Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Lazy Liberals





I was running an errand at Safeway tonight and when I pulled into a parking spot, and saw the sticker pictured above. 

It made me so angry. I snapped a photo and tweeted it with this question: How about, fuck you?

I didn't regret my sentiment. Only that I couldn't tweet everything I was thinking and feeling when I read said sticker. That someone might read my tweet and only think that I was being vulgar for vulgarities sake, but when see that bumper sticker that's what I read, a vulgar statement.

What I see is someone saying, "I am a Republican, and you're a lazy motherfucker!"

It makes me angry because my husband and I work so hard. Like, most people in this country. To imply that if I don't subscribe to your politics makes me a lazy ass is just asinine. My husband has been on his own since he was 17, except for financial aid a few semesters, he has never been on any public assistance including unemployment. I have been working since I was 15 and I have never used public assistance either, but I have paid into them, and I'm glad too. I think social programs are important safety nets that benefit our country as a whole.

So how dare you make a statement like that.

I am into politics, I watch political shows, read, listen to talk radio and even hold ballot nights to ensure family and friends are ready to vote. I would say I'm independent before picking a party. Even though I have my own very strong opinions, I would never put a bumper sticker on anything I own advertising such a judgemental blanket statement. 





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16 comments:

  1. I used to post political stuff on Facebook all the time, but I stopped a few years ago after people just got into awful fights all over my page. And really, none of my political banter changed anything at all. So now, while I have my views and I will discuss them with people if politics come up and I'm with good debators (i.e., those who can respectfully disagree while offering their own intelligent views), I do stay away from blasting my views anywhere I go. :)

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    1. Lol, me too on MySpace, but you're right it never changes anyone's mind. So I too have learned it's best only to share when asked, or if I can share something informative...

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  2. Is it me, or are the vast majority of offensive bumper stickers generally republican ones?

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    1. Maybe be we just don't notice other ones because we don't get offended? I honestly know...

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  3. I'm with Jenn. And here's my blanket, general statement: Most republicans are asinine, narrow minded, assholes. So put that on your bumper sticker and stick it up your ass.

    -The Insomniacs Dream

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    1. I was going to include a list of 3 bumper stickers I would NOT have on my car...

      I'm a Liberal, ....

      but I couldn't think of anything clever, only something very similar to your comment (i would favorite if I could) If you or Jenn like the bumper sticker idea feel free to use...

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    2. We should make bumper stickers that say, "If you're narrow minded, please go fuck yourself."

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    3. Umm maybe if one you can design, we could print a limited amount as a giveaway or to sell on our blogs...

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  4. I'm independent as well, because frankly both sides have a lot of fixing to do! These generalized statements prove that!

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    1. Yeah, I'm only independent for that reason. Admittedly I rarely vote anything someone might consider "Republican"

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  5. These type of polarizing statements sets me free. Both sides have serious issues and if they would stop pointing at each other maybe something would actually get done. Instead the only thing that has been achieved is more ignorance, frustration, and a complete and utter lack of accountability.

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  6. American Politics.... I don't understand it, sorry but thanks for hooking up to the Hump Day Hook Up

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    1. Hahaha, believe me it's better that way ;) thanks for hosting

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  7. I'm an independent too. I can see some views on both sides, but I can never understand the nastiness.

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    1. Me neither. It boils my blood and makes my nastiness come out too. Not always, sometimes I can laugh it off. Not that night though...

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