Between the Red Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
by Winston Smith, Fri Sep 09, 2005 at 05:27:24 PM EDT
I was hoping after the last elections that the Democrats would come together as a party, and formulate an alternative vision. Not a series of speaking points, but the elicidation of the truth: the best way to protect and defend the American people is to adopt policies of fiscal responsibility, environmental protection, and have the courage to acknowledge that the invasion of Iraq was a mistake.
If our party leaders had been willing to take a bold stance, and stood strong and resolute against the Republican propoganda machine, the Democratic party would now be reaping the rewards of their conviction. As Bush's numbers spiral down, the Democrats' would rise. But our party leaders are careerist politicians, too afraid to stand up for what they believe in, and they have left Bush with a mandate.
I hate to be the cold voice of skepticism, but it doesn't matter if Bush's approval numbers sink into the thirties. So long as there is not a viable opposition, the Republicans will remain in power. Aparently, the Democratic strategy is to be the lesser of two evils in the next elections. Does anyone think this will work?
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