A Liberal Marines Progressive Perspective

Marines are defenders of the republic and the Constitution. That is our oath, that is our purpose, that is our calling. Many are Democrats. This is the journal of one such Marine. This leatherneck's progressive perspective is as follows...

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U.S. Marine,0300 MOS,eight years in,honorably discharged,college-educated. To all the damned trolls, you better believe there are liberal Marines. Read "War Is A Racket" by 2-time Medal of Honor recipient Maj.Gen.S.D.Butler, plus Lewis B. Puller, Jr.'s "Fortunate Son" and maybe then you'll understand. Semper Fi!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

We, as Democrats, ARE The Loyal Opposition Posted by Hello
Hi everybody. Beautiful morning. I'm now beginning to accept the sad reality that Kerry/Edwards lost in November (still convinced there was "foul-play" though) and that, as a result, the GOP will continue to carry the political football for the next fours years (*sheesh*). Thus, I began thinking about the future of the Democratic Party and what our role is, now, as the "party out of power". James Carville (pictured above), a fellow jarhead and one of my heroes, says that Democrats should behave as the"loyal opposition"; and he's right. Our job is to stick it to the Republicans every chance we get, to resist, to agitate in so long as they insist on taking our country in the wrong direction. I don't mean to sound overly-aggressive, but things are getting way out of hand. Am I the only one that sees this? Certainly not. It's time for Democrats to get aggressive. Now I know a number of my fellow Democrats don't like to get "belligerent", "hostile", or whatever other adjective the nay-sayers can think of; but, brothers and sisters, the time has come. We have new leadership at the helm of the party, headed by a bold and aggressive leader in Howard Dean. Now is the time. We must remember to always attack Bush and his failed policies. Attack-attack-attack!!! We must not shrink from taking the offensive. Knock them so hard that they’ll never know what hit them!!! We must cow them with the ferociousness of our political blitzkrieg of lightning strikes and lightning attacks; on all possible issues and in every possible forum. We must remember that we are the party that won World War I, won World War II, pushed the North Koreans to the Yalu River during the early stages of the Korean War, waged war in Vietnam and presided over the victory in the Balkan region during Clinton’s Administration…Democrats have clearly demonstrated that we are not averse to waging a little warfare when necessary, and make no mistake…it’s necessary in order to win in 2006 and 2008. We, as Democrats, must hang up the nice guy image, the image of being so reasonable and rational. That’s not going to get us anywhere. We have to start “busting some chops” and moving into an assault position. Again, this principle must be at the heart of future Democratic campaigns…taking the offensive and attacking with a ferocity the Republicans have never seen before. In essence, lay them waste and push the Republicans where they belong…into the margins of the political landscape. Because, I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of being on the outside of the White House. It's time for Democrats to get it together and take back the levers of policy that direct and shape the future of our country. Semper Fidelis


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