October 09, 2006

There's A Panic At the Disco

The news is a mess these days. I saw the North Korea thing late last night on the Internet and switched over from "Freak Show" to see the breaking news. Needless, to say hubby was less than impressed with Kim Jong Il. I was even less impressed with "Freak Show." It reminds of a bad "Home Movies." (What can I say? We're bitchy people.)

Anyhow, I sat there watching the updates in between the Cocktober Surprise stuff, and it just dawned on me that there's less than a month until we go to the polls. Normally, there's a cohesive message coming out of the Democrats and Republicans, but this time, there's not. It's.... just fucking surreal.

The House leadership is falling all over itself to keep the press confused while at the same time starting meaningless Ethics Committee investigations, the Democrats are at best sitting back smirking (although I have to hand it to Pelosi for keeping Louis Freeh outta this mess. Finally, she grows a pair...), and the White House is too busy fighting a war of words with Bob Woodward over his insider hit job with "State of Denial." And the polls! Shit, the polls are showing Democrats as being the preferred party this time and that Republicans aren't doing so hot in the national security credibility department. WTF? That's like saying Liza Minelli is sober.

My pol pal and I were talking about the Coctober Surprise/Iraq quagmire/Woodward book and how the whole the mess just seemed like it was straight out of a Clooney film. In a real sense, it is the perfect storm. And although I do possess a great amount of schadenfreude, I don't see the real upside.

See, for me, the Democrats need to have a cohesive message. For too long, party leaders have bent over and asked to be fucked in the ass by the GOP and in return just state, "Thank you, sir. May I have another?" I hate that kind of weak-hearted, pussy bullshit. We have allowed DINO's into our midst (especially over the Lewinsky blowjob non-scandal) and they have ruptured the spine of the Democratic party. And that rupture has festered with all those smelly mutherfuckin' Greenies. Now that we're looking at a majority in both the Senate and House, it is time to take stock of these DINO's and hippie wannabes and bring them back to the table. Make them toe the line while at the same time finding suitable replacements.

I know that's a tough task since state politics have more to do with fashioning national candidates, but fuck it. We have to strengthen our resolve to find good candidates. I'm not talking about the bullshit straw man Democratic candidate burned in effigy by the GOP for the last 30 years. I'm talking about straight talking, honest everyday Americans who have the time and intelligence to study issues and fashion results based solutions. Hopefully, Howard Dean's plan to beef up the state party systems is working because we need it more than ever. If the plan's not working, we'll be doomed to failure like the 1994 GOP which was loaded with so much much promise (well, promise if you're a Nazi).

If the Rethuglicans did one thing wrong in the last 12 years, it's the following: they fielded morons who looked good in photos. (Seriously, have you read the IM's, e-mails, letters to the Editor, etc? GD. Duke Cunningham is a literal moron. It's sort of hard to believe the government put in him a multi-million dollar plane, gave him bombs and then subsequently the keys to the Treasurery. And Ney, and Delay, and Reed, and Norquist?) Those guys had no party allegiance, no vision of their own and certainly not enough upstairs to not take short cuts in tehir pursuit for more campaign donations and crappy ass awards.

Fuck that, I could care less if the candidate looked like Steve Buscemi. If the asshole can read, write and has opposable thumbs, he/she is a possible candidate. If they also happen to have a very deep-seated sense of right and wrong and a more than basic understanding of the Constitution, well, then god damn, swear them in.
Otherwise, we'll be back in this same situation with Americans not trusting their government and the GOP will be back worse than ever.

Electing rats of either party is not something we can afford to do any longer because in the face of real adversity, all they'll do is scurry away.


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