[blog] [RNC] This is fucking disgraceful.
At one point in my life, I would have considered myself to be a Republican. This was largely due to my upbringing, what with Fox News being the main news channel in the house and my mother being a Red. As I grew up and became more needy for knowledge, I began to delve deep into the multiple news sources and vast amounts of information available on the internet. Needless to say, I am not a Republican now. I still hold a few Conservative-minded beliefs, but as a whole, I am not Red. There are many, many things that I find abhorrent with the party, both in positions and behavior, and while I do like to discuss politics, I cannot bring myself to talk about the topic with a hardline Red.
One of the things I dislike about the party is the worship of ignorance. Most Republicans I know do not bother to check what they are told, instead being content to consume without checking to see if they’re eating chocolate or shit. When their positions are called out and checked for accuracy, they flip the table and go ape, unwilling to listen or debate without trying to break the record for world’s loudest yeller.
Granted, I know many Republicans who do their homework and can talk about their affiliation like the adults that they are, and I respect and hold these individuals in high regard. Sadly, these upstanding citizens are few and far between, being mainly populated by morons who’s best defense for their candidate (against an opposing candidate in their own party) is disrupting an interview by acting like a fucking high school jock.
These folks in the white hats were delegates from Maine, elected by their people to represent Ron Paul. However, what they weren’t told is that the event seemed to be basically scripted (with some of Boehner’s “ayes have it” even being seen on his teleprompter, see this post by a delegate who was there for more information), and that what little power the people had was now essentially wrested away in favor for a show.
I dislike the GOP immensely for their shady dealings and morally ambiguous stances, but this was nothing short of wretched. To throw out delegates of your own party for attempting to actually follow the democratic path is sickening.
And to think, they’re trying to get the general public on their side.
Note: I am neither Republican nor Democrat. I consider myself to be socially liberal, with financial views erring towards the conservative. A nice shade of purple, really…