Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wingnut Waterloo

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
-Matthew 7:16

If there is one reason to take solace after the passage of the government insurance industry bailout disguised as "health care reform", it is watching the wingnuts squirm and squeal like an army of stuck pigs. We may not have won much, but these porcine punks lost, and lost big. Let their rallying cry be "Kill the Poor!" Let them show what they are really about, death merchants hired by captains of industry to deny life to those peasants who have not the providence of life to be wealthy enough to afford to live. The mask is off, the ugliness is on the increase. We can take some pleasure in the defeat of actual reform, by watching the defeated Napoleonic Army of Wingnuts march forlornly along, dreaming of future victories while still safely in exile.

Friday, March 05, 2010

The Alternative

It's time we talked about THE most important issue in U.S. politics. The one responsible for President Obama hiring Rham Emanuel and following the Clinton DLC playbook, in direct opposition to his campaign rhetoric of meaningful change from the past. It is responsible for the obstructionism of the Republicans and the wavering cowardice of many Democrats. Indeed pretty much all the evil inherent in our current government policies directly flows from this. The only way to get change we can believe in is to get the corrupting influence of money out of the system. And to head off at the pass the Supreme Court majority's attempt to return to the Gilded Age of robber baron debauchery.

The Fair Elections Now Act is a start. I have my qualms about asking a drug addict to eridicate drug abuse. But it's a start at least. I wonder if anything short of a constitutional amendment will get it done. But this is a start. Please check out this website and do what you can to make democracy responsive to something other than dollars.

Fair Elections Now