Monday, July 10, 2006

georgia10: Put On Your "FDR Hat"

On Kos:
Ah, Sunday. A day when perfectly-powdered politicians take to the morning shows and speak directly to the American people.

Well, they speak. I see their lips moving, I see their faces get flushed as they utter their perfectly-framed buzzwords. But are they speaking directly to the American people?

Political discourse today, whether it takes place on the Senate floor or on Sunday talk, is slathered with slogans and tired catch-phrases. It's saturated with bullshit. It's bloated. It's fat. It's ineffective. Great ideas and practical solutions are buried under the avalanche of platitudes that inevitably pour of every politicians mouth, so that every politician regardless of his character ends up sounding the exact same.

Let's travel back in time to a real no-spin zone. In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was handed the keys to the White House at a time of national peril, the Great Depression. In his inauguration speech, Roosevelt spoke plainly to the America people. He revealed the whole truth, "frankly and boldly"---

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