Saturday, October 1, 2011

Why stand up to Cancer?

There are a series of ads and programs that invite people to work against Cancer to both find cures and to help stricken people overcome the disease.  I like every other sane person supports this of course.

But when you see phrases like "stand up to"...  you naturally think that someone is being bold and perhaps provocative in some way.  Not fighting against something like Cancer that everyone is against.

Thought experiment:  Name current political figures are "standing up".  This defined as advocating political positions that won't help them with anyone yet they do it.

So far I've come up with:

Dick Cheney (unfortunately) support of gay marriage.  He is so hated by the left wingers that even this is overlooked.  He is so beloved by rightwingers that they pretty much ignore him on this.

Joe Lieberman support of Affordale Health Care Act.  He didn't support Obama in 2008.  The left hates him.  His new friends on the right hate Obamacare.  The easiest thing to do would have been to find some reason to stand against Democrats on this.

Hillary Clinton staying in the 2008 Democratic Primary when the political class turned on her.


It's difficult to come up with examples.

I'd sure love to see a prominent liberal Democrat come out against gay marriage.
I'd love to see a prominent Conservative Republican advocate for higher taxes.

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