Thursday, November 6, 2008

And I've been accused of intolerance...

I had a fun moment this morning. I noticed that a person left a comment attached to my "Victory!!!" post. It was from a man named Sam Clauder. This is what he said:

Sam Clauder said...
Think you got enuff kids there?Or are you still popping them out to overpopulate the world?No problem. You can always send them off to die in the next Republican liars' war.


What a sweet thing to say, right? I clicked on his name to his blog and it was blank. The chicken just blew in, blew off, and blew out. What a real tough guy...to make such statements as a "masked man." So...on to my response:
  • I do think that I have "enuff" kids, thanks (by the way, "enuff" is spelled "enough" (you'll have more credibility if you can actually spell your thoughts correctly)). I would like more, but "popping" them out just became too tough for my wife. My kids will be productive members of society, will not suck the system dry by abusing social programs, and will fight for the things they know to be right. They'll be good conservative Republicans, I'm sure! :-) We need these kids to become productive adults to balance out the hatemongers who anonymously spew their mindless drivel. The world will be a much better place. If I could have a hundred, the world would even be better.
  • My wife probably would be offended by the "popping out" comment. I was present at all of my children's births and it was just a little more difficult than that.
  • "Send them off to die" Wow! What sane person with any ounce of compassion would wish that on anyone? How sad! Not only is it a slap in my face, but it is so unfair to our vets that have given their lives in all prior wars so that you can have the freedoms that you enjoy (even posting hate mail!). Oh, by the way, "liars'" should have been "liar's" since it is singular. Just thought that you'd want some additional help with editing.
  • I was called intolerant a few different times during the Prop 8 run. I never attacked anyone, never called anyone names, never wished death on anyone's family, never picketed in front of any gay bars, and never whined or complained that if we didn't win we'd take it to the judges. Why can't the "no" side tolerate my views? I don't think that intolerance is what they're really fighting. Prop 8 was aligned with my values and I fought along with thousands of others to help it get passed. Apparently 52.5% (or 5,388,497 Californians) agree. I think I'm in pretty good company!

I did a search and found out that Mr. Clauder is the PR Chair for the San Bernardino County Democratic Party (a county where 67.1% voted "yes" for prop 8). He was the the communications director for Tim Prince's failed Congressional run (he lost by almost a 2-1 margin on Tuesday). Mr. Clauder was also a major force behind Prop 66 (remember the one that wanted to limit the 3 strikes law?); it lost too. Maybe Mr. Clauder is bitter because of these losses??? Maybe he was just looking for someone to tear down because he was feeling so blue himself this week??? Next time, Mr. Clauder, will you please do the following: keep your communication appropriate (should be second-nature for you since you are a "communication director"), don't wish my children dead, or better yet, please just keep your thoughts to yourself.

Thank you!


3 comments:

Matt said...

Nothing but a cyberwimp. Good post. We see who the real haters and bigots are.

Jeremy said...

It's funny how intolerance only works one way...

Kristen said...

The people of California have spoken, and it is time for these people to grow up. The "No on 8" camp has turned out to be some of the most angry/hateful people...shame on them.