Wednesday, July 18, 2007

A Neo-Con Plan To End The War: "Let's Have A Sleep-Over!"

Not only have the Democrats failed to make any progress in ending our nation's most immoral war, but they have decided to capitalize on it with a publicity stunt that would have made the Reagan Administration blush with envy.

The Democrats, instead of shutting-down the government and refusing to make any appropriations until the war is ended, are hosting a slumber party in the Senate.

As an until-recently lifelong Democrat, it's hard to accept that I agree with Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who said:
Our enemies aren't threatened by talk-a-thons, and our troops deserve better than publicity stunts.

Now I agree with McConnell not because I think he has a better plan than the Democrats, but because America DOES deserve more than publicity stunts. Unfortunately, no American should expect the neo-cons the control the Democratic Party to do anything terribly different than the conservatives running the Republican Party., an organization I once thought of as progressive, is supporting this neo-conservative action with events around the country to coincide with the Senate sleep-over, which is supposed to pressure Republicans into a final vote legislation to end the war. are now the most vociferous apologists for Hillary Clinton and her neo-conservative movement. If you are a thinking person, you should delete from your list of bookmarks and be certain to remove yourself from their mailing list. They are not going to change anything, they just want a Clinton in White House so they can get paid-off for supporting Bill in his time of need.

Neither nor the Democrats are going to end the war.

The Republicans are not going to end the war.

There is too much money to be made by supporting it. The Democrats are incapable of ending the war, because they are only interested in taking-over the government so they can get their share of the money being spent. In order to do this, the Democrats must behave like Republicans, which they are doing. The Democrats don't want to end the war, which is why they will fail to maintain control of the Congress. If Congress is going to be controlled by a party interested in keeping the war going, then why would we choose a bunch of incompetent boobs like Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton?

The Republicans are much better at conservatism and war-mongering -- we might as well have them in power; and America now knows it! So-called moderates are not going to vote for the Democrats in 2008 if this war is still going. It was the moderates and the soft-right-wing that gave the Dems control of Congress and they know that the Dems have done nothing with it. Sadly, we now see that they are incapable of doing anything with their majority.

And what is the Speaker of the House doing while the leader of the Senate is having a slumber party? Nancy Pelosi is participating in a seance across the street . . . well, they are calling it a candlelight vigil; but when humans are dying in Iraq right this moment, I don't see much of a difference between a seance and a vigil. Do you?

America doesn't need a slumber party or a seance. We need a political party and a political movement that will bring change -- real, meaningful change. We know the Republicans won't do it, and the Democrats are incapable of doing it, so it is time to give someone else a shot. I say we start voting Green.

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