From the “unsubscribed mailing list archive”… or, “If you don’t like to read about politics, don’t waste your time on this post.”
Some time ago, I’d signed up for a bunch of Democrat mailing lists… Y’know, MoveOn, Dean for America… some others. At some point the newsletters became less relevant and less interesting, so instead of unsubscribing, I’d just delete them as they arrived. No big sweat off my back.
But I decided to open one of their missives today today titled “Getting Even”. Here’s what it said:
They are not going to get away with it. I am not going to take the lies that Republicans are telling about me and other Democrats in Congress sitting down. And neither should you.
What our opponents are trying to do to me is just a taste of what they have in store for us in the months ahead. Karl Rove’s Republican Party will stoop to any level to smear our candidates, and it certainly won’t let the facts get in the way.
But we won’t get mad. We’re going to get even.
Ok, so, the next thing I did was find the unsubscribe link:
The thing is this. I can’t stand 98% of politics today. I especially can’t stand the cry-baby tactics of the Democrats. The Republicans are generally deplorable, but that almost makes them tolerable. The Democrats, on the other hand, have for some time seemed so feeble and self-loathing (not to mention disorganized) that I’ve all but lost faith in the one-and-an-eighth party system. It’s like, why don’t you guys just join up with the Republicans and make way for a full-bodied, more filling second party?
I dunno, maybe I shouldn’t be so harsh, but I’ll tell you what, the Republicans don’t whine nearly as bad as the Dems. Sure, they gripe and they lie and they cheat and steal and they do terrible things — but that’s what politics are all about. In fact, they’re willing to publicly take down their own members if it’ll serve the cause (unless the nickname of the member in question rhymes with “Dummy”). The Democrats, on the other hand, seem to think that fighting fair is American or something — and that they should be treated with dignity and esteem. Just like the folks at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo.
Ahem. Let’s start somewhere, mkay? Start treating the folks you need to rely on the way that you want to be treated and then we’ll talk. Stop treating me like an uninformed ATM. I don’t want to give you any more money and I don’t care about your fundraising efforts. Gas prices are still up, remember? Until you come around to the fact that I’m not a “constituent” but a normal person (just like you), I’ll be on the lookout for a party that actually gets me and reflects the concerns I have. I want to see radical solutions that reflect new thinking — followed up by execution. And I’m tired of you guys always defining and defending yourselves against the Republicans. It’s annoying.
I’m waiting to see something new, that wasn’t around in the last two elections. Obama seems, on the surface, to be an iota more interesting than the rest of the bunch. Crissakes, he’s a got a MySpace account. But I haven’t really even bothered following him that much. Man, just put George Clooney up against Bush — we’d win for sure. I mean, it worked in California for the Republicans. And heck, despite that debonair attitude and winning smiling, annoying is one thing I’ve never thought of him.
Oh, and to keep this in context… I’m just another citizen in this grand ol’ country concerned about the path we’re on. And I’m voicing my opinion, incomplete, uninformed and probably annoying in and of itself, because I’m tired of deleting pointless mailings from Democrats that I simply can’t bring myself to believe in. Yep, that’s it.