“Young People” for Reichert

Christy and I went to Locos for dinner tonight because it was Sunday, I was out of beer, and needed to get in my car and drink and drive to protest the legislature’s ineptitude (I kid, sort of — Christy drove). I noticed at the Locos (btw, Jamie Lofton, you’ve gotta come up with better commercials, the whole “pub food, meaning public house food . . .” lecture is getting kinda lame) this:

“Tonight: Young People for Reichert”

I realize Robert Reichert, who is right now my preferred choice for mayor, is an experienced politician, but if you are going for “young people,” you probably should have had this at the Cici’s Pizza. Oh, and young people can’t vote.

If you are going for the 18 and older crowd that can vote, and the 21 and older crowd that might like a cold adult beverage while they hear your pitch, you should probably consider something other than “Young People.” It just sounds kind of lame.

Oh, and legislators, the Tahoe I was parked next to had several beer cans in the cup holders for the front seats — you couldn’t help but notice them. Just think, these people may get out on the highway after going to Locos to top off and kill some folks because you guys were too lame to pass laws that would encourage people to drink at home on Sunday. They clearly ran out and had to go to a restaurant because of your stupid Sunday ban.

6 comments

  1. joshdondich says:

    Forget about Macon’s Mayor Race. I did not know Socialists celebrate Easter. I thought Socialists and Marxists hated organized religion. A Socialist leader implementing a Social Conservative policy. That is a First.

  2. tribalecho says:

    josh-I doubt it’s a first or a last. It’s just doesn’t fit into the mold we were poured into.

  3. StevePerkins says:

    > I did not know Socialists celebrate Easter. I
    > thought Socialists and Marxists hated
    > organized religion.

    The most dangerous thing about socialism is that 99.99% of American conservatives have no real idea what it even is (liberals have a good handle on it, though). Conservatives just know that certain labels mean “bad”… so for example when a talk show host talks about terrorists being “fascists”, listeners just nod along blankly because they don’t know why the comparison doesn’t really fit.

    If conservatives really understood what “socialism” meant, and sincerely believed that it was a bad thing… tons of legislation passed over the past decade would never have seen the light of day (trillion-dollar drug benefits, anyone?). That’s why I’ve always said that a libertarian is really nothing more than a conservative who cracks open a book every now and then.

  4. jsm says:

    “If conservatives really understood what ‘socialism’ meant, and sincerely believed that it was a bad thing… tons of legislation passed over the past decade would never have seen the light of day (trillion-dollar drug benefits, anyone?). ”

    This statement should be on a billboard at every state GOP convention in May.

  5. Doug Deal says:

    Erick,

    I agree about those commercials. Dumb commercials that are replayed over and over again, just convince me to never go to that establishment. Some dumb commercials are so overplayed that I end up not watching that tv station or radio station until the ad run has expired, or at least curtailed.

    Steve,

    I agree with your assessment of “conservatives” but liberals also do not have a firm grasp on what socialism is, either.

    They have no recognition of it’s dangers or the damage it does to society and familes. To fully understand socialis is to oppose it.

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