Friday, April 06, 2007

Dem language

For you fans of the left, I hope you enjoyed yesterday's assault on the Grand Ole Party. But, your guys aren't off the hook. They too are guilty of using double-sided political talk. Here's an example of some of things Democrats say and what they really mean:

What they say: “We believe in the separation of church and state.”
What they mean: “Until we need politicize to black people during their worship services.”

What they say: “The people spoke during the last election.”
What they mean: “Thank God (or whatever diety doesn't offend you) for the two-party system. The people had to choose one of us…”

What they say: “Support the troops.”
What they mean: “But not at the risk of spoiling our chances in ’08.”

What they say: “Freedom of speech is at the heart of our existence.”
What they mean: “Ann Coulter said what?! Boycott Fox!”

What they say: “You two will have beautiful children together.” (A liberal's favorite line to interracial couples)
What they mean: “…who will then force us to add another checkbox on applications. Thanks for nothing.”

What they say: “It’s about time for serious lobby reform.”
What they mean: “Unless, of course, we can bring in as much as Tom Delay did.”

What they say: “It’s time to reach across the aisle.”
What they mean: “ give the Republicans a thump on their skulls.”

What they say: “We support a woman’s right to choose.”
What they mean: “We support passing out “Get-Out-of-Responsibility-Free” cards.

What they say: “Bush stole the election twice.”
What they mean: ‘Bush had our ass twice.”

What they say: “Social programs.”
What they mean: “Handouts.”

What they say: “God bless America.”
What they mean: “If that’s OK with the rest of you.”


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KC said...

True as these are, Republicans still wear the crown for the most corrupt.

Andre said...

Democrats, on the other hand, are corruption concealed as virtue and honesty. To me, that's just as bad.

Will Luongo said...

I am inclined to agree with you on this one, Andre: Corruption concealed as virtue and honesty is bad. To me, it is even worse than just corruption, which is why I can't toe the party line of either party.

Perez said...

To sum it all up, both sides will screw you just to get a vote

The H.C. said...

Hey Dre,
Am I detecting a little distrust in our friends on the left? Welcome to the cynical middle ground, (although I suspect you've been there for a while now). The thing that gets me out of bed everyday is knowing that the Dems. and the Reps. have to kiss OUR ass to win an election. We truly are the ones with all the power just as The Whig Party and the Bull Moose Party were in the past. I'm reminded of the movie "A Bugs Life". In it, the grasshoppers would steal all the ant's food every fall because they were bigger and stronger, one of the grasshoppers laments that there are far more ants than grasshoppers and if they ever realize it....the game would be over.

HeiressChild said...

hi HC, reminds me of in the Bible when the 12 were sent to spy out the new land. all but 2 came back talking about how they couldn't possess the land because of the giants. the other 2 (joshua & caleb) didn't see giants, but knew they were able to possess the land because of God's power, now theirs. i agree, we are the ones with the power. the other ants just have to realize it.

The H.C. said...

Hey Heiress,
You quote the bible, I quote a children's movie. Is there any doubt I need to expand my resouces? I loved that quote though, same point as mine.....just way better made.

Andre said...

@ Will: You get no argument from me. I can't tell what's worse: The wolves or the wolves pretending to be sheep.

@ Perez: The 'lesser' of the two evils phenomenon has always dictated the political arena. This is further evidence that the two-party system (with Independents being the "vote stealers" for the loser) needs to be abolished.

@ HC: I'm glad that you think that we're (by "we", I'm assuming you mean you, me, and the other regular schmoes) in power. If you think that politicians kissing our asses in order to kick our assess gives us power, well...uh...power to you!

Frankly, though I'm not as inclined to give the average voter that much credit. We don't determine who will run. We don't finance their campaigns. We don't dictate their policies. All we do is vote for them (which, evidenced by the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections doesn't say much) and complain about them. The Constitution that was written 200 years ago which gave "We the People" the power has been trampled to death by the new age.

That's what I think, anyway.

@ Heirress: Even land that was 'given' to God's people wound up being controlled by somebody other than the people themselves (kings, for instance). It was probably even worse in Biblical times.

But at least they didn't have to deal with the Electoral College...

The H.C. said...

Hey Dre,
We do have the power. I mean, if we all just voted for some third party schmock, we could shake up the system. The problem as I see it is we have no faith in ourselves or each other. The system is screwed up, but as Margerate Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, in all of history, it's all that ever has."