Yesterday I was walking a neighborhood for three Republican candidates. At one home an older man came to the door and spoke to me through the screen door. It had sliding glass panels in it and he dropped the top one to speak with me. I held up the three tracts and started to speak and he interrupted “Republican or Democrat?” I said “Republican.” He sneered at me and pulled up the window and turned to slam the door. I turned to leave. I heard the panel drop and he said “Let me tell you about Republicans!” I turned to listen to the old coot.
He went on the standard tirade as if he got all his information from Chris Matthews on MSLSD and the increasingly temporary occupant of the White House. It was the inflamed ravings of a liberal (democrat, progressive, socialist, whatever) lunatic. He ended with “If Obama gave away free beer at the ball park, you would still want to make him a one-term President.” I started to laugh, which probably didn’t help our budding relationship. He slammed the door.
This is exactly what I’ve reported in the past about how rude (and ridiculous) a liberal can be. A Republican might not have time for you, might not want to discuss politics on the stoop, or might not want some stranger banging on his door – but generally they won’t be rude. It takes a liberal to really get nasty. When liberals come to my door, since I know that most often than not they are paid – I’m delighted to talk with them. Generally Republican volunteers are actually volunteers. But if you get a MoveOn.org freak-show on your door step, burn up some commie cash – talk with them. Better yet, talk to them until they need the rest room and then say “Sorry, I gotta go.”
Back to my curmudgeon. Think about how ignorant that last statement was. If President G.W. Bush had wanted to give away free beer at the ball park I would have opposed that. A liberal seems to believe that the government is good for “free” stuff. This cranky bastard thinks that there is “free” stuff out there to be distributed by a benevolent government. He thinks that government knows better than “we the people” how to spend the fruits of our labor. That same day Obama on the stump promised to relieve students of some of their college loan debt. He said it won’t cost anything – how does that work? That’s a rhetorical question of course – it doesn’t. I’m sure my curmudgeon would disagree.
He’s a democrat, he’ll probably vote on the 8th . . . . . . twice. The worst part is that when he dies, he’ll keep voting. Dead people always seem to vote for Democrats.