the Bill we got was substandard.
But I do grudgingly admire in a way how well the Republicans have learned to play a game that used to be ours. They do keep their minions in line during crucial votes and when they were in power they laughed when Democrats complained they were being shut out of the process ignored them and did as they pleased. Now that they are in the minority their exact same complaints are somehow now seen as righteous indignation and not the petty whining of the losers they painted democratic protests of just a few years ago. And Democrats are letting them get away with this. And it frustrates me,
to see our side be so weak kneed.
We have to do more than pretend to ignore them, do more than pretend we aren't intimidated by these thuggish bully tactics that border on terroristic violence and Fascist rhetoric. We have to grow a pair, excuse the phrase, we have to remember
that the Democratic party used to be the party of the tough union guy, and not the jacuzzi vegan liberal that the republicans want to paint us as. the party has changed the base has changed,fine time marches on we are the party of change. But that doesn't mean we have to be the party of saints that never return a punch and always turn the other cheek . We are a political party not Buddist Monks. And I think in order to keep losses acceptable this November we need to get energized, we need to come up with ideas..and i think we need a little of that blue collar toughness my grandfather's Democratic party had..I shutter to think what him and his Union brother's would have done if anyone tried to cut their propane lines.
Now I in no way wish to compare the Tea Party Mob to Al Capone and his mob(my apologies to honest gangsters for the inference)
nor do I in any way wish to advocate violent or illegal conduct, I use this little scene from the Untouchables as a Metaphor,
we are up against a tough enemy people that are ruthless and that will more than likely stop at nothing to keep
their status quo this society as they see it is their turf and we are stepping on their toes by trying to reform it,
(though i personally am NOT a big fan of Prohibition, I am sentimental about do gooding reformers)
we are as the metaphor may go the do gooders the people trying to clean up the injustice and corruption in an otherwise
good society.but the question remains?
what are you prepared to do? Edmund Burke once said all that it takes for evil to flourish in the world is for good men to stand by and do
nothing(apologies for the sexism Burke I believe lived in the 18th century)
But the question remains WHAT ARE WE PREPARED TO DO?
bloggings fine but if we want loses this November to be acceptable we do need to do more
in the words of Elliot Ness(at least the Hollywood version of him) "Let's do some good".