Saturday, October 18, 2008

"I started going liberal when..."

This is a comment made on DailyKos that really hit home for me. I don't ever really remember being very conservative, but I love how straight to the point this is, and will remember it the next time my mother calls me a "died in the wool" if that is a bad thing.

a former colleague left this on my fb page

"When did you get so left wing? Is it a college prof thing?"

This was my response...

If you must know, I got so "left wing" well before becoming a college prof.

I started going left wing when the right questioned my patriotism because I didn't support a war w/ a country that did not attack us.

I started going left wing when the "small government" right decided women don't have a right ... to choose...and wouldn't let a Florida woman die with dignity.

I started going left when "small" Government right wingers bloated the federal government.

I started going left when folks at the Republican National Convention in 2004 mocked a Vietnam Veteran with a Purple Heart while supporting candidates that used family influence to avoid service.

I started going left when the right gleefully chants "Drill, baby, drill" instead of addressing the problem.

I started going left when the "right wing" decided to call a "Christian" an "Arab" as if Arabs are evil.

I am a proud liberal, but I don't judge friends that have a different view

I think the list could go on and on.

And here is the rest of it.


Chuck Butcher said...

Well,f*** it, I've been left wing since I was ten years too young to vote. That would be 1961 and I've seen nothing in the intervening 47 years to dissuade me. Maybe somebody could point to something??? No, I don't mean liberal - either.

Diane J Standiford said...

I think I came out of the womb left; raised in a villiage of conservative right wing Republicans, like Chuck, hey, I'm open, but nothing has changed my mind yet. (51 years and counting) I could add to your list, but point made.

Chuck Butcher said...

the problem with me was probably that I learned to read.

Oregonian37 said...

LMAO...yeah that kind of thing gets in the way every time.