It’s all about values

I believe that if you sit democrats and republicans side by side and had an honest conversation with both of them you would find out that they have much in common. You would find out that both want the best education for their children.  If you asked them if they supported abortion on demand they would both be opposed. Likewise, if you asked them under what circumstances they supported abortion they would both reply, rape, incest and when a mother’s life is in danger. Both would probably agree that marriage is between a man and a woman and there would be strong support for civil unions.  Yes, when it comes to core values, Democrats and Republicans have much in common.  Politically, both of them support the second amendment and if you ask them under what circumstances they support gun control they would probably both agree on the importance of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals. Both would probably own guns and even be avid hunters.  I bet they would both be opposed to higher taxes, with Democrats including fees as taxes. Once upon a time, some Democratic politicians probably thought that the only way they could be elected as democrats was to run on extreme liberal positions, which represented the opinion of the politician but veered far off course of core Democratic values. This led to the perception that all Democrats are liberals.  The liberal label has been unfairly and unjustly used to describe all democrats, and that is just not so. On core social values, Democrats and Republicans share the same core values. Why is this important?  Because once we agree that we share core values, we can get down to discussing serious political issues.  It is time to shake the liberal tag that has never really been representative of the TDP.

It’s all about values

During a very close game, where it was do or die, win or go home, a quarterback called a desperate play he dubbed the “Hail Mary Pass”.  The team won.

That is the story of the TDP the past few years, one Hail Mary Pass after another.  The TDP has not learned from professional football teams that develop game plans that the whole team gets tested on how well they learn the plans and then they practice until they can execute their plan better than the opposing team.  It works.  Those teams that go on the field disorganized, well, they get whoopped.  Organization starts at the top.  With the coach.  We Democrats cannot allow the TDP to continue down this road.  We have been there too many times, too often.  It is time for all Democrats to start calling for the TDP Chair to step down so the rebuilding can start.  The new beginning cannot start with old wine in old bottles.  All the groups inside the big tent must realize and understand that they cannot have the whole pie.  It is not about who owns the biggest slice of the pie but contributing the necessary ingredients (values) to make the pies.