Why I’m holding my nose.

January 16, 2010 at 2:46 PM (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

And supporting passage of HCR, and Dems I don’t think much of, and an administration I have concerns about.

First, lets recap what isn’t going on in the White House any more.

Socially, we are not being pushed towards a Dominonist theocracy. Either McLame or the next Rethuglican President would have pushed that agenda.
A country where, belief system wise, it’s their way or discrimination…
Dissent would be drowned out by platitudes. People would have been actively pursuing policies that would assist in the end of civilization as we know it, because it would make them comfortable with their theology.

War support by the Executive Branch would have had us fighting Iran by now. (Neocons, Cheney, and McLame were ready for that.)
That surely would have changed “Nuclear Option” into more than just a political slogan…

The Geneva conventions haven’t been called ‘quaint.’ lately.

Those who disagree with Obama’s policies haven’t had the career of a spouse destroyed in public.

We’ve got a plan to get the he11 out of Iraq.

Regarding Haiti, the White House has not been sitting on it’s hands, watching DVD’s of the devastation. We’re helping, and we’ve been engaged since day one. Logistical barriers make it a horrific situation, but it is not being made worse by our efforts…

Second:

Do you want the endless scary authoritarian Bush years back?
Remember how they were.

Obama was not the goal. He’s the beginning. The beginning of a march to the left of theocracy and empire building.

And when I state that I believe that he’s the beginning, I also absolutely agree that we have a hell of a long way to go.

We have to keep pushing in that direction, but how can we let our apathy or anger or legitimate grievances push the political class back to that kind of crazy?

I’m terrified of that happening.

Third. The banks and the lobbyists own the legislature. That’s what has to break before we can really move ahead…but let’s not open a path for the country to go backwards from here…

At the very least, please remember the litany of Bush Cheney’s crimes against reality, as you consider which direction your activism will take.

Beck/Palin…that’s a template for what the real Rethuglican candidate in 2012 might consider.

Please make sure they go down in 2012.

I know this is just a rant…

But I had the same kind of rants in 2000 during the election, and in 2002 when I saw preemptive war was inevitable.

Cross posted to Kos, where the insults to me have begun already. One commenter gave me this unlovely reply.

“Take a shower.”
“You smell something bad.”
“Conclusion: You stink.”

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1 Comment

  1. bridgett said,

    Some people have trouble seeing sense. You know how that goes.

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