October 30, 2007

Thought for the Day

If it's patriotic to be a dissenting American, then it's patriotic to be a dissenting Democrat.

Posted by natasha at October 30, 2007 11:41 PM | Random Mumblings | Technorati links |

I wholeheartedly agree. The trick is to remember not to so chastise Dems so as to support a Repug who is much worse. I have never seen you do that. Oh, and pullleeeeezzzeeee, no Goregasms unless he decides to run (almost no chance); Daily Kos has enough of that.

Posted by: Scott at October 31, 2007 12:22 PM

Scott, then what you say is mostly pointless. You're just pretending to criticize someone if, at the end of the day, you support them anyway. You sound like you're a voice from 2004. The Democratic Congress has been no better, and in many ways worse, than the Republican congress was. It might seem like it is to a Partisan, because you only care if your side wins, but to someone with actual beliefs and convictions there doesn't appear to be enough of a difference to matter. You sound exactly like the Republicans who justify everything Bush has done by saying 'well, at least he's not a Democrat'. In your mind, the corruption of Jay Rockefeller's, Henry Reid, and Rahm Emmanuel is better than the corruption of Dick Armey and Tom Delay because the former have D's in front of their names.

Maybe you should spend more time worrying about how you sound than in trying to tell other people what to do, and not to do.

Posted by: Soullite at November 2, 2007 06:13 AM

Soullite, you are so way off that one finds it hard to know where to begin. Idealogical purity is a fools gold in politics. Has the Dem Congress lived up to my hopes? No. Have they been as bad as a Republican Congress? Definitely not. There are limits to what can be accomplished without a veto proof and filibuster (Senate) proof margin. Of course, I wish they would make stronger stands on Iraq funding and I did not like the Iran resolution. However, only an idiot would think there is no difference between the two parties.

And to your original point, you are completely wrong to think my comments on critique are pointless. A healthy debate and looking at flaws in a candidate's positions is fine. Mindless and overly strong attacks on a Dem candidate because they are not perfect is stupid. Again, I will say that Pacific Views rightly criticizes and attempts to keep people on their toes. It would seem that your ideas would fit nicely with the Ralph Nader school of thinking; be pure in ideology and stick us with George Bush, or in the next go round, Rudy or Mitt. Then instead of an imperfect, but much better Clinton, Edwards or Obama, we'd have more Republican rule. That got us Iraq, tax cuts for the rich, environmental destruction, etc..., If you believe that a Democratic president and congress would have acted the same than you should worry more about how YOU sound and less about telling me what to think, say or do.

Posted by: Scott at November 2, 2007 06:26 AM