Monday, March 24, 2008

The basic premise of liberalism

I put this out there as a, something or other, to a previous post, "The basic problem of conservatism." response... answer to... don't fuck with me like you're dumb asses, you know what I mean.

...if by a liberal they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people - their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, their civil liberties..if that is what they mean by a "liberal" then I am proud to be a liberal.

Dale was asking me to explain my idea of the "basic problem of conservatism." and today I thought about this. It's a JFK quote. Fucker was a speacher... damn. Anyway... compare/contrast... cognitive dissonance. someone who cares about the welfare of the people - Dubya? ???


tom said...

Of Course Jack was a speaker, he was also a doer, and the guy who said when Bay of Pigs went down that it was HIS responsibility
he took the hits
he did the job
he lead from the front

Democratic PCO Seattle

Chris in Seattle said...

What's a PCO?

Jess Wundrun said...

The basic problem of conservatives is that their only true concern is 'growth'.

Once they figure out how to conserve growth they should do all right.

Chris in Seattle said...

Seems to me like they don't define growth the same as we do. All they seem to care about is their blessed stock market. Hell, they don't figure anything the way we do. They use a lot of smoke and mirrors.

What the fuck is the one measure, the consumer price index(?) where they leave food, fuel and shelter out of the equation? You do that and even homeless people are in great shape.

Distributorcap said...

one would hope that the current douchebag in office has ruined the brand "republican" and "conservative" for generations

one would hope

Chris in Seattle said...

Yeah, but unfortunately there's no shortage of morons to plug the breech.