Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Morning In America

Time to wake up! It’s morning in America! Wipe those bleary teary eyes and look at what we’re up against.

Oh, I know what you’re thinking, “Hey, what do you mean ‘what we’re up against’? Didn’t the Democrats just win the presidency, senate and house?”

That’s right, but just because democrats are in majorities does NOT mean they are in charge. They have corporate string pullers working to get them to dance to their tune, and media jackals are nipping at their knees already.

Just today on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, we heard Tom Brokaw squawking on about the US being a “center-right country” and blathering about all the red acreage on the political map. As if the LAND is what’s center-right so we better be too.

I’m sick of the media spouting this crap right after we elect an African-American Democrat for president. What the hell does that say? Does Brokaw think that means we still want the Republicans to dictate the agenda? How is this election an affirmation of this center-right crap?

Give me a break. This is the corporatist propaganda that irks me down to the last fiber of my being. You just KNOW the media and the Republican echo chamber will be harping on about how Obama better not try anything that could be labeled progressive or worse yet, liberal.

It’s going to be up to us to make a lot of noise to break through the media swill. We have got to hold the Democrats’ feet to the fire. We must keep the pressure on them constantly to let them know who put them there and why we did it. They don’t give a bat’s fart about what we want unless we hound them at least as much the fundies and neocons hounded the Republicans into their freedom crushing agenda.

So up and at ‘em! To the barricades if need be. We are still at war for our freedom. The Bush Fascism machine remains standing and won’t come down by the initiative of self centered corporate democrats. Get on the phones and call them. Write them. Send letters, emails, cards, or telegrams. We need to rattle their cages and kick some ass if anything is to be done around here. You and I both know it.

Just because the neocons have been defeated does not mean they are out of business. They will be slithering from underneath their rocks sooner than Obama can take the oath of office. They are enemies to peace, freedom and our very survival. We must not simply defeat them. We must ELIMINATE THEM from our government. They are engineering their next takeover even as we celebrate the election.

So, hooray for Obama! Enjoy the celebrations.

Now let’s get real. We have a lot of work to do.

8 comments:

Mauigirl said...

Dave, you are so right. I've been thinking the same thing. What I'm hoping is that Obama is the kind of person who actually listens to other opinions than his own and may even listen to US. Unlike any other politician I can remember. Time to call in the chips.

betmo said...

right here with ya dave :) took a moment and back into the fray!

Kulkuri said...

I have a dream, I hope I live long enough to see the Neo-Conjob party become the Whigs of the 21st Century!! Then and only then can I rest in peace!! We may have knocked the bastards off-balance but by no means have they been knocked down. We can't afford to let them regain their footing. At least now I can retire UP on the tundra and not contemplate moving to Canuckland.

Daisy said...

So true.

(I still can't believe it!)

Notorious said...

wasn't sure where else to post this....you made the following comment on an msnbc.com article
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Lieberman must go!! If he wants to stay in the caucus for some unexplainable reason, then let him. But after the inflammatory comments he made about our new commander-in-chief, he has absolutely no right to hold on to his Homeland Security Committee chair.
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you stupid mental midget. During the past 8 years filled with idiots (probably like you) spouting off inflammatory comments about Bush...did you ever chastise them? Link me to a blog post if you did and I'll upgrade you from mental midget to ....hmmmm....just mental....

Dave Dubya said...

MG, Betmo, Kulkuri, Daisy,

It is a bit like being liberated from fascist occupation. Except the Reich is always going to be there, wedging and worming its way back to power.

Notorious,

Thank you for taking the time to visit. I'm glad you read Mrs. Dubya's msnbc post. I hope you return to see her reply to your thoughtful comment.

Mrs. Dubya said...

My goodness, you certainly came a long way just to sling an insult without any content behind it! However, I would argue that anyone who has correctly pointed out how our current Commander-in-Chief led us into an illegal, immoral and, above all, unnecessary war deserves praise for being a good American, not chastisement. That’s truth telling, not making “inflammatory comments.” Of course, that was not at all the point of my comment at MSNBC.com. In the course of supporting the “other” party’s nominee, Joe Liebermann did not just decry Obama’s policies, but instead accused Obama of being unpatriotic and un-American, even implying that the country would be unsafe with him as President. These are not the thoughtful (or loyal) comments I want to hear coming from the chairman of the very important Homeland Security Committee. It is simply inappropriate for Lieberman to keep that position after spouting his ugly and untrue venom. Thus, in the part of my MSNBC post that you left out, I encouraged people, and will do so again here, to write or call either their own Senators or Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chair of the Democratic Steering Committee, and ask for a replacement for Senator Lieberman.

I’d also like to encourage you, Notorious, to examine the source of your own anger and apparent blind loyalty to power, which would tend to make a reader label you as an authoritarian personality. Since you appear to be literate, you may want to educate yourself about authoritarian personalities via either the post at this blog from May 13, 2008 or in John Dean’s fine book Conservatives Without Conscience. Thanks for stopping by!

The Future Was Yesterday said...

Our direction will largely be set by Obama himself. I look for him to veer right once he puts his work clothes on. Like it or not, he was center right before this historic run.
"Just because the neocons have been defeated does not mean they are out of business. They will be slithering from underneath their rocks sooner than Obama can take the oath of office. They are enemies to peace, freedom and our very survival. We must not simply defeat them. We must ELIMINATE THEM from our government. They are engineering their next takeover even as we celebrate the election."
You are absolutely right, and they are also engineering Obama's downfall as I sit here. The scum we finally wiped off the white house toilets are not Americans. They are proven terrorists with an extremist religious agenda that (per them) supersedes any "man made laws." IOW, "God" made them above the law.