Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I am sick

I know that Christine O'Donnell's winning the Delaware Republican primary is potentially good for the Democratic Party, but it still makes me sick that voters would choose her. Part of the conservative legacy will be the "dumbing down" of the country. Republicans chose a woman who has made a career out of lying, never really held a job, has financial irregularities (using campaign contributions to pay her rent and other expenses), and who has some crazy ideas related to sex and sexuality. Exactly what in Christine's past equips her to lead her state? Her lying about her college degree and her non-admittance into Princeton? Her lack of a professional resume? Her fundamental Christian beliefs? What?

Conservatives are the first to say that they want to return to traditional values. Since when do traditional values means fidelity to incompetence? Even given that our past excluded blacks and women from basic rights, as well as political, economic and educational opportunities, I remember that our parents, communities, and government valued hard work and education as a means to creating a better society, community, and family life.

Now, we have conservatives equating incompetence, lying, and lack of education and a professional profile with good governance. Are conservatives candidates really the way forward when other countries are promoting good education, technical skills, and innovation as a means to generating strong economies and solid markets?

We are going backwards. Supporting poor candidates that cannot even hold a job as somehow our leaders for the future.

Conservatives the message you can give your children is that lying, stealing, cheating are today's values. Just make sure that your lying, stealing, and cheating are masked in conservative Christianity, and you, too, can become the next candidate for Senator.

I am really sick.


  1. I remember when Bush et al won in 2004, and how upset I was. A friend of mine reminded me that the pendulum always swings back the other way. (I know it seems to stay longer on the nutso side, but still...). Maybe it's better for all this teabagger toxicity to rise to the surface and be seen for what it is. Someone told me that there's always 27% crazy in the country. I truly think this will erupt (the movement) and fade away. But I do understand what you're saying. For anyone who is sane, sensitive, and aware, the world is pretty demonic right now.

    Thanks for your post.

  2. Thanks SIA. I have to say that I am really having a difficult time getting past this O'Donnell thing. Now, the right is moving strongly to support her, and the media is going along. Little in the MSM about her past, while the PR guys are rewritting a new strong narrative.

  3. Another positive - the people of Delaware AREN'T going to vote for her. She's going to lose. I don't care how many media harlots gabble the fantasy that is C. O'Donnell.