Monday, July 31, 2006

If nothing else

You can rely on silly progressive organizations to come up with some pretty stupid, hilarious stuff.

From: MoveOn.org
Re: Dems to take back the House come midterms Nov. 2




That elephant looks terrified. I rest my case.

3 Comments:

Blogger Scott said...

That's sad. Let's entertain the idea that the Democrats and their 527s need to hit people hard with policy ideas, instead of using nifty marketing to capitalize on people's existing discontent--because there obviously isn't enough of that to ensure Democratic victories.

7/31/2006 4:55 PM  
Blogger Matt Gilmour said...

If anyone wants to know why I signed up for MoveOn.org to buy tickets to the kick-ass concert they threw in 2004 and then promptly deleted all the e-mails they sent: there's your answer.

7/31/2006 8:31 PM  
Blogger Konflict of Interest said...

MoveOn isn't exactly loyal to certain Dems, by the way (see: Leiberman vs. Lamont in Conn.).

I want these people to succeed very badly, given what's happened in the last five to six years, but this shit...

I read a Macon Telegraph editorial today commenting on a recently-released report from a Dem think tank who has been associated with, guess who? Hillary Clinton. They called this manifesto the "American Dream Initiative," I shit you not. How many hours do you think it took them to come up with that name?

Their big ideas were to a) reverse all of Bush's tax cuts to the richest 1 percent and then some to "undo the damage" he's done with that money saved and then b) give a $500 dollar savings bond to every child born past a certain date-- then give him/her $500 dollars more when they turn 10. That's nice and all, but what about an Iraq war timetable? Couldn't you just have copy and pasted Kerry's bill in there? At least that would've been SOMETHING.

(Note: The bond thing is reminding me of John Edwards' $3000 dollar yearly income tax credit to families so they can send their kid to an in-state college. I'm assuming this savings bond thing is for college, too. Where all that money comes from, I don't know...)

Maybe this is to have money to buy an underground bunker against terrorist attacks, maybe, I don't know. The editorial didn't expound. I'll intend on reading more about it.

But if that's all they got, then... yikes. General Wesley Clark, where are you?

We barely have two political parties anymore: one thinks business is more efficient than government, using business as a money proxy; the other thinks government is more efficient than business, using government as money proxy. Both of them throw money at problems through that proxy in hopes that they'll just go away.

90 percent of these people are millionares, plain ol' rich or easily corruptible.

The only difference now is that one party is pro-life (sorry, "anti-abortion") and one is pro-choice (erm, "pro-reproductive rights").

This must be why people go so nuts over reproductive rights issues.

8/01/2006 4:33 PM  

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