Saturday, December 03, 2005

Show Up or Shut Up!

60% of people in Time Magazines new poll said they want our next president to be "completely different" than Bush.

Where the hell were these people when we needed them? Sure, I know, it does not help to denigrate those just joining us in our disdain for BushCo.... But seriously, where was the youth vote? Where were the outraged disaffected? Where were the 98% of African Americans that say they disapprove of Bush and his incompetent gang of wingnuts? Mostly absent.

So the question is.... How will we get these people to vote in '06 and beyond? What right wing cause will repubs fly up the flag to get wingers to show up for the midterm elections.... Mandatory life sentences for Flag burning?

Can we push the issue of morality and ethics all the way to a democratic landslide in '06? We should and we must. It is time to create a new values voter, one that actually values decency, human dignity and human life. We must reach out to those moderates that really believe a public servant should not cheat, lie or steal. Let's hope that Howard and the rest of the dems can stick together, get a message and stay on point.


Blogger Aaron said...

I agree that getting the majority to the polls will be the key to reforming the landscape.
A meme I would like to crush as soon as possible, however, is the 'Dems don't have a clear message' story.
What is the Republican's clear message? "Jesus is coming soon so we better ban homosexuality, and abortion, and allow guns, and tigheten our borders, and provide work visas for immigrant workers, and give tax breaks to corporations, and defend the homeland, and protect Israel, and destabilize other countries, and bring democracy to other counteries in the form of the world bank, and eliminate judicial activism, and reinterpret the constitution to pass any laws we like that abridge the first and fourth amendments, and relax polution regulation, and increase the property rights of media corporations, and redistrict certain precincts, and........."

They have a bunch of messages, and because they are a confederacy of the Fundamentalists, the Stupid, the Greedy, and the Hateful, their message is more garbled and encoded than any the Dems put forward.

This is the Democratic Party message:

We believe in fostering a just society, where the rights of the individual are respected, where government works in an open way to provide for the common defense and an honest way to promote the general welfare, and where opportunities are available for all people, regardless of the circumstance of their births.

Or if you want the shortest version...

Freedom, Justice, Equality

(Contrast those words with Kellogg, Brown, and Root, and I think you have a campaign.)

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