Monday, January 30, 2006

"We're Fucked" - Volume 3,789

Two links today.

The New Fascism

A point-by-point guide to the new political reality in the United States. A reality to which every Democrat in the Senate who refuses to filibuster the Alito nomination is totally oblivious.

Over Chrismas, I had a brief opportunity to speak with my mother about political matters. She's hoping Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic nominee in 2008. My feeling is that this would be a tremendously bad idea. Why? Isn't it time this country had a female president? Well, yes, but there is also a desperate need for a president who is actually capable of speaking the hard, painful truth about what is happening, and Hillary Clinton is not going to do that. She is right in the middle of that wing of the Democratic Party which persists in denying that there has been any fundamental change in this country--which refuses to acknowledge that anything is fundamentally wrong, and that it's all really just a matter of difference of opinion. This is the mantra of the Clintons, the Liebermans, the Kerrys, and it's bullshit.

Democrats: Get Up and Walk Out

Pitt recommends that the Democrats, as a body, walk out in the middle of tomorrow's State of the Union address. In other words, he recommends that they grow some balls, and stop dreaming that, maybe tomorrow, the Republicans will start playing nice. A sample:

For the love of God, you are being compared to Osama bin Laden all over network television because some within your ranks have had the courage to question the war in Iraq. It hasn't been subtle. Bin Laden, according to the right-wing talking heads, is getting his talking points straight from Howard Dean. These are the out-front spokespeople for the folks running the GOP right now. If you think there is compromise to be had with these people, if you think there is quarter to be given to you, then I have a nice, big red bridge to sell you in San Francisco.

I know you believe the Abramoff scandal is going to be your bread and butter in the upcoming midterm elections. I hate to break it to you, but you have already been outflanked. The television nitwits have flooded the airwaves with the meme that this is a "two-party scandal," despite the fact that Abramoff would have sooner lit himself on fire than give money to a Democrat. As you have been collectively incapable of setting the record straight in public, with the exception of a two-minute crunch between Howard Dean and Wolf Blitzer on CNN that left Blitzer spluttering impotently, understand that "this scandal affects both parties" is now commonly accepted fact all across the land.
I agree.


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