Don't Eat the Poison

July 01, 2006 by susan

I'm guilty of despairing that the dysfunctional Dems will manage to blow it again and fail to gain the necessary seats in the midterm elections. So my sister gave my nose a tear-springing tweak and told me that we shouldn't all gather round and gnaw on that bone because it only gives it more power. It's the ant poison that Karl Rove has put out for us, and we each take a little nibble and go home to our nest and spread it around. And we all know what that does to the others in the nest. Extermination is, after all, Tom DeLay's business, and he may be down, but not yet out.

We rallied a little bit during the "set a date to bring 'em home" debate, noting that the eerie subservience of the Frist crowd was far more objectionable than the wrangling of the fractious Dems over how to get out of the very big Mess-o-Potamia that our reckless and ruthless Bushkateers have gotten us in to.

Of course now we know that those who were spuming about cut-and-run lily-livered traitors just maybe had an inkling of what Gen. Casey et al already had planned for them -- a little pre-election retreat, so they could appear to take the patriotic high road, while letting our troops fight on and die for a few more politically strategic months. May the rats wretch on their own poison.

Meanwhile, off to buy knuckle-busting explosives so I can celebrate my independence.

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Anonymous (not verified) | July 1, 2006 - 1:44pm

Yes!! And the thing is, every time we get get even close to rational thinking, Rove jerks our chain again. Choke chain. Urrrrrgh. Back in line. Whine and rant. They will tut-tut that Dems whine and rant. We will deny it, whining and ranting even as we speak. Trained seals. Yup.

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soo (not verified) | July 1, 2006 - 2:09pm

Remember the Rovian way: Use their own strength against them. Gore's early environmental savvy? Alarmist exagerating. Kerry's war record? Traitor to want to end that war. Etc, etc.
So, Democrats disagreeing, not in lock-step like they are? Whining losers.
Don't buy it. This is the sort of serious debate and discussion our poor old nation needs right now. We may not like all the players in the mix, but consider the alternative.

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Anonymous (not verified) | July 1, 2006 - 2:44pm

My point exactly. Okay, maybe not exactly. Close enough for government work. They've labeled Dems whiny losers. And every time Dems open their mouths, Rove and Company chime in with, "There go the whiny losers again." So then it appears there are but two choices. Continue to speak (whiny loser speak) OR shut the hell up. They have built a box around us. Our job is to create a new box of our very own. Not about lock-step. Never, ever. That's Rovian and some would even call it fascist. They have called it fascist. Whatever it is, it works to the advantage of the Republicons. So. What now, people?

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Gandalf (not verified) | July 1, 2006 - 9:33pm

Your independence from what? We are dependent on oil, cell phones, television, booze and tobacco, money, and our mommies. I agree with most of what you wrote. Just wondering about this.

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soo (not verified) | July 2, 2006 - 2:08am

Ah, Gandalf, I thought I was being ironic. Tongue in cheek. My mum's dead, and I don't smoke, hardly watch the telly, don't know my own cell phone number, but oil and booze -- you got me there. I drive, I drink, though not at the same time. So as a nation we're celebrating our independence from what? Good question. From England? And as our debt soars to new records, 40% owed to China --I think it's about that -- not to mention our oil-fueled everything, yeah, not so independent. But shhh, don't tell anyone. Hate to spoil a holiday.

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Bette Noir (not verified) | July 2, 2006 - 8:00am

You know, I think it's really tacky the way you people keep blaming everything on President Bush. He is a good man, doing a really, really hard job for all of us. He's our president, after all. We fought a war to become free. He is trying to keep us free. I think you people should show more respect. Next thing I know, you'll be burning the flag.

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Marilyn (not verified) | July 2, 2006 - 2:00pm

Well, in one sense you are right, Betty. I guess we should
place some of the blame on VP Cheney, Karl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld to mention just a few.

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