Thursday, November 09, 2006

Tread Surely but Lightly

I'm certainly surprised by the Democratic victory in the Legislature as I was fully expecting this election to be stolen through electronic voting apparati. Now, what? With the extreme situations America faces both domestically, and internationally, that is the main question. Dems say we are not out for revenge, which I say, Of course not. We are out for accountability and oversight. If you think investigating the Executive is just nasty partisan politics then you dont understand the mission of the "People's House." If you believe that then you have fallen for the NeoCon Reichwing fantasy of a unitary executive and hopefully you will never again hold a place in the Senate or House. If you had an employee who still worked for your company and you found in the past that they had stolen or used suspect techniques in the execution of your business you would certainly have every right to investigate and punish them as neccessary. It is no different than the relationship between the Executive and Legislative. It is their job to keep the executive in CHECK, through whatever Parliamentary means they have available. Including investigations and drawing up Articles of Impeachment.

To Democrats: If America wanted two more years of abuse they wouldnt have elected you. If America wanted to stay the course in Iraq, on Paris Hilton tax cuts, on minimum wage, on healthcare, on stem cell research, on foreign policy, they would have stayed the course in the Senate and Congress. Dont squander that hope for change on doing nothing, hoping to save it for two years and magically open it up and use it in 2008. The President and the Republicans may balk, veto, and filibuster but this will only point them out for the whiny hypocrites they are. Hence the fight for 2008 begins with the 110th Congress of the United States with a Democrat majority and two Independents who caucus with Dems in th Senate. Show the American people now, the next two years, what accountability means, and what a compassionte government can do. Because if there is one thing Americans appreciate it's justice, not revenge.

10 comments:

doctor freudeus von worfeus said...

Thats the best peice you've written, at least in my humble opinion.

Human said...

I agree w/ the Doc.

They managed to steal a few seats, but I think the overall #s overcame the attempts to steal.

I was relying on Rep. Conyers to pursue Impeachment. A big disappointment there.

Maybe they are trying a stealth approach.

Peace.

ps - I have been missing due to my machine crashing.

Human said...

sent e-mail HP

The Beltway B@stard said...

Hello! Found you through Human.

It's time to light a fire under the Dems and make them work for what "we" earned them.

I don't have time this morning, but I will surely be back to check out the rest of your writing.

msliberty said...

Human sent me, too.

This is a great post...Especially the last paragraph, which I wish someone would use to begin a petition to which I would gladly sign my name.

spadoman said...

Like others, I found my way here through Human, and he through Betmo's "life's Journey" blog.

I like what you have said. I agree, accountability along with an end to the loss of our own freedoms, the slandering of our Constitution and the illegal, in my eyes, war in Iraq.

I am a Veteran. I served my country in Vietnam in 1969. I honor the Warrior, not the war.

Thanks for serving us. Thanks for giving something of yourself.

May peace prevail on earth.

pissed off patricia said...

Your post could not have been better. The last couple of sentences said it perfectly. Justice is all we ask.

I too came on the bus from Human's site. I'm glad he drove that bush here.

Take care of yourself

Lily said...

Another one from Human's!!!

I was pleasantly surprised too and expected more fraud (than what was reported, anyway.) and irregularities.

Nice to meet you.

PTCruiser said...

Outstanding post, Tom. You hit the nail squarely on the head. Looking forward to reading more of your work.

Lydia Cornell said...

GREAT WRITING!! Thank you. We love you. Keep posting on my blog, there are lots of new people there who need to hear what you have to say. I'll post your link again.

Love to your wife.

Luv xoxo
Lydia