February 26, 2006
Among the rankings, the three Congressional Representatives of the Republican CT delegation came out as follows:
- 2nd District, Rob Simmons (R):
Conservative score: 49.2
Liberal score: 50.8
- 5th District, Nancy Johnson (R):
Conservative score: 48.2
Liberal score: 51.8
- 4th District, Chris Shays (R):
Conservative score: 46
Liberal score: 54
So you see what I have to deal with. Johnson is my Congresswoman. But all three rate higher as Liberals than Conservatives. So essentially, I have no representation in Congress when it comes to advocating my point of view. Well hey, that's the deal. If I want to continue to live in CT, I have to face the fact that I'm in the minority. Many like-minded folks choose not to and move to States that are more Conservative in their overall philosophy. I can't say that it's not tempting.
But Liberals tend to overlook the fact that - nationally - they are in the minority. And rather than live with it and urge their elected officials to try and work with the majority to achieve something that they can support, most of them chose to descend into moonbattery and attack rather than propose. Rather than be part of the process, they choose to be part of the problem.
And in my own State, a serious and well-respected Democrat Senator is being chased out of his own party for not kow-towing to the extremists who are calling the shots these days. Rather than respectfully disagree with Joe Lieberman on some issues, they've decided to challenge his seat this year from within the party.
For the Left-wing loony-toons of the CT Democrat party, Lieberman isn't Liberal enough, notwithstanding his own 65.7 "Liberal" rating by National Journal. Diversity of opinion is not tolerated among Democrats. The idea of being the "Big Tent" party disappeared from their ranks over a generation ago.
I can personally attest that is sucks to be in the minority. But if Democrats are going to keep this up, they'd better get used to it.
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