The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Frank Rich urges Al Gore to run in 2008 if for no other reason than to help frame the national debate. Now that’s not a bad idea. I frankly don’t see how Hillary, Kerry, or Edwards can frame the national debate. They all voted for the Iraq war, and they are therefore part of the problem. Just face it: you all got tricked by the Republicans into voting for the war because you knew if you didn’t you would seem weak on national security and unpatriotic. You voted for the war for political reasons. You should not be rewarded for making a political mistake. There were plenty of people out there who were vocal in their opposition to the war. They had the guts and they should get the glory.

On the other hand, if you can make a strong enough case that you were unethically presented with a no-win choice, which you were, then maybe you can pass GO and collect $200. But you’re going to have to be a lot more honest and vigorous in stating your case than you’ve been heretofore. Of course, that leaves Hillary out altogether. She still thinks the war was a good idea, doesn’t she? Or does anyone know where she really stands? For my part, I’m sticking with folks like Al Gore who clearly opposed the war. What about Wesley Clark? He didn’t vote for the war, no matter what he said he might have done. Wesley Clark is not part of the problem. George War Bush is the problem. I can't wait until he is out of office.

Speaking of 2008, whoever becomes the Democratic nominee at that time must guard against letting the Republicans do to him (or her) what they did to John Kerry in 2004, when they turned one of Kerry’s biggest assets (his service in Viet Nam) into one of his biggest liabilities. Of course you can’t make all of the American people suddenly smart or intelligent, but you can have a Democratic candidate who energizes the base and fights back vigorously against lies. Then maybe we can overcome the tide of ignorance that, for example, swept George War Bush into office for a second term.


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2 Comments:

  • At 6:45 PM, Blogger Debra said…

    Thou art optimistic.

    My problem with the Dems is that nobody will stand up for anything until after the fact. Everybody is afraid of offending anybody and that offends me. I need someone who will admit to making a mistake or two and show some effort at actually doing something that benefits the American people.

    Congress is like a hamster on a treadmill, always trying to get elected, not actually doing anything but running in a perpetual circle.

    Then they get to retire. On our dime. Nice little racket they have going.

     
  • At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Jai said…

    Just for the record... that factcheck.org hit-piece you link to is total bs.

     

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