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Blue Fire Donating Member (588 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:49 PM
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Who is our adversary?
If we, as Democrats, are to celebrate victory this coming November, we will have to fight for that victory. We will need to roll up our sleeves and get ready to punch, block, counter, and punch again until there is only one candidate for POTUS standing. Our candidate. It will challenge our endurance, and it will challenge our credibility as the political party for positive change in America. Because if America is to regain any of her luster, and once again be a beacon of freedom and decency on this planet, nothing less than a positive change within our federal government structure will provide that catalyst. The upcoming battle will require us to present a unified front, stepping in time with arms locked in solidarity and determination. And it will require us to have a clear understanding of our adversary.

And it is distressing to this Democrat that that understanding is so convoluted with our own infighting that we are beginning to lose our grasp on what the current administration had all but handed to us on a silver platter. Do you remember this image?

Do you remember how uplifting it was to see the Republicans imploding with their own malfeasance? When I saw this Time cover I was almost giddy with the thought of the Democrats handily overturning eight years of GOPer pandering to the military-industrial complex that gripped this country within it's malevolently greedy clutches. I was waiting for the coming day when every time the President would refer to the "American people" it really meant the AMERICAN PEOPLE!

When this cover came out, we damn well knew who our adversary was, and we were itching to engage the battle for America's future. We could feel the people's desire for serious change, to bring this juggernaut nation back to a sensible and civilized course, and were ready to step up and show this country that the Democrats are a far better choice. That our vision for the United States of America would pull it from the 21st century dark age of Bushco, restore the integrity of our Constitution and demonstrate with action that there is Liberty and Justice for All in America.

Oh, how things can change with time. The Pelosi/Reid sellout after we gained control of congress was merely the beginning of our own ongoing implosion. And now it has degraded into a near bloodbath here at DU and within the party as well. We have chosen adversaries within our own ranks, and I ask, "How can we win in November if we are falling to pieces before August?"

Now it's my turn to point a finger at where I find the blame for our sad, sorry current state of inparty warfare. It was my hope that our candidates vying for the nomination would engage in a spirited yet civilized debate for our support in such a manner that whoever got the nomination also got the whole hearted support of the entire party. Unfortunately, one of those candidates has stooped to the kind of Rovian mudslinging tactics that knocked the apparent GOPer nominee out of the 2000 race. As Obama's delegate count surpassed her own, Hillary Clinton embarked on a tirade of negativity, displaying the kind of lust for power and perceived entitlement for the office of President I find distrustfully similar to what we've seen from the retuglican playbook. And it is causing deep fractures within our party, turning us against each other, and causing us to lose sight of our true adversary, who she publicly endorsed as a better choice than one of our own fellow Democrats!

And that adversary is standing on the sidelines, silently laughing at our self-induced election year peril, and waiting to launch it's own attack, rested and ready, upon a battered and weary Democratic party. How low will our heads hang when Time puts a photo of a donkeys backside on it's cover?

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Blue Fire Donating Member (588 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:35 PM
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