Saturday, October 07, 2006

Big Sis's Turn

Today I'll let an excerpt from an e-mail I got from my big sister summing up recent events be my blog entry:

Hillary summed it up perfectly when asked for her opinion on the whole mess:
"The Republicans are in charge, they created this mess, and its their job to clean it up."
Pontius Pilate couldn't have said it any better.


Lulu Maude said...

Well! Won't that show off the Democratic Party as the party of better ideas!


Karen Zipdrive said...

Well, it IS the GOP's job to clean it up.
The Democrats were unable to bring down this house of crooks and perverts, so the GOP had to do it to themselves.
Anything else Hillary would have said would have been feasted upon by the GOP vultures who are looking for anything to divert attention from the pedophiles and enablers in their midst.
The GOP are in charge.
They did fuck things up.
It is their job to fix it.

The Educated Eclectic said...

I have not in SO many years heard ONE THING from Dems other than - bad bad republicans - we can do better.

HOW!?!?! Where is the damn plan???

I hear nothing - NOTHING - from the Dems. I am starting to doubt any of them can do anything at all but sit in their crystal towers on the hill with lifetime healthcare and free lifetime pension, and their kids blissfully unaware of what it is like to HAVE to go to IRaq or face slugging it at McDonalds or Walmart instead of going to college because there is NO MONEY to go.

I hear nothing from the Dems. Just pointing fingers across the aisle and saying "not me".

I sometimes wonder if the reason they don't fight so hard is that is kinda cool for them to be the minority gov - all the perks and none of the blame.

I wonder if that is why they don't fight so hard to make a difference.

Lulu Maude said...

Well said, Julien. It's their job to do better, not to simply point fingers at the Republicans. I detest the Republicans, but the Democrats are pathetic.

Unknown said...

Repubes and Repube-lite..thats all we got folks..Vote in some new blood, only way to change it. I think a few elected Iraq Vets might whip em into shape. We can hope anyway...

nobody's fool said...

Very good idea, Dusty. Iraq has given us a whole crop of young, driven individuals who are sick of the crap and who will want to bring integrity back into our government.

BigSis said...

Agreed, its time for new blood, the "boomers" are done. Can I get an "Obama" from anyone out there?

Karen Zipdrive said...

Ordinarily, I'd want to watch a guy like Obama for a few election cycles to get a sense of how his political actions stack up against his political rhetoric.
But times are tough and I say fuck it, I'd give the guy my vote just out of diehard Democrat optimism.
The baby boomers have to take Viagra just to get it up. I say let's let the Gen X kids get into office and let 'em start kicking some old GOP geezer ass.

The Educated Eclectic said...

Obama detests gays. I guess to get a good Dem we have to throw our rights - as we have for centuries - under the bus.

I guess we are getting really good at being martyrs though...

B. Obama thinks gays are sinners and an abomination. But hey, he is ALL for equal rights for all the other minorities, so I guess he is cool by default.


Karen Zipdrive said...

I haven't heard a word about Obama being a homophobe or a Bible thumper. Sources?

The Educated Eclectic said...

I just saw a great link on that this week - let me find.

The Educated Eclectic said...

Here is the "nicest" thing Obama has to say about gays:

I agree with most Americans, with Democrats and Republicans, with Vice President Cheney, with over 2,000 religious leaders of all different beliefs, that decisions about marriage, as they always have, should be left to the states.

This is from a speech during the FMA/MPA arguments. I will find the other that his religious values preclude any acceptance of same-sex marriage or rights.

He pulls on his african/religious/christian roots for this.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I hardly find those remarks a sign of homophobia.
Palming the decision off on individual states is politically expedient, in an era of the GOP fanning the flames of homophobia among the multitudes of Christian extremists.
Wake up, people.
If Obama said he was all for gay rights, his career would have ended that day.
How fucking naive are we willing to pretend to be?
There is no perfect candidate.
We must stop believing in Camelot and select the candidate that most closely matches our views.
Parsing everyone to death is counterproductive and negative.

The Educated Eclectic said...

Oct, 2004:

Marriage not a human right. (Oct 2004)

Like you said, though, he is the best we can hope for.

And that is sad.

Did you see what Tucker said about how the "elite" repubs on the hill hate the evangelicals?

They sure like their votes though.

Anyway it doesn't matter much with the e-voting machines. It's pretty much over as far as a fair vote now.