William Rivers Pitt writes:
I Remember Democrats
Memo to the Democratic leadership, in the words of departed comic Bill Hicks: "Step on the gas, man."
" The leadership caste of the Democratic party - those worthies and also-rans in the Senate and the DNC - should take a walk down to the Rayburn House office building and find Representatives Conyers, Lee, Woolsey, Abercrombie, Sanders, McDermott, Waters and Waxman. This crew has been keeping good company, has been burning the midnight oil, and has been speaking the truth of this administration all day and every day. The leadership caste of the Democratic party would do well to drink deep a draught of the courage and integrity that can be found there." [read more]
Even among conservatives I know, I get the sense, and sometimes hear the pleas for leadership, for a true opposition party, for courage, not the unbridled power waged with lawlessness this administration uses. They want this administration 'out now!' just as much as I do, but they fail to see any strength within the Democratic party. I have to fault the DNC/DLC entirely for the failure to realize and promote the leaders mentioned above. I too, remember Democrats, but I have to wonder what of Democrats it is that my kids will remember.
posted by Cyndy