I am confident that Romney is going to win this and in January we will be watching the Inauguration of President Mitt Romney.
I will be at the polls tomorrow and I will cast my vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the men can bring our country back from the downward spiral that President Obama has put us in.
This is the most important, most exciting, most exhausting, election that has happened in my lifetime and, god willing, it will be the most important one of my lifetime.
I’m not really sure I can deal with such a stressful election season again.
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It’s not like they aren’t already operating on the maturity and intelligence level of a 4 year old, screaming “MINE MINE!” at all the other kids toys, but it’s going to get worse.
A lot worse.
In fact, it’s already started.
I’ve started running a political blog on tumblr (partially to blame for my slow updates here on wordpress). I have cultivated a large group of awesome gay and straight conservatives on the website, but it is still an overwhelmingly liberal site in most ways.
The stupidity and mudslinging is reaching a fever pitch.
Want proof? Visit the tumblr tag pages for things like ‘Ann Romney’, ‘Paul Ryan’, or just the word ‘conservative’.
If tumblr isn’t your thing, check out Debbie Wasserman Schultz twitter account or the accounts of other prominent figures in the Democratic party. Or just the twitter accounts of liberals in general.
They’ve stopped pretending to caring about facts and started the equivalent of a child throwing themselves on the floor and screaming ‘NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!’ or a teenager running into their room and screaming ‘I HATE YOU, WHY ARE YOU RUINING MY LIFE. I WISH I WAS DEAD!’*
Or similar to a monkey throwing his own feces.
This is about how an argument with a liberal goes at this point.
Liberal: Paul Ryan want to GUT medicare!
Conservative: Actually, no. Paul Ryan is working to make Medicare a feasible plan for all those currently on the plan and for those would go on the plan in the next 10 years. After that a voucher program will be instated. Obama is actually the one gutting Medicare.
Liberal: NO HE’S NOT YOU RACIST!
Conservative: Wow, that was uncalled for. Obama is gutting Medicare. He’s using funds that were supposed to used to keep medicare solvent for several more years and he’s funneling them into funding Obamacare.
Liberal: But Paul Ryan thinks rape is a ‘method of conception!’
Conservative: Wait…weren’t we talking about Medicare a second ago? Also Ryan was ACTUALLY talking about pregnancy, whether it ocurrs through rape or consensual sex, and in that case…rape is a method of conception.
Liberal: BUT ROMNEY AND RYAN HATE WOMEN AND GAY PEOPLE AND WANT TO SHIP ALL OUR JOBS OUT THE COUNTRY AND BAN IMMIGRATION AND….
Conservative: Whoah! Slow down. None of those things are true. *starts trying to lay out facts*
Liberals: Shut up you stupid racist bitch/asshole!**
Conservative: *walks away and mutters* Lord give me the patience to control myself and not go back and punch that moron in the face.***
Yes, that’s more and more what we are hearing from liberals. No facts, just accusations and storms of misinformation, hoping they can confuse the voting public for long enough that they will experience a moment of delusional insanity, much as they did 4 years ago, and vote for Obama again.
They are getting desperate, they are getting scared, because they can see the end coming.
As I tweeting to Debbie Wasserman Schultz last night…their desperation tastes like sweet, sweet victory to me.
Obama needs to get ready to find a new place to live.
Romney is moving into the house on Pennsylvania Avenue come January.
On a side note.
Here, have a psuedo-campaign video. It’s my new favorite. Based on one of the line’s from Paul Ryan’s speech last night at the Republican National Convention.
“College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life. Everyone who feels stuck in the Obama economy is right to focus on the here and now. And I hope you understand this too, if you’re feeling left out or passed by: You have not failed, your leaders have failed you.” – Paul Ryan
*my response to liberals in that case is ‘So do I, we finally agree on something’.
**depending on gender of conservative. Sometimes interchangeable though.
*** I may not believe in a personal god, but I find myself praying to one more and more often and hoping I will not go back and punch these people’s light out. It helps that most of the arguments are the on the internet.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been stopped several times, both on campus and off, to be asked to sign a petition to get open primaries in our state…which seems a bit like closing the barn door after all the cows have escaped, since my state’s primary was held on February 28th.
The last time this happened I had just had enough. I pointedly asked the women who was carrying the petition to tell me what party she was registered with.
