Party Unity or Feet to the Fire Part 4,563,687
by Duckman GR
I may have written on this subject before. I'll likely write on it again.
David Sirota has a post about the bankruptcy bill loving, estate tax cut drinkin, class action lawsuit hatin, Democrats, and their petty behavior towards Leader Pelosi.
Which makes me think about the old question about dying standing free or living shackled on bended knee, or was it Better Dead than Red? (Did you catch the part about [i]n 1958, the Democratic party was seen as the war party to the same degree Republicans were identified with the Depression.?) Perceptions and attitudes change over time. We don't live in a static world, a world of, say, the old testament. Time to grow up, America.
But anyway, as Ben Franklin said,
We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.Why the Democrats ignore this simple maxim is beyond me, but they do. I don't know what it will take to pound home this simple message, but if they continue to insist on their own narrow interests at the expense of the greater interests of the country, they will surely gain neither.
bushco's demonstrated tendancy to screw those that aren't like them, even if they are temporarily allied with them, should raise some flags for the Blue Dogs. Because sooner or later, out come the knives. We've all seen the many examples, but what it will take for some politicians and their staffs to figure this out, I do not know. Max Cleland, Ted Kennedy (NCLB), The Armed Forces, AARP, Paul O'Neill, even the fundies are getting used, they're just too blindly ignorant to see it.
I wanted to say something, so for some reason I found myself writing to the DCCC at their website, actually through their Contact us link. It's below the fold. I'm afraid I raised my voice at one point. And kinda cursed.
I've heard, according to Roll Call via David Sirota's blog that some members, presumably of the NDC and DLC and Blue Dog Coalition, moderates or centrists, are complaining about Leader Pelosi.
Well, consider this:
"Moderates say they are waiting for action, not apologies, from Pelosi," the story says about these political crybabies. "They say they want the Minority Leader to show that moderate and conservative Democrats are part of party decision-making..." Funny, last I checked, these "moderates" are not only "part of party decision-making" but they have actually taken over decision making for the party by abandoning the party on key votes, and therefore sending the embarrassing message to America that Democrats are divided on even the most fundamental economic issues. In fact, these "moderates" have been so assertive in making such destructive decisions on behalf of the party, the right-wing Washington Times is now bragging about them - a true sign of disgrace."
Let me repeat this part. "Funny, last I checked, these "moderates" are not only "part of party decision-making" but they have actually taken over decision making for the party by abandoning the party on key votes, and therefore sending the embarrassing message to America that Democrats are divided on even the most fundamental economic issues."
Let me put it another way. We're getting creamed by the biggest bunch of vile, evil, mendacious, greedy, insufferable, arrogant, the list is really very long, traitors in U.S. history, and most of them are not particularly intelligent, and the fact that the Congressional Democrats are complaining about Leader Pelosi tells you why.
SUCK IT UP. SHUT YER PIE HOLE. QUIT YER COMPLAINING AND GET WITH THE PROGRAM!!!
Jesus H Effing Christ! They're destroying this country and everything it stands for and a bunch of you can't see past your own petty, and I profoundly mean petty, needs. We're all expendable, people, every last one of us. Undercutting the Party and supporting bush only makes it easier for bushco to get away with this shocking and disgusting and reprehensible crime they’re perpetrating against the good ole USA and the rest of the world.
There are 30 to 70 of you. There are a hundred more of us in the House, and there's a hell of a lot more of us out there voting.
Look at it this way. Which would you rather be, the guy that wins a few games in August in a big series against the Yankees then gets traded before the trading deadline, or, the guy that gets traded for, who ends up playing in the World Series?
It’s well past time to take one for the team.