Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Liberal “Values”

In the upcoming elections we are going to see Howard Dean push for “re-packaging” the image of the Democratic Party. It doesn’t matter to him that this new marketing scheme will not be truthful; it is all about marketing to win!

Not many years ago Abortion was very unpopular with a huge majority of Americans but after a new marketing firm repackaged “Abortion” into “Choice” it became much more palatable to many more people.

The Dems know that over 96% of Americans believe in God and over 80% attend church. They also believe the only reason that Kerry lost was because of the “value” voters.

Enter their new push to hoodwink the undecided voters that they also stand for values.

The problem is they don’t stand for real values, but entitlements repackaged into, “caring for the poor”, “free health insurance for all”, and a bunch of other “spend other peoples money” schemes that are made to “sound good.”

Their biggest vulnerability will be the fact that it is just more “Socialism” in sheep’s clothing.


At 11:41 AM, Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

They are just following the Republican party example (since the Dems are capable of little more than impotent emulation). The Republicans have "re-packaged" protecting America from nuclear weapons from Saddam to "spreading democracy". The R's have repackaged socialism into "tax cuts" and "subsidies" for farmers and textile manufacturers. The R's have repackaged "small government" and "fiscal responsibility" into the biggest financial spending frenzy since Lyndon Johnson. Notwithstanding the overwhelming facts to the contrary, the braindead voters of the country still believe that Rs believe in capitalism, democracy and limited government.

I can only assume that the Dems figure that if America is dumb enough to believe the Republican baloney about smaller government and fiscal responsibility, they might just be dumb enough to believe that Dems are for values.

What's good for the goose...

At 12:30 PM, Blogger Free Agency Rules said...


I see your point, but think that just because this Administration is into big spending doesn't mean that the rest of us, (the base), has missed it.

Many R's that are media mogals and talk show hosts have been on this big spending and not protecting the borders incessantly.

We not fooled! :)

Most of the base still believes in Capitalism, Republicism, and limited government.

But most of all, the "values" of "God, Family and Country", are still real and not made up.

Values are principals not Social platforms.


At 2:41 PM, Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

The Dems are trying to repackage themselves to the middle of the road voter - not to the base of either party. A person is middle of the road precisely because he can be swayed in either direction. People on either end of the spectrum (the bases) will not be fooled by repackaging, but the numbnuts in the middle will eat it up.

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Free Agency Rules said...

Couldn't agree more. :)

The Dems are trying to get their base and the ones that are eaisly fooled, i.e, the middle of the road.

There are only two things in the middle of the road...."Road Kill, (Skunks, etc), and lines"

You don't want to be in either place.

God expects all of us to take a stand. Either we choose the right or we don't. Only people who can't see the truth want everything to seem grey.

Things are only grey because of the following:

1. They are too blinded to see the truth.
2. They don't want to judge any acts, because then others can judge their actions.
3. They don't have enough info to make a decision.
4. They are too stupid to figure it out even with all the needed info.


At 4:26 PM, Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

I am not a big proponent of grey areas, but there really are areas of grey. Law school and the practice have definitely made it abundantly clear that life is not as simple as black and white in all circumstances. Abortion is a different question if it relates to a victim of incest or rape.

On a less emotionally charged note, is it trademark infringement to resell a product in the U.S. if the product was manufactured in and sold in a different country? I worked on a case involving the issue and the legal answer is not yes or no. It is "it depends".

Often times, I find that people like to reduce life's complexities into a black and white framekwork out of laziness.

At 6:08 PM, Blogger Free Agency Rules said...

"black and white framekwork out of laziness."

I agree. The point is there is always a right or wrong answer to all moral and ethical questions. The truth lies in being able to frame the question correctly.

Context is everything. "It all depends" is different than saying "there is no right or wrong answer."

Give the context and frame the question correctly and the answer is there if we choose not to be lazy.

That falls under the heading of...

"More information"


At 6:12 PM, Blogger Free Agency Rules said...

By definition all moral and ethical questions have an answer.

Now if you ask..."What time should I get up in the morning?" then that is not a moral or ethical question, but if you say..."Is it right to....blah, blah" then you are looking for a right or wrong answer, by definition, and there is one to be found if we have enough information to frame the question correctly.


At 11:23 PM, Blogger Roseville Conservative said...

It is nice to see you and II have a discussion, because she goes for my throat when she posts on my blog... Something about a Flame-thrower...

At 10:16 AM, Blogger fetching jen said...

"Liberal Values." Isn't that an oxymoron?

At 11:50 AM, Blogger Bstermyster said...

If people were taught to tell the truth, and if our elected officials had balls, then there would be no grey/gray areas. People use the term "it all depends.." to hide their true feeling about issues, instead of just telling the truth about how they feel. They do this because it is the PC thing to do. Those of us who say what we believe are considered intolerant.

At 5:01 PM, Blogger Stalin the Shark said...

I agree with Oystermeyster; every time I say harsh but true things like "The republican party is a sleazy, corrupt bunch of third-rate totalitarian nitwit perverts", people say I'm being mean and ignoring the three or four honest republicans I know.

It's not mean if it's true.

:-), StS

At 9:16 AM, Blogger Free Agency Rules said...


Harsh is a better word than mean. I think a lot of people on the left are harsh because like Frued Atheists are mad because they believe that God does not exist and they are mad at God for it.



At 10:12 AM, Blogger mrsleep said...


Go fetch.


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