even after death.
Traditionally left wing news media have turned on Weiner viciously.