Seriously - what the fuck? Where is the filibuster? Are we saying the filibuster was appropriate for lower level judicial appointments but we can't dare use it against the worst, predictably biased, religiously flawed, and typically corrupt corporate cultured rich white male?
Another fucking capitulation but this time they can say they voted no but in the end it's another miserable failure - in the end we will lose the battle we had been preparing for fucking 4 years.
And standing FOR something has nothing to do with standing AGAINST the other party's perspective. I so fucking sick of Democrats running on the "we are not them" plan. How about building a platform - something inspirational, something meaningful?
The Republicans have a a platform. I can understand it. There is a reason they have the majority - people vote for what they can relate to - and that's why they win elections. They vote Republican because they claim lower taxes, protection against gays, adoption of christian values, and that they are strong on defense.
I hate the Republican platform - I hate how they have fucked up this country. But if the Democratic party's message is going just to anti-Republican - then of course, it's pretty damn obvious the electorate is going to see the Dems representing higher taxes, anti-christian values, a pro-gay platform, and weak defense. And that's why the Dems continue to lose and will not stand a chance of retaking Congress in 06.
I know this community has good ideas. I have seen them on this site but why aren't they being promoted? Why are Howard Dean and Paul Hackett the only ones saying what should be said?
Where is the fucking party's JFK and inspirational concepts and ideas? When I worked for Bill Clinton - it was because he had plans, ideas, concepts, and could relate to the emotional side. All I see is a bunch of blowhards talking about how terrible the other side is but not a damn thing about what the future of America should be.
I am so sick of hearing from has beens and hearing people on this site claim them as heroes. Al Gore couldn't win in 2000 - and don't give me this Florida bullshit. He couldn't even win his home state Tennessee and people on this site are claiming he should actually run for 2008? If his campaign had any clue whatsoever, 2000 would have been a landslide. One speech a presidential candidate does not make. Kerry makes an appearance on Kos and suddenly everyone forgets about his terrible campaign which couldn't beat the worst presidential record since Hoover. He's actually a FRONT RUNNER in 2008 - are you fucking kidding me?
You all can go celebrate the Democratic party's unified stand against Alito. I call bullshit. By voting no and not filibustering they are trying to appease both sides of the debate.
I spend big $ on democratic candidates - but I am holding back any and all financial support this year until I actually see something worth voting for.