Thursday, December 6, 2012


My relatives here in Tennessee are died-in-the-wool Republicans. They are educated, have money, some have owned their own businesses (with several branches) for decades, traveled internationally, invested their husbands' money wisely, and go to the Baptist Church, of course. One is even a Baptist preacher. They watch FOX, and CNBC to catch up their stock news. They think I am mentally incapacitated, I have no doubt.

“The Democrats,” old, white, and angry lumber magnate Oregon, Republican chairman Gary Bray said, “have replaced personal morality with social morality which means to be a good person you no longer have to worry about your personal failings but your societal failings…You can be a drug addict, leave your family in shambles or steal from your boss but, as long as you drive a Prius and are concerned about polar bears, you are a good person.”

I drive a new Prius V, recycle, and am concerned about climate change. I do not go to the Baptist Church or watch FOX news. I am college educated and was a small business owner. I raised four kids as a divorced mom (who now make money than I'll ever see) who have their own families. I try not to describe people I encounter (or who do work for me) as the Jew, the Mexican or the N-word. It makes my skin crawl. I cuss a lot, though. (Sorry) You can see the dilemma. 

They all voted for Romney-Ryan. I'm sure the following video would accurately describe us:

Former Virginia Congressman Tom Davis, when interviewed by Hardball’s Chris Matthews on MSNBC, demonstrated the GOP’s core beliefs in no uncertain terms. 

I am an "underclass" voter: I am retired, have Social Security and money from a pension. Everything we have is paid for. I certainly do not bring $50,000 a year...but I don't need to at this stage in my life.
How much longer can this sort of ignorant, hateful, demeaning dialogue continue in this country? And the use of "dog whistles" to get around saying what they REALLY mean.....I only hope the younger people taking part in the governance of this country have bigger hearts than this.

Forbes Thought Of The Day

 People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to. ”
— Robert Half

I read this article today. I agree completely.

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