Today, I was intrigued by this post, particularly as I've grown so bloodily annoyed with the Democratic leadership in Congress. A sample:
You want to do something? If your local congresscritter is one of the bad apples, start organizing locally. Plug into existing networks or start your own. Begin looking for primary challengers. Do the groundwork. Don't expect help from the local party establishment, they'll close ranks. So tap into alternate infrastructures. Find allies in the progressive movement. If your local shitty Democrat is anti-union, approach the unions. They'd love to send this kind of message. If the Democrat is anti-choice, work with the women's groups. If the Democrat is anti-environment ... you get the idea.It occurred also I'm due for a hoot-&-a-holler from Naahm de Plume, a.k.a., Commander Ghee, my favorite Republican corporate lawyer-bot, who likes to, well, hoot & holler at my postings (and boy would I feel lonely without him, Madame Spared, or Chaatoes to bust my balls on a semi-regular basis).
But if you think about it -- Repo people, you too -- it is by definition that those of our elected representatives who are more interested in representing business interests are in it for the money; otherwise they'd vote New Deal and not Dirty Deal. And if they're so vested for big business today, they are ipso facto Corrupt! That goes especially for the Democratic leadership in Congress. They, too, are corrupt. (It says so right here!)
Which leaves, say, progressives and christianists, I'm reckoning. Of course, both see the other as whack-jobs, but, Oh Well!
Like, so be it then. Let's rid ourselves of the corrupt "centrists" on both sides and see where the chips fall. I'd bet there are more of us than them. Either way, big business must be reregulated. Let the Canadians send us their low-cost pharmaceuticals and keep the mad cows (and, yes, the reverse is true today); reestablish market-capitalism and destroy crony-capitalism; and bust out the guillotine for the Halliburton board of bastards! Just for laughs.
Yeaaaaah! That's it!
Let America be America again!