Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Democratic Party needs to Stop Whining and Start Fighting

"We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant." ~ Karl Popper
Republicans are obstructionists, Republicans are not helping us, Republicans just say no to everything, Republicans this, Republicans that; every Democrat in DC laments. Yes. Yes. Yes we know. 80% of the American people know. What the American people also want to know is; what are the Democrats going to do about it? When will Democrats stop tolerating the intolerant Republican menace?

Yes, we know that John Kyl and the Republicans are holding up the START treaty with Russia, endangering every American life, for the sole purpose of making President Obama look bad.

Yes, we know that Mitch McConnell, Jim Bunning, Richard Shelby and every Republican will block all legislation and nominations by the Obama's Executive branch, no matter what, for the sole purpose of making President Obama look bad.

Yes, we know that Republicans will never accept homosexuals as people let alone in the military no matter how many polls show the current military members don't give a damn, no matter if a hundred retired Generals and Admirals say it's time to let people serve openly, and no matter how many times Bush appointed Secretary of Defense Gates says it's time to change the policy.

Yes, we know that conservative Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have diligently done their duty to their Moneyed Masters in the Citizens United SCOTUS ruling and are now busy collecting their kickbacks and payoffs.

Yes, we know that Republicans use their position in Federal Government to funnel Billions of Taxpayer dollars to corporations, which then, give them consulting jobs and speaking engagements as bribes and kickbacks.

Yes, we know that Republicans would eliminate all regulations on Business allowing Brown & Williamson (now Reynold's American), BP, Halliburton, Massey Energy to sell deadly products to Americans and work employees in dangerous or deadly conditions.

Yes, we know that Republicans champion the continuation of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan just as staunchly as they refuse to serve in them.

Yes, we know that Republicans are immune to reason when their blatant partisan hypocrisy is highlighted by Rachel Maddow or Jon Stewart.

Yes, we know that the vast majority of Republicans, like Tom DeLay, are convicted criminals who brazenly use campaign money to buy influence and steal elections.

But, what we progressives and liberals want to know is when are you going to stop trying to make friends with the Republican bullies who keep making you look foolish in your outreach efforts? We want to know when you are going to stop turning the other cheek and start meeting Republican lies and intolerance with truth and strength? When are the Democrats going to Fight Back against the Republican Menace?


Liberality said...

Great post! You said everything I've been thinking and yelling at the radio about. Part of the reason the Democrats WON'T do anything about it is because they can not serve two masters, no matter how hard they try. And guess who will get the short end of the stick?

Sue said...

Democrats are simply too fucking nice for their own good and it's KILLING ME!! I don't want to be nice, I want to scream it to the rooftops, THE REPUBLICANS CAN DIE for all I care. They can just wither and die. Why won't they? Who are these morons who keep that party of sickos alive?? I hate the republican party...they are worthless pieces of crap..

Jolly Roger said...

Governor Strickland had some thoughts on this that were right on the money.

Anonymous said...

I am reminded of the Old Man in the Magnificent Seven, who, when the farmers seek his advice early on with what to do about Calvera says,

"Fight. You must fight. Fight!"

The farmers respond that they don't know how to fight.

"Then learn. Or die."

That is the choice facing President Obama and the Democrats.