It's not too tough.
I received two emails within minutes of each other. One was from Spirit of America, a conservative group, and the other was from MoveOn.org, a "progressive" group.
The Spirit of America email reported on all the work they had done over the last few months to help people around the world. They had bought soccer balls for kids in Africa. They had helped refurbish schools in Afghanistan. They had sent medical supplies, tools, sewing machines, and more to Iraq.
The MoveOn.org site was crowing about one thing, and one thing only. Giving Republicans their version of "just desserts" by Opposing Bush.
That about sums up the entire difference between progressives and conservatives right now. While I don't agree with about half the conservative agenda (I disagree with their stand on prayer in school, gay marriage, stem cell research, the "don't ask/don't tell" policy in DoD, and a host of other agendas), I can honestly say I disagree with all of the progressive agenda which can be summed up thusly...whatever it takes to defeat Bush. It's like they don't even realize that he can't run again.
Some of the things I disagree with conservatives on are little things. Some are BIG THINGS. But none of them are as big to me right now as making sure we win the war on terror. From what I can gather in their writing, progressives don't even believe we are fighting a war on terror. If they acknowledge a "war on terror" at all, it is the personal terror they have of a Bushitler bootheel against their neck. Though that's never happened to them, they are sure that it will, and soon. As a group they show a remarkable lack of faith in the inherent strength of America and Americans. They clearly see an American the Brutal, America the Imperialist, America the ever so frail. It's like their vision of Bush; to them he is either the moronic chimp, or the evil genius turning back over 200 years of American freedoms. Both images of Bushs and both images of America fit their world view, even though they can't be true at the same time. That's the schizophrenic vision offered by MoveOn and other progressives. It's a vision I don't even understand, never mind share.
It doesn't take much of an imagination to know who I will be voting for this fall.