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What Do Conservatives and Snoop Dog Have in Common?

November 14th, 2006 Urban Conservative

Other than the fact that I am a conservative and I listen to Snoop at times, nothing at all. Most of the time, I listen to hip hop when I am at the gym trying to get my work out on or when I go for a run around my neighborhood. There is something about hip hop that gets me motivated to work out harder. In fact, I grew up on the other side of the train tracks and hip hop was a huge part of my culture. The point of this post (and believe me, there is a point) is to dismantle the perception that all conservatives resemble what is currently in the White House today. No offense to the leadership in the White House, but can you imagine New Gingrich or Condi Rice listening to Snoop while on the treadmill? 

The fact of the matter is that conservatives come in all shapes, sizes and colors; and not all conservatives were born with a silver spoon in their mouth. I worked hard and sacrificed allot for the things that I have today. No help from the government; no extra points when I applied for grad school because I am a minority; no extra consideration for a job for the same reason; and no rich parents that could afford to send me to Stanford. It was hard work, blood sweat tears, encouragement from my mother and the grace of God. So, for all those UNINFORMED liberals that think that all conservatives are white and upper class, think again.

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11 Responses to “What Do Conservatives and Snoop Dog Have in Common?”

  1. I'm with you. I'm completely conservative, yet I work in an unconservative industry (adult entertainment). I'm asian, came from modest means, but now I own property, my own web site, and still perform as an erotic dancer. Hip Hop was a part of my culture as well.

    December 21st, 2006 11:40 pm Tilly Star
  2. Well! Believe it or not, there are a lot of... people in adult entertainment that subscribe to Conservative policy because it affords them more rights as business people interested in the free market... capitalism.

    Beside that point, I'm a white male who didn't really grow up on the wrong side of the tracks, but certainly not on the right side of the tracks. I was the minority in my elementary school and didn't know any better. I've worked my way through college, city and state. My parents never went to school but because we weren't monetarily wealthy I learned valuable life lessons on what it's like to be Conservative versus liberal. I saw my dad bust his ass starting and running his business as a sole proprietor. He fed four people with a one-man operation. My mom worked her way through multiple jobs to help keep the family moving as well. I learned that I don't want the government taking my hard earned money to give to those who don't work. I don't care what color the person is who isn't working. They don't deserve my money. I want to choose who gets my charity money, not the government. Last time I checked I was the earner, not the government. They still have yet to do ANYTHING for me... but even if they did, I NEVER want a government handout. This is because I believe in accountability. The sole principle all Conservatives believe in. It's not race, ethnicity, religion, it's this sole principle.

    January 21st, 2007 2:12 am Brendon Swanson
  3. I agree with Swanson, but we have to have roads, schools, water, and the other infrastructure that the government does to support us.

    April 8th, 2007 9:09 am Susan
  4. hey, i also listen to Snoop and I despise liberals!!! hahaha

    May 24th, 2007 4:16 pm Michelle
  5. Bow Wow Wow Yippee Yo Yippee Yay
    Snoop Dogg is Definitely in the Hooooouuuusse

    July 10th, 2007 12:30 pm QuickRob
  6. Interesting. We definitely need more blogs of this sort. I'm something similar - I'm a 29 years old European (Hungary/UK), I listen to psychedelic rock and techno, had a fair share of drug-related experiences, I practice Buddhist meditation, I hate wearing a suit and so on and yet - I just found out there is something deeply wrong with liberalism. So I started to read Scruton, Darlymple , Sowell, Ayn Rand etc. and more and more started to like them. And I just feel like alone in the cold - I find it so hard to identify with most conservatives because of the cultural differences.

    Your blog is cool but I think you should concentrate more on the philosophical side of conservativism and leave partisan battles to those people who are paid for it.

    July 23rd, 2007 2:54 am Miklos
  7. "They still have yet to do ANYTHING for me... but even if they did, I NEVER want a government handout"

    Actually, they've taken so much of your hard-earned money away in the form of taxes that it would be entirely fair if you decided to get some of it back via applying for some handout. As long as your balance is positive or zero, it's just fair - it's just correcting a former injustice.

    July 23rd, 2007 2:57 am Miklos
  8. Miklos...thank you for your feedback!!

    July 23rd, 2007 6:47 am Urban Conservative
  9. I don't listen to hip hop, but I sure as heck am Conservative! LOL I am actually more of the dance/trance/techno/house person when it comes to working out. I feel pumped listening to that music! After I'm done working out, I mellow out with some jazz (especially Diana Krall).

    January 14th, 2008 4:14 pm Nat
  10. Hey Nat,

    I also listen to dance/house when I work out. I have a friend who DJs on the weekend who always makes me CDs. But there is nothing like Snoop when I am benching 400+ pounds...LOL.

    January 14th, 2008 8:55 pm Urban Conservative
  11. First of all, it's Snoop Dogg, not Snoop Dog.

    Second of all, you sound like a pathetic white suburban kid who gets mesmerized by the glitter of the "thug life" and decides to act street tough and ghetto without knowing what the hell you're actually talking about. "I listen to hip hop when I am at the gym trying to get my work out on." Woooow. Nice. Getting your "work out on." I'm down widdat, g, homie. Yeahh, word up bro. Idiot.

    Yes, Condi Rice and "New" Gingrich are on Capitol Hill, and yeah, they're older people. But the fact that you use them in your example of how everyone thinks "all conservatives are white and upper class" is INSTANTLY flawed because of your use of Condoleezza Rice, a black woman! You say that the typical conservative is a white, rich guy, and here we get an African American female. And for the record, everyone on Capitol Hill is gonna be rich. It's part of politics. So am I to assume that every liberal is a rich white guy like Al Gore? DERRR! How dumb do you have to be?

    Seriously, no one thinks this about conservatives. And you keep assuming that everyone in the world looks at the cons of our country and think "I bet they're all rich and white, JUST like the people in the White House. Yep, I bet every single one, every conservative in America, is EXACTLY that way." No one is thinking that! No one! At least not a majority! Our representatives are not our representatives in all aspects. I don't send a senator to the Senate because he looks like me. I send him because of his credentials. I think you've been voting on the most physically appealing men too long to really realize that that is NOT how it should be done. I admit the voting in our country isn't entirely fool-proof, and a lot of people vote based off of weak foundations. I think you're one of them, based on what you have been telling everyone here. You focus on skin color more than anyone else on your whole blog, and then you tell us that we shouldn't stereotype based on skin color. You're a hypocrite. And worse yet, you're an UNINFORMED hypocrite.

    April 24th, 2008 5:59 am OhHolyKnight

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