Loyalty and the Lunatic Fringe

Where is the loyalty of the RINOs? Arlen Specter joins the Democrats. Colin Powell endorses the Democrat. Dierdre Scozzafava endorses the Democrat. 

I'm not opposed to the Democratic Party out of some sense of style or family history. I'm opposed to the Democrats because I think they are wrong. I think the Democrats are wrong in their basic view of the role of government and my place in society as a citizen. The government isn't here to solve all my problems. I changed my political affiliation to independent ten years ago -- not because the Republican Party was too far to the right, but because the Republican Party did so little to truly implement the policies they endorsed in the campaigns. Smaller, less intrusive government. Have the Republicans done anything to move the country in that direction? 

I'm not Republican. I'm not loyal to the Republicans because they have no loyalty to the opposition of the lunatic Left of the Democratic Party. I want smaller government. I vote against bond issues. They have all the money they need. I vote against incumbents. I vote for third-party candidates. I sometimes leave a particular race blank. But I almost never vote for Democrats in a local election. And I never vote for Democrats in a national or state-wide election. 

Who are the lunatic fringe? I don't want to micromanage every aspect of your life. I don't ride a motorcycle. If I did, I suppose a helmet would be a good idea. But I don't care if you wear one or not. I think the police have better things to worry about, too. I wear my seat belt. It seems like a good idea. I don't really care if you do. I don't care if you've put on a couple extra pounds because you have a jelly roll every morning. I don't care what you do in your own bedroom. I do care what you do in my kid's classroom. 

While in the Illinois Senate, Barack Obama voted against the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. He thought it would undermine a woman's right to choose. How do you negotiate with that? There is no middle ground, no compromise, nothing to discuss. That is the lunatic fringe. It's as if someone were to say that restrictions on automatic weapons are an unreasonable infringement on the right to keep and bear arms. No, restrictions on automatic weapons are reasonable. There are some restrictions on free speech. Libel, slander, and the inciting of riots are not protected forms of free speech. That's reasonable. There are restrictions on rights that are actually in the Constitution. If it weren't for the lunatic fringe on the Left, it would be possible to discuss some restrictions or parameters on a right that's not in the Constitution. 

The lunatics in the Democratic Party say that if we don't do something right now, the planet is going to boil. Please, could someone give them a pill to calm down? There have been fossils from marine life found in the Himalayas. There have been fossilized plants found in Antarctica. Just 10,000 years ago Yosemite Valley was covered by a glacier. Climate changes. It's always been changing, but we're not going to boil. Besides, how can burning more fossil fuels cause that much more change to the climate? I thought the problem with fossil fuels was that we were running out.

Codependency is not a viable political strategy. You don't get a drunk to sober up by catering to his behavior. The RINOs aren't bringing the Democrats to the center.  The Democrats are pulling the RINOs to the left. 
Where is the loyalty of the RINOs? Arlen Specter joins the Democrats. Colin Powell endorses the Democrat. Dierdre Scozzafava endorses the Democrat. 

I'm not opposed to the Democratic Party out of some sense of style or family history. I'm opposed to the Democrats because I think they are wrong. I think the Democrats are wrong in their basic view of the role of government and my place in society as a citizen. The government isn't here to solve all my problems. I changed my political affiliation to independent ten years ago -- not because the Republican Party was too far to the right, but because the Republican Party did so little to truly implement the policies they endorsed in the campaigns. Smaller, less intrusive government. Have the Republicans done anything to move the country in that direction? 

I'm not Republican. I'm not loyal to the Republicans because they have no loyalty to the opposition of the lunatic Left of the Democratic Party. I want smaller government. I vote against bond issues. They have all the money they need. I vote against incumbents. I vote for third-party candidates. I sometimes leave a particular race blank. But I almost never vote for Democrats in a local election. And I never vote for Democrats in a national or state-wide election. 

Who are the lunatic fringe? I don't want to micromanage every aspect of your life. I don't ride a motorcycle. If I did, I suppose a helmet would be a good idea. But I don't care if you wear one or not. I think the police have better things to worry about, too. I wear my seat belt. It seems like a good idea. I don't really care if you do. I don't care if you've put on a couple extra pounds because you have a jelly roll every morning. I don't care what you do in your own bedroom. I do care what you do in my kid's classroom. 

While in the Illinois Senate, Barack Obama voted against the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. He thought it would undermine a woman's right to choose. How do you negotiate with that? There is no middle ground, no compromise, nothing to discuss. That is the lunatic fringe. It's as if someone were to say that restrictions on automatic weapons are an unreasonable infringement on the right to keep and bear arms. No, restrictions on automatic weapons are reasonable. There are some restrictions on free speech. Libel, slander, and the inciting of riots are not protected forms of free speech. That's reasonable. There are restrictions on rights that are actually in the Constitution. If it weren't for the lunatic fringe on the Left, it would be possible to discuss some restrictions or parameters on a right that's not in the Constitution. 

The lunatics in the Democratic Party say that if we don't do something right now, the planet is going to boil. Please, could someone give them a pill to calm down? There have been fossils from marine life found in the Himalayas. There have been fossilized plants found in Antarctica. Just 10,000 years ago Yosemite Valley was covered by a glacier. Climate changes. It's always been changing, but we're not going to boil. Besides, how can burning more fossil fuels cause that much more change to the climate? I thought the problem with fossil fuels was that we were running out.

Codependency is not a viable political strategy. You don't get a drunk to sober up by catering to his behavior. The RINOs aren't bringing the Democrats to the center.  The Democrats are pulling the RINOs to the left.