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Dizzying Intellect » On the “Fringe”

On the “Fringe”

Oh, Meghan, Meghan, Meghan. I do not understand why this girl is still talking.

[B]etween you and me, many of the people in this business tend to take themselves entirely too seriously. I wanted to break out of that.

I am concerned about the environment. I love to wear black. I think government is best when it stays out of people’s lives and business as much as possible. I love punk rock. I believe in a strong national defense. I have a tattoo. I believe government should always be efficient and accountable. I have lots of gay friends. And yes, I am a Republican.

You know, all of this describes me too. Except she apparently thinks it makes her so very, very unique. (I thought that too, once. When I was twelve.) I would guess that at least 15% of Republicans under age 50 fit this mold. Take out the (aware of) gay friends part and you’re up to about 25%.

But the rest of us aren’t asking the whole party to conform to our beliefs. We know we’re the outliers. And we also know that running a moderate as our leader doesn’t work — the moderate we ran last time (I believe Meghan may have met him once or twice) couldn’t even beat a man with ties to domestic terrorists and no leadership experience.

Asking the entire Republican party to be like us, that’s like being the only vegetarian invited to a party, and demanding that the entire menu be changed so that no one else can eat meat either.

It’s not just stupid, it’s rude.

Update: One last thing, she actually said “My hair stylist, Josh Rupley who is here tonight and a proud new member of the Log Cabin Republicans.” Come on, really? She couldn’t find anyone except her freaking hairstylist? You ponderous, stereotyping hag. Please stop trying to sound outré. You’re not helping.

[Cross-posted at the Green Room]

8 Comments

  • By Allah, April 20, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

    Good lord. Why didn’t you post this in the Greenroom? It’s pure comment bait.

  • By Tanya, April 20, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

    I can cross-post it if you want. Michelle said this kind of semi-political commentary thing is ok, but I’m still a little… unfocused.

  • By Allah, April 20, 2009 @ 12:58 pm

    How do you mean? This is more overtly political than the childhood fears post.

  • By Tanya, April 20, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

    Yeah, but I know how your readers feel about kids (good, protective) and how they feel about moderates (not so much). You don’t think they’ll shoot the messenger?

  • By Allah, April 20, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

    1. Meghan McCain-bashing, from whatever angle, is always welcome among our readers. 2. We need more “moderate” voices on the site. That’s one of the reasons I asked you to post there.

    Don’t worry about it if anyone snipes at you. They hate me more than they hate you, I promise.

  • By Tanya, April 20, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

    Haha. Ok, I’ll cross-post.

  • By Matt, April 21, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

    Allah’s right. This is perfect GR material. Plus, the “when I was 12″ line sets the perfect tone.

  • By Tracy, April 21, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

    I am not into punk rock, but I AM Pagan, so I think that is a good substitution. Other than that, it describes me also. So, yeah…not so unique.

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