Wednesday, November 03, 2010

More Day After Reax (cont'd)

"GOP and Democrats gear up for all-out combat" (GuardianUK):
Barack Obama will use a White House press conference today to offer an olive branch to the Republicans as they seized control of at least the House of Representatives last night.

But the message from at least part of the Republican camp – including the Tea Party-backed winner of the Kentucky Senate seat, Rand Paul – was that co-operation even with their own party's leadership let alone the president was to be subordinated to a policy of obstructionism aimed at cutting spending and diminishing the power of government. MORE...

"Right-Wing Victories Should Be a Call to Arms" (David Goldstein):
Two failed wars, a collapsed economy and a host of far-right, proto-fascist, corporatist judicial appointments later, our nation is on its way to becoming an authoritarian plutocracy. And if there’s one thing the recent violent outbursts of teahadists should teach us, it’s that if we truly love the Constitution and what it stands for, then sometimes, politics just isn’t enough.

Our Founding Fathers put the Second Amendment in there for a reason, and that was to enable the People to protect themselves against tyranny. In fact, it was Thomas Jefferson who said that it’s good for a country to have a revolution every twenty years. I hope that’s not where we’re going, but, you know, if the Republicans take our nation the way they promise to take it, my fellow patriots on the left are going to start looking towarjavascript:void(0)d those Second Amendment remedies and ask ourselves, what can we do to turn this country around. MORE...
Howie P.S.: The use of the words "arms" and "combat" is new rhetorical territory for me,

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