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October 14, 2004

That's It: I'm Giving Up Blogging « Stuff Important to Me »

Well, no, not really.

But something I've been railing against for a good portion of the last two years (and getting nowhere, I might add) was just summed up beautifully and wonderfully and precisely by Stephen Green of Vodkapundit.


Too many Democrats, especially at the national level, just don't care that our system, our nation is far more important than any single election.

I could mention the Lautenberg Trick in New Jersey. Or Gore's ballot shenanigans in Florida. Or the voter-registration fraud currently going on in Colorado, Nevada, and elsewhere. Or the Democrats' successful call to bring election observers into this country. Bring them in from where, Venezuela? Hey, no big deal sullying the reputation of the world's oldest continuously-functioning democracy, just so long as we can make the Republicans look bad, right?

The rules don't matter. The reputation of the country doesn't matter. The political health of the nation doesn't matter. Power matters.

There's more. There's a lot more there. Go read it. The conclusion is particularly strong and apt.

Posted by Nathan at 03:38 PM | Comments (2)

"I was raised in a very Republican family. The first election I could vote in was 1988, and I voted straight-ticket Republican. But only the one time. I grew up – I learned that my own convictions were more important than party affiliation. I learned that my own estimation of individual candidates was more important than whether they had a D or an R next to their names."

Well, Stephen should have stuck with that. Punishing competent county commissioners, state legislators, and God knows what other smaller elected positions simply because there's a D after their name is horseshit. And I say it to my Democrat friends who vote straight-ticket, too.

Stephen is putting a political "statement" before people. I hope to God I never vote against someone based only on the fact that I don't like their party affiliation. That'll be the moment I know I have lost all personal integrity.

What were saying about character? I don't think this move shows respecting any politician's character.

Posted by: Jo at October 15, 2004 11:22 AM

...and a good thought.

Except I wasn't really complaining about not getting traffic. I was engaging in hyperbole as a way of indicating exactly how impressed with how succinctly and aptly Stephen Green expresses the point.

I did complain too much about not getting the hits I wanted, but I don't think I've done so in at least 2 months. In fact, I am quite pleased with the level I'm getting now. Quite pleased. Immensely pleased. This is about the traffic I would imagine my skills deserve. If I started getting 300 hits a day, I'd start wondering what was wrong with people, that there are better people out there for them to be reading.

But your overall point is good. You may see me engage in hyperbole again, but not complaining about traffic.

Posted by: Nathan at October 15, 2004 07:32 PM
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