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"Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves." Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Gloves Off

An Open Letter to the Democratic Party

Where are the spokespeople for the Democratic Party? Better yet, where is the one person – the Democratic version of Newt – who can articulate things clearly and who will travel around the Nation, appearing at all of the events and appear on all of the talk shows?

The Newt plan was simple and the script was sent out to every candidate, in every District and they read from it. Simple phrases that were easy to remember and that ordinary, every day people, could understand and repeat.

One script. Holding nothing back. Resonating with the people.

For cryin’ out loud. Everyone knows that if Bush himself were filmed shooting babies in cribs there would still be 30% of the people who supported him. There are a group of followers who believe that this monster can do nothing wrong despite endless evidence proving it.

What I wonder, is if Bush were shooting babies in cribs, would the Dems be able to formulate a unified message condemning it?!

Where is the single voice that will tell the truth about the corruption and malfeasance in this Administration and Republican controlled Congress?

There has been scandal after scandal and the Dems cannot seem to get it together to articulate the danger that is this Republican Congress and WH. What is so difficult about pointing to Abramoff, Cunningham, Ney, Foley, Pre-War Intel, PDB and other 9/11 warnings, Katrina, Propaganda disguised as news, Illegal spying, torture, mismanaged war, war profiteering, waste, fraud and abuse, Medicare Part D, rules of the House being ignored, closed rules on legislation, adding crap to conference reports, thousand page bills introduced with only an hour to read before voting, stolen elections, outing CIA agents, abusing children, cover-ups, contracts to friends and only those who are Republican Campaign contributors, $9 Trillion dollar National Debt, trade deficits as far as the eye can see, only screening 5% of cargo, no minimum wage increase, 9/11 Commission recommendations ignored, ad infitim…?

This list is immense and is still not complete.

I understand that Dems believe in the system and want to play by the rules. I understand that Dems will not stoop the low level of Rove and use his same tactics. You do not need to.

What you need to do is tell the truth and tell it loudly. You need to speak clearly. You need to get one voice on every single news show. You need one script that every one of your candidates can speak from.

Do you remember when you first ran for public office? Do you remember your idealistic motives and how you spoke to the public before you could afford to pay the advisors who will be the death of this Country? Whoever these campaign advisors are, they are ignorant and have no idea what the people want. The people want common sense and they want someone who can speak emotionally, from the heart and the gut, instead of this flat affect crap that your advisors tell you emit. Fire the advisors and start being who you are.

Goddammit! Do you people not understand that the future of America and perhaps the world is contingent on taking back this Congress? Do you not really get how important this is? This is not a normal mid-term – this is the future of the fucking world. The evil people who are running this Country have successfully turned us into a police state. They have tarnished the image of America for years to come. They have created a debt that our grandchildren will be struggling to pay off.

The poster that the Dems have – the one that shows Bush having borrowed more money from foreign Countries than all forty-two previous Presidents combined – needs to be a billboard in every city of this Country. That visual is powerful and must be shown. Pictures of people standing on their roofs in New Orleans begging to be saved need to be shown. Flag-draped caskets need to be shown. Polls of Iraqis who overwhelmingly want us to leave and want to kill Americans need to be shown. How many visuals are available to you that you do not use?

You need passionate spokespeople. You need someone who can speak clearly and come back at the pundits with force and clarity. I cannot believe that you are unable to get someone on the air who can speak.

Look at the headlines this morning:

Bush Expresses Confidence in Hastert

Tenet Recalled Warning Rice

Lawyers for Detainees Challenge Bush Plan

FBI Knew in July About Foley E-Mails to Teen

North Korea Vows First Nuclear Test

Across Nation, Housing Costs Rise as Burden

The entire world is going to hell in a hand-basket and this Country is in enormous trouble. We have a leadership vacuum that is being filled by arrogant, corrupt and ill-intentioned people. There are numerous disasters just waiting for you to highlight and articulate them. There are numerous solutions that the people are dying to be told.

Please, Democrats, my Party, the Party of the People – I beg you, get your shit together. The world is desperate and you are our last hope. What will it take for you to finally get it together and take this Country back?! We do not have much time left. In six short years our Country has doubled its debt, started endless wars, killed hundred of thousands of people and has changed our laws such that our Constitution is in danger, if not already obliterated.

Get it together. The world cannot wait.


  • At 8:30 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Seven of Six said…

    Shit, we could have an ABC of corruption for the repukes!

    environment, education, ethics
    greed, graft

    It would be fun to go on but I don't have time! Gotta get busy protesting!

  • At 6:24 PM, October 04, 2006, Blogger Anjha said…

    The list is immense, isn't it.

    I now hear the call from the pundits for the Dems to not use this scandal - just to let the GOP implode...

    this from the same people who say 'why aren't the Dems saying anything?' 'the Dems are quiet...'


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