Q&A with Bob & Joan: Are Conservatives Just Whiners?

“The Bob and Joan Chronicles” of Inebriated Press
April 8, 2009

Q.

Bob,

You conservatives have been complaining a lot about the Obama administration and the trillions of dollars he and the Democrat Congress are spending, and how they’re removing power and freedom from American citizens.  You live in a representative form of government, why don’t you just write to your Congressional leaders and tell them what you want?  They’ll do what you ask and everything will be fine.

Quit whining you dumb bastard.

Hugs and kisses,

Joan

A.

My Dearest Joan,

Your contemplation on the plight of we conservatives touches me deeply and your suggestion that we write our Congressional leaders and explain the nature of common sense to them, are warm and gentle words of encouragement to we poor huddled logical-thinking bastards.  Alas it falls to me to be the bearer of news unaccustomed to your ears – gentle, pink and thoughtful though they may be.  And yes, though I’d rather lay my head upon your soft shoulder and contemplate honeysuckle and cleavage, such is not my mandate.  I must speak honestly to you about our challenge.

You see, many of us have sucked it up and in the moments after working long hours, have written missives of encouragement to our Congressional leaders, mostly in kind and gentle and thoughtful terms, requesting that they pull their heads out of their collective asses long enough to get some fresh air and start thinking straight.  And as is my own case, I am represented by mostly Republican types who have voted against Comrade Obama’s massive budget and spending plans.  I have written them words of encouragement and an occasional suggestion and must tell you that they have done well, but are a minority.

Comrade Obama and his minions control the White House and both Houses of Congress.  And try though we have, they continue to tell us to go screw ourselves, mostly using those words or suggestions along those lines.  And since they are our leaders, we have given it fair consideration, but believe it will not alleviate the overspending, growing government bureaucracy, higher taxes and fear of inflation which has us all pissed off to begin with.

And so my fine and gentle Joan, I must tell you that despite our best efforts, we remain hosed.

I hope this finds you happy, well, and smooth and fuzzy in the places you wish to be.

With warm feelings oozing out all over,

Bob

Note from Gallup:

Subject: From Gallup.Com: Obama Approval Rating Stable, Polarized
Date: Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Barack Obama’s job approval rating has been highly stable, averaging 62% for the past week and for all of March. There is a wide partisan divide in evaluations of him between Democrats (90%) and Republicans (27%) — a gap that has grown over time.

Read more at GALLUP.com.

“The first question is not whether government is good or evil, but whether government is coercive — whether government relies on force to fill its coffers, enforce its commands, and impose its will.  To get a clear understanding of the pervasive use and threat of force in daily government actions is the first step towards political realism … Taxation is not a mere technicality to be relegated to the footnotes of political science and public administration.  Taxation goes to the heart of the relation of the citizen to the State: the higher the taxation, the greater the subjugation — the more that politicians are preempting individuals from building their own lives.  Every increase in taxation is a proclamation that government knows best, and thus that politicians are entitled to commandeer more of the individuals paycheck and save him from himself.”

– Jame Bovard
“Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen”(C) 1999 St. Martins Press

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