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timbnyc44 Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:31 PM
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Enough of the D.C. Dems

Molly Ivins tells it like it is in The Progressive: (excerpt)





Enough of the D.C. Dems
By Molly Ivins
March 2006 Issue - The Progressive

Mah fellow progressives, now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of the party. I dont know about you, but I have had it with the D.C. Democrats, had it with the DLC Democrats, had it with every calculating, equivocating, triangulating, straddling, hair-splitting son of a bitch up there, and that includes Hillary Rodham Clinton.

I will not be supporting Senator Clinton because: a) she has no clear stand on the war and b) Terri Schiavo and flag-burning are not issues where you reach out to the other side and try to split the difference. You want to talk about lowering abortion rates through cooperation on sex education and contraception, fine, but dont jack with stuff that is pure rightwing firewater.

I cant see a damn soul in D.C. except Russ Feingold who is even worth considering for President. The rest of them seem to me so poisonously in hock to this system of legalized bribery they cant even see straight.

Look at their reaction to this Abramoff scandal. Theyre talking about a lobby reform package. We dont need a lobby reform package, you dimwits, we need full public financing of campaigns, and every single one of you who spends half your time whoring after special interest contributions knows it. The Abramoff scandal is a once in a lifetime gifta perfect lesson on whats wrong with the system being laid out for people to see. Run with it, dont mess around with little patches, and fix the system.

As usual, the Democrats have forty good issues on their side and want to run on thirty-nine of them. Here are three they should stick to:

1) Iraq is making terrorism worse; its a breeding ground. We need to extricate ourselves as soon as possible. We are not helping the Iraqis by staying.

2) Full public financing of campaigns so as to drive the moneylenders from the halls of Washington.

3) Single-payer health insurance.

Every Democrat I talk to is appalled at the sheer gutlessness and spinelessness of the Democratic performance. The party is still cringing at the thought of being called, ooh-ooh, unpatriotic by a bunch of rightwingers.

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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:58 PM
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1. A straight shooter she is. And I agree with her about Russ.
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Marlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:00 AM
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2. Do you have the link for this article?
Thanks in advance.
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mikehiggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:25 AM
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3. I love the "Vichy Democrat" label I've seen around here
If we could get people like Molly and her ilk to take that up it would do a whole lot of good in explaining just what's been going on since SCOTUS stole the 2000 election.
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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:57 AM
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4. Molly should run for office -- if she's healthy enough
There actually ARE Democrats who tell it like it is. Unfortunately, only one or two of them are in Congress. So maybe we need to rely on the Al Frankens, Molly Ivins, Jim Hightowers, Michael Moores, George Clooneys, etc., etc., to lead the charge. Hell, even if they lose, they'd go down fighting -- while our professional politicians only go down.
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