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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The DLC and the art of monkey ball sucking


Ooooh, we have to wash.
Yes, we need to be extra clean for the DLC after party.
Will sucks our balls extra clean. We have to wash them for him.
But I thought he liked monkey smells?
Not THAT much, wash your balls.

Valuing Patriotism
American voters know that 9/11 put national security back at the center of politics. Democrats should unify behind a new progressive patriotism.
By Will Marshall

.................

Such antics give Democrats an opportunity to expose what lies beneath the fulsome facade of GOP patriotism -- an atavistic nationalism in which the ruling passion is the will to power, not love of country. The right answer to GOP jingoism, however, cannot be left-wing anti-Americanism. Of course, progressives can criticize their country and still be patriotic. Indeed, one of the highest forms of patriotism is being honest about your country's flaws and taking responsibility for fixing them. But it is what's in your heart that counts. Are your objections rooted in a warm and generous affection for your country, or in a curdled contempt for it? Too many Americans aren't sure if the left is emotionally on America's side. And that's a big problem for Democrats.

The left's unease with patriotism is rooted in a 1960s narrative of American arrogance and abuse of power. For many liberals who came of age during the protests against the Vietnam War, writes leftish commentator Todd Gitlin, "the most powerful public emotion of our lives was rejecting patriotism." As he and other honest liberals have acknowledged, the excesses of protest politics still haunt liberalism today and complicate Democratic efforts to develop a coherent stance toward American power and the use of force.

When Americans ponder such questions today, their frame of reference is not the Vietnam War, but Sept. 11, 2001. The terrorist attacks evoked the most powerful upsurge in patriotic feeling since Pearl Harbor, and thrust national security back into the center of American politics. Democrats have yet to come to grips with this new reality. More than anything else, they need to show the country a party unified behind a new patriotism -- a progressive patriotism determined to succeed in Iraq and win the war on terror, to close a yawning cultural gap between Democrats and the military, and to summon a new spirit of national service and shared sacrifice to counter the politics of polarization.

Winning the war on terror.

Democrats' most important task is to articulate a tough but smart strategy for winning the ideological struggle against Jihadist extremism. Yet many liberals remain fixated instead on Iraq. It's true that Team Bush has badly fumbled the occupation, but an anti-Iraq message alone won't reassure voters that Democrats can take charge of the nation's security. On the contrary, the conflation of partisan animus toward Bush with anti-war sentiment has shoved Democrats in a decidedly dovish direction.


Why the DLC sucks monkey balls.

Larry Johnson, professional spook, lifelong Republican, was just smeared in the Weekly Standard.

Paul Hackett, lawyer, Marine Reservist, Iraq War vet, was just smeared today, accused of lying about his military record.

So what are we supposed to do, imitate that little coward Peter Beinart and be PNAC's bitch?

I think not.

We are talking about the President's closest aide being indicted for harming the security of the United States.

The DLC is a collection of losers and most of what they say should be ignored.

A drunk monkey could make a mockery of the GOP's claims to any sort of stewardship on National Security, if the argument is framed right. From failure in Iraq to underfunding security at home, to Tora Bora, the GOP has failed this country and those who serve her. But the Vichyite Marshall doesn't get it. He thinks we have to continue the GOP's failed policies. Iraq is a tactical nightmare and a strategic sinkhole. We have no reason to further the GOP's misguided policies there or come up with a solution.

We need new, effective policies and to stop playing the GOP's game of letting them define patriotism. They think it's a code word for big dick, and losers like Marshall want to play along. It's time to cut the shit and tell the truth, the GOP's war is a failure and we need new approaches. Not in the dick stuffed mouth mumbling way he advocates, but honestly and forthrightly.

National Service? Does he mean sending the poor to be crippled in Iraq? Does he mean that?

Well, we know that's bullshit. Because the liberal warhawks and Young Republicans agree on one thing: Iraq is for white trash, niggers and Mexkins, not us. They get pissed when you ask them to serve. And the poor also say "I'd rather work in Wal Mart. No one blows up an IED next to the Sam's Clubs sodas"

The shit coming from Marshall could fill a septic tank. Democrats are not "more dovish", we're just against getting Americans and Iraqis killed for no good fucking reason. 1700+ dead and Iraq is sliding into anarchy. We'd also like to see Osama Bin Laden caught. As in on trial. Or shot in the head eight times. Whatever works. But now since's had four years, Al Qaeda is now a franchise like Subway. Be batshit crazy enough and you can join AQ.

You want a coherent statement on force, here it is: let's work with out allies to stop our real enemies, not to feed Bush's ego, and like everything else in his life, have it turn to shit before his eyes.

posted by Steve @ 12:00:00 AM

12:00:00 AM

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