Saturday, July 31, 2004

Why I'm a Reverse-Yellow Dog

I used to be the sort of person that said that I didn't vote along party lines, that I was concerned with individual candidates and their positions regardless of their party. This is still sort of true. But basically I have turned into a rabid anti-democrat. I've always been rabidly anti-liberal, and I know that not all democrats are liberal, but nonetheless, I just can't vote for them anymore. We are all familiar with the term "yellow dog democrat," as in, "I'd vote for Yellow Dog if he was a democrat." Well, I'm not a yellow dog voter of any particular party. I will vote for libertarian as well as republican. I may even go for "other". But I cannot vote democrat anymore. Why? Why have I become so rabid? Two words: Michael Moore. That's right. Oh, I've voted democrat before. There are two individual democrats that I have in my mind that I know I voted for. I liked their personal stands, despite their party. But I just don't think I can do that anymore because I can't vote for anybody who is in any way affiliated with Michael Moore. He takes deception to a new level. He makes it an art. That's why he's won awards. I mean, the blank spot on the Nixon tapes is just plain amateur. Michael Moore is an expert at cut 'n paste. If I were a democrat who wasn't ultra-liberal who wanted to perhaps gain the votes of people who aren't yellow dog republicans, I would leave the democratic party because of Moore. It would be the "We're Democrats, but not like Michael Moore, Party". That way, they could retain the votes of their democrat constituents, and possibly get a vote from somebody like me.

One last thing. For all you ultra-conservative kooks out there who insist on murdering the Great Deceiver (which I do not condone, but hey, if it's gonna happen...), please do not use a gun. Then his followers might be able to claim some sort of justification on their "guns kill" theory.

I didn't say it. You liberal whackos may think I said it, but I didn't say it.

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