I try not to be too political on this blog, but sometimes I can’t help it.
I’ve also been told by those who represent me to be myself and not be afraid to share my personal feeling from time to time. Apparently readers enjoy getting to know authors on a more personal level.
I’m a registered Democrat who longs for a Republican party of the Barry Goldwater era in place of the socially conservative, right-wing, anti-intellectual religious insanity that now dominates the party.
I simply cannot join arms with people whose political mantra is “Drill, baby drill.”
Until Limbaugh, Beck, Fox News, the Christian Coalition, Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin cease to have power over the party and there is a return to sensible, more moderate, conservative ideals, absent the religious fervor, anti-gay rhetoric, and acceptance of idiocy, I’ll continue to throw in my hat with the Democrats.
As a Democrat, however, I find myself constantly wishing for a party with the organization, tenacity, and ruthlessness of the Republicans. The Democrats are a middling, disorganized lot who often lack a clear vision.
It frustrates me to no end.
But occasionally a voice is heard from the wilderness, an appeal that possesses the fortitude, the ruthlessness and the courage that I so desire.
This is Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island on the floor of the Senate chamber last week, lambasting Republicans for their fear-mongering of Barack Obama. He’s worth a listen.
"All to break the momentum of our new young president. They are desperate to break the president. The birthers, the militias, the lifers--- it is unbearable to them for the presidency of Barack Obama to exist."
"...the lying time is over....there will be a reckoning."