If you think Hollywood and the rest of Los Angeles and California is full of left-wing wackos, you would be correct--except for those of us that aren't. And for those of us that aren't, the task of opening the minds around us is a continuous challenge--changing them a near impossibility. Here's a look at what we're up against from my personal perspective.
I work at a major media conglomerate and I think it's safe to say that at least 90% of my co-workers are loyal democrats. Period. No discussion, no explanation, they just are what they are.
Actually I'm totally pulling that number out of my *ss, but in my immediate area there are 25 people and only 3 of us are not
democrats anti-Bush, and one won't even admit it out loud. Obviously that is not me--I see no advantage to hiding my political compass and am unable and unwilling to do so anyway.
This week has been particulary interesting with all the Reagan coverage and is prompting more political banter around the office than normal.
So, yesterday while awwwwwing about the Jelly Belly company putting black ribbons on their Reagan Jelly Belly mosaics, one of my co-workers says to me "Don't even tell me you're a Reagan fan. I can't stand him."
After I gave a short but effective defense of Reagan, she says manages to stutter, "Well, I can't get into a discussion about Presidental accomplishments cause..., well I just can't, it's not my thing. But I can tell you I'm a democrat."
Of course my next question was, "And why are you a democrat?"
Her answer, "Because Angela Lansbury told me that if you are an actor or a friend of actors you are a democrat."
I politely suggested that maybe that there might be more rational ways of determining her position, that she might want to have more of an open mind and left it at that. Of course I could have said a lot more, but if I did it every time the opportunity presented itself, that's all I would ever be doing. And this one is a lost cause--not a mountain I want to die on, as they say.
But since then it's just been grating at my nerves.
I think back to when I launched the Too Ugly Tuesday campaign and people thought it was so silly because it was based on such a meaningless issue. But I contend that as long as there are dhimwits out there who will vote a certain way because Angela Lansbury or some other dhimmicrat told them to, that there is opportunity to reach someone who can be convinced to vote for Bush because John Kerry is just too f*cking ugly to be president.
But you can pick your own reason. And because it's Wictory Wednesday I urge you to open your mind and get involved in President Bush's re-election campaign and if you're too lazy or don't have time, donate your money to keep others going.
Why? Because I said so. And I'm easily as qualified as Angela Lansbury to tell you do so.
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