"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Party Of "No"

The Republicans have been labeled (there's that word again) by the Democrats as the "Party of No". They seem to take umbrage with that label; why, I'm not sure. To illustrate my point here's an example. Consider that you are a parent. You are responsible for the care, well-being, education and morals of your 9-year-old child. Your spouse discusses the two of you smoking pot, even though your child is home. You say no. Your spouse offers your child a small amount of alcohol before Sunday dinner. You say no. Your spouse wants to give your child more freedom in the form of staying out late with his friends, some you don't even know. You say no. Your spouse offers your child ice cream before dinner. You say no. Your spouse buys an Eminem album for your child because your spouse likes Eminem. You say no. Your spouse wants to watch the latest HBO late night comedy special with your child. You say no. And on and on it goes. Does this mean that you are the "parent of no"? Or, does it just mean that you love your child enough, and care enough about your child's well being, to tell your child no? So, what's scaring the Republicans so much? Maybe they aren't really scared at all. Maybe its just an excuse they can throw at us to justify their voting records. Makes you think, doesn't it? What other reason would there be for them to abandon conservative principles given the ideological war we're embroiled in? Republicans are not necessarily our friends, anymore than Democrats are. There are progressives in both parties. All progressives need to be voted out. It's that simple. Wake Up America!

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