January 15, 2008

The Social Life of a Conservative

You must have a sense of humor to be conservative in a blue state. Trust me, I know. Most of us are normal people who don't choose our friends based on political affiliation. I know I don't, but when I find out one of my friends or colleagues is conservative it's such a hoot! You usually find this out after they've paid a large tax bill or they say something like "Spitzer's an idiot." If something like that happens feel free to talk politics all you want with your new-found conservative ally.

But normally, we avoid talking politics in social situations, that is, when sober. I just want to stress to please, take my advice here. If you are at a party and you start hearing things like "Halliburton" and "War for oil" DO NOT TRY TO DEBATE! I repeat DO NOT DEBATE! I know, it will be very hard, but you're lonely, right? Do you want to be lonelier? If these are people that you like then just walk away. Sure, you can throw in an innocent question if you like, but that could lead to debate. Nobody that's been drinking and repeats slogans wants to hear your reasoned analysis of the issues, no matter how loud or slurred they may be. The thing to do in this situation is to go home, turn on your computer and go to http://www.thelonelyconservative.blogspot.com/ and tell us all about what happened.

4 comments:

mikey said...

Karen, you a conservative? I would have never thunk it. Hey,I started watching Glenn Beck a while back. He's got some great insight on a lot of issues, and he is kind of funny.

i am not a debator, but myself being a republican in my wifes family that is hardcore democrats, unions, etc. etc...i am the outcast.

The Lonely Conservative said...

Hey Mike! Wow, you're a lonelier conservative than I am!

Anonymous said...

1/17/08 LAST NITE'S COMMENTARY WAS GREAT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. THE WAY THE MEDIA HAS BEEN PRAISING MC CAIN, ONE WOULD THINK HE'S A DEMOCRAT.

The Lonely Conservative said...

Thank you for the positive feedback. I'll try to post something again tonight after work. I'm sure after reading the paper and watching the news that there will be plenty of folly to ponder!!