Unsurprisingly, after a bit of prodding, she told me she was a Democrat. I asked her how she would feel about Open Primaries if I, as a Republican, were to gather up Republicans and go to a Democratic primary to vote for the worst Democratic candidate so that the Republican nominee would be able to wipe the floor with him. She told me “well I would be getting people to sign a petition if I didn’t support it.”
Which didn’t actually answer the question, mind you.
As this was a public space another person came up to interject their opinion. He asked me what my solution would be if a Democrat, such as himself, wanted to vote in the primaries for Ron Paul. (Not sure why a Democrat would want to, since 90% of what Ron Paul supports is completely opposite to Democratic views…the only thing I can think that this guy wanted was the legalization of drugs…) I told him to do the same thing that my independent friends had done, which was register as Republicans for the primary and then re-register as their actual party.
He didn’t seem to find that satisfactory…too lazy to go to the trouble I guess.
Here is the key problem with this particular guy’s argument. The Presidential election is the time for the entire country to decide, based on whatever their views are, which nominee will make the best POTUS. That is why you vote across party lines, you can watch the debates, view the records, and decide between the party nominees to decide who will best lead the country.
This is not what primaries are for.
Now, ideally, members of the party should be voting for the candidate who will make the best President. However, Democratic and Republican ideals of what makes a good President are not the same at all, so cross primary voting would be unhelpful at best and disastrous at worst.
What a primary does is allow the members of the party to decide on who, of the available candidates, best represents their ideals and will be the best President possible within those ideals.
So the problem with a Democrat voting in a Republican Primary is that they will not be voting for the candidate that best represents Republican ideals, they will be voting for either 1.) the candidate who best represents Democratic ideals or 2.) the candidate that will be most easily defeated by their Democratic nominee.
And considering that option 2 is exactly what happened this year in the Republican Primaries in several states which have open primaries.
Democratic activists and strategists have launched a campaign to push fellow Democrats and independents to vote for Santorum to try to derail the more moderate frontrunner Mitt Romney, a Michigan native and the candidate President Barack Obama’s campaign least wants to face in the November 6 election.
“I think Santorum is completely radioactive and will bring an electoral disaster to the Republicans – he could deliver Obama a landslide,” said Michigan Democratic strategist Joe DiSano, who has launched one of the efforts to help Santorum. “We need to focus on the one real challenger to Romney.”
Gotta love that sort political trickery. Of course this says a lot about how worried the Democrats are about my candidate of choice, Mitt Romney.
However, this is why closed primaries are necessary. I don’t want to vote in a Democratic primary, I’m not a Democrat and it’s not my job to choose a candidate who upholds their ideals. Neither is it a Democrats job to choose a political candidate who best upholds Republican ideals.
I am getting tired of the media downplaying that Romney has been the winner of numerous primaries and is headed toward the Republican GOP nomination (and is without question in a strong position to take down Obama).
Let’s just ignore that no GOP candidate has ever gotten as high as Romney is currently at about 40%.
Then let’s deal with the fact that it’s pretty much a mathematical impossibility that Romney isn’t going to win the delegates.
Facts, please base your opinions on them. Don’t be this guy.
After a draining week in politics and work…I was very relieved at tonight’s Romney victory…but still needed to get a little snark out so I turned to twitter…
.And on twitter I saw@DinaFraioli tweeted
“The Eye of Sauron points to Ohio….”
so I responded
“Great, now I’m going to be spending all night putting the major political contenders in LOTR roles in my mind.”
believe it or not, there was no alcohol involved in this…it’s just trying to get publicity for Republicans and Reincarnation and keeping up blogging during an election year that I have almost no time for my other writing passion—writing fantasy novels. So this random little musing is making up for that loss in my life…I fully admit this is stupid and pointless, but it was a wonderful stress relief to write…and it’s disturbing how many parallels I was able to make.
At the very least, I hope it gives you a small chuckle.I would love to actually write this parody…but not sure I have the time…so settle for how you would cast “The Lord of the White House and the Return of the Conservative”
My life is now complete.
Thanks to The Conservative New Ager for making me giggle after a very long, difficult week.
Well not yet, the primaries aren’t over, but my state just gave Romney another 29 delegates and he won Michigan as well.
