Tuesday, November 01, 2005

AlterNet: Blogs: Rachel Neumann: Want to talk ugly?

AlterNet: Blogs: Rachel Neumann: Want to talk ugly?:
"....Wouldn't a smart righteous Democratic response ackowledge that this is just the latest ugly thing coming out of the administration? Want to talk ugly? How about a Supreme Court that, for at least the next fifty years, will send people to the death chamber even if they've had incompetent lawyers; a Court that will restrict abortion to such an extent that if it remains legal it will do so in name only; will remove what few gun control laws we have in the U.S.; and will support U.S. torture centers abroad?

Want to talk ugly? That's a pretty good word to sum up the situation in Iraq, with over 2,000 American troops and over 100,000 Iraqi civilians dead for a reason that changes every week.

Want to talk ugly? How about exposing an undercover CIA agent because you don't like her husband's politics?

All in all, it's been a pretty ugly last few years. Perhaps, in this battle over the Supreme Court, the ugliness can be fully revealed, Dems can remember what they stand for, grassroots activists can unify, hold supposedly progressive politicians feet to the fire, and make a real push for the 2006 mid-term elections."

I think Ms. Neumann is divine. This piece comes right to the heart of the moment. I wish the Dems would read more good blogs and tell the MSM to get lost.

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