Friday, May 12, 2006

What Next...?

That’s it. I'm done. I'm finished. I am so fed up with the bungling of the Democratic party I can no longer support that (dis)organization.

Howard Dean continues to provide the worst leadership possible. Every time he opens his mouth another embarrassment spills forth. He whines, he complains, he offers nothing. His comments on the 700 Club prove he's incapable of understanding gay & lesbian issues (much less the platform of his own party).

As the Republican Party implodes, Democrats seem only to stand on the sidelines and either a) watch without comment, or b) open their mouths and prove themselves to be idiots. The only way we are going to gain seats in congress this year is because people are voting against the Republicans, not for the Democrats.

What are we offering, besides an opposition? The Democratic Party was the party of hope, of inclusion, of the future. The Democrats offered the Great Society. The Democrats were people like Roosevelt and Kennedy. Democrats lead the debate; lead the charge. Today, we stand around and lamely attempt to counter the Republicans… and almost always too little, too late.

They actually want to put up Hillary Clinton as a candidate for President. Why not just have Jeb Bush move into the White House now and save the expense? No one likes her—again, offers no solutions, but complains an awful lot. I’m sure the Democratic Party could find someone else with even less personality to run. Hey, what’s John Kerry up to?

Personally, I want to see Al Gore run. I want to see him run the way he wants to run—balls out, set the agenda and run. I read a great article on him in Slate recently—if that guy ran, that Al Gore—I would fight tooth and nail to get him elected.*

We seriously have got to get our act together because I don’t think the country can take 4 more years of the religious right setting the agenda. It’s time ALL of us got to be heard.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Slap & Tickle…

*I can’t find that article… if you know it, forward it to me, okay?

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