Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Party of Death

It brings back memories of many conversations with members of my family and some of my friends. The words used absolutely boggle my mind, as these people who freely associate with me will stand next to me, hand me a beer, and then suggest that I somehow support terrorism and the destruction of the United States of America.

Me. Personally. Because my voting record lines up with more similarities to the Democratic Party.

The comparisons go on. According to the narrative, I also support the wholesale slaughter of not only my countrymen, but also babies. I have been told that I prefer not to put murderers in jail, and would rather have them roaming the streets, armed, while regular citizens (like me) remain unarmed. Furthermore, they say, I despise my own religion and all followers of it, and glorify the religions of others at the expense of my own.

Me. Personally. Because my voting record lines up with more similarities to the Democratic Party.

At first, this line of thought directed towards me from people whom I love was terribly, dismally hurtful. How could these people, who say they are proud of my accomplishments, who say they want me to visit them more and spend more time with them, who say they want to hear what is going on in my life and express concern for my general well being, invite a monster such as me into their homes and lives?

Should I not be shunned? Kept away from their children? Beaten from their homes? Tried as a traitor and as an aider and abbetor to the enemy?

Me. Personally.

At some point, it goes beyond hurt into absolute fascination. What did I do this week? Oh, went down to Super Secret Liberal Takeover Headquarters, sharpened some knives, and planned our next big move to destroy the country. You guys are really screwing up by letting me stay alive, at this point.

Because my voting record lines up with more similarities to the Democratic Party.

Now, Rudy is in on it, too. He's dispensing with the pleasantries, and going straight for the jugular. It does not matter that America has dealt with enemies, foreign and domestic, in the past. It does not matter that those enemies have not cared one whit about what political party was in power. It does not matter that we will be attacked again, and again, and again, from enemies foreign and domestic, over the course of our continued history as a Union, as we were in 1861, 1917, 1941, 1982, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2001, and last week in Blacksburg, Virginia. It does not matter that no political party or Presidential administraion has ever, ever, ever gotten it right on everything having to do with security. It does not matter that Rudy doesn't actually have a proven plan of keeping us safe to draw these comparisons from.

None of that matters, because, according to Rudy, in 2008, I will be voting to kill Americans.

Me. Personally.

Because I damn sure will not be voting for him.


dadvocate said...

could face another major terrorist attack

We face the threat of another major terrorist attack no matter which party is in power. The radical Islam terrorists hate us for a multitude of reasons. And, I've seen little reason to believe that Republicans are actually more serious about homeland security than Democrats, as sad as that sounds.

"Rudy Giuliani today has taken the politics of fear to a new low and I believe Americans are ready to reject those kind of politics,"

It's not a "new low" and Americans have yet "to reject those kind of politics." Democrats will have us believe that the world will end due to global warming, corporate greed, unending wars, etc. if another Republican is elected. Is that not fear mongering?

sophmom said...

It's the politics of *if we say it, it must be true* and they've been getting away with it since Reagan. If they claim that dems are "tax and spend" and that repubs are "fiscally conservative" and "tough on security" then saying it is all they need to do. Obviously, the repubs say one thing and do another because they damn sure are NOT fiscal conservatives and they damn sure haven't made this country safer from terrorism. Excellent post.