Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Let Them Speak

The latest "live mic" controversy involving Edwards and Hillary laked any shock or surprise in this little corner of the internets. After spending nearly a half century of sentience favoring, or at least not objecting to the two-party system, it is (finally) clear to me that it is broke. And the little unscripted plotting that we recently overheard is only more evidence.

The Democratic Party -- the rank and file, the real members of the party -- not the Hillary O. Edwards "Democratic Leadership", need to listen to people like Dodd and Richardson and Kucinich, and even that crazy old guy at the end of the stage. And then they need to demand that Hillary O. Edwards start incorporating some of their messages. (Let's face it, kids, your Democratic Candidate isn't going to be short, old, or fat.) But we need those short, old and fat guys to help move the party leaders close to the main street Democrats, the real party.

Nancy Pelosi wants to keep God in the pledge and Cheney out of the Dock . . . . the Schumer/Reid Dems believe that they have to bed down with the likes of Chris Carney, Jack Murtha, James Webb, the Clintons, and, god help us, Bobby Casey, Jr. Spare me . . . .

What ever happened to liberal America? You know, the main street folk who believed that personal liberty was a core concept -- the devout Christian who was as irritated as the devout Atheist when they tried to bring religion into government or government into church? The beer quaffing hard-hats who believed that one of Government's prime responsibilities was the safety net for the unfortunate, and that it needed to stay the fuck out of everyone's bedroom -- even those queers over in the next neighborhood?

We need a new flavor. A party that will stand up for the working man and stand up to America, Incorporated. A party that will toss out the Democrats owned by the corporations and quickly as they would the Republicans. A party that will admit that there remain but two classes in America, the rich and the rest of us, and will actually have an agenda to do something about it.

Class warfare? Hell, yeah.

But first we need to see that the war fueled with Voodoo Economics, Clinton Prosperity, and Bush Patronage, has already been won by the rich Republicans and the rich Democrats.

Too bad these guys never got it going. But someday, sooner than later, someone will get it right.

In the meantime, I don't want Hillary O. Edwards limiting the flavors.

2 comments:

Rainbow Demon said...

Right On, Bro.

Peace,
=RD=

Gary said...

That is the truth!

The real danger in those "leading" characters is that their message is driven by "beliefs" in what "we the people" want to hear, instead of what we NEED to hear!

I want to know their sincere beliefs, not the dumbed down strategy. I want to know the good, the bad, and the ugly of where they see us going and how they hope to make that happen.

I want to hear just one of them, in the same breath as they discuss "Universal Healthcare" have the strength of character to explain in clear language that it will be EXPENSIVE! Don't just give us the clever sound bites, give us the facts!

I would respect that more!

And I like the old fat guys, but they lack the charisma to sell what they have to offer to a barely cognizant electorate.

I am not sure 3, 4, or NO parties would solve the problem.

Group think is a disaster that awaits any group with an agenda or an axe to grind.

Anytime you try to control the message, and thereby the results without care for influencing thinking...You are doomed to the same shallow end of the pool making all the decisions.

What we need is a thinking and critically aware electorate that has forgotten the days of party loyalty, and who thinks more in terms of "what can you do for me" with every question, comment, or assumption that is made or offered from a politician.

As my father says "use your head for more than a hat rack." Now if only I could get him to practice what he preaches!

He's a Bushy...To this day!

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.