November 6th, 2006
|11:29 am - Tomorrow, get thee to the polls. . .|
I received a flier in my mail the other day.
The cover was simple, efficient, and stirred up emotions.
The words printed there were simple, clear, and left no doubt about the intention:
September 11, 2001
November 7, 2006
Two important days for America's future.
Now, I've seen some low ads. The one that calls Mary Jo Kilroy a supporter of the KKK because she allowed the KKK to have their First Amendment rights is particularly standing out in my head. I also like Sherod Brown being all about the druggies in his campaign. And who could forget my favourite, that Strickland should have stood up, but sat down, while NAMBLA stood up and cheered. Yes, it's clear that we should vote for Blackwell, mostly on his amazing knowledge of the North American Man-Boy Love Association's practices.
But this one. . . well, it's good to know that the RNC is making good on its promise not to campaign using images of Sept. 11th. Not that they ever managed to keep that promise in previous races: Bush used it after specifically stating that he had "no ambition whatsoever to use this as a political issue" in 2003.
I'm glad that casting a vote for a Democrat has somehow become casting a vote for a terrorist regime to take over the US. I was all breathless worrying about how to vote. Now that I've seen that a vote that goes the DNC way is like saying we might have made mistakes in Iraq, that the Patriot Act and suspension of habeus corpus is possibly in danger of being overturned, or that we might, say, sell our ports to foreign governments (oh, wait: that already happened), I think I have an idea of how to vote.
How is it that the Republican Party, the Grand Old Party, the good guys who know how to run a government so cleanly and efficently. . . how is it that they can make me, a voter who thinks on his feet, kinda leans Republican, works to know and understand the issues, and is generally all about having less government in their lives. . .
How is it that I now look like a crazy, left-wing Democratic liberal?
I miss the GOP. Someone, anyone: can you tell me where it is?
Go out and vote your conscience tomorrow, kids.
Washington doesn't seem to have one: we have to be their conscience for them.
(And remember, I find people who vote to be amazingly sexy. . .)
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: "Fins", -JB
|Date:||November 6th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)|| |
"there was a platform, back in the early '90s, of general social improvement and balancing budgets."
Funny thing is, that's pretty much what happened in the Clinton years. Then everyone decided that a blow job in the oval office was a heinous crime, so Bush got to undo all that work.
The four core beliefs of the Democratic party, according to Gary Hart in his book The Courage of our Convictions:
Franklin D. Roosevelt's commitment to a single national community, where no American would be left behind; Harry S. Truman's internationalism, which preserved democracy after World War II and led eventually to the defeat of communism; John F. Kennedy's ideal of civic duty and service to the nation; and Lyndon B. Johnson's insistence on equality for all our citizens.
Well, there was the Kennedy era, when Democrats took actual stances for things, like Civil Rights (unless they were in the South- the Dixie-crats were an entirely different breed). And FDR, who most definitely stood *for* things, rather than against (New Deal, anyone?).
In general, Democrats are for social justice & all the things that go with it. But they've been pretty wimpy for a while. Drives me nuts, actually, since I'm more the angry, ranting type m'self.
And you're not anywhere near old enough to die of old age. I'm only a couple years younger than you.