by Pat Tarzwell 2/3/17
This week end my wife and I attended a Republican conference here in Washington State, (I know, Republicans in The People’s Republic of Washington, who knew?). Well, all was going the way these things normally go, some leftwing Republicans, some in the middle and some so far on the right that they enter the Lib zone, (Libertarian that is). But then some fun appeared, protesters; about a dozen women of both sexes were out and carrying signs with catchy slogans like; Stop the GOP War on Women; If you think Education is expensive try ignorance, Save the country, Deport Trump; and other such slogans which compelled you to think, or not.
So being one that can get bored hearing the same thing from the same people easily, I decided to go and talk to these fine citizens and see what they had to say besides what their signs said. So off I go trailing several people that wanted to see what happens when mixing gasoline and fire. Within less than a minute I spot a leftist little troll-like creature charging out of the corner of my eye. She/He/It was rearing back to take a swing at me with their sign when I turned to face Her/Him/It. It became apparent that this may have been a female and she backed off immediately. They have been trained never to attack someone facing you.
I commented that the sign which read Stop the GOP War on women would be more accurate if it had said Stop this Women’s war on the GOP. Which I must say did not calm her down in any way, but one of her fellow victims pulled her away proclaiming that I was not worth it, so off they went, 10 to 15 yards down the road.
At some point my mini crowd of supporters decided to go back inside, (it was raining after all). Next up, Try ignorance-sign-gal. Again, I just asked a question. (I choose not to ask the one that came to mind; just how expensive has ignorance been for you?) And I went with; How expensive would ignorance be if your side stopped subsidizing and promoting it? I was again shocked that this did not seem to calm her down either, so time to change tactics, look for common ground.
Let’s try the Deport Trump sign gal. Well this one came over in force, a pack of five circled me thinking that I would finally get the hint, I was not welcome. But they do not know just how stupid I can be, and I did not go out there to make friends or to make them mad, even though I was doing a good job of that so far. So I started with the idea that maybe we could find some common ground on this. I told them I worked very hard to keep Trump from being the GOP nominee and I failed, but he is our president and just like when Obama won, I had to swallow hard and just accept it, no matter how much I disagreed with his policies, so should they. I don’t think you be too surprised at just how well that went over.
Change tactics again. Last group out there, about four of them; I do not remember their signs, (just as creative I am sure), but I thought maybe we could get an agreement on too much spending? Ah ha, a chink in their armor, (racist comment I know but too bad), “We spend too much on the military killing innocent people” they said, (but we don’t spend enough killing innocent babies in the womb, I thought to myself, but, remember new tactics), There it is, “We spend too much…” stop the presses I have found it. So I went to work on that first part and ignored the last part of the statement.
Alright, we agree on this first part, “We spend too much…” Let’s build on this. Not so fast bucko, its those 1%’ers that are the problem, they are just too greedy and they just take all the money, if we would just take all their money the problem is gone. (Right?). My response; Ok since I have seen estimates that the US has debt and unfunded long term liabilities is approaching 200 trillion dollars, if we were to take all of the money generated by our GDP, roughly 17 trillion dollars and put it towards the debt and liabilities we could pay that all off in about 12 years, all spending would have to stop as well and of course we could not survive as a nation even one year of that, so maybe that is not a great idea; but since you and I agree that “We spend too much…” maybe we could work on that, we don’t agree on where “We spend too much…” so how about just living within our means and not having deficits, let’s try having a surplus for a few years until we get used to it then make that part of our governmental culture. Can we agree that we cannot all get what we want all the time, that that is just not possible? Yeah but you forgot about those evil 1%’ers…. OK you win, you just can’t fix stupid. Just remember this phrase, “Do you want fries with that?” and you’ll do just fine.
Did I make a dent? I am sure I did not, but in a sick and twisted way, I fun. So that is my little story about a half hour I will never get back, but still enjoyed.
Pat Tarzwell was born conservative, runs a successful hi-tech business, and lives a red-state life in a deep blue one. • (895 views)