Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Obama to Dems: Suicide is painless/It brings on many changesI really don't know what to make of this. Maybe it's just another sad roadmarker on the way to the Michelle Bachmann Administration.
But if the Democratic Party wanted to advertise it's own suicide, it seems a headline like this would be entirely appropriate: In debt talks, Obama offers Social Security cuts. But that's the headline on a Washington Post news story of 07/06/2011 by Lori Montgomery.
The Democratic Party first emerged as the Democratic-Republican Party and, ironically in retrospect, was known as the Republican Party until Andrew Jackson became its leader. Thomas Jefferson was its first leader, and his Presidency was its first Presidency.
Is this how it's going to exit the historical stage? With a headline that says, "In debt talks, Obama offers Social Security cuts"? Shouldn't we at least have a dignified funeral or something? Or are we all going to be sitting in front of our TV screens four years from now, listening to President Bachmann introduce the mandatory nightly lecture by Christian nationalist "historian" David Barton and thinking, "Gosh, I can still remember when we had a Democratic Party, too"?
It seems such a shame for it to go out this way.
Tags: barack obama, democratic party
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Defend the bad against the worse."
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