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Monday, April 11, 2005

Courage, Passion and Vision...An Unbeatable Combination: Today's Democratic Party and the Spirit of Robert F. Kennedy Posted by Hello
Morning folks. Good news: the GOP is currently "on the ropes" in the eyes of the American people (http://www.ipsos-na.com/news/pressrelease.cfm?id=2621) , i.e., Congress getting involved in the Terry Schiavo tragedy, Tom DeLay's slimy, underhanded dealings, the President sinking fast due to his insistence on pushing his asinine Social Security plan, etc. Because of that, I thought I'd rehash a point that maintains it's freshness, relevance and importance in terms of the Democratic Party taking the offensive and rolling back the Republican onslaught (elections 2000, 2002 and 2004) and kicking a little a** ourselves in 2006 and 2008 (wouldn't that be something). As I was taking in the Sunday talk shows yesterday, intellectually absorbing the information...an epiphany. We are quite probably at the very beginning of a new Democratic resurgence, a Democratic revolution. The American people are thirsty for leadership, are thirsty for vision and passion. This is a time for "Robert F. Kennedy's", this is a time for the kind of zeal and vigor that would have propelled RFK to the White House in 1968 (save the tragic events at the Ambassador Hotel that June night). In a nutshell, the Republicans are at the helm, I mean in total control. They have the "trifecta", as Bush likes to call it (legislative, executive and judicial). But, they are wonderfully showing their collective asses, especially when they tried to retool the ethics rules in the House (simply outrageous) and by the way they are driving the country into a ditch in terms of their shoddy, hare-brained domestic and foreign policy schemes. All the while, the American people are watching all of this unfold before their collective eyes. There is an extremely good chance that 2008 could be like FDR in 1932, the American people (having tested the GOP goods...and not liking the aftertaste) are so fed up and disillusioned that they hand the power over to the Democrats for a generation or more (in terms of the White House and Congress). So thorough was the disillusionment that "Republican" and "GOP" were synonomous with curse words. The American people will once again call upon our party to clean up the huge mess created by the Republicans and their GROSS irresponsibility (back then domestic policy related, this time both domestic and foreign policy related) . I believe that day is upon us again. Let them have their "fun" for now (at our expense, unfortunately). However, the republic will survive this assault, this dirge of American anti-intellectualism will not triumph!!! In fact, the republic is desperately waiting for that new day to come. And, believe me that new day WILL come. Now is the time for the Democratic Party to take a deep breath, refit and retool, because our time is right around the corner! Keep the faith. Semper Fidelis


Blogger DBK said...

I wish I could be as sure as you. The American people couldn't wait to sweep Jimmy Carter into office after Nixon resigned. Then we got four years of Carter followed by eight years of the emerging neo-con/religious sumpremacist party. We got eight years of enormous prosperity from Clinton and the country rewarded the Democratic Party by voting in this monkey and going further right in Congress. I don't think the Republicans have broken things sufficiently yet for what you predict, and nothing will move their base off their collective display of theocratic idiocy. Still, I am hopeful.

In New Jersey, Senator Corzine, campaigning now for the Governor's office, quoted RFK in a speech. I've been quoting RFK on my blog for a while. That was a great man and a truly inspiring man. He really is the one to reach back to for a new era in American politics.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Tom said...

Its always been that the mass of men-women have been dragged and kicking to see the light of reason.

"The Earth is firmly fixed; it shall not be moved."
-Psalms 104:5

"The bible verse shackled the minds of men for thousands of years, and held back the advance of science. It was this verse that was used as evidence against Galileo, who argued for the theory of Copernicus, that the earth is not immovable, but rotates around the sun. It was for teaching this that he was called to Rome in 1633, and tried for the crime of heresy. The aged Galileo, in his 70's, was taken down into the dungeons of the church and shown the instruments of torture that were going to be used on him if he did not recant."
I side with Galileo, there is reason, right, morality and our politics and culture should be informed by those things; not the extremism of the Wall Street Repubs that define capitalism as greed or the right-wing theocrats that would deny the weight of rationalism in their dogma.
Another blogger wrote that the Bushies are like a rotten bone, the public needs to have a good long taste of on it before they realize how vile it is.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Bulldog said...

It's getting close now. Like you said, the the American people are getting sick and tired of all this wool that keeps getting pulled over their eyes. A relative of mine (who shall remain nameless) even confided in me a month or so ago that he thinks he may have voted for the wrong person. And that coming from someone who is pretty religious. My mouth about dropped when I heard that. Senator Dodd (D-CT) even stated that Republicans should beware how close they embrace Tom DeLay.

I don't think we're out of the dark yet, but I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Now the question is, whether we, as a party, continue to move toward it.


5:28 AM  
Blogger idiotx said...

The light you think you see getting close is because Bush's term is over in 3 years and Cheney isn't running. That's the only light you see. It's definately not the shine of any leftist "progressive" agenda anyone supports. Or any coherent ideas on solving the problems we face. "I hate George Bush" doesn't get us anywhere.

Actually, I believe the Left in this counrty only sees one problem: Their lack of power, and eliminating the ones that stand in their way no matter the cost. So don't worry. Continue to run the troops down by supporting candidates and media sources that routinely call them murderers, torturers, occupiers. There is no doubt in my mind the democratic party has the will to continue moving towards their goals. Goals of disgracing the US Military and their job in the Middle East, and hailing as patriots those pundits who do the same. But that's exactly how the democrat party has acted for the last 40 years so it's expected. Now you just have a spotlight on you while you do it. Maybe that the light you see at the end of the tunnel is the freight train coming your way.

1:29 PM  

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