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The Problem with Conservatives

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary

September 21, 2010

By Perry Redd

I am left of center.  There’s no equivocating that fact.  I do believe in free enterprise, but I don’t believe of letting free enterprise run roughshod over the people.  I do believe in small government; but I don’t believe in allowing it to become so small that it becomes ineffective and corporations take over government’s function.  I do believe that taxation has gone overboard, but I do believe that all of America must play its fair share in contributing to the general welfare of the nation.  So when I hear conservatives espouse that they are the purveyors of moral uprightness and solid conservative values—and that everyone else is wrong and sinful—then I’ve got a problem.  Yes, the problems are the conservatives.

For the past 30 years, I watched and experienced a war on cultures that fall short or awry of “baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet.”  I’ve seen racism re-surge right before my eyes, the country’s wealth stolen in broad daylight and religious intolerance snowball into a movement.  I’d like to say I could control it, but I couldn’t, but I was part of communities of people who could.  For the most part, they fought to do just that.  Sometimes they won, other times they lost; but the overall analysis is that, we’re jacked up now!

We’re chiefly jacked-up because we’ve allowed those in leadership positions to lie to us.  Tell us it’s not raining when it’s is, then we go outside without umbrellas.  It hasn’t worked to our advantage.  And guess what?  It’s happening again…

The Tea Party’s euphoria confronted reality Sunday, with Delaware Senate primary winner Christine O’Donnell backing out of scheduled talk show appearances amid talk of possible civil war among Republicans over the conservative movement and her anti-conservative behaviors.

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski accused the Tea Party Express of infusing money and lies into her Republican primary to swing it against her.

Now waging a write-in campaign to retain her seat, against the wishes of mainstream Republicans, Murkowski said that fellow party members were inciting inner-GOP conflict.  There would be no conflict if the conservatives just did what they say they stand for.  The Bush Administration were “small government” conservatives and blew the budget out of the water!  They failed to oversee the financial sector and the Wall Street executives took the money and ran—and nobody went to jail.  Conservatives are big on throwing people in jail—unless it’s their own.  This definitely wasn’t the war on drugs.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed complaints with the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Election Commission against O’Donnell, who apparently stole money from her campaign.  That’s illegal.  Someone needs to go to jail.  But the conservatives are going to try their best to protect this lie and yet, still want America to trust them with the leadership of the country.

We, as citizens—and voters—cannot allow this to be the norm.  This is abnormal behavior.  We cannot continue on in insanity and chaos.  You can’t gain control over the country’s house if you can’t control your own.  The conservatives have unresolved issues that will only hurt us later.  Take care of those at home, then get back to us on driving the car.


One Response to “The Problem with Conservatives”

  1. Neighbor says she has proof: Christine O’Donnell is a witch – SHOCKING story at:

    Peace! 🙂

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