HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » "That is how, folks,... » Reply #17

Reply #17


Response to OneAngryDemocrat (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 04:01 AM

17. Outstanding

 

I think we need to be a little mad.

Here is my episode today:


Washington State Representative, Larry Haler (R), knocked on my door today and handed me a pamphlet and asked for my vote. I was going to just take it and let him go. The pamphlet was headed for the trash as soon as the door shut.

But......he handed me another pamphlet and asked for my support for Gubernatorial candidate, Rob Mckenna. He added that they were both going to fight against "Obama care".

I asked him if Rob Mckenna belonged to the Tea Party. "No" he replied. I mused over the response for a bit but didn't press it. In my mind, all those "moderate" GOPers always walk in lock step with the fringe crazies anyway. An interesting answer and one that should be asked of all GOP candidates. There are some that not only say no, but say it sheepishly as if they are embarrassed of the implied association.

I told him that I am diametrically opposed to his politics. I support the Affordable Health Care Act. I added, "There are two big fears out there. Fear of big government and fear of big money. My biggest fear is of the banks and corporations. I can democratically elect the leadership of government. I have no influence over the leaders of banks and corporations except through government. Deregulation, subsidizing, reducing government oversight by taking the wrecking ball to government. These are the last things i want to do."

My voice gradually raised as I spoke. He smiled and walked off. He knew he wasn't going to get my vote.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 66 replies Author Time Post
OneAngryDemocrat Jul 2012 OP
OneAngryDemocrat Jul 2012 #1
Downtown Hound Jul 2012 #2
lsewpershad Jul 2012 #59
Downwinder Jul 2012 #3
OneAngryDemocrat Jul 2012 #6
Downwinder Jul 2012 #12
Spazito Jul 2012 #23
brutus smith Jul 2012 #48
joshcryer Jul 2012 #4
nilram Jul 2012 #11
silvershadow Jul 2012 #15
0rganism Jul 2012 #5
Pizz Jul 2012 #7
VenusRising Jul 2012 #40
WinstonSmith4740 Jul 2012 #8
onestepforward Jul 2012 #9
The_Casual_Observer Jul 2012 #10
KT2000 Jul 2012 #13
murielm99 Jul 2012 #14
freshwest Jul 2012 #16
LineReply Outstanding
mick063 Jul 2012 #17
Zalatix Jul 2012 #18
LeftofObama Jul 2012 #19
Iggy Jul 2012 #20
lonestarnot Jul 2012 #21
davidthegnome Jul 2012 #22
CanSocDem Jul 2012 #24
Marcia Brady Jul 2012 #25
geckosfeet Jul 2012 #27
Marcia Brady Jul 2012 #28
geckosfeet Jul 2012 #30
Marcia Brady Jul 2012 #31
geckosfeet Jul 2012 #32
kurtzapril4 Jul 2012 #38
geckosfeet Jul 2012 #46
socialist_n_TN Jul 2012 #29
MrMickeysMom Jul 2012 #54
Marcia Brady Jul 2012 #56
MrMickeysMom Jul 2012 #63
Marcia Brady Jul 2012 #64
OneAngryDemocrat Jul 2012 #58
WCGreen Jul 2012 #26
n2doc Jul 2012 #33
judesedit Jul 2012 #34
3feetofsnow Jul 2012 #35
B Calm Jul 2012 #36
Itchinjim Jul 2012 #37
calimary Jul 2012 #39
VenusRising Jul 2012 #41
Aviation Pro Jul 2012 #42
patrice Jul 2012 #43
riverbendviewgal Jul 2012 #44
DhhD Jul 2012 #45
NS2012 Jul 2012 #47
mountain grammy Jul 2012 #49
mountain grammy Jul 2012 #50
Bluzmann57 Jul 2012 #51
roguevalley Jul 2012 #52
SunSeeker Jul 2012 #53
Vinca Jul 2012 #55
Wait Wut Jul 2012 #57
OneAngryDemocrat Jul 2012 #62
rocktivity Jul 2012 #60
drynberg Jul 2012 #61
deaniac21 Jul 2012 #65
OneAngryDemocrat Jul 2012 #66
Please login to view edit histories.