30 December 2007

This person speaks for me

Andrew Sullivan quotes (probably disapprovingly) an e-mail from a Democrat:

What you don't understand is that we don't want to work with the Republicans. We want to shove our policies down their throats as they have done to us in the past seven years. That's Hillary's appeal to us -- taking no prisoners in defeating that party. As you know, that party takes no prisoners against us.

That's how I feel. I don't want to find common ground with the conservatives. I want to defeat them, to crush them. I want to see generous federal funding for stem-cell research, gay marriage legally recognized in all fifty states whether the bigots and haters like it or not, strict separation of church and state, Supreme Court judges who will safeguard Roe vs. Wade from all challenges, a health-care system covering all of our citizens like every other developed nation on this planet has, and a complete end to faith-based initiatives and global-warming denialism and signing statements and abstinence-only sex education and pamphlets saying the Grand Canyon is 6,000 years old and federal agencies managed by dumb hicks from Pat Robertson's "law school" and pretending it's OK to have an evolution-denying President and preachy moralists who turn out to be diaper/wetsuit/public-toilet weirdos and all the other ridiculous nonsense that these drooling nutjobs have perpetrated to turn the greatest nation on Earth into a laughingstock or worse in the eyes of thinking people.

The time is now. The incompetence and ideological blindness of the Bush administration have turned conservatism into a dirty word among most moderates. Having unleashed the demon of fundamentalism for short-term electoral gain, conservatism is now tearing itself apart over absurd theological arcana which in a sane culture would have no place in politics at all. This is no time for compromise, this is the time to win. The conservatives are on the ropes. Kick them until they're down, and when they're down, kick them some more.

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Blogger handmaiden said...

This person speaks for me! Ditto

The incompetence and ideological blindness of the Bush administration have turned conservatism into a dirty word among most moderates. Having unleashed the demon of fundamentalism for short-term electoral gain, conservatism is now tearing itself apart over absurd theological arcana which in a sane culture would have no place in politics at all. This is no time for compromise, this is the time to win.

I've noticed a trend among the Idealistic liberal crowd that I hang with, ( that will often vote outside the two parties or vote for second stringers on principle) understanding in this election, how imperative it is to get rid of the Republicans, too. Most of us have agreed to hold our noses & vote for who ever the Democrat candidate is. Maybe you don't think "it can happen here", but what I said in that comment resonates with a lot of people. The republicans have pushed it too far, when they actually galvanize us ultra liberals into making compromises.

30 December, 2007 10:31  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Most of us have agreed to hold our noses & vote for who ever the Democrat candidate is.

I apply the same logic to myself. Of the eight individuals who have a real chance of becoming President, Hillary Clinton is the only one I can support with any enthusiasm. But even if the Democrats make what I consider a mistake and nominate Obama or Edwards, I will still vote for him over the Republican adversary.

30 December, 2007 12:32  
Blogger the chaplain said...

I will also be be voting for the Democratic nominee, whoever he or she is. Even the worst candidate in their field is better than any of the Republican choices. The Dems are all flawed, for sure, but every last one of the the Republicans is slimy.

30 December, 2007 17:28  
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