Four years ago, we gave up without a fight.
Eight years ago, we were defeated by "justice" (or rather, five Justices).
This still burns me, but you know what, if Joe Lieberman went down in history as an American Vice President, I may have needed hospitalization for a chronic case of projectile vomiting.
This year is different.
This year, we aren't afraid to call out blatantly underhanded, libelous, and unethical tactics and commentary from the right.
This year, even members of the opposition have called out their own candidate for disgustingly immoral campaign tactics.
Embattled Republican Sen. Susan Collins is calling on Sen. John McCain to stop paying for automated phone calls which describe Sen. Barack Obama as having "worked closely" with "domestic terrorist Bill Ayers."
"These kind of tactics have no place in Maine politics," said Collins spokesman Kevin Kelley. "Sen. Collins urges the McCain campaign to stop these calls immediately."
Maybe "mean" is the wrong word. But after being bullied for eight years by people who feel that their belief in God gives them the right to judge my life at every turn, I'm ready to fire back.
I "unfriended" a Republican "friend" on Facebook, someone I've known for a few years but sickened me with his insistent posting of flat-out lies about Senator Obama on my Facebook wall. I told him I didn't waste time arguing with people who needed to lie to make their candidates look good. When he posted about Obama wanting five-year-olds to learn about sex, I unfriended him swiftly.
I worked in communications at the Kerry campaign in 2004 when this gem came from the right:
We won't let it happen this time.