Thursday, September 22, 2005

Days like this make me sad
First, I read the irrational liberalism flowing thorugh the Opinion Page of the Yale Daily News today. Then, while I begin to respond to the frightening ideas espoused there, I get a phone call ON MY CELL from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, asking me for money. Yes, the Dems want me to give them $110 (why $110? I have no idea) to "stop Bush's agenda," and to "build strong Democrats." Three times this woman told me that the DCCC is "building strong Democrats." Are they cloning? Building robots? Seriously, you can't "build" a candidate—either they're there and you figure out how to recruit them, or they're there and you figure out how to build a party apparatus that can support them, or they're just not there.

And strangely, when she asked for $110 and I said no, she started the "we recognize that $110 might be outside your budget, so is there an amount that would work better for you today?" before launching into the pleadings for ever-decreasing amounts of money. After the "is there any amount" question, though, I told her that I was, in fact, a registered Republican with no intention of supporting the D-triple C. And she kept asking me for money!!

Oy. I don't even have the energy to respond to the YDN page—but read it and feel free to post comments here.


Kobayashi Maru said...

Big picture: Dems are getting increasingly desperate. This is just another symptom. They stand for nothing forward-looking of their own. They break ranks when the chips are down (Roberts). They've lost the voter ID issue bigtime, and they're desperate for folks to not remember that Clinton was even more unpopular than Bush at his nadir. 2008 is ours to lose... which we could easily do.

Kevin WEb said...

Please explian what the right stands for? Boths parties only seem to care about whats best for them not the US as whole.

RFTR said...

Kevin, I'm not sure it's worth responding to that, but here we go:

First: learn to type. That's all I'll say.

Next: learn some grammar. If the parties "only seem to care about what's best for them," well, then that implies that in reality they care about something else—like maybe the general welfare. I'm guessing you meant to say that they "seem only to care" about themselves.

Now, to address your content: Your question belies your own confusion. My blog nowhere says anything about running for the Republican Party. It says running for the right. Those are two different things. Your statement that the Parties are out for themselves is probably true—typically any political apparatus will strive to increase its own power.

But again, I'm not blindly loyal to the Republican Party. I tend to vote with it most of the time because it is more in line with my beliefs than anything else that's offered.

Now, what does the "right" stand for? Well, a lot of things. There is no cohesive "right" that agrees on everything. But, generally? Small government, with taxes raised for items that only the government can provide (i.e. national defense) and the majority of governing power residing with the states. That's basically the key for me.

And if you take the two pieces of advice I lent above, I'd be happy to discuss it with you further.