Skip to main content

View Diary: The Deal (379 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Long-term view: Deal=bad (none)
    The electorate voted for a Republican president and majority. Wouldn't it be best not to interfere with that? Let the Repubs reverse legislation re women's rights, environmental protection, worker rights, social safety net, etc etc ad nauseum, and let the chips fall where they may. That's what people voted for. And if it's not, they need to be more aware and more responsible in their voting choices in future.

    In the meanwhile, Dems should be clearly and consistently advocating for things that will improve the lives of the vast majority of the middle class: national health care, proper education funding, end to Iraq war, a responsible foreign policy, etc etc. No compromise. Dems need to grasp the cartoon nature of today's public discourse: yes/no, black/white, good/evil. Too much intellectual wanking and shades of gray is not a good thing when dealing with the TV generation.

    The electorate needs to wake up. They need to learn to connect their choices with the real consequences in their lives. Letting the filibuster get nuked, and having the Repubs abuse of power be all on their own hands, could have been a useful object lesson.

    Pardon my harsh reaction on this. I'm peeved. Heh. Good thing I'm not a politician.

    I am not being paid by any party or individual to express these views.

    by Alien Abductee on Mon May 23, 2005 at 05:51:39 PM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site