The difference between progressives and conservatives is progressives work toward the common welfare of all using the resources of those that accumulate resources to the benefit of no one but themselves (and they don't even use them for much of that since they just sit on those resources for the most part) and conservatives work toward protecting the interests of those that accumulate resources for the benefit of no one but themselves and deplete the resources available for the common welfare in building the military-industrial complex and sustaining a financial industry that sucks the middle class dry and keeps the poor impoverished. Conservatives are sick in their heads, inhumane and lacking compassion of any kind. They give to charities as a way of relieving their guilt because unlike progressives they never otherwise lift a finger to help their fellow human beings. Conservatives are contemptible and do not deserve the confidence of the consenting governed.
The oddest thing happened today. A day or so into the Democratic National Convention, a few days past the tricked out, primped and pumped Republican National Convention,
One of the least endearing aspects of protest movements is the whining and complaining about how to get things done. How to move forward. How to accomplish anything.
In the winter, when I was getting messages from President Obama’s campaign about providing it with money, I got to thinking about how the campaign would use that money. I felt Senator Kerry’s campaign had squandered the money I gave. Fortunately for President Obama’s campaign, the Web site for giving money also provided me with the opportunity to put my two cents in about how I thought the campaign should go. My opinion was asked. I felt a bit better about making a continuing contribution of a size reflecting my budget and my not overly zealous commitment to another four years of President Obama.
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT TO BE INTERPRETED AS A POLITICAL MESSAGE FORWARDED BY ME EVEN THOUGH THE ORIGINAL IS OF COURSE AT LEAST PARTLY POLITICAL. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A REGISTERED INDEPENDENT AND HAVE ALWAYS ENDEAVORED TO BE AS APOLITICAL AS POSSIBLE MANY RECEIVING THIS ARE REPUBLICAN, INCLUDING MY HUSBAND, A FEW ARE INDEPENDENT, AND OTHERS DEMOCRAT. ALTHOUGH I MAY BE MAKING AN IMPOSSIBLE REQUEST, I AM ASKING EVERYONE TO TAKE OFF THEIR POLITICAL HATS. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT I GOT A MASTERS IN HEALTH ADVOCACY A LONG TIME AGO, AND BEGAN NATIONAL PUBLIC ADVOCACY WHEN ONLY IN MY TWENTIES & SMALLER ADVOCACY ISSUES EVEN EARLIER.
Just as an example of shenanigans played that totally counter besthealth care practices, I'll summarize some cases, etc. (Lots of issues are implied & I still note scant progress)-
With one debate after another this season of the Republican Primary has turned into a mass of blurry BS sprinkled with hypocritical hogwash aimed at bamboozling enough un and under educated voters as possible.