Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Democrats: Even if you're afraid you're going down, go down swinging. Don't take a dive.

I learned there are troubles
Of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead
And some come from behind.

But I've bought a big bat.
I'm all ready, you see.
Now my troubles are going
To have troubles with me!

- Dr. Suess - I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew
(as recounted in Seuss-isms)

A quick message to Sen. Webb, Congressman Frank, and any/all other elected "left of center" politicians who have any thought of letting the election of Brown, the naked truck driver, weaken their resolve. If you stick to your guns and do what the American people elected you to do--including passing the best version of health care reform you're able--most of us will stand behind you. Allow the Republicans to kill it off without a fight, wasting all the work and spent political capital of the last year, and you might as well just hand the keys over to the Republicans now. Stand up & be the men & women we elected you to be. Reconcile the bills, or swallow hard & pass the Senate version, as is (& then fix the inevitable problems as they rear their ugly little heads.)

The Republicans are not interested in working with you; they are out to kill you off and replace you with one of their own, even if that means keeping the status quo, healthcare-wise. Jim... Barney... Man the fuck up, and don't let it happen to yourselves, your party, or the American people. Don't go down without a fight. Big bats optional.

One more quote:
"If the Democrats run for cover, if we become pale carbon copies of the opposition, we will lose--and deserve to lose. The last thing this country needs is two Republican parties." - Ted Kennedy

What Ted Kennedy would tell the Democrats - Ezra Klein
Pass the Damn Bill | Mother Jones


Jack said...

What were the voter turn-outs for those dem losses?

repsac3 said...

Haven't heard much in the way of specifics, yet (though to be honest, I haven't searched them out, either).

I did hear that young voters were way down in MA (compared to 2008, if I read that right.), but that's to be expected, unfortunately.

Like a Mo said...

I kind of figured too, that young voter turn out might be down. Kind of stupid if you ask me. How hard is it to go out and vote.

repsac3 said...

I know, Mo...

I registered at a Frank Zappa concert--back when the Parents Music Resource Center was trying to put warning labels on albums containing bad words and otherwise unwholesome content--and I don't think I've missed an election, since.

That turnout here in America is so low in general is a big disappointment, but the fact that so many of the most idealistic among us--the folks who will spend the longest time having to live under the laws today's elected officials pass--is especially sad.

I have my views (obviously) but everyone in this country should care enough to vote at every opportunity--even those who don't vote my way.

The first step to getting what you want is showing up and asking for it.

Like a Mo said...

Dats flipping wild man, you know, like a mo.

repsac3 said...

"Oh, it's twue. It's twue. It's twue, it's twue!" - Lili Von Shtupp - Blazing Saddles

(The guy was an ass, but he does deserve props for tapping such a fine film for one of his many catch-phrases.)

Like a Mo said...

Actually Jack and Like a Mo are the same person.....

Jack said...

it's twue, it's twue, it's twue....


repsac3 said...

That's some funny shit there, Jack-a-Mo. (I know Mo, but I didn't have a clue about my long time reader, Jack.)

Hope you'll keep visiting, one way or d'other...

Nicely done, JD. (I don't get why you so dig doing these kinda things, but you do do them well...)

Like a Mo said...

You had no idea who jack was???

repsac3 said...

That's the fact, Jack.