Sometimes I sits and thinks. This week's been a time for the latter.
I've yet to take down my Kucinich for Prez banner, simply because I've been dissatisfied with my alternative choices to date. Barack has been my 3rd choice, and Hillary not even my 4th. Not a very "Loyalist Democratic" ringing endorsement I know, but even so, former(?) Goldwater Girl Hillary would still be better than Insane McCain. However...
Barack's making some inroads into my stubborn thought process. As anyone not living under a rock is by now aware, boy-King Dubya the Despicable, has called us all -- if by "all" you mean anyone who still believes that diplomacy involves sitting and talking BEFORE the bombs drop -- a bunch of naive Nazi-appeasers, with the Insane one joining his chorus. Too his credit, Barack isn't backing down or mealy mouthing or giving them any wiggle room in his responses.
Refreshing to see a Democrat at least sound like he's actually taking a stand on principle, rather than pull the Cowardly Lion act and give in to their bull shit.
Face it: Bush and McCain and their followers are war mongers. That's the truth boiled down to its bare essence. The only other possible explanation for their followers' lemming like behavior, is some combination of stupidity and insanity. So what are the Hillarys and the Cantwells of the world really accomplishing when they do stupid shit like show support for this insanity? They vote to got to war and then defend their votes to the point of obscenity for what? To avoid being called names?
Stand in there Barack. Don't give in to the rhetoric about W's Demon-of-the-Day, Iran. If we're lucky, maybe we'll hear him say what we already know to be true: That Dubya and McStain are really nothing more than treasonous bastards out to create their own Nazi/Refuckyoucan dictatorship.
Might be too much to ask, eh?
I was going to write more, but the odd combination of rage and relief has my thinking tied in knots. For a bit more on the inspiration Barack seems to be giving to the rest of our spineless Congress and party, go to Crooks and Liars.