Politics in America: a view presented by Libby


So I’ve been watching the hellish/physical overthrow in Egypt. As well as the moments of bravery and hopefulness.

Especially since I once said that a political overthrow like this would never happen in the US but maybe it should. Am known as ‘Libby’ by all of my boyfriend’s friends. Note: My first name does not begin with an ‘L.’

Yep I’m tired of it. Tired of the verbal abuse and trying to make a cogent point in conversations. It’s always a battle of cherry-picked facts…. taken from some talking head that makes a billion dollars or a delusional mentally ill personality who glories in attention. Sometimes you can combine the two!

Saw a great blog today that gave some direct and insightful points about being a ‘liberal’ i.e. Dem as opposed to ‘conservative’ i.e. Repub.

Face it America: No matter how pissed we get about the abuse and defacing of the Constitution no one will actually begin a physical rebellion. Doesn’t matter who is president either. Yep, let’s keep that Patriot Act going folks.
The People will be voted down by the same government that they have elected:  Un-Natural Single Parent Families, Goddmaned Greens, Those Homosexuals, Lazy-Ass Disability recipients, and the Stupid Welfare Unemployed because the economy is in the tank.
Yes there ARE swine that reproduce and expect government help. Don’t get me wrong. They are in the minority.
And we should use them as a food source.

I have one child and have made up to six figures (gross) in the past and paid the taxes. With NO loopholes or money knocked off. Because I didn’t make enough to take advantage of them, according to Reagan and Bush and their work to fix the tax system.
Just a small business. I paid 30% taxes off my the gross. When Clinton was president I made enough to buy my first house. These days, am below the poverty level of the government standard. And oh yeah: After a
successful run Bush economics forced me to close after 10 great and profitable years.

Despite the fact that the Constitution was instituted to make changes or correct wrongs the Repubs are ignoring that. Let’s go backwards.You know, so our grandparents can keep eating Alpo.
Apparently Roosevelt is now a socialist bastard. As opposed to the president who pulled us out of the Great Depression. Yep Sucks to live in Norway, Denmark or Sweden. Hmmmm I don’t hear any of those so-called Socialist countries yelling Help Help I’m being repressed!

Is it me or do the rabid conservatives (particularly teabaggers) JUMP on anything that they feel is a negative about the Dems or progressives?

Here’s a bit from a guy who used to be a rabid Con then switched to Dem

    Let me quote from his blog today: 

    “Then, in June of 2009, I read a Media Matters post about Michael “I’m ashamed to be Jewish” Savage, nee Michael Alan Weiner.  The day before, Mr. Weiner stated that “The white Christian heterosexual married male is the epitome of everything right with America” Oddly enough, I was disgusted by this.  And yet, Mark actually defended this piece of filth.  I believe his words were “What did he say that was wrong or untrue?”

    My mouth was literally hanging open that someone I was friends with could not immediately denounce this as one of the most offensive things a person could say.  I confronted him, with a great deal of hostility, about the underlying premise of the statement.  If the white Christian heterosexual married male is the epitome of everything”right with America then anything not fitting that description was automatically lesser.  With me being an atheist of Puerto Rican and Jewish descent, I asked him, did he think he was better than me?  And how, exactly, was he better?  He was instantly offended and avoided answering the question.  When pressed on the point he became hostile and abandoned the thread.’

    Wish that I could be as articulate as he is on the subject.

    I Get it.
    Moved to Northern Northern NORTHERN Michigan with PsychoFuck aka ex-husband Number 2.
    At Thanksgiving dinner Psychofuck’s cousin said to me –in front of my Jewish daughter- “Oh MY GOD YOU MARRIED A JEW?!!!!”
    Why yes. You inbred dimwit.

    Here’s the deal: Hate spreads hate. Ignorant people –who only read what they themselves espouse- are killing us.
    Do we need a revolution? Yeah politically. Scary despite Jefferson’s quote. But hell, can’t we all just use some kind of rational discourse? At least for 5 minutes a day?  Try it first with your pet, then move on to a sentient being.  Baby steps.

    I’m certainly not advocating the escalating -and many times cruel- situation in Egypt. But it’s surely a daydream to believe I’ll see any real change in my lifetime. I’ll keep trying in my own little ways though.

    Wish I was a Dirty Hippie. Peace dude. Even Burning Man can’t make me think that this kind of change will ever happen in this country.

    ~Miss R

5 thoughts on “Politics in America: a view presented by Libby

  1. Pingback: Politics in America: A View From A Fucking Genius « YoYo-Dyne … | americantoday

  2. ‘start with a family pet and then move onto sentient beings.’ Definately the quote of the day. Over this side of the pond I admit we get a slightly skewed version of things in the US but the thing is that many household pets are far more sentient than some of the idiocy being spread around by highly paid media people and those who lap up such tripe, from both sides of the arguement.

    It’s not much better here in the UK, it really doesn’t matter who you vote for so I don’t vote. They all say things they don’t mean, then you have the vultures on te sidelines twisting things for their left or right wing agenda.

    If anything it’s irritating, and sometimes I think that a political coup would be possible, though a powerful hydra, it’s still possible to subdue the beast. As for the idiots? Let them talk, like comedy they push the limits, sometimes they go over, sometimes they don’t. It’s the malice that counts.

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    • You’re right, it is the malice that counts. Malice Towards All seems to be the fervent cry of the right wing these days. Not all of of them of course. Just the rabid part.
      Personally I try to take a world view, never watch the political TV pundits or even the News for that matter.
      There are unbiased news aggregate sites on the web. I enjoy FARK.com and pick things that interest me to read. Usually news stories involving books, literature, music and idiots who make the news here in my city. Big stories like the Egyptian coup, the world economy or even just stories that make me laugh.
      As a matter of fact when I have people over at MY house there’s a rule to never discuss politics or religion.
      Both just lead to arguments and not discussion. Probably always will.
      It’s the mindless continual obsession with one political agenda, to the exclusion of all other art and wonders of the world that raises my blood pressure.
      These kind of people make me angry. And sad. Which leads to eventual apathy… and this is why nothing here will ever change -sigh-.

      Thank you for the comment, and the pep talk about the idiots. You’re the best.

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  3. The problem with Americans is we tend to buy spin and sound bites without looking at the laws being passed.The problem with a third party getting power is that they can’t buy the media the way Republicans and Democrats can.

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