Wednesday, June 22, 2005

The Best Is Yet To Come

This is why I love Howard Dean and give him lotsa Turkee:
Dean says the Republican Party preaches adherence to "moral values" while failing seniors and low-income people in need of educational opportunities and health care.

Dean says that while Democrats believe in a "small government just big enough to get things done," Republicans "believe in a government just small enough to sit inside Terry Schiavo's (SHY'-vohz) nursing-home room."
That's gonna leave a mark.


Blonde nod to Hoffmania.


At 5:58 PM, Blogger Drunken Proletariat said...

Hi Cap!
We got the same shit going on up here. "Conservatives" are constantly whining about moral values, fiscal responsibility, the lack of democracy, the evils of same sex unions, the attack of secular humanism against religious beliefs, government waste and corruption, etc.
When conservatives are elected, either provincially or federally, they then proceed to cut programs designed to help the unfortunate and the poor, cut taxes to those who need it the least, ring up huge budget deficits, stifle the rights of minorities, try to impose medieval religious beliefs on all of society, and squander huge amounts of taxpayers money on addle-brained privatization schemes that enrich a few, at the expense of the many.
It then takes a Liberal or a (gasp!) Socialist government to come in and clean up the fucking mess that these morons have led us into.
It's been demonstrated that a liberal or even a socialist (democratic) government is more likely to be fiscally responsible than a conservative government. Remember that Bill Clinton left office with a healthy budget surplus, and an undivided America that was in a condition of relative peace, and that even though the events of 9-11 had not yet happened, America could well have responded by going after the actual guilty parties. Instead they have launched an unprovoked war against a former ally under the most spurious pretentions, divided the entire country along partisan lines and creating seething hostilities between Americans over what should be the obvious truth...
I don't have to point out to you what that is. The Bush Administration is founded on a pack of lies and the world knows it.
Holy Dyin' Jesus!
Is it any wonder we drink?

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Drunken Proletariat said...

BTW, speaking of Bill Clinton, what was the worst thing that he did? He had sex with a vagina that was not legally sanctioned. So fucking what???
When all that shit was going down, and the Monica L. kerfuffle was such a hot issue, my Dear Old Mother said to me, "Why are they making such a big deal about what that woman did to the Presidents' penis? That's what it's FOR, isn't it?
Grey haired nod to mom...

At 11:15 AM, Blogger Capitola said...

DP's Mom For President!

I have this feeling that the tide is turning, DP, turning for all of us sane folks, that the bad that has been foisted on us will soon be lifted; it feels that way here in the States, to me, that average joe's are waking up, rubbing the pixie dust from their eyes, and are finally seeing what we non-koolaide drinkers have been seeing for 4+ years, that Team Bush has royally fucked everyone over and man, it hurts!

The neocons are getting desperate, their attacks flailing, moderate republicans pulling away from Bush. Every day something big happens, a member of the party denounces Bush policy, a wingnut sez something stupid, like Karl Rove did today, invoking 9/11 to attack democrats -- some Americans are seeing Team Bush for the first time lately, and they aren't liking what they're seeing, hence Bush's 40% approval rating.

The end time is coming.

I believe.

Nice to *see* you!

At 11:25 AM, Blogger Musmanno said...

Yeah, the only problem Cap, is that Bush is done either way - his term will end and he can't run again.

The key for the Dems is to maintain enough support in the middle that they can compete if the GOP nominates and non-extremist, non-neocon (which there is a good chance of them doing).

Right now, neither side has a natural leader waiting in the wings, so it will be interesting to see what happens.

If the Bush admin keeps going down hill, whoever gets the GOP nod in '08 is going to try to distance him or herself from (just like Gore tried to do with Clinton, although Gore was nuts to do it whereas the GOP candidate will be smart to get some distance away from Bush).

People's support for the Bush admin is dropping, but the basic philosophical differences that exist across the country (i.e. red v. blue) are still there, and I think that factor will be as important as any in '08. Whichever side does a better job of bridging that gap will win.

At 11:55 AM, Blogger Capitola said...

Hi Scott--

I agree with you. On your entire comment!

The 08 race is gonna be great. Who knows what'll happen over the next few years? Oh, to be soothsayer ;-)

At 12:05 PM, Blogger Musmanno said...

Hey Cap - yeah it will be interesting to watch. I'm looking forward to it. I figure no matter the outcome it can't be much worse than Bush. LOL.


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