Originally Posted by skyehill
Originally Posted by foxeng
Most true conservatives love the Tea Party.
I have many Republican friends and they're all embarrassed by the Tea Party fringe of their party. Mostly because that new wing of the party is based solely on ideology and not intelligence, which I think Aaron got right last night.
You confirmed my statement. You said your " many Republican friends," you didn't say "conservative friends." That is the point I was trying to make. Many people substitute "Conservative" for "Republican" as people on the Right lump Leftist/Democrat. It isn't the same. They are not interchangeable anymore. There are many people who say they are Conservative who are not Republicans and there are Republicans but are not Conservatives, hence the not so nice name of RINO, "Republican In Name Only." Sorkin is lumping them all together and IMHO, he misses his own point. Same thing happens on the Left as well. I am a life long Democrat. I am a left leaning moderate. Barack Obama is an embarrassment to me. He does not embody the ideals of the Democrat party I grew up in. We are two different kinds of Democrats. I am a moderate, he is a leftist. He sees no place in his party for me, and I see no place for him in my party. Which is why Sorkin had such an easy time writing this episode because he imprinted what has gone on in the Democrat Party (extremest takeover of the moderately left old Democrat Party) to the Republican Party but not really understanding the nuances that are the Conservative movement. Same goes for those in the Republican/Conservative circles. They don't understand the nuances of the Left. Again, Sorkin misses that subtlety even though he sees it in his own ideology but lumps everyone on the Right as the same which is what happens to those of us on the other side of the aisle by the Right. Because I am a Democrat some people assume that I am a peace nick, want the cradle to grave entitlements and have the government to do everything for me. Actually I don't. Being a moderate I do want a strong military. I want a government that helps people without punishing others and then gets the hell out of the way. I don't want the government telling me what I can and can't buy. I am big enough to make my own choices. I am Pro Choice because it is none of my business what a woman does with her body. It is a choice I might not make, but who am I to tell someone else how to live? I want to help people work their way up, not have government give them a continual handout and they never improve their position in life. There should be equal protection under the law should be extended to same sex couples. I am not for Obamacare (tax or whatever they are calling it today). And because of this, in my own party in some circles, I am considered a traitor to the Democrat Party because I don't carry the water, line and verse of Barack Obama. That would be an interesting story told from the Right. "How about it Will (Sorkin)?"
IMHO we don't have two political ideologies anymore. We have four. Left, Moderate (left and right) and Right. That is why only roughly 20% say they are Democrats and 20% say they are Republicans and the rest are "Independents". That is what I wish Sorkin would get into. I think that would be more interesting than Left/Right that he did this last episode. But, he probably won't. He doesn't know how.Edited by foxeng - 7/10/12 at 6:01am