Six Reasons Why Conservatives are Mostly Worthless

Six Reasons Why Conservatives are Mostly Worthless

You may be fairly surprised to see a title like this on what is obviously a conservative site.  Then again, you know what I’m talking about when I say conservatives being mostly worthless.  What are we accomplishing right now?  While there are bright spots here and there (VG readers being one of them, of course), the truth is that conservatives are not getting things done, and in reality, much of the time conservatives are making things worse.  Don’t believe me?  Let’s take a look.

6. Conservatives often have watered down positions that not even they can defend.

Ever heard someone say “I’m personally pro-life and I believe abortion is wrong but I can’t tell someone else they can’t get one.”   Here’s another one: “We need to find a middle ground and compromise between privacy and security.”   These are cowardly positions, regardless of whether you use a philosophical, religious, or scientific rationale.  Either abortion is murder or it isn’t.  Either you understand the Constitution or you don’t.  Pick a side and stand on it, don’t waffle around depending on who you’re talking to.  That goes for any position, not just abortion or gun rights.  Right is right and wrong is wrong.  Stop acting like you’re Liberal Lite, or stop claiming you’re a conservative.

5. Conservatives don’t learn from their mistakes.

What? The guy we voted in is helping to pass liberal bills and trampling our Constitution?  That’s awful.  We should elect him again.  And again.  And maybe one more time.  People like John McCain, John Boehner, and most of the rest of the R-Congress are so far from conservative that they can spout liberal talking points with zero sense of irony…and yet they get elected over and over until they either die or get caught with a mistress.  Then they can just run for governor.

4. Conservatives don’t know the Constitution they claim to believe in.

We’re supposedly the side that believes in the Constitution, yet how many conservatives do you know who can tell you which amendment is the one about speedy trials, or search and seizure?  How many have even read the Federalist Papers? How can you defend the Constitution if you don’t even know what it says?  We claim we expect the government to follow it, but we cannot hold them to something we don’t know ourselves.  At that point it’s just empty words, because we only truly believe what we are willing and able to defend.  It’s ridiculous how often I hear conservatives say things like “I don’t care if the government watches me because I’m doing nothing wrong,” or “Well, no one really needs an assault rifle.”  The best is when I hear a conservative say, “God is in control so I don’t need to worry about all of that.”  Yes, God is in control, but I don’t see these same people standing in the middle of a freeway doing the Macarena in sheer faith.  The Constitution: Learn it, know it, educate others on it.

3. Conservatives are easily distracted by stuff that doesn’t matter.

When I look through my social media, I see a lot of conservatives posting about this celebrity and that feminist and CAN YOU BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAID.  I see a lot of people giving attention to those who deserve none.  Sometimes I’ve even caught myself doing it.   But what does it accomplish?  Are we so shallow that we really care what vapid stream of verbal nothingness came out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s mouth?  Or Amanda Marcotte, or Miley Cyrus, or anyone else?  When conservatives have nothing better to talk about than to repeat every idiotic thing some feminist blowhard says, what happens?  A whole bunch more people run over there to read that liberal’s stuff.  It gives that moron more attention than they deserve, and it distracts a whole bunch of conservatives from the things that matter, like educating themselves on the Constitution they claim to support so much.  Show me a conservative who can tell me what the latest feminist/liberal/celebrity gossip is but can’t formulate a coherent argument on limitations for the federal government with references from the Constitution and Federalist Papers, and I’ll show you a worthless conservative who should just go back to watching TV and leave the heavy lifting to the grown-ups, because they’re dead weight.

2. Conservatives are caught up in ‘busyness’ and get nothing done.

You’ve all seen them.  Invitations to conferences and dinners and brunches and luncheons and events, where there are speakers and food and drink and ‘networking’, all carefully constructed by conservatives who actually think that these things actually count for something.  They love to talk about local party business and piddly little dramas within the various factions of whatever clique they locally belong to.  News flash: My dog accomplishes more in my front yard after he eats than these people do.  But they feel so important and busy and working for the cause.  Do they even know what the cause is?  Not really, but they sure do like to pretend they do.

1. Conservatives have no testicular fortitude.

All of the rest comes down to this: Conservatives do not have the guts to do what needs to be done.  This is why they’re still voting in losers, or getting distracted by stupid pop culture crap, or running around to a hundred meetings that do nothing.  If we had any collective notion of what’s really going on, we’d be a million people deep on the Capitol steps demanding that Congress start doing their job.  We’d be putting up candidates that actually pay more attention to the Constitution than Dancing With the Stars.  We’d be forcing accountability in our government and in ourselves.  We would be worthy of the freedom bought with the blood of American fighting men, and we would be a force to be reckoned with.

But never mind that.  American Idol is on.

 

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5 Comments
  • Donna says:

    Guilty as charged. But I pledge to make myself valuable! Great post, Kit!

  • Jen says:

    Kit, what conservatives are you talking about? The Rino’s in Congress?
    What you are pointing out is the rarity in the world of Conservatives. True conservatives have no time to post on Facebook, which is why looking for them there is a bit pointless.
    I assume you believe meetings of like minded conservatives, in order to strategize limited resources to be used to help candidates, legislation, etc. is worthless?
    Thanks for a depressing blog post today. Nothing like leading from a position of doom.

    • Kit Lange says:

      Jen,

      I’ll be brief.

      1. I’m talking about the RINOs in Congress, and the morons who keep putting them there.
      2. You are incorrect. The “rarity in the world of Conservatives” is the one who understands the Constitution and has the balls to defend it with their life. Hence the post.
      3. True conservatives aren’t on Facebook? You don’t understand much about about social media, do you?
      4. Maybe all those true conservatives you speak of are all at the luncheons. 😉 Funny thing…I’ve been to those meetings, and they’re a crock of drama and self-promotion.

  • Daniel says:

    The Facebook link that brought me here said I would find at least 2 with which I agreed. As it turns out, I went 6 for 6. 🙂

    You might be able to split hairs and say that the big problem is Republicans campaigning as conservatives and governing as moderates. Conservatives need to start looking for evidence to back up what their candidates claim, keep in mind the whole “fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me” thing. Fool me 13 times? Sounds like we’re the fools.

  • VALman says:

    It sounds to me, Kit, you have a longing which I think many of us have. That is, one for people of character; we’ve enough “characters”! We’re truly engaged in a “cultural war” and are, once again, “testing whether . . . [we] can long endure.” Our hearts ache for a Lincoln, or a Washington, or a Thatcher, a Reagan, a “Billy” Graham, or a John Paul II, or a Churchill. They ache for leaders, such as these, who represented what was good and decent about humanity; what was worth living for and dying if necessary; and, what it means to persevere during tribulation. I’ll leave these thoughts for ones far greater than mine:

    ABRAHAM LINCOLN, “GETTYSBURG ADDRESS” (19 NOVEMBER 1863)
    [1] Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
    [2] Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
    [3] But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate-we can not consecrate-we can not hallow-this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us-that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion-that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

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