Progressive Democrats know that all America is clear on this--Clinton's behavior, bad as Americans may have deemed it, is no where near as counter to family values as Foley's. If this issue brings down the Republican house, let it. Let it play it's course. But it in no way should be a talking point of the Democratic party and its constituents and leaders now. Because with all the Republicans have done, with all the death on their hands, from wars, from negligence, with all of the attacks on the middle-class economy and way of life, it is clear the vote will go our way and long as
1) we don't blow it and
2) they don't steal it.
I lost my daughter on 9/11/2001. She worked in Tower II of the World Trade Center. (I am so tired of telling this in all of its contexts, but it is key.) She was found whole and intact, not crushed, she had not fallen. She was four months pregnant and five minutes late to the rest of our lives and those five minutes were on George Bush's watch. Because he walked into that school instead of taking command and ordering an evacuation of Tower II.
I am a mother. The Republicans say they are for family values--what about my family? Does anyone care about my family?
I am asking all progressive Democrats to stay focused, to stay on task.
Mark Foley cannot be a distraction. Let the Republicans take him down. Let them deal with Hastert and let the American people judge them by their hypocrisy. Instead of Democrats demanding Hastert account for covering up Foley's crimes, how about they ask for answers to the real cover up? How about insisting they answer for 9/11?
We need to remember that Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, all of them need to go before more people die.
My daughter was not warned of the danger.
But we know the danger very well.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
"Why Progressives Need to Drop the Foley Outcry"
Donna Marsh O'Connor on The Smirking Chimp: