Monday, June 1, 2009
The deep south democrat divide
One of the things Ive noticed about political bloggers and everyday people here in the deep south is how one party is pretty much the same but the other one is miles apart. What I mean by that is there's not much difference in opinion between republican bloggers,republican legislators and republicans you meet on the street. But there is a huge difference between democrat bloggers and democrats in the legislature and on the street and that is especially true in my home state of Tennessee. Take for instance the so called "guns in bars" bill currently in the Tennessee Legislature. The democrat bloggers in Tennessee are nearly uniformly against this piece of legislation. But most of the democrat legislators voted for it. Also most of the permit holders that I know in Tennessee happen to be democrats. Most of the democrat bloggers though try to paint permit holders who want to carry their handguns into bars as trigger happy rednecks who don't have the sense that god gave man. But I bet if you did a poll of the permit holders in Tennessee you would be surprised how many of them are democrats. Another point where the divide is deep between democrat bloggers and democrat pols and democrats you meet on the street is religion. There is a very strong anti-christian sentiment that runs through the democrat blogging community in Tennessee. You see it on a weekly basis on the blogs such as today where decent everyday church going people are being lumped in with the individual who murdered a late term abortion doctor in Kansas yesterday. No one with any sense condones what happened yesterday but yet the democrat blogging community in Tennessee is blaming christians for pushing this guy in Kansas over the edge yesterday. Another point where they bash christians of all likes even the ones that are democrats is over the subject of homosexuality. Take the issue in Memphis where the Shelby County Commission is currently discussing a bill that claims it would eliminate bias against the gay community. In the past two weeks Ive heard numerous democrat bloggers attack black and white churches for their stance against this resolution. They have made such wild claims as comparing it to the civil rights battles of the 60's and made references to how the churches supported racists back in that era. But I have yet to hear of one single gay person being hung or brutally murdered here in the deep south like blacks were back then. Also every single person that I have ever met in church whether their black, white,brown,democrat or republican never in a million years would stand by and watch an innocent person be murdered for any reason. They would of course support one who had been convicted and was serving their time by attempting to get him or her baptized into their particular faith but they would never support murderers walking freely among us. But yet the democrat blogging community in states like Tennessee slanders those good everyday church going people many of whom vote with them at the end of the day into the ground simply because of their religious beliefs. One final note that I wonder about is what are all these teens and twenty somethings who flock to these democrat blogs such as Kos going to do when they run into problems in their personal lives in the coming years. All of us go through bad times in our lives at some point and its really bad when your young. Will they turn to these mainstream churches that are bashed endlessly on Kos for help or will they ignore the church because of the nonsense they read on Kos and try to get through the bad times on their own. Most democrats on the street know it would be foolish for young people to turn their backs on their local churches over a political disagreement. After all its these local churches that are bashed endlessly by the democrat blogging community who feed and keep the lights on for the elderly and poor in our communities. The churches get most of their funds that they use to feed and house the poor and elderly from the so called evil republican bankers and businessmen every Sunday when the donation plate is passed around. If they had to depend on the Hollywood blowhards and the democrat bloggers who shout from the mountaintops nearly every single day about how much they love and care for the poor. We would unfortunately have a lot of dead poor people on our hands.