What Kind Of American Are You?

by | Nov 8, 2006

“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” -Plato

I normally tune out conservative propagandists, but in the wake of last night’s election returns, I was curious how they were handling the news. Not well.

CNN’s douche du jour, Glenn Beck characterized the Democrat’s platform as “the politics of destruction.” His assertion would be laughable, if it wasn’t so twisted. I don’t know how it happened, but Republicans have become masters of semantic deception. They take whatever it is they themselves are–draft dodgers, spendaholics, criminals, pervs, etc.–and claim that’s what their opposition is.

On my way in to the office this morning, I paused to hear what radio luminaries, Rick and Bubba (not to be confused with Johnboy and Billy) had to say. They claimed the Democrat platform goes against Biblical teachings. Yeah, that makes sense. Taking care of the poor, the environment, the sick, and looking out for the interests of minorities and other disenfranchised Americans is clearly the work of Satan.

I’m done letting this slide. The ideas these people promote need to be marginalized. Which brings me to the epigraph above. It’s time for all good Americans to get involved. Our nation needs a new energy policy, serious investment in education, food and health care for all and a deeper commitment to protecting the environment. And that’s just for starters.

Are you prepared to help? Or do you prefer to act like a parrot and mouth Karl Rove’s latest talking points?

[UPDATE] This bumper sticker speaks volumes.