Friday, December 28, 2007

"They are unanimous in their hate for me—and I welcome their hatred"

A-FREAKIN'-MEN! Liberal policies work best and we shouldn't eff them up simply because there is some unwarranted need to be 'bipartisan'. We need to be as partisan as the Rethugs have been over the past 30 years.

Why progressives should forget the middle ground.:

"What progressives should be focused on now is taking on the political movement that brought Bush to power. In short, what we need right now isn't Bush bashing—what we need is partisanship."
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"But any attempt to change America's direction, to implement a real progressive agenda, will necessarily be highly polarizing. Proposals for universal health care, in particular, are sure to face a firestorm of partisan opposition. And fundamental change can't be accomplished by a politician who shuns partisanship.

I like to remind people who long for bipartisanship that FDR's drive to create Social Security was as divisive as Bush's attempt to dismantle it. And we got Social Security because FDR wasn't afraid of division. In his great Madison Square Garden speech, he declared of the forces of 'organized money': 'Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me—and I welcome their hatred.'"
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Lawyer up. Put that shite dead center back on the table.

Lawyers Stepping Up:

"We are lawyers in the United States of America. As such, we have all taken an oath obligating us to defend the Constitution and the rule of law…. We believe the Bush administration has committed numerous offenses against the Constitution and may have violated federal laws…."
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If you're a news geek like me you'll enjoy this challenge.

MediaBloodhound: MediaBloodhound's 2007 Fact or Fiction Challenge

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Subprime cluster eff.

Tent city in suburbs is cost of home crisis:

"ONTARIO, California (Reuters) - Between railroad tracks and beneath the roar of departing planes sits 'tent city,' a terminus for homeless people. It is not, as might be expected, in a blighted city center, but in the once-booming suburbia of Southern California.

The noisy, dusty camp sprang up in July with 20 residents and now numbers 200 people, including several children, growing as this region east of Los Angeles has been hit by the U.S. housing crisis."
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3 comments:

alapoet said...

I sure hope the Democrats are listening... What we need is a fundamental change in the direction this country has been taking under the Bush regime -- as fundamental a change as Bush instituted after he took the reins from President Clinton.

davyproctorboy said...

The word partisanship has lost its meaning and is being misused. Standing up for one's principles has nothing to do with partisanship or non-partisanship. My understanding of the word (without looking in a dictionary to verify) is to follow blindly your party, or oppose blindly another party, no matter what the issue. Governing well has nothing to do with party. The repubs have stolen this word, using it to accuse anyone who does not follow the wishes of the king as being "partisan". In fact, it is the repubs who are always partisan, always marching in step. This a fine asswhuppin post (on DBT day!?!).

JPW said...

I agree, Alapoet. It drives me batshit when I hear a Dem talking about 'bipartisanship'. What we need now is total partisanship on behalf of progressive ideals.

Davy: How did exams go this year? RE: partisanship: Just dealing with semantics here. I believe partisanship is more about standing up for your principles without sullying them by comprimise. We (the progressives) have the best ideas. We don't need to water them down in attempt to appear 'centrist'.