Posts Tagged ‘Democrats’

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I am a proud liberal

August 30, 2009

I doubt if there’s anyone who is capable of decidely picking up and carrying the torch that Senator Kennedy did for so long. I grew up in the 60s,   witness to such a deeply historic time. It is why I have such intolerance for neocons who are quickly becoming the speakers of the Republican party, drowning out their moderate colleagues. To Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, Rove, Cheney, Palin, Bachmann, and all of their cohorts – there is a special place in hell reserved for you all. Your devicivness  and blatant lies that you scream out (evidently they believe the louder they are the more truthful they appear to be) are mindful of petulant children who’ve been at the feeding trough too long and find yourself without dessert.

Enough pandering to bipartisanship. Push the original health care bill  through and to hell with the naysayers. Find your goddamned backbone and just do it.

Mark Karlin has a great post over at Buzz Flash

And I remember at Yale — many, many years ago — when he came to speak to the political union.  Protestors were advocating violence as a solution to a political issue of the time and interrupted his remarks.  Kennedy let them have their say and then — his voice audibly breaking and trembling — admonished them that he knew personally the toll that violence takes upon a family and that it was not what our nation was about, nor would it yield anything but loss and pain.  You could have heard a pin drop as he sucked the air out of the room with his spontaneous reaction from the depth of a wounded heart.

I am a Liberal.  I am a PROUD Liberal. And I will never feel intimidated, ashamed, or threatened by those of you who aren’t. Ever. Again.

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How an Israel(USA)-Iran Conflict Would Affect India

July 17, 2008

The Iranian Angle

As the date (July 22) for the vote of confidence from the Lok Sabha in the Manmohan government nears and as the possibility of a premature election to the Lok Sabha looms large, a question often debated is the attitude of the Indian Muslims to the Indo-US nuclear deal: Do they regard it as anti-Muslim because of the perceived anti-Muslim policies of the administration of President George Bush?

…The criticism was not specific relating to the nuclear deal. It was more in relation to what they saw as India’s co-operation with the US and Israel in the war against jihadi terrorism. They noted with anger and surprise the reluctance of different political formations in India–in the rulling alliance as well as in the opposition– to criticise the allegedly inhuman conditions in which Muslims arrested in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other parts of the world on suspicion of belonging to Al Qaeda were kept in the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba and denied the basic human rights and the benefits of the due process of the law.

They give too much credit when they say “allegedly inhumane”.  Our administration is dangerously out of control, and the Dems just sit back and pretend everything is fine. Perhaps they need to leave la la land and face reality.

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Rove Ignores Subpoena

July 10, 2008

Karl Rove, President Bush’s longtime political guru, refused to obey an
order to testify before a House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday.

His lawyer says he has executive privilege, but that’s not what the courts said in regard to Nixon & Clinton. I hope that there’s a special place in hell for him and his cohorts.

I’m so damned tired of this administration and I’m fed up with those Dems who roll over and kiss the ass of the worst president in my lifetime. We are on the brink of WW3, our economy is in the toilet, unemployment is up, foreclosure rates are up, the devaluation of the dollar continues, and we’re still dealing with this self-righteous son of a bitch.

SO TELL US NOW, CONGRESS: WTF ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT HIS REFUSAL?  DO SOMETHING FOR GODS’ SAKE! Assume and own the power that you have!