Sunday, May 23, 2010

Things were going so well....

You see, I wasn't even going to write today. I was just checking out my FB page when I saw a link to Aparently on this site, they count. They have up to date counts on everything from the number of illegal immigrants currently in the country to how much money is being spend in schools for children of illegal aliens. The numbers were, for lack of a better word, sobering. The numbers themselves are mind-numbing.(22.8+ million Illegal aliens in the U.S. right now. Well, as of 9:51 P.M.) The scary thing about all of this is not the number, it is the rates at which the number is climbing (approx. 1 per minute). How can this not be a problem? We have $752 dollars wired to Mexico per second. Money leaving our country to support another. If you get a chance, check it out.

Not to change the subject, (I have to or I'll shoot myself) but I think it is really kind of funny how all of the Democrats around the country are taking up little mini causes to try and help "their causes" in November. Just saw on the news that a Democrat in NY is up in arms trying to get legislation against "side drop cribs" (wasn't sure those were even used anymore). I'm not a cold heartless Bastard. I'm Not! Maybe it is a little cynical to think that this lady just happened to find a cause that protects Infants. They interviewed her (well, she kinda jumped infront of the camera) and she was stomping her feet and talking with conviction. I don't know what to believe anymore. Do you honestly think she was being sincere? Or was this just another "PR have to"? It just seemed to me like she was over selling it. My lawyers (in my head) are advising me to let everyone know that I DO care about "the children" (I have 3 of my own) and think that this is a worthwhile cause. That said, I think if you look around, you can see that all "incumbents" are picking bandwagons like these to jump on....Just look at John McCain!

I can't believe I'm back talking about the good senator again. He is just like any other Incumbent out there. Was he doing anything about the border last year? Two years ago? He was trying to give Amnesty to Illegal Aliens! Now we are supposed to believe that all of the sudden because he said "build the dang fence" we are supposed to forget all of the Amnesty Crap? Not a chance. We need someone who is going to be an "ultra Conservative" right now. J.D. may not be the "perfect choice" but I now that he will rattle enough cages and make enough noise and annoy the crap out of enough people in Washington to get the fence built. Right now that is what we need. After we get that done (and God forbid a few Tax cuts) we as Arizonians can revisit the job he has done. After. Which brings me to my next point...

I was talking to my wife this morning before work. We were talking about the upcoming elections (I don't know how she puts up with my fixation. She refers to it as my Mistress) when she said something that caught my attention. She said "I'm worried that we are not going to take the house and senate back, but they have my vote." The problem with this philosophy is that 1 vote is not enough. We need to account for 5 votes per person. I'm not talking about Acorn style (voting multiple times) although I wish we could. What is the one thing that all of us have in common? We are all ready counted as a person who is going to vote Conservative. I would be willing to bet that everyone within the shouting distance of this page is going to vote conservative. Try it! (unless you are at work....then get back to work state employees, Big Brother is watching you!) So that begs the question.....How do we get the people who don't normally vote or vote Democrat to vote with us?

There needs to be goals set by all of us. Short term goals should be something simple, talk to at least one Liberal per day. Don't hammer them. I know that is your first instinct, my first instinct is to grab them by the shoulders and shake them screaming "What's wrong with you!" Please don't do that as it may be considered as "Too Aggressive" and if you are not careful, you may end up in the hole for 30-60 days and a psych evaluation. Not that I know anything about that.... Just start up a casual conversation about one point at a time. The Arizona Immigration Law is a perfect example. Again, don't pressure, just ask them what they think and let them finish. Then if they have an opinion that you feel is wrong or "Liberal", talk calmly about that one point. You see, most people are not Liberals. Sadly most people who vote democrat are ill-informed on one issue and are using that bad info to base their whole opinion. I talked to one guy that told me he was voting democrat because of SB 1070 was Racist. Everything else (Tax Cuts, Obama Care) he was against. Since I see the guy all the time, I printed out a copy of the Law and highlighted the parts of it that went over Racial Profiling and brought it to him. I calmly showed him and explained about the mis information out there (I didn't make him wrong) and you could actually see the light bulb turn on.

I'm proposing "Convert a Democrat" for the month of June. For those of you who are more proficient than others, convert as many as you can. One at a time though, you have to (like women) separate them from the group or you will have no chance! We as conservatives don't have "Community Organizers", so we have to be our own best advocate.

1 comment:

  1. My problem is that everyone that I converse with agree with me. I simply don't have many liberal friends. I don't work anymore (I want to, but I took an early retirement twice in the last 10 years because I had no choice). So if there is EVER a time that I could have a reasonable conversation about political things with someone of a different persuasion, I would love to! And by the way, the few people that I HAVE talked to that were what I would have called liberal? They were in the same camp as I was. Funny how many people are unhappy, even with their liberal elected officials......