Monday, February 23, 2009

Funny? Accurate? Stereotypical? Pointless? You decide.

A friend of mine posted this on my forum about Democrats/Liberals. It is, in my opinion a collection of half truths/stereotypes/assumptions about a wonderful group of people (of whom I am a member) who try to do good, try too much at times and make mistakes, blunders but also triumph and do many good things.

Lists like this are amusing (I chuckled a bit) especially when its aimed at "The Other Guy" LOL, but Heaven Forbid you think its offensive...you will be told that you are too sensitive and being PC is overrated! hahaha This one in particular kind of made me sad. "You can give everyone healthcare, if you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right."
I mean really... only the rich and republican deserve to have access to medical care? No-one deserves to die a preventable death. Unless of course you are The Phoenix on Days or Helena Cassadine on General Hospital. Those rich Republicans can rot in Hell.

I think that things like this just drive a wedge between us deeper, we laugh, we chuckle but a little portion of us might believe all are this radical, all deserve to be dismissed as "tree hugging liberals" and that is simply not true. All of us are onions... we have many layers, each deeper than the last. To trivialize a whole group of people is to your own detriment, once again...in my opinion. To me, these kind of things speak of bitter people...people unwilling or perhaps unable to see another side, to tolerate, to co-exist.

What do you think of the following?

Proposal Below. Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists,Marxists, Obama supporters, et al:

We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce.

I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides cannot, and will not ever agree on whatis right, so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile, chalk it up to irreconcilable differences, and go our own way.

Here is a model dissolution agreement: Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that it should be relatively easy!

America Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them.

You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.

Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA, and the military.

You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore, and Rosie O'Donnell (You are,however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough tomove them).

We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart, and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies, and illegal aliens. We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's, and rednecks.

We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood You can make nice with Iran and and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us.

You can have the peaceniks and war protestors. When our allies or way of life are under assault, we'll provide them job security.

We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, and Shirley McClain.

You can also have the U.N. But we will no longer be paying the bill.

We'll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks, and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find.

You can give everyone healthcare, if you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.

We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach theWorld to Sing, Kum Ba Ya, or We Are the World.

We'll practice trickle down economics, and you can give trickle up poverty its best shot.

Since it often so offends you we'll keep our history, our name, and our flag.

Would you agree to this? If so please pass it along to other like minded patriots, and if you do not agree, just hit delete and hang on. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you ANWAR onwho will need whose help in 15 years.

Sincerely,
John J. Wall law student and an American
P.S. Also, we'll throw in Barbra Streisand and Jane Fonda.

14 comments:

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

Republicans sure have their panties in a bunch these days.

I guess its okay to "look the other way" when the last Pres. LIED and WIRE TAPPED, and OUTED a cIA agent...

Bill Clinton may have F'd one woman... but Bush F'd 250 million of us.

Simply AnonyMom said...

You know the saying the squeeking wheel always gets the oil? Well I think this is a loud case of the squeeky wheel. I truely believe most people can let bygones be bygones and accomidate others and their thoughts.

I know that only in a "perfect world" would we all have exactly the same thoughts and ideals. However that would also be a very boring place to be. We all need to have individual thoughts and ideas and thats what makes us us.

When someone writes a rant like this I immediately feel sorry for them Obvioulsy they were not taught to share as a child (hehehe) and thinking like this is what lead to many a war.

I hope this makes sense, it made sense in my brain but I am foggy today.

Kristina P. said...

My mom is very liberal, where I'm more middle of the road.

I had a discussion with her about the sides labeling each other. Democrats tend to think that Republicans are ignorant and can't think for themselves, while Republicans tend to think that Democrats are elitist and Godless.

She then tried to say that wasn't true, but that she does believe that most Republicans are ignorant. Way to give your party a good name, mom.

HeatherL said...

:D I think it's funny! I know, I know, big surprise. One thing I enjoy about America is that we are all so different. Those differences can be hard to understand. An enjoyable way of dealing with that is to laugh about it. I have a really hard time identifying with the tree huggers, but I'm secretly thankful that someone's looking out for the earth. I want my kids to have a place to live! I think it's in poor taste to ridicule someone because you don't agree with them or get where they're coming from. But I also think it would be sad not to be able to enjoy a little laugh about those differences from time to time as well.

blueviolet said...

I have this battle with my mom all the time because she's so staunchly partisan that she can't see straight. Why does it have to be so rigid like that?

Kathy B! said...

I surely hope that everyone can get past who they voted for and what party they are affiliated with and stand behind the man who was elected president. And I don't mean that you always have to agree with his poilcies, but that if you disagree that you do it without acting like a three-year old having a tantrum... This is what I hope for. Now ask me if I think it will happen...

The Wife O Riley said...

Sounds like sour grapes to me. "We lost so we're taking our bat and ball and going home!"

Debbie said...

I flip flop from side to side and issue to issue. I really should be a politician.

sheila said...

I've actually seen this before. It pissed me off when I got it in an email, then I remembered a republican wrote it and I settled down. lol.

Salty. They are just salty. Oh well. Life's a bitch right?

And the trickle down effect? lol. I've been 'pissed upon' for 8 years. Enough.

Kathy B! said...

I just popped back because I wanted to read the comments on this post ;)

kel said...

I think you lost followers because there was a glitch with blogger.

Wendi said...

smile and wave boys, smile and wave!!

Wendi said...

both sides have the...bash emails...and honestly if you really look at them they are funny.....because the stereotypical republican that the other side portrays...well *I* do not resemble that at all...but then again....I am an ingnorant idiot that cannot think for themselves, so I should just stfu...sorry, I forgot......

DysFUNctional Mom said...

The part about healthcare being a luxury makes me CRAZY!!!