This is what it all means to me:
- An end to any support for a Republican president who thinks of himself as an Imperialist leader.
- An end to any support for any amendment denying the rights of anyone based on sexual orientation.
- An end to any support for any amendment abridging the rights of citizens looking to express dissatisfaction with their government by burning their flag in protest.
- An end to any support for blank check funding of a war in Iraq by President Bush.
- An end to any support for any act that would remove freedoms and rights from the people, all in the name of protecting those very same freedoms.
- An end to any support for advancing the agenda of the religious right.
- An end to fake ethics, fake morals, fake integrity, and fake leadership by a party that claims it has all four and then proves to the American people that it clearly does not.
- An end to a two-hundred-thirty year absence of a female speaker in the House of Representatives.
- An end to being embarrassed of my government.
Sadly I have to say I disagree with you. I don’t think the Democrats are any better. Hopefully the new people in will help the problem and not make it worse.
Democrats aren’t the ones claiming the morality of the religious high horse, and then having its members molest underage Congressional pages. Democrats aren’t the ones buying the favor of the American people by cutting taxes, and then turning around and spending us into a deficit that would make Hoover spin in his grave. Democrats aren’t the ones making deals with crooked lobbyists and then rewriting Congressional ethics rules to protect those members from any action by the minority party.
You’re saying the Dems are no better, but I say that they are. The Republicans got exactly what they deserved.
So much word!
And don’t forget, we actually have checks and balances back in our government to put the brakes on the inexorable slide to disaster.
Aren’t you excited for Speaker Pelosi? I love her to death!
I’m saying the Dems are no better because I have a huge distrust of politicians, no matter the creed or reported party. As to the ethics and legal scandals, my cynical mind is just telling me they haven’t been caught. I’m not fond of some of the things that have gone on the last few years in this country, so I’m hoping it gets better, but I don’t blame that on any party. I blame that on the people that were there at the time for the decisions. In this case the majority were Republicans.
San Francisco all the way!
But I do understand hellixe’s point of view. It seems that the politicians these days are getting even worse about blowing hot air and doing jack shit. I’m worried that the dems will run around congress doing stuff to block the Republicans just because they can, instead of actually getting practical shit done.
oh really? the democrats don’t work with lobbyists? Hmm.. what has Diane Feinstein done again…?? Oh yea.. the PERFORM ACT… among many other things… they work with special interest lobbyists just like the republicans did. I don’t think either party is better than the other. We need real government reform… like kicking both parties out on the their ass. While I know it won’t happen, and that it’s a pipe dream, that’s what I think should happen. the whole thing needs reformed, and as long as either of those parties are in control, it won’t happen, because they don’t want to see the death of their own party. It’s also time for TAX reform, not tax cuts… but with the democrats in the house and senate now, I highly doubt that will ever happen. They like screwing us too much just like the republicans did.
My 2 cents. (I’m sure I’ll be flamed for the two pennies, but oh well.)
Reversing the religious agenda would be a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, that means the Democrats have to roll back all the crap the Republicans got away with when they held the majority.
I wrote to my senators and congressman on the PERFORM act.
I’m a fan of partisan politics. Resetting the system has proven to be a problem in the past, if you look at the history of American politics, back during the First Party System and the Second Party System. Parties are a part of politics, as they develop as a matter of course. Kick out both parties, then you’re left with Green, Peace/Freedom, Libertarian, American Independent, and the rest of the fringe parties who’re even more extreme than the centrist Democrats or Republicans. Swinging the country wildly in either direction isn’t the answer.