DAMN THE DEMOCRATS
Damn the Democratic Party and every single Democrat, starting with me !!! We Democrats gave the country to George Bush and Dick Cheney and their mob of retards, both in 2000 and 2004, just handed it to them. Now just look at the horrors, what it cost us and the entire world. Now we have another fine candidate, not the best, but still a Democrat, someone who can run the country responsibly, and now we seem dead set on handing it back to the same venal bastards who did this to us. Republicans may not know anything else, but they surely know how to take crippled and dangerous candidates and snatch elections from the far superior candidates we put up. Or more to the point, we know how to lose elections that only fools could lose.
Democrats once were the party of the people, of red necks, like me, working people and surely the poor and everyone decent and sensible. The Republicans used to be the Party of the Rich and Powerful, the arrogant, the Yankee party, people who bought elections if they won them. Democrats also used to fight, because there were things worth fighting for, like the rights of all human beings, for women and children, the poor, working people and people of color. And we fought like hell. We knew it was a matter of fighting or starving and dying, and so we fought.
Now we have this hoity-toity bunch with not a drop of fight in them. Words, clever words, professorial words, but not one ounce of fight. Nor one ounce of common sense, not one word that resonates with the people I grew up with, the people I worked with in the steel mill and the oil fields, on the ranches and farms and crabbing boats, the people down at the union hall and the pool hall and the bowling alley. These dumb bastards have lost the people. They don't know how to talk to the very people they are supposed to serve. Instead they talk to themselves, as if the world were composed of Ivy League puritans.
Damn, I hate this sorry excuse for a party. Almost as much as I fear the other ... well, not that much but a lot. I hate and will hate forever Al Gore and Ralph Nader, who, against all odds put this vicious and stupid mob in office, as I hate John Kerry, who was too busy being right to fight, too gentile to do the gutting that had to be done. As I suppose I should hate Adali Stevenson, Hubert Humphrey, Michael Dukakas, and maybe especially Jimmy Carter who managed against all odds to get Ronald Reagan elected, who then started us down this wretched track. Still, I have reserved a soft spot for Stevenson and Humphrey. There was some excuse for their losing, none for the rest. And they were both serious politicians, who understood that you have to fight or die, or worse watch your people die.
Yeah, I wanted Hillary, with Billl in the wings, not because I like either of them --- that is not the point --- but because I knew they would never take a knife to a gunfight, except as back-up. But instead we have a candidate who will make a far better president, as would have John Kerry, as would have Hubert Humphrey, as surely would have Adlai Stevenson. We have a candidate for whom the entire world is rooting and who could only lose this election if he really put his heart and soul into losing, as he apparently has done. The Republicans, knowing this, didn't even try to put up a winning candidate; they were just going to pass on this one. Never could they have imagined they could beat Barak Obama, not this time, not after these damages to everything in sight. So they paid off an old debt, ran a ringer as they did with another damaged war hero, another good man, just tossed him in to be eaten by the wolves. If nothing else, the Republicans know how to use war heroes, use them, but never stand among them.
Not knowing and not even suspecting that the wolves would not have the stomach for it, that they would just wimper and walk off, that this damaged old hero might just win against all odds. But he is not running against Bill Clinton, who ate war heros for breakfast.
Damn it, this is a fight, not a college debate. Sure, we will have the college crowd, the intellectuals, if they care enough to vote, but last time I looked, like yesterday, most of America was not that priveleged. And these folks do vote. Often wrong ... if we let them. And if we let them, then it is our fault, not theirs. They are just ignorant, not dumb, just ignorant; we do not have that excuse. We know what needs to be done; we are just too spineless to do it ... perhaps too far removed now to reach our own people.
Thank God the Republicans have not yet found their Adoph Hitler ... not yet. Well, maybe they did and just stuck him in the Naval Observatory. Just imagine if Cheney had been as eloquent as Hitler, or even as Reagan. No. Let's not.
This is serous stuff, folks. Scary stuff.