It dawned on me this morning, as I was writing a piece on Net Neutrality, that I throw terms around and it is possible that my readers wouldn’t understand them. For example, the Right. I say it quite a bit and it is possible that people could misconstrue whom I mean.
When I say the right, I don’t mean true blue conservatives. I don’t mean the educated people who can quote William F. Buckley, Jr. I mean these new right. Those people who watch Glenn Beck and actually agree with him. Those people who have Palin 2012 stickers on the back of their cars. Those people who do not understand the difference between conservative, liberal, socialism and libertarian. Those people who think every liberal idea is wrong and every conservative idea is right.
You know who you are.
The ones who blame Obama for the mess we’re in because they’ve never taken an economics class and don’t understand how the real world works.
The ones who rally against big government, yet don’t want to lose Social Security and Medicare.
The ones who vote against their own best interests. The ones who only get their news from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.
The followers of the American Family Association, the National Organization for Marriage and the Westboro Baptist Church.
That’s who I mean when I say the right. Not the respectable conservatives that used to have a voice in this nation. Not the people who know that Reagan and O’Neil would meet in the middle to hammer out legislation.