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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:19 PM
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The Nation: Where Is the Anger?
http://www.thenation.com/blogs/campaignmatters?bid=45&p...

Where Is the Anger?
Nicholas von Hoffman


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Democrats act as though somebody had put a cork in their mouths when Bush and his crew accuse them of "politicizing" the war. This accusation from a bunch who run on the war in every election.

Democrats do not talk back about the stupidity of Bush's orders to stand and fight to the last soldier, the mess in Afghanistan, the grafters, his bungling, his wrecking the United States Army and Marine Corps, his lies about our fighting foreign Al Qaeda fanatics in Iraq, his staffing the Department of Homeland Security with jerks and fools, his stubborn dunderheaded-ness. Bush is a dream target and the D's are shooting spitballs in his direction.

You would think the Democrats had their mouths duct-taped when the Republicans shout "You're micro-managing the war." When do the Democrats in Congress answer, micro or macro, somebody had better manage the damn war?

Over the last months Bush has been putting serving generals in uniform on TV to sell his line but not a word from the Democrats that active-duty generals have no business in politics. The Republicans have won a lot of elections by labeling the Democrats as wuss and wimp party--and the current crop of D's is doing nothing to dispel the impression that none of em have onions.

Where is their passion? We are talking about war here, folks, about people getting killed, about life and death. Where is the spine? Where the guts. Where is the anger?
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:21 PM
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1. The fucking anger has been eating away at me since 2000. n/t
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 04:29 AM
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4. THANK YOU
and I haven't just been steaming, I've been hollering loud and writing letters
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:30 PM
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2. Democratic politicians seem to be either complicit or frightened (for whatever
reasons). The citizenry have varying levels of anger, depending on how much they've been paying attention and when they started paying attention.
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:50 PM
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3. the mediawhores run the show
just put mike moore on and you get all the wrath you want, dennis kucinich, or al sharpton, or the guys at air america, or thom hartman, or sean penn, or rosie o'donnel, or ted kennedy, or ....the fact is, there are probably so many that, the names i mentioned will be c list or d list for someone really interested in hearing anti bush/gopig voices, but the fact is, the newsmedia is owned/operated by mr pig for mr pig, and that's the problem....
finding fault with the democrats is like saying 'who dat Paul Wellstone fella, agin there, boy?'
i'm starting to really admire george bush junior...really admire
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