Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Coming Together is a Two Way Street
Before going any further however I must be fair and balanced. There are a few lefties whose views and opinions are deserving of consideration and I would be amongst the first to advise everyone, including conservatives, to do so. I shall not drop any names here but those of whom I am speaking of know who you are. And any conservative whose mind is open enough to be challenged by smart lefties probably know who am speaking of as well.
Another thing I have noticed about the left, or progressives is their tendency toward elitism and snobbery. I have noticed it for years, going all the way back to my college days and continuing throughout my business life. The lefties, or progressives that I have known in business are without a doubt the most snobbish and tend to a very high level of elitism. I guess it must come naturally to those who choose to wear the badge of "progressive, liberal, or socialist."
After no doubt offending some lefties, they offend easily as emotionalism is one of the characteristics of the liberal persona, I shall return to the starting point of this post. The Anti Tea Party movement and their funneling of monies through special interests (large unions) to target candidates for "the firing squad."
Here's a quick breakdown of the lefty scheme followed a link to the article.
A movement to counter the Tea Party movement is apparently a front end of a complex scheme to funnel contributions (sizable union) through the offices of a prominent Democratic attorney.
The American Public Policy Center (APPC), a Washington DC campaign organization few have heard of has stated the Tea Party movement is a fad.
However, the APPC has a prominent role in a network designed to keep money flowing from the flush coffers of the nation's largest labor unions to the political slush funds of democratic candidates.
What is intended to look like a local groundswell is actually the brainchild of Craig Vargosa and George Rakis, both Democratic Party operatives and strategists.
The game is to set up numbers of 527 groups, non profit organizations that select controversial issues to hammer away at.
Vargosa and Rakis have a central mailing address in Washington to which soft money contributions from unions, and presumably other well padded sources are "laundered."
Tens of millions of dollars are then circulated to different states by the 527's to pay for TV ads, Internet campaigns, lobbyists, and salaries, allowing the unions to give the appearance of keeping their hands clean.
I think the drift is clear. While this practice is not illegal, it is dishonest. What gets me a bit worked up is listening to the lefties, progressives, or whatever constantly screaming about corporate donations and influence. All good and well but where is the outrage when unions, and other interests they like do the same frigging thing?
You can find the article by following the link to Anti-Tea Party Web Site Par of Scheme to Funnel Funds.
And another thing. There are those lefties, progressives, socialists, or whatever that complain independent conservatives who are guided by principals found in the Constitution of these United States, the Declaration of Independence, the writings of the Founding Fathers, rational philosophers such as Ayn Rand, are somehow deluded, deranged, or stupid.
To them I say, excuse me, I much prefer to live by principal, integrity, honesty, and the values of hard work and self sufficiency. The values that made this nation what it is,and the values so many misguided lefties, progressives, socialists , or whatever have worked so hard for so many years to destroy.
For you on the left that have manged to retain the ability to use reason and engage in civil and honest discourse with civil and honest conservatives this critical outlook does not apply to you. However, as I keep hearing on the lefty blogs, and I paraphrase, if it's how you see it then say it straight out and hit em hard right between the eyes. Its your style so don't compromise, stick to the truth. I decided to take the advise of the left on this one.
Oh, and just a few more quick thought. The system ain't working. It was broken through the combined efforts of the democrats and republicans. Corruption has become the nature of government officials. The Tea Party movement is fed up, I am fed up (in fact I am as mad as h*ll), and I am a proud independent conservative.
And a final word. I also have the same criticism for my conservative brothers and sisters who behave in the same way as the uncivil lefties do. It took me awhile to see the value in acting civilly, without malice, and in ones rational self interest. Which is to say for the purposes of this discussion the nations rational self interest. Or as Radical Perspective would say, as good citizens.
Via: Fox News