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Friday, November 10, 2006

A New Direction for America

The Democratic Party won. Not: The Republicans lost.

It is extremely important to remember that people voted for the Dems. The Democratic Party is the Party of the people. The Dems won; the people won.

Democrats, for instance, won women by 55 percent to 43 percent, their highest margin since 1988. They won independents, the key swing vote, by 18 percentage points, the biggest margin in House races in the past 25 years.
The people have spoken and they are deserving of the respect and honor of what their votes have stated.

Eriposte sums up some election highlights and reminds us that the people are Progressive. The people of America are Center Left. We are well defined and must never again allow the sound machine to define us.

We stand for real American values. We want success for all people and a way forward.

The WAPo is finally commenting on some of the Dem agenda. (Remember: “The Dems have no plans” meme? Perhaps they have to actually cover some of the agenda now?)

The WAPo is now finally giving some of the Dem leaders the respect and coverage that they deserve. Had just a little coverage of the Dem agenda been printed before the elections, it would have been a far larger blowout.

A new direction for America. The Dem agenda has been clear for a very long time. There is nothing ambiguous about what they have proposed. Now it is our job to insure that the Dems follow through with this agenda and more. It is up to us to make sure that the people understand what the Democratically controlled Congress will do for us.

I commented some time ago about the make-up of the House of Representatives. The People’s House. Any diversity in the House of Representatives includes a D. next to their name. The demographics are clear. The Dems are the Party of the people. We are far more representative of the diversity of this Nation and that representation will be felt through every community in this Country.

The Founders of our Country intended the House to be made up of a citizen government, elected every two years, and remain connected to the People. We are a Representative Democracy, the people have the say, and we have spoken.

The Republicans are clueless as to what happened on Tuesday. Let them remain clueless. As long as they are trying to figure out why they lost, they will not be focusing on why we won.

We won because we are Progressives and America is a Progressive Nation. Our Constitution is a Progressive document and the people who founded this Country were Liberals. This election and its results had absolutely nothing to do with anyone “moving to the Right.”

Kos weighs in, Progressive is the pulse of the American people. Conservatism – Neo-Conservatism – is dead. It was based on bullshit and has never been successful in governing or policy. There are no examples of it working, anywhere, anytime.

The new frame that every single Dem and the Dem ‘strategists’ on all of the media need to repeat is “the Republicans need to move towards the Center.” The Republicans are so far to the extreme right that they only represent a handful of the Nation. The Republicans need to abandon their far right agenda and move towards the center. This is the only way that they can benefit the Nation.

Pelosi will kick ass. Her talents and her intelligence have been marginalized by the right. It is time for us to stop allowing the right to define us. We must define ourselves and we must quit this Republican-lite-centrist bullshit. We are Progressive and Proud.

Dismiss the denial of the right and their crap that this election was not a rebuke of the far right extremism. We, the people, took this Country back and it belongs to us…the people, left, right and center who all – excepting a handful on the far right – agree with a Progressive agenda.

My favorite quote on Wednesday from BushCo was:

“I understand when campaigns end and governing begins.”

Sure, I remember all of that wonderful governing that he has done over the last 6 years. While Jr continues living in denial, another surprising twist has occurred in the media. There is a new question arising; ‘will Bu$hCo’s denial be a problem in facing the demands of governing?’ Ya think?

This Country has spoken. We are awake and paying attention. We do not want any more of the right’s extremism.

The Dems won. Not because we moved to the ‘center’ but because we were true to the values that this Nation was founded on. It is time for the Republicans to move to the center, denounce their extremism and join the American people.

6 Comments:

  • At 5:31 PM, November 10, 2006, Blogger OffTheFence said…

    Of course I don't yet know for sure; but, I have a feeling that the burnt bush will pant along behind whichever 50+%, or 2/3's, or any majority representation holding the water hose. He's been well trained. I expect to see him licking any hand that feeds him.

    Disclaimer: No offence intended toward my or anyone elses' wonderful puppies or dogs, or any burning bushes currently dressed in their fall foliage.

    Tony will finally get to shed his "lap dog" title. Nobody ever believed that radical christian pretending bullshit anyway.

    Question??? Am I a blogger or an other when I sign in here? I don't have my own blog. Does this make me an other? I'm just asking because I don't want to be a sockpuppet or misrepresent myself in any "size, shape, or form" (as we say in my part of the country).

     
  • At 7:51 PM, November 10, 2006, Blogger Seven of Six said…

    Anjha, Sorry it took so long to get over here. I've been busy as all get out.
    Wonderful victory!!
    Thanks for all your hard work with all that's been happening in your world!

    Believe me, this blogging works! About 4 months ago I was at dinner with some friends and they wanted to know the sites I frequent. So I told them and that I contribute also! The next time we had dinner they said they had told their families, who had told others and so on and so on. We have been seen in MN and NC.
    It was a collective effort.
    Common sense is normal, once your exposed to it!

    Two more years for total control!
    The Presidency and 60 vote majority in the Senate!!
    Damn do we have a lot of work to get us out of this hole the neo-cons have dug for us!!

     
  • At 9:18 PM, November 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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  • At 12:54 PM, November 11, 2006, Blogger Anjha said…

    I expect to see him licking any hand that feeds him.

    Nasty little visual there, OTF.

    No offence intended toward my or anyone elses' wonderful puppies or dogs, or any burning bushes currently dressed in their fall foliage.

    Heh.

    Am I a blogger or an other when I sign in here?

    You can be whatever you want to be, OTF. You are welcome, regardless.

     
  • At 12:58 PM, November 11, 2006, Blogger Anjha said…

    Anjha, Sorry it took so long to get over here. I've been busy as all get out.

    Missing you, as always.

    Wonderful victory!!

    Cannot be expressed enough.

    Thanks for all your hard work with all that's been happening in your world!

    Thank you, SOS. You are a good friend, truly.

    Believe me, this blogging works!....

    What a fabulous story, SOS. I really like to hear success. Makes it all worthwhile.

     
  • At 12:11 PM, November 14, 2006, Blogger Anjha said…

    There is a lot of work to do!!

     

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