Archive for October 8, 2022

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.. 

Mel Brooks

The quote above is one of the key quotes in figuring out how and why people do what they do.

You see most of what liberals do tend to happen to other people.

  • Inflation doesn’t affect the elites, they make enough so that it milk, eggs or even gas doesn’t matter.
  • Bad schools don’t affect the elites, their kids go to private or woke Catholic schools where they are immune.
  • Ukraine doesn’t affect them, they see graft and public debt as nothing that makes them blink.
  • Israel doesn’t affect them, they have other places to go and the elites were never big on Jews anyways
  • Even abortion their sacrament that they claim rules over all (at least if you look at Democrat ads) doesn’t affect them because they know that they can always travel to kill their kid

All these issues the left can take or leave.

BUT once a democrat feels that they can’t walk safely in their own neighborhood, a neighborhood that hitherto was not touched by the effects of “Black Lives Matter” and/or “Defund the Police”. Once that reality comes into play and the realization that all their comfort and health are just one crazy guy away from being gone, BOOM!

Suddenly the agenda, all the excuses and all the virtue signaling mean nothing.

Nothing motivates people like their self preservation. Cure the 11th Doctor:

Could LGBT fit in the GOP?

Posted: October 8, 2022 by navygrade36bureaucrat in Uncategorized
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Well, maybe?

Plenty of talking heads in the media want to paint LGBT voters as a block that all share the same interests and should thus always vote the same way (i.e. Democrat). I previously wrote that LGBT voters have some strong incentives to be pro-life and want less government, which is something we saw when Donald Trump was running for office. I think the talking heads do everyone a disservice when they pretend that all LGBT voters look alike and should vote the same, rather than treating people as individuals. Donald Trump saw this and exploited it, and as we head into the 2022 midterm elections, I think Republicans should be doing the same (which likely means most won’t…).

But pro-life and economics don’t hint at what most GOP voters struggle with when working with potential LGBT voters, and that is the issue of LGBT families and children. I think this is with good reason, because what was sold in the past was the notion that an LGBT family would look very much like a normal family, but in reality, the LGBT lifestyle pushes many ideas contrary to this, such as relationships with significantly more sexual partners. Pointing out that “Well, heterosexual families often have multiple partners and open relationships too!” doesn’t really help, because those families also tend to not do well, especially when raising children.

And lets talk about children, specifically kids at school. Plenty of people probably didn’t care if a teacher was homosexual or transgender, but plenty of parents care about schools instructing their children about sex. Many of these parents don’t want schools instructing kids on sex even if it doesn’t include LGBT materials, so adding LGBT to the mix only throws fuel onto an already burning fire.

The key problem here I think is that the excesses of LGBT culture, with the drag shows, inappropriate books and hiding information from parents are the things that bother most people. I doubt too many parents would care about a homosexual or transgender teacher if they were focused on, you know, teaching kids about science, math, English and the like, just like they wouldn’t care that the kindergarten teacher runs a profitable OnlyFans on her weekends off. When you show up, do your work and leave most of your personal life out of it, it is incredibly easy to please most people.

Yes, there are people out there on a McCarthy-esque witch hunt, but they are becoming fewer and farther in-between. Violence against the LGBT community is becoming less and less tolerated, with even the Daily Wire is running a story about a gay Palestinian beheaded that expresses sympathy for the young man.

So can LGBT voters fit into the GOP? I’d give it a solid maybe. I think someone can be an LGBT voter and want parents rather than schools instruct children on sex, find drag shows for kids inappropriate, and place value on a monogamous relationship and a stable home to raise children. Given those parameters, I think there are plenty of GOP voters that might not care that the wife in the couple next door has XY chromosomes. Whether that person is Christian is a different matter, but that person could be a more conservative voter.

Most importantly, beginning to treat voters as individuals full of competing interests, and thinking about how conservative values satisfy those interests, is far more important if we want a long-term stable country.

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