It’s a good night.
Thank you Arizona. You occasionally make me happy to live here.
Back to my roots, complaining about the liberal gay left.
Also Occupy Wall Street/any city they can get to, because they seem to be doing a bit of the glitter slinging these days as well.
I’ve talked about glitter bombing before, but I thought it was time for another go at it, since people still seem to consider it a good way to deal with their issues….instead of, y’know, actually having civilized discussions.
Because throwing things was so helpful in solving disputes in kindergarten. *eye roll*
So last time I talked, it was mostly about how childish the concept of throwing glitter at your opponents makes you look.
But I’ve changed my mind (don’t faint, it happens). It still makes you look irreparably stupid, but there is nothing childish about it.
Nothing is childish about assault.
Yes, you heard me right. Glitter bombing is assault.
Here is the definition of assault.
- In criminal and tort law, an act, usually consisting of a threat or attempt to inflict bodily injury upon another person, coupled with the apparent present ability to succeed in carrying out the threat or the attempt if not prevented, that causes the person to have a reasonable fear or apprehension of immediate harmful or offensive contact. No intent to cause battery or the fear or apprehension is required so long as the victim is placed in reasonable apprehension or fear. No actual physical injury is needed to establish an assault, but if there is any physical contact, the act constitutes both an assault and a battery.
- In criminal law, in some states, the term includes battery and attempted battery.
- Any attack .
- The act of inflicting bodily injury upon another. See also mayhem.
The parts in bold are what I want you to look at.
Sure you didn’t mean to glitter in that senator/aid/candidate/judge’s eye. You didn’t mean to lacerate their cornea or cause major injury or disability.
But you still did…or you risk doing so with every handful of glitter that you throw.
[A] Washington, D.C., optometrist warns that it is possible to injure someone with glitter.
“If it gets into the eyes, the best scenario is it can irritate, it can scratch. Worst scenario is it can actually create a cut,” Stephen Glasser told The Hill. He also noted that breathing glitter into your nose and sinuses could cause an infection.
So it’s not childish. It’s criminal.
As 20 year old intern, Peter Smith, found out last Tuesday.
Tuesday’s glitter bombing, however, is different. The student who tossed the glitter was charged with “throwing a missile” and “unlawful acts on campus grounds.” If convicted, 20-year-old Peter Smith could face up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Smith, who was working as an unpaid intern for the Colorado Senate Democrats, was promptly fired and also faced possible expulsion from University of Colorado Denver. Although UCD chose to take no disciplinary action, Smith still faces the other charges.
The IDS paper is calling the charges “a little disproportionate.”
Claiming that being fired was appropriate, but expulsion and jail time/a fine was a punishment unfit to the crime.
One has to wonder…would they be so tolerant if this was another situation.
Here’s one for you.
My school gets a lot of these “street preachers” who show up with megaphones and stupid t-shirts and big signs quoting Biblical verses (all out of context) that talk about hellfire and damnation. I’m not impressed by this…I grew up in the Southern Baptist church. I cut my teeth on fire and brimstone preaching.
However, what if this group took things a step farther. What if, instead of just shouting abuse at us, they started throwing pamphlets at us and spraying super-soakers filled holy water on the students.
Pamphlets can give people paper cuts and certainly carry the danger of cutting someone in a dangerous place…like…I don’t know…the eye.
A super-soaker on campus could, similarly, have bad results.
So, we could legitimately claim this as assault. It fits the legal definition I quoted in enough ways to make that feasible.
So would these same writers feel it was “disproportionate” to charge the speakers, with their loud protests about how being gay and masturbating will send you to hell, with assault?
I don’t know, but I have a feeling that they would be fine with it.
And just for reference. Here is the golden rule again. (I’ve quoted it before)
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
If you would appreciate a handful of glitter in your face, a slashed cornea, and a painkiller/eye-patch fashion combo, then, by all means, keep throwing glitter at people.
If you would appreciate Bible’s being thrown at you because you are gay, and the street preachers thought that physical violence would change that, then, by all means, keep assaulting others to get them to change their opinions.
If, however, you realize how much you would not appreciate either one of those things.
Then please, give it a rest, put down the craft box, screw the lid back on the glitter container, and go write a blog or something.