Thursday, November 04, 2010

Message to progressive non-voters

I don't want to engage in the circular firing squad, and Morford is a bit harsh in his message to whiny young Dems, but I liked the end grafs.
Look, I'm sorry. I know I'm being far too hard on you. Of course it's not just you. It's not completely your fault these dimwit Repubs were allowed to ooze back into a bit of power so soon. As many analysts have pointed out, this wasn't a vote for the Republicans, but against the limp-wristed Dems who didn't step up and lead with more authority and clarity of purpose. Truly, libs and independents of every age are frustrated Obama isn't governing with the same kind of magical, balls-out visionary zeal that fueled his campaign.

So here's what you need to know, right now: Barack Obama is, and will continue to be, a bit of goddamn miracle. He's simply as good as we're going get for an articulate, thoughtful, integrity-rich Democratic prez in your lifetime. Period. To hamstring his administration out of spite and laziness is childish and sad. Check the accomplishments. Understand the process. Deal with the messiness.

It will never be perfect. It will never be giddy liberal nirvana, because it doesn't work that way. Politics is corrosive and infuriating, de facto and by definition, even with someone as thoughtful as Obama in the Big Chair. Understand it. Deal with it. Get back in the game. If you don't, we all lose.
The point being, political change doesn't happen by engaging once every four years. All the "mad as hell and I'm sitting it out" progressives sent their message and now we lost Nancy Pelosi, who was the most ignored and under rated Speaker we've had in a very long time. I'd remind them that hundreds of good bills she got passed died in the Senate while progressives were busy bitching on the internets about Obama's failings instead of celebrating Democratic successes. We'll now be enjoying two years of Speaker Boehner. I'm pretty sure what we won't be seeing is any gains in advancing progressive policy.

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Blogger merlallen said...

at least they'll shut up about the deficit for a while. and watching boner cry on tv all of the time is bound to be good for a few laughs

5:09:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I don't know about that. I figure deficit babble isn't over. They'll still use it as an excuse for obstruction.

But you're right that drunken, sobbing Boehner will make a good target for lefty mockery. Probably too good.

6:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a great John Wayne poster with him saying "life is tough, it's tougher when you're stupid." He must have had your uneducated, idiotic ass in mind when he said that you disgusting old hag.

4:12:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Doubtless your doctorate in Economics comes from and that makes it rather difficult for mortals like us to argue at your subterranean depths or assail your bathic bastions -- so please be tolerant.

9:13:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL Fogg, for real. My Detroit fan club doesn't stand a chance against you. ;~)

9:27:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

But they're too damned and smugly stupid to know it. Too stupid to know that the dung they fling was handed to them - sold to them and they're being used by the people who put them in the pathetic condition they're in.

Better to argue with an insect.

John Wayne my ass. Remember him and Martha Rae insisting that questioning the war meant you weren't a real American? Funny how Marion mad no effort to fight in WW II but hey. . . that's probably what made him such a war lover - that and being a boy called Marion. When I think of smart, I don't think of Einstein or Feynman or even Bill Gates - 'cause they're stupid librils, not like this ham slammer from Hamtramck with a John Wayne Poster and a pint of Jack in his pocket.

11:29:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I love how they crow about how they've "debunked" me with links to World Nut Daily or some equally "non-partisan" site.

11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of insects, how's your spouse? Still having issues about your small Mr. Winky? You are a sad, pathetic little man. I remember your type well from my days in the military. You were one of those guys in a group who would try and intimidate a young soldier. I found out early that confronting assholes like you resulted in you quickly turning tail and clucking your way to safety. You are just an arrogant ass who has no valid discourse to offer, only personal attacks. Sorry little worms like you make me ill. And your comments still don't negate the fact that Ms. Spencer is an uneducated, ignorant Quisling (the Quisling part you share with her). It galls the hell our of jackasses like you to see your progressive agenda rejected. I'm enjoying it. So perhaps you should go back to the poop deck and have fun blowing the man down. You sad excuse for a male.

3:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You insipid old hag. I debunked you with video links to your favorite morons saying stupid things and you took them down as being toxic. The only thing toxic is your picture on the Detroit News web site.

5:37:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Yes, the hell with 'bird flue' the real epidemic is gullibility. They'll believe anything that feeds the anger even if they know it's fake. You wouldn't believe the credible looking folks that repeat idiotic stories they read in some e-mail.

and of course when you do debunk them, they only question the credibility of every newspaper on the planet, cause they're all "liberal" except for WND and Jew Watch.

10:37:00 AM  
Blogger merlallen said...

damn it, I was going to make a joke about Marion the chickenhawk.

1:34:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

That's the thing that often astonishes me. A lot of people who really believe the Fox tripe aren't really stupid. I think it's a tribal thing. They'll believe what reinforces their world view and hey, a whole bunch of "their kind" agree with them.

3:02:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Sad and pathetic? You knew people like me in the army? Well, Generalissimo, it's all relative. I don't imagine you've ever had your governor for dinner at your house or flown on the Concorde or any of the things such pathetic creatures as I do. I spent last week in the Bahamas and I'm going on another cruise with my yacht club this weekend, what are you going to do? Drink Budweiser and watch 'da game?' Christ you live in America's holding tank - how pathetic is that?

Face it, you're creating straw men and ripping them apart because you need someone to blame for the frustrations of your own limited abilities and to pretend your low self-esteem isn't warranted. You've never known anyone "like" me and the only people not laughing at your bad case of rabies are other people who don't know me. And enough with your penis obsession - there's a reason your mother's been walking funny of late.

Rave on - I would have gone into psychiatry or zoo keeping if I wanted to deal with your kind of shit. Go kick your dog or something.

8:58:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

"and hey, a whole bunch of "their kind" agree with them."

But you have to admit they all have "substantive conversations" and never indulge in "name calling"

The saddest thing about the Web is that it allows people to argue with selected snips and paste together propaganda dug up from cemeteries to make it look like something from Dr. Frankenstein.

If David Berkowitz were on the loose today, he'd be trolling and posting diatribes about how all we liberals and our agendas won't listen to the words of wisdom from his neighbor's dog.

Actually I've always wondered what it's like to have an agenda, but there are just some things money can't buy.

9:22:00 AM  

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