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.

'Tea party's' Dick Armey: A GOP majority would take up abortion fight - CSMonitor.com

'Tea party's' Dick Armey: A GOP majority would take up abortion fight - CSMonitor.com

Why when old white Congressmen are voted out of office do they think that they can still control the national political and social agenda and that they still speak for the majority of Americans. Armey is using tons of money to keep himself out in front and relevant. If he wasn't funding the tea baggers, they would have faded away. But, he is funding them and having a group of crazy followers is giving him the allusion that he still matters.

I truly believe that no matter what happens in November, his more than 15 minutes of fame are going to be over shortly after the elections. The tea party movement is bankrupt, with not one good idea coming out of all of these rallies and marches, etc. If the GOP retakes Congress, the lack of ideas and their inability to govern will become evident. And, then it will be our turn.