Re: we got a tsnami here....
posted at 10/28/2012 6:53 PM EDT
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
In response to redsoxdirtdog's comment:
The counter arguement???
The predictable ad hominem attack..... "you're a right wing-nut."
There is no refuting a single substantive policy point I just made. Guys like Mr.Yazz & Softy are the real equal and opposite true WING-NUTS!
I like you RSDD, and I think your heart is in the right place. But don't you think that claiming that you are absolutely right and everyone else is absolutely wrong somewhat undermines your credibility?
Why should it? I am absolutely right & everyone else is absolutely wrong!
p.s. I never said I was absolutely right & everyone else was ab. wrong. Never said it.
Now.... Softy is an absolute moron! His nut job extreme right wing demagoguery & race baiting, simply feeds into the stereotyping of all Republicans. He adds absolutely nothing reasonable to a socio-political debate. Mr.Yazz is close to the same on the other extreme. Both socio-political poles are too dim-witted to do anything but demagogue an issue, as they have very little to say with respect to finding a middle ground. I do use a bit of hyperbole to accentuate the absurdity of their opinions. Just a bit of poetic license :)
As to my substantive, issue oriented critique of the president I once supported???? Never do I say I am completely right & everyone else is wrong. Having said that, of course I think I'm spot on with respect to my opinions on those substantive issues. In fact, I think it would be next to impossible to seriously argue the facts that I presented, as I presented them, without thinking I was right about them. If there was a relevant issue in question, I probably ignored it as generally irrelevent to the discussion of Obama, & his JOB competency, or not a determinative factor in my choice for the next president. I personally believe he has been an abject failure with respect to the most important issues of our time. Certainly the Republicans have many many problems with respect to how they have governed, but on balance, IMHO:), it's no contest in this presidential election. Romney is a flawed candidate!!! TO BE SURE! Even conceding this point, there is no contest with who I think will "BETTER" tackle the issues I presented.
Guys like Stiffy & Mr.yazz simply want obscure the issues. Easy enough! Demagogue the hell out of a marginally related issue, & distract from the real debate. This is politics 101. The sad thing??? It works with most people. Sadly? Stiffy is bright enough to realize this. That's precisely why I can't stand him. He, & those like him on the exreme Right Wing, give the reasonable, moderate Right Wing Republicans with a brain, like me, a bad name. Mr.yazz? Not so bright. He's never even tried to argue an issue head on in his life. In his defense, there's not much of what I presented that he can argue head on. They are manifestly accurate.
As I've said many times, I once supported Obama! I was disgusted with Bush, & willing to give Obama a chance. Hardly the thing a Right Wing-nut would ever consider. It was a big mistake!!!!!!!!!! The emperor has no clothes! Some of the sackless, wishy washy, uninformed, middle of the roader independents still don't see it??? Cut the shiiiiiiiiit! Anybody who is still undecided should get their head checked & pick up a paper once in a while. If you are still undecided, on either side, you don't deserve to vote. If you are that pathetically uninformed, there is little chance you will get up to speed in the last 10 days. Unfortunately, it's the least informed who will decide this election, either way. SCARY!
Arrogant? I guess so??? Irritated by these folks? Definitely! Most of my friends here in Oregon, & back home in Mass. are Liberal Dems. I love them, but I get a little tired of hearing their demagogic lectures about Republicans. They're all well educated & employed. They have theirs, & don't seem to give a rip about the hard working blue collar stiffs / friends of mine who can't find a decent job. Being born & raised in Mass, & having spent the last 30 years in log ville Central, I have a profound respect for the hard working blue collar guys who make this country run. I can't stand the arrogant upper middle class, Portland Oregon, we've got ours, so the loggers can go screw themselves, Greater Portland Area mentality. That, "I want to keep our backyard pristine, & the regular blue collar joes can go scruuuu" mentality. Domestic oil. Sure I love my SUV, but drill in "my backyard?" HELL NO! I hate oil! BUT.... I'll send your son to defend my oil in the middle east. The IRONIES are too deep & too rich for the mindless ideologues to catch up with.........
OK :) Done ranting :) That was cathartic! & I feel so much better about myself, knowing others are simply too dumb to get me. LOL! Please excuse the rampant demagoguery in this rant! It wouldn't have worked without it. Plus, being right gives me a certain immunity to my own rules of engagement. :)