Thursday, July 17, 2008

netroots nation '08...

I imagine that, at some point, I'll be attending one of these things. They're lookin' t'be a hoot:
The convention’s biggest political get this year is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who will participate in a question-and-answer session. The convention will also hear from some of those whom the netroots have propelled into office, including Representative Donna Edwards, Democrat of Maryland, who beat a 15-year incumbent in a primary earlier this year and then won a special election to fill the remainder of his term after he resigned.

If sparks fly, many expect them at a debate between Markos Moulitsas, the founder of the DailyKos and inspiration for the conventions, and former Representative Harold Ford Jr., the chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, on how to bring about change in Washington.
I mean, le'me at 'er, the simpering footstool! True or False, Madame Speaker: You got your job provided you took Impeachment off the table; or was there any other justifiable reason, other than CYA, yours and your colleagues', for not only not taking down a war criminal at first opportunity, but capitulating at every turn as it pertained to the occupation of Iraq?

Meanwhile, note Obama's convenient, reasonable excuse to avoid those whom he's, yes, betrayed, i.e., supporting Dodd's FISA filibuster back during the primaries (when Edwards was still in the race) only to switch and vote for the damnable thing when the only option for us then would be to jump to -- >gak!< -- ol' Mr. 894 out of 899.

Mr. Obama must prep for his big trip overseas!
 -- True enough, but it strikes me to have been a far better bet had he gone during the Republican Convention. Talk about sucking all the oxygen outta that room.

"Ideological purity," bourgeois NYT writer? Not so much. Feeling used from the slick maneuverings of an evidently greasier-than-was-believed politician? Yeah, that pisses me off. Somebody oughta tell Slick that it wasn't being called a liberal that killed Dukakis, Gore, or Kerry; it was the running toward the mushy middle in response.

My kingdom for some imagination.

2 comments:

Alex Steed [of Make Something Happen] said...

A little birdy has told me that the Pelosi talk is moving to 8:30 from 9:00 and that a "surprise guest" will be showing up. Thoughts?

Barking Up Trees said...

she wants to get outta dodge lickety split... ? do me a flavour and flip 'er the little birdy if you bump into